I'm planning on building a new gaming PC (well a friend is with my parts) and need a recommendation for a good case.
this is what I have in mind so far.
Intel i5 3550 Quad Core 3.30 GHz,
1155 ASUS Maximus V Gene,
8GB DDR3 Kingston 1333 (2 x 4Gb),
Integrated Sound Card,
DVD+/- RW - 22X Samsung SATA,
250GB SATA Hard Drive MDT,
Nvidia GTX550Ti 1024MB,
here is a list of cases my friend found
CiT 1011B Midi Black Case with 500W PSU
CiT Knight Black Interior 500W 12cm Black PSU
CiT Black Ops Black Interior 500W 12cm Black PSU
CiT 1005 Black/Silver Midi ATX Case 500W PSU
CiT 2206 Black Midi Case with 500W PSU
CiT Saturn Midi Tower Gaming Case with 2 x Blue LED Fans
CiT Saturn Midi Tower Gaming Case with 2 x Red LED Fans
CiT Wraith Black Interior 500W 12cm Black PSU
CiT Jupiter Midi Tower Gaming Case Blue LED Fan No PSU
CiT Mars Midi Tower Gaming Case with 2 x Red LED Fans & LED Display
CiT Mars Midi Tower Gaming Case with 2 x Blue LED Fans & LED Display
Cooler Master Elite 331 Black Case No PSU
Inwin Griffin Yellow Midi Tower Gaming Case with 22cm Fan No PSU
CiT Vantage Black Midi Gaming Case HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader No PSU
Inwin BUC-666 Midi Tower Gaming Case No PSU
Inwin Maelstrom Full Tower Gaming Case E-ATX 22cm LED Fan
Game - Maelstrom Full Tower Mesh Gaming Case E-ATX 22cm LED Fan
Game - Corsair Carbide 400R Midi Tower Case - Black
Game - Antec Dark Fleet Series DF30 Gaming Enclosure - Black
Inwin Dragon Rider Gaming Case No PSU
Game - Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with USB3.0)
Corsair Obsidian 650D Black Gaming Case
No massively fussed by looks more just a good well ventilated, well built case.
Are any of these any good or does anyone have any reccomendations.
the last few on the list are out of my budget but I just put them on to see if they are worth it.
a top 3 list would be nice
the r300 if i was buying a new case would been my chooise over the antec one case i have. the r300 for a little more money then the antec case can take a video card up to 17 inches long. my antec stops at 10. a lot of the older gaming cases have fixed hard drive bays. the newer gaming cases let you take out one set of hard drive for longer cards. the r300 also have a large pull fan. the larger the fan the slower it can run and it does the same work as two smaller one...keeping the case quiet. the new cases now have larger slots for the cpu back plane..you dont have to pull the mb to swap out a cpu heat sink. you also want to look at cable management..