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January 26, 2013 3:49:10 AM

I am really having a rough time deciding on a case for my first build. Perhaps a few of you could offer me some insight. These are the parts I have purchased already:

Proc: Intel i7-3770k Ivy Bridge
Mobo: MSI Z77 - MPower
GPU: Using onboard graphics (I do not game)
RAM: 32 GB G. Skill Ripjaws X Series (4x8GB)
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 240GB (for boot)
HDD: Seagate Constellation 1TB (for storage)
Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD burner
PSU: Corsair TX750 Enthusiast Series 80 Plus Bronze (aka ******* Medusa herself)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80 liquid cooler

I have a few cases I'm trying to decide between:

- LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Mid Tower ATX - - - - - - - $100 @Newegg.com

- Cooler Master Storm Sniper Mid Tower ATX - - - - - $125 @Newegg.com

- NZXT Phantom Full Tower ATX - - - - - - - - - - - - - $120 @ Newegg.com

- Cougar Evolution Full Tower ATX - - - - - - - - - - - $90 @ TigerDirect.com

- Thermaltake Overseer RX - I Full Tower ATX - - - $100 @ TigerDirect.com

- Ultra Rogue M925 Full Tower ATX - - - - - - - - - - $100 @ TigerDirect.com

- Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower ATX - - - - $95 @TigerDirect.com

What do you guys think? Ultimately, I probably won't be adding a lot more features. The PC will be used strictly for music production...so like rendering and heavy processing when editing audio and whatnot. I don't care about what the case looks like. I am opting for the one that will help my cpu and mobo stay at lowest temps. I think they will all fit my H80 liquid cooler. If there are any gems in this price range or suggestions for other cases let me know. I am waiting to order until I get some feedback on this. Thanks guys.


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January 26, 2013 7:12:21 AM

my choice would be the coolermaster storm sniper or the lian li pc-k62..i look for good for airflow and dust filters,i like the 200mm fans coz they are rather quiet,you can also take a look at the storm scout or the CM690II,the corsair 400R is also a good choice, i have had good experiences with coolermaster in general.!!
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January 26, 2013 2:22:23 PM

Buy a Fractal Design R4 With window.
or a Corsair 500R.

And if i were you i would buy a Noctua NH-D14 over a Corsair H80i.
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January 26, 2013 2:53:37 PM

timarp000 said:
Buy a Fractal Design R4 With window.
or a Corsair 500R.

And if i were you i would buy a Noctua NH-D14 over a Corsair H80i.




I already own the H80 so I'm kinda stuck with that...a lot of people said they liked it over that Noctua. Anyway, I was just looking at Fractal Design R4 on Newegg and it seems like a very good option but will it be compatible with the H80 for sure? And is it really better (cooler and stronger airflow) than the more famous Cooler Masters in its price range?
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January 26, 2013 2:59:34 PM

i own a phantom qhite, i like it
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January 26, 2013 3:56:37 PM

Okay...so I have narrowed it down to the LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2, and Corsair 500R...all three are mid towers and have essentially same functions. I can get the Lancool for $100, Storm Scout 2 for $80, and the Corsair for $90. The Corsair has the best deal on price right now and looks pretty big. The Cooler Master is also very big for a mid tower. Between these three can anyone help me make a decision?
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January 26, 2013 3:59:25 PM

BTW...the Corsair is the Carbide series to clarify.
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January 26, 2013 4:15:56 PM

Newegg has the Cosair 500R in white for $70 after $20 mir and free shipping. Excellent case for a first time builder. Case is has penty of room to work in, ecellent cooling and cable management.
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January 26, 2013 4:16:45 PM

The price is only good for today 1/26.
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January 26, 2013 10:15:05 PM

My vote goes for Fractal Design Define R4.

It's recommended by tomshardware as the best silent gaming case in their tests.

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