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September 20, 2012 4:07:48 AM

Hi guys! Ok, so I've decided I want to get a full tower case, and I've narrowed my results down to three. All three got 5 eggs on newegg, so I was wondering what you guys feel is the best out of the three.

Cooler Master HAF X (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225)
Azza Solano 1000 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004)
Antec 1200 V3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100)

I know that CM is solid, but I have a few friends that have a HAF series case (except it's a mid) and I would just feel non-unique. (The red would be changed to blue btw lol)

I like the look of the Azza, but that side fan is a little obnoxious and distracting, but I could maybe just put a non LED fan there instead. Thing is, I don't know how reliable Azza is for cases, and how solid their cooling performance is over the others.

Antec, I've heard, is a reliable case maker, but those three fans is an odd look imo. I might just replace the top fan of the three with a non LED one, so it's less obvious to me.

Since you can sort of get an idea of my taste when it comes to aesthetics, feel free to suggest other cases you feel are good! Just keep it under $200.

Even though I'm pretty sure I want a full tower, these are two mid towers I'm looking at:

Antec Nine Hundred (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021)
Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112239)

As a side question: What are the pros and cons of full vs mid tower? Best for a gaming computer?

Thanks again!

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a c 111 ) Power supply
September 20, 2012 4:38:54 AM

Have you considered the NZXT Switch 810?

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a b ) Power supply
September 20, 2012 4:50:07 AM

+1 to Switch 810
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September 20, 2012 4:59:20 AM

amuffin said:
Have you considered the NZXT Switch 810?

I have not, but it looks decent.
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a c 111 ) Power supply
September 20, 2012 5:17:05 AM

It's pretty good, I would consider this or one of the Silverstone Fortress/Raven line ups.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
September 20, 2012 5:35:15 AM

I really like the HAF X and NZXT Switch 810 and COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker those three are top notch
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September 21, 2012 7:38:53 AM

Now, I'm stuck between the NZXT Switch and the Antec 1200 V3. I'm going to go to my local computer shop tomorrow to look at some cases in person. I MAY not need a full tower, but I just want to see how big mids are first.

If you don't mind, I need a case that will cool SLI'ed cards and will accommodate them comfortably. My friend has a HAF 922 and it just looks really cramped, and he has a micro ATX! I want to stick an after market heatsink, and give lots of head room for upgrading, even if I won't be going all out hardcore in the near future at all. I also will really only have a max of 4 storage drives, ssd and hdd. With that in mind, would you suggest a mid or full tower?
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September 21, 2012 6:19:04 PM

If you are planning on water-cooling in the future - get a full tower, you have so much more space for radiators, pumps and reservoirs and cable management is also a lot easier. If you get a mid tower, things are possible but a tad tight. You don't want to have to buy another case down the line because the mid tower doesn't meet the requirements for watercooling/sli/crossfire. If you want aftermarket coolers get a full tower.
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