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Looking for a nice case around ~160?

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February 11, 2013 10:26:30 AM

Hello hello,

[1] So I'm working on my first build and I'm in need of my first case!
I'm not planning to overclock nor use watercooling for now. The motherboard will probably be a Z77X UD3H/D3H.

Apart from the obvious preferences of solidness, value for money and good cooling/airflow, I would prefer something sleak and simple, in white/silver if possible. I'm neutral to things like flashing lights but bonus points if it has a window to see in side.

The Silverstone TJ07/FT01 design is my favourite so far, but the price is far to steep to even consider.

Around $120 would be nice, but I'm willing to go up to $160 if the design and functionalities justifies the extra buck.


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Lesser-importance question.
[2]Is 750W PSU okay for using with a i7 3770k + AMD 7950?

Thanks in advance!






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a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2013 11:38:01 AM

and to answer your (OP) 2nd question, 750 W is enough for Radeon 7950 crossfire ;) 
a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2013 11:42:12 AM

1st Question
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Cooler Master HAF XM.
Corsair 600T (comes in black and white).

2nd Question
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as timarp000 said, 750W is enough for 2 HD7950s
February 11, 2013 12:16:28 PM

timarp000 said:
buy the Fractal Design Define R4 with window...
its a nice sleek quiet case...

Pretty cool, a little plain and on the pricey side (165) but I'll definitely consider it. :) 

Looks great, but beyond budget and not stocked in the store I need to get it from.
phil_livesey said:
dang, just out of your budget!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
looks phenomenal though

Coolest looking suggestion yet, but alas, at $205 also the most out of budget yet haha. :na: 
EzioAs said:
1st Question
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Cooler Master HAF XM.
Corsair 600T (comes in black and white).

Not a fan of how the HAF XM looks, but I've read a lot of shining reviews about the HAF series, so I guess I'll consider it.
Corsair busts the piggie bank too.
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Ah I see, I was afraid 750W was overkill.
Thanks for the replies so far, I love this website, incredibly helpful - both the forums and the articles.

I'm going to continue searching around for other cases, but if anyone else has any more suggestions, would be appreciated too. :) 

a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2013 12:18:14 PM

En Passant said:
Not a fan of how the HAF XM looks, but I've read a lot of shining reviews about the HAF series, so I guess I'll consider it.


I understand that. I don't like how the HAF series look as well except for the HAF XM which is probably the only one that interests me.

There's also Fractal Design R4, Antec P280, Corsair 500R
a b ) Power supply
February 11, 2013 12:55:03 PM

choose the R4 or the 500R
February 11, 2013 4:07:03 PM

I like my 500R (black/white) a lot. It has a ton of cooling options and plenty of room to work in (no plexi side glass tho - I like the 200mm fan myself). It's also fairly quiet.

Edit: Another option is the Corsair C70. Has a nice military feel (latches and buttons) without being over the top. Plus it has a side window with room for two fans.

I second the Fractal R4. If I was building today that's probably what I would do.
a b ) Power supply
February 12, 2013 12:46:37 AM

I have a 500R and cable management is brilliant!
it does not have a side windows, but you can do it with a quick mod...


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