HAF 912 vs. 400R it is
I have seen the CM 690 II Advanced and I see that it's the best CM case at that price point. HOWEVER, it's a floor case having the front panel at the top. I put my system on an elevated surface and I cannot see the top of my case even when standing.
The 400R is at around the same price from where I'm buying it here in the Philippines. The CM cases being ~92-95$ while the 400R is ~100$. The difference wont break the bank and looking at all other cases in the 90-100$ price point the cases I listed above seem the be the best options fulfilling all requirements.
- Front panel USB3.0
- Must NOT be floor-based
- Cable management (from behind for airflow).
- Space for a 11'' graphics card even when hard drives are installed.
- Number of fans (more intake fans than outtake, preferably a chassis with fans on top and the PSU on the bottom).