Okay I want good cable management, cooling, room to expand with 5.25" drives, black interior, I don't care about windows, I prefer mesh side for fan, and if it has USB 3.0 ports, I would like them to plug into motherboard, not have to be routed out the back. Would also like a top area for a fan, as well as ventilation in the bottom near PSU, etc. I am looking at around 100 to 120 at most (including shipping and rebates, etc). Been looking at these...
Can anyone offer insight, point out things I missed? I don't care if it is a Mid or full case, but in the future I may crossfire and I will be using the Hyper 212 CPU cooler. It will all be air cooled, no liquid. All I use at the moment is HDD's. Also, the USB 3.0 isn't a MUST have, as I can just get a 5.25 peripheral for them.
If you can't pick just one, then narrow it down for me please, and when you pick one, please list what about it makes it stand out from the crowd. This is my first build, and I'm trying to make this case last through many MoBo/CPU's/GPU's that I put in it in the future.
Honestly the 400R is the one i'd go with. The rest have some poor cable management and even if they look like they do.. the rubber grommets are crappy. the 400R is your best bet for your obvious price range. If you won't get the 400R then consider the CM Storm Scout II
I've heard the 400r is better for air, and the 690, for water cooling. I am split between the 690 II, 400r, the HAF 922, and the NZXT Phantom 410. Gah it is so hard to decide! Of these three, which one has the best cable management, air cooling, and ability to expand in the future? >....<....this is hard.