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January 21, 2012 10:30:19 PM

Hey people.
Im currently building a new gaming rig and i have need for some feedback on the cases im looking at.
Im in australia and im happy to use whatever sites are available to buy the case. Currently Im using www.pccasegear.com

The build i am looking at is:

The i5 2500k, Radeon HD 7970 (x2 at a later date), A solid sate + HDD, CM Hyper Evo cpu 212 cooler, Corsair HX-850 PSU
and a possible water cooling system if i need it [i will be overclocking]


That means i will need a deacent sized case. But im on a budget and would not like to spend over $150 for a case.


Things that are important to me are: Air flow, Dust managment, Space, cable managment and i dont really care at all for looks. I want practical.

Lian Li Lancool First knight pc-K9: $109
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18738

Lian Li Lancool First Knight pc-K63: $135
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16686

Corsair Carbide 400R Black Mid-Tower Case: $135 or the 500r at $24 more.. But it seems a little better.. Minus the dust -_-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18306

Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Case: $139
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16228

CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced USB3.0 $115
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=CoolerMaster+CM+690+II+Advanced+USB3.0



Those are just some of the cases on that site around that price.

If you can help me find a better/bigger one for the same or a bit more money i would consider it.

I dont care about 'bling' i just want it to look clean and be practical.

Performance vs Money = A rock and a hard place.

All of these are mid-towers and due to my limited building knowledge im not sure if i would need a full tower. Many reviews and forums state that i would need a full tower. So if anyone can help me out it would be great!!!
Ps. who would've thought that buying a case would be the hardest part of a new build :p 

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January 21, 2012 10:33:11 PM
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You won't need a Full Tower. A Mid-Tower can fit 2 7970s. As for case, the HAF 922 has airflow, cable management, AND looks. :) 
January 21, 2012 10:59:18 PM

Silverstone Raven RV02 the updated version with USB 3.0, hands down the best case you can buy!
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January 29, 2012 12:18:55 AM

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