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Best $100 Case

It's come time for me to say good bye to my old case, as it no longer can fit my build or allow me to easily route the cables through my machine. I'm looking for the best case for right around $100, I would prefer full tower cases as I have a lot I'm squeezing in.

My Rig

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K

CPU Cooler - Corsair H80

Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth P67

RAM - 16GB G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3-1866

SSD - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB

HDD's - 2X Westren Digital Velociraptors 300GB HDD in RAID 0, 1TB Western Digital Black

Video Cards - XFX Radeon HD 6970's Crossfire

PSU - Cooler Master Silent Pro

Any ideas of where to put all this? I've been eyeing the NZXT Phantom, as it looks big and roomy, with nice cable management and it has a nice look to it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146074
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    The Phantom is a very popular full tower case and it's owners seem to rave about it.
    My only suggestion here, make sure you like the case, after all, you're the one who's going to be looking at it daily - the phantom has a unique look but I think the unique appeal is subject to wearing off... will it still have the appeal for your next build in a few years? Your call.
  2. +1 to phantom but your rig is very unbalanced.i would suggest the following changes-
    h80 is no better than a good aircooler and pump failures are common.better go with a high end aircooler like hyper 612 pwm-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103106&Tpk=hype%20612%20pwm
    P67 is outdated,get a good z77 board like this one-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
    for gaming and daily stuff,8GB is plenty and 1866 mhz is not worth it.1600mhz is best.i would suggest this one-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544
    vertex 4 is very fast,don't waste money on velociraptor.instead,get a 2TB caviar black.
    6970s is not a very good option,a gtx 670 is the best bang for buck,when overclocked it beats 680 and 7970-
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html

    asus dcii 670-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

    silent pro is decent,but a better brand like xfx,antec,corsair,seasonic,nzxt or rosewill would be my suggestion.
  3. Go for the NZXT Phantom 410. Has various colors, front USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and fan control. Just finishing building my rig with the Phantom 410 gunmetal color. You can't go wrong with it!
  4. ^ and you can't go wrong with it's big brother!
    especially when looking at the price tag :o
  5. I always recommend a silverstone case like the raven 02e. they cant be beat but will run around $150 so would be a little over budget,
  6. hellfire24 said:
    ^ and you can't go wrong with it's big brother!
    especially when looking at the price tag :o



    I already own all those parts helfire... That is my current rig, I'm just looking for a new case because it's getting tight in there.

    I really like the Phantom, and I found a Red 410 for $59.99 shipped, but is the mid tower enough room? I've been also looking at the Xigmatek Elysium, it looks nice and I'm pretty sure I could fit in there if I had too, but it's $60 over budget and I wanna know if anyone here has used one?

    I've also been looking at this AzzA Solano http://www.amazon.com/AZZA-Solano-1000R-CSAZ-1000R-Interior/dp/B002RS4HVG/ref=sr_1_19?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1343829842&sr=1-19

    It looks sweet and very roomy.
  7. phantom 410 mid tower is big enough to fit your setup without any problem!
  8. I decided to check out my local pc shop and see what they had as far as high end gaming cases. I saw Antec 1100 and fell in love. Walked out with it for $90.

    It fits everything with plenty of room and has great cable management. It's a very tidy looking build now :)
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