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January 20, 2013 7:54:35 PM

I'm looking for a case to fit these components

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer

Requirements for the case: Cable management (I want to fit all the cables behind the mobo), Good air flow/cooling (will be overclocking), and plenty of room (may use sli in the future, may add additional drives/mods)

Please give reasons for the suggested case if you can please

Thanks to all who help {=^.^=}

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a b ) Power supply
January 20, 2013 7:58:01 PM

What's your budget for the case ? Something from the HAF series from Cooler Master may fit you.
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a b ) Power supply
January 20, 2013 8:07:07 PM

There's a good case for that, the corsair 400R, it's at a good price, whatever the place you're in.
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January 20, 2013 8:08:29 PM

My budget is $150 usd or less (give or take a little)
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January 20, 2013 11:01:18 PM

NZXT Phantom for full tower or NZXT Phantom 410 for mid tower.
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a b ) Power supply
January 20, 2013 11:15:37 PM

I like the Fractal Design cases. Look at the R4
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January 20, 2013 11:31:12 PM

Corsair 600t is a pretty good case.
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January 20, 2013 11:33:29 PM

Corsair 500R hands down. Read the reviews....then try and find something with a similar score that ya can get for $88. All the other cases mentioned got lower scores and cost more (newegg) except for the 500R's little brother the 400R

Corsair 500R - 9.25 rating = $88
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

HAF-XM - 9.1 rating = $130
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Antec 100 - 8.85 rating = $100
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

CM StormTrooper - 9.0 Rating = $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-139-009^11-139-009-TS%2C11-139-010^11-139-010-TS

Corsair 400R - 9.1 Rating = $81
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Corsair C70 - 9.0 rating = $90
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Corsair 500R (white or black)
$139.99 MSRP
$119.99 new egg price
$107.99 after 10% off coupon code
$87.99 after $20 MIR

And, it comes in a combo with the corsair 850 watt PSU's for another $35 off for a total of $67 in savings

$193 w/ TX850 PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$280 sale price
-$25 combo discount
-$12 10% off coupon code
-$10 PSU rebate
-$20 case rebate

$213 w/ HX850 PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$255 sale price
-$12 10% off coupon code
-$10 PSU rebate
-$20 case rebate

Even w/o the $67 in savings I have been buying those combinations for many builds in recent months.





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January 21, 2013 12:06:04 AM

Depending on how many Optical drives you want, I love my Cooler Master HAF 912. It is a mid tower, yet it has plenty of space. I have an Extreme6 motherboard in mine and am planning on putting a Cooler Master EVO soon.
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a b ) Power supply
January 21, 2013 12:23:01 AM

The Fractal Design R4 is something to consider. Cable management is a breeze. The 140mm fans provided are very quiet. Washable intake filters all around. My last build was with the previous design the Fractal Design Arc Midi. They have removable hard drive sections so if you get an extremely long card it will fit but my 11 inc card fit without that. I ended up taking out the cage anyway to increase airflow. The shipping from Newegg is up there but that is because the case is really solid. Not the case for a lanboy to carry around.
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January 21, 2013 12:40:01 AM

The Cooler Master HAF X is wonderful for cable management, has excellent airflow, a side window, very easy HDD and ODD (toolless) installation (SSD, too), many dust filters, a cool red fan, a massive amount of space on the motherboard tray side panel for cable routing, a cable cover for the spot when the cables come out of the PSU
Full tower case, so it'll fit anything, it's a fraction over your price range, but consider it. (Plus it comes with wheels...which are awesome.)
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a b ) Power supply
January 21, 2013 2:20:17 AM

Investing in a nice case is a good move, that thing will last longer than the rig inside it. If you pick a good one, it will easily last you a couple of builds.
Getting a case overkill for your needs is also a smart move IMO, because who knows what you might do later on.
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a b ) Power supply
January 21, 2013 2:53:02 AM

Unfortunately that Antec comes with a hidden cost, no front intake fans.
Not dissuading you from it, its a good case, just making you aware that it will cost an extra $20 or so to get dual fans to stick in in the front.
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January 21, 2013 3:01:38 AM

i overlooked that completely lol, not a big deal if i go with that, will just order extra fans if i get that.

The haf x comes with the intake fan and a few others that are fairly large (which is a plus) are they decently quiet?
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January 21, 2013 3:10:02 AM

The HAF-X is fairly quiet at stock.
An added benefit to bigger fans is that they don't have to spin as fast to generate the same CFM as smaller fans, so their in general quieter than smaller fans.
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January 21, 2013 3:35:27 AM

yeah the haf x pretty much has me sold with the wheels, modding should be fun with this {=^.^=}
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February 14, 2013 4:17:44 PM

Best answer selected by HoboCannibaL.
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March 14, 2013 7:49:30 PM

You know, if your gaming, an i5 3570k will perform the same as your i7.
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March 15, 2013 2:20:06 PM

yeah i know, i use the computer for other processor intensive stuff as well...so i can make plenty of good use of the hyper threading
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