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Mid tower case recommendation

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December 23, 2012 8:45:14 AM

I am deciding on a midtower case for my build and need some help deciding. This is my first build so i want something that will make it easy to install everything and has some good cable management features. I also want something that is a bit stylis and has a window. The three cases i was looking at are:

Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower
http://pcpartpicker.com/au/part/antec-case-ninehundred

Lian-Li PC-K62 ATX Mid Tower Case
http://pcpartpicker.com/au/part/lian-li-case-pck62

NZXT Phantom 410
http://pcpartpicker.com/au/part/nzxt-case-caph410w1

Can anyone suggest either of these cases or similar alternatives. Thanks :D 

This is what's going in it:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Other: Astrotek V-301 3.5in Internal USB 3.0 Card Reader ($19.00)
December 23, 2012 9:16:08 AM

The Antec 900 is a great case, but many people, me included, dislike it a little due to the fact that it has an ugly grey interior. Lian Li make some of the best cases around, often picking up many favourable reviews. I don't have much knowledge on the NZXT one, but again, reviews seem generally favourable. I have a CM Storm Scout 1, but I can't recommend that as without modding you won't be able to fit many of the longer graphics cards (HD7950+ and GTX670+) - I know this from personal experience, not what they say on websites. Apparently the CM Storm Sniper is good, and one of the highest recommended at the moment is the Corsair Carbide 400R. I hope this helps!
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December 23, 2012 9:48:25 AM

As the case is the external part of our system, aesthetics and stylish are to be taken in consideration, at least for some of us. However if you really a case with excellent air flow and cable management get the CoolerMaster HAF 932.

If you do not need USB 3.0, then for $149.00 go with CoolerMaster HAF 932 http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/29495-rc-932-kkn1

On the other hand, if you need USB 3.0, then for $169.00 go with CoolerMaster HAF 932 Black http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41795-rc-932-kkn5

Mind that the CoolerMaster HAF 932 make a lot of more sense when you use a modular PSU, like yours.
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December 23, 2012 2:21:01 PM

the haf 932 is very nice, but must say the phantom is very nice and has good room for nice components also.

or the 900 u suggested, id say go with the case u like visually the most and that has more usb ports or features ur interested in.

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