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July 4, 2012 4:04:22 AM

I am trying to find the best case for my build. It will be using an i7 3770k ivy chip, and a z77 Sabertooth motherboard. I am probably not going to use a GPU at first, and if I do it will only be one graphics unit.

The two cases I'm looking at are both $160. They are a Thermaltake http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really like them both. I am open to any suggestions/recommendations. If I have any preference, I guess it would be for best airflow. And I'm not sure on that with these.

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July 4, 2012 4:05:38 AM

The Cooler Master HAF-X outperforms both of those cases and offers much more features. But, what outperforms the HAF-X? The answer: Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's a great case and offers better cooling than the HAF-X!
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July 4, 2012 4:30:33 AM

Wow that Corsair is a hell of a thing, FOUR SIDE FANS! I say all the time that I love fans. I would say go for the Storm Trooper though, Cooler Master makes some of the best cases around.
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July 4, 2012 4:48:58 AM

Thanks guys. Kind of makes the decision harder now though! There is not too much difference in fans between all the models. Even the Corsair has two 200mm fans, and one 120mm. The Stormtrooper is only better in that it has a 140 mm back fan, instead of 120. And it has two 120s on the front, as opposed to one 200 on Corsair. They both have the 200 top fan. Hmm decisions, decisions :-)
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a c 111 ) Power supply
July 4, 2012 7:35:44 AM

The number of fans doesn't justify how good a case is.
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July 4, 2012 10:31:57 AM

amuffin said:
The Cooler Master HAF-X outperforms both of those cases and offers much more features. But, what outperforms the HAF-X? The answer: Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's a great case and offers better cooling than the HAF-X!

storm trooper is a great case but i am not sure about it outperforming the HAF X in terms of cooling.can we see some benchmarks?
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July 4, 2012 12:20:05 PM

personally id go for the corsair...
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July 4, 2012 1:05:20 PM

brandon402 said:
I am trying to find the best case for my build. It will be using an i7 3770k ivy chip, and a z77 Sabertooth motherboard. I am probably not going to use a GPU at first, and if I do it will only be one graphics unit.

The two cases I'm looking at are both $160. They are a Thermaltake http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really like them both. I am open to any suggestions/recommendations. If I have any preference, I guess it would be for best airflow. And I'm not sure on that with these.


They are all great cases.

Not to influence your PC buying parts and build decisions, but I think your build will look much much cooler if you build your Z77 Sabertooth motherboard around this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combining these three military themed components will be profound... anyways, it is just a suggestion.
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July 4, 2012 1:56:51 PM

ndositwe said:
They are all great cases.

Not to influence your PC buying parts and build decisions, but I think your build will look much much cooler if you build your Z77 Sabertooth motherboard around this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combining these three military themed components will be profound... anyways, it is just a suggestion.


Wow that case and memory would go perfect and look awesome with the Sabertooth! Have not decided yet but I'll definitely keep it in mind. I am leaning towards a Corsair case anyway. I really wanted to find a gamer style case with lights that I liked, that Thermaltake case was the closest. I started out my search really loving the Antec 900, but it just doesn't have all the nice features that Corsair cases have, such as good cable management, painted on the inside, dust covers, etc.
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July 4, 2012 2:16:01 PM

brandon402 said:
Wow that case and memory would go perfect and look awesome with the Sabertooth! Have not decided yet but I'll definitely keep it in mind. I am leaning towards a Corsair case anyway. I really wanted to find a gamer style case with lights that I liked, that Thermaltake case was the closest. I started out my search really loving the Antec 900, but it just doesn't have all the nice features that Corsair cases have, such as good cable management, painted on the inside, dust covers, etc.


If you ask for my vote, between the Corsair and Thermaltake, go for the former.

I have a Corsair Graphite 600T case the White Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., which is $180. I really love this case... I got it for my future secondary gaming build.
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