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September 30, 2012 1:32:13 AM

I am still choosing the perfect case for my build but could still use a little help. I'm Willing to spend up to 130ish, but would prefer the $80-110 range.
What I want in a case (in order of importance):

1. Big. Lots of room for the 2 670s and everything else. I'm not concerned with how much space it takes up.
2. Coolest. Aside from being able to fit everything comfortably inthe case, temperature is my main concern.
3. No annoying LEDs. If they can't be turned off then they shouldn't be too bright. I'd prefer no lights, but cooling is more important. Aesthetics are not important AT ALL, I just don't want to be distracted by useless glowing LEDs.
4. Quiet. Cooling is much more important to me, but I would consider paying a premium for silence, as long as I'm not sacrificing cooling.
5. Features. Stuff like USB 3.0, HD Audio, and other little extras.


Cases I'm Looking at:

A. COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper ($111 - 20MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is my favorite so far. Gigantic. Decent stock fans. LED lights can be switched off. %15 more if I don't buy before midnight so I have to decide quickly whether this is the best I can do for the money .

B. Rosewill BLACKHAWK Mid Tower ($90) http://rosewillinc.store.buy.com/p/rosewill-blackhawk-s...
This would be my first choice if not for the damn LEDs that can't be switched off.

C. HAF 922 ($105 - 10MIR) http://www.ebay.com/itm/350605804401?hlp=false

D. Corsair Vengeance Series C70 ($124) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RESFHM/?tag=pcpapi-20

E. Corsair 600T White Graphite ($131) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O0PAKW/?tag=pcpapi-20

F. Corsair 400R ($100 - 10MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811139008


I'd appreciate some help comparing these cases, or choosing a different one.


Here's my build.


Parts I ordered yesterday:

- PSU: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ($110) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817151087

- SSD: Plextor M5S 128GB ($90) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=5298

- DVD Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X Internal DVDRW Drive ($18) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] CatId=1624


Parts I plan on ordering this weekend:

- CPU: i5 3570K ($230) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

- MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H ($179) http://www.1stchoicememory.com/cat [...] =38811&r=g

- Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper ($111 - 20MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119194

- RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengence low profile RAM ($40) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 820233186.

- GPU: 670 (I plan on holding out until I find a deal for a good card at around $350)

- OS: Windows 7 ($100) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-NA-_-NA



*** Link to my thread from yesterday that got me this far: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] uggestions

Thanks in advance for your help.

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September 30, 2012 2:11:39 AM

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper: Large fans should produce less noise but the side fan looks like it's mounted a little high.

HAF 922: Has two locations on the side for fans. You should be able to find a position that feeds cool air into the GPU's intakes. (also has bottom fan location)

Corsair 400R: This is the case I own and run two GTX 560's in. It also has two side mount locations. I'm not familiar with the other cases so the switch for the LED's and the removable bottom filter for the PSU and optional bottom fan may be found on the others. Those features are on the 400R for sure, and handy.

For GPU cooling, I would try and get a case with side and bottom-mount locations for fans.
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September 30, 2012 2:56:10 AM

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I'd love to see you saddled up with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811345009

I like the style, but I'm not concerned with style. How's the cooling?
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This one's white, but there are a few different colors: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811352024

My type of style, and it should nice and quiet. Not sure that I can't do better in the cooling department though

I hadn't seen the Arc Midi before. It seems to be what I'm looking for. I'll take some more time and compare it with the sniper.
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September 30, 2012 4:24:26 AM

was a tough call. Went with the Storm Sniper because it was $10 less after rebate.

thanks to all for your help
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September 30, 2012 4:24:42 AM

Best answer selected by Cheepnis.
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