So, I'm pulling the trigger on a z77 + i5-3570k this month. Having a tough time deciding between a couple of very different cases (one is mid tower mostly steel, and other is aluminum full tower), with a budget of 200 dollars, cost of extra fans included.
I have an a-70f but havnt started the build .. what I can tell you is that the build quality is perfect and the black anodized aluminum skin has to be seen first hand to fully appreciate . Its huge and plenty of configuration possibilities .. My only con is that I've read the fans are a bit underwhelming but that ( if true ) is an inexpensive fix . 140 mm x 2 and 120 mm x 2 and intake fan filters are easy to get to ....about 5 secounds in truth . to be fair I am a fan of the 550d and the 650d mentioned above . I cant stress enough however using a case w/o even 1 bit of plastic ..happy hunting
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I did spend some time looking through the suggestions and other options. In the end I picked the Fractal Define XL and I'm very satisfied with the exception of a couple things(front door only opens 100 degrees, PCI thumbscrew holes weren't uniformly threaded).