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October 22, 2012 10:28:56 AM

I know there was a thread started just a few hours ago on the same topic, yet I did not like any of the suggestions given. I am looking for the case with the best air cooling and wire management, and I don't mind LED fans or windows. Doesn't matter if it is a full or mid tower, but I doubt you will find a good full tower for that price. I will be getting an ATX mobo, with a possible Hyper 212 EVO for CPU cooling. Any thoughts?

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October 22, 2012 3:25:46 PM

first of all can you give me your entire system specs so that i could change it and optimize it for you? case recommendations from me tend to change according to your system budget since i want peoples' builds to be balanced and not overkill in certain areas

generally if you are looking for a case for 100 dollars, i recommend the coolermaster HAF XM, the fractal define R4 (my personal favourite) or the corsair carbide 500R
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October 22, 2012 3:40:40 PM

NZXT Phantom 410 is another nice case for just $100. Comes in various colors, too.

Case choices in that budget range ($100 and up) depend a lot on personal preference (style). Since features and performance become pretty comparable at this point.

I'd go with Fractal Design Define R4 (probably the white window version) or Corsair Carbide 500R.
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October 22, 2012 4:37:21 PM

TheBigTroll said:
first of all can you give me your entire system specs so that i could change it and optimize it for you? case recommendations from me tend to change according to your system budget since i want peoples' builds to be balanced and not overkill in certain areas

generally if you are looking for a case for 100 dollars, i recommend the coolermaster HAF XM, the fractal define R4 (my personal favourite) or the corsair carbide 500R


Let me link you my specs since I'm mobile and it will be a challenge to list them:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

Without the case, of course. And I have had my eye on the Phantom 410, any thoughts?
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October 22, 2012 5:43:52 PM

well first of all, id suggest getting this power supply.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ILWY9G/?tag=pcpapi-20

for your build, id suggest getting a cheaper case like a antec 302. has all the needed features while having a good price and quality.

i would suggest the phantom 410 if you had a build that was around the 1250-1500 mark but since it is not, id suggest elsewhere since its not worth spending a 100 dollars on a case when your build's hardware isnt at its best. the case should be your last priority in terms of your budget

before you buy a case, you should upgrade your motherboard to a asrock extreme4. then the case is worth considering

oh and also, get this ram to save some money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 22, 2012 6:22:56 PM

TheBigTroll said:
well first of all, id suggest getting this power supply.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ILWY9G/?tag=pcpapi-20

for your build, id suggest getting a cheaper case like a antec 302. has all the needed features while having a good price and quality.

i would suggest the phantom 410 if you had a build that was around the 1250-1500 mark but since it is not, id suggest elsewhere since its not worth spending a 100 dollars on a case when your build's hardware isnt at its best. the case should be your last priority in terms of your budget

before you buy a case, you should upgrade your motherboard to a asrock extreme4. then the case is worth considering

oh and also, get this ram to save some money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It's funny because that is a slightly older build, I have a MUCH better power supply, and the Extreme4 XD But I don't mind getting a nicer, more expensive case. I will update the graphics and power possibly in the future, so I'm good.
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October 22, 2012 6:29:16 PM

what power supply do you have? there isnt much that are a lot better than the hive series. corsair isnt one of them
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October 22, 2012 6:48:50 PM

TheBigTroll said:
what power supply do you have? there isnt much that are a lot better than the hive series. corsair isnt one of them


I meant a better power supply than the one listed in my old build setup. The one I have now is an OCZ ModXStream, but looks like I will be switching to that Hive.
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October 22, 2012 6:55:52 PM

ok then
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October 22, 2012 8:01:35 PM

Best answer selected by Poltregeist.
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