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What case should i get?
Oct 4, 2012, 6:51 PM
im looking to build a new computer and ive decided on everything except for the case.
im debating between the 500r vs HAF xm and even maybe the 650D (im not against getting a full tower either)
what i need in the case is i need to be able to fit SLI MSI 660ti. otherwise i dont plan on overclocking all much. maybe int he future so it would nice to have that as a slight option.
for cooling im perfectly okay with Air cooling to start, if i ever plan on water cooling it would be nice to have that as an option though.
any suggestions between these three cases or maybe even theres other out there i should take a look at??
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Oct 4, 2012
Oct 4, 2012, 7:46 PM
What is your budget? Also, what components do you intend on installing in this new case (other the the 660ti(s))?
Oct 4, 2012, 8:00 PM
Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Black CA-SW810-B1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBRID Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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Oct 4, 2012, 8:07 PM
Case:Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
Case:Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Case:Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case
Oct 4, 2012, 8:14 PM
this is the build:
- CPU: I5 3570K
- Mobo: gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
- Game HDD: WD 2TB Black
- SSD: 120GB Samsung 830
- Graphics: SLI GTX 660ti
- Ram: 8GB Kingston HyperX
and my budget is somewhere around $150-$200, im really just going for something of quality and something that will last through multiple upgrades
Oct 4, 2012, 8:23 PM
All thse cases i listed fit's the bill here is one other Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Oct 4, 2012, 8:35 PM
+1 to all of BigCyco's choices, all are well designed and (provided you don't tire of the look) should last through a few builds
Oct 4, 2012, 8:39 PM
yeah thank you so much, this definetly has given me a few more options. i think im gonna go with the NZXT Switch 810. dam that case looks sexy and has everything id want
Oct 4, 2012, 8:39 PM
Best answer selected by Nithl.
Oct 4, 2012, 8:46 PM
Good choice especially if you decide later to watercool good luck and enjoy!
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