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Best Cable mangement/airflow case? (Cable mangement > airflow)

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August 7, 2012 7:19:07 AM

I currently use a Antec 300, and basically my front 2 usb crapped out. The left one is jiggling all over the place, and the right one just doesnt take in any USBs at all, on top of that my front audio doesn't work. Opening the front panel literally takes decades, just to change position of 2 fans.

I live in Canada, but as stated in my previous posts i'll be in Oregon for a week, i'll be primary shopping at Frys. The ones i'm leaning towards are:
Corsair C70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 300R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 550D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 600T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

As you can see, i'm not that familiar with the cases, i only know mostly antec and corsair. I feel like i got cheaped out from the antec one, so i feel i wanna avoid them. I'm a big fan of just looks, so a side window panel would be cool. I read about the haf, but personally looks a bit too much for me. I'm really open to other brands as well.


The main goal im looking for is something sleek, a midtower with nice clean cable mangement + a window panel.
I definitely looked at the HAF, i simply didnt like the look =\

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August 7, 2012 4:00:58 PM

All of those cases look relatively good, if your going to buy the case in person I would suggest looking at how much room is behind the motherboard tray and it it has plenty of cable ties holders or comes with velcro ties. But that being said I know that the 600T can be good for cable management depending on how much your putting in the case.

If you liked the HAF cases I would go with that since theyre really easy to manage, I'm using a HAF 912 and only see the cables running to back of mobo tray and to graphics card really.

Best of luck
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August 7, 2012 6:31:03 PM


I love my 500R. It does everything well. It was worth the extra money I spent on it.
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August 7, 2012 6:42:30 PM

excuse me but an antec case takes all of 10 seconds to get the front off

slide a card down left side of case where caches are and you can unlock them without taking side panel off

(can upload a vid to youtube to show if you like)
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August 8, 2012 3:47:23 AM

Oh, the antec case's front panel when i first got it was messed up. I had to play around with a knife and push some of the metal things around so it doesnt stay stuck.

Regardless, i've just had bad luck with mine.
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August 8, 2012 3:53:50 AM

Antec P280.
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August 9, 2012 8:03:17 PM

dnnk said:
Oh, the antec case's front panel when i first got it was messed up. I had to play around with a knife and push some of the metal things around so it doesnt stay stuck.

Regardless, i've just had bad luck with mine.



send them an email or just call them


they have some of the best customer service ive used


one of the clips that holds the dust fliter snapped, quick email with pic to make sure it was the right part and then they sent a complete front panel.


i would recommend them for this alone
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August 9, 2012 10:32:30 PM

I love my NZXT Phantom, huge and decently priced.
Easy cable management, case cables come pre managed. :) 
Also has fan control options on the case!
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