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October 24, 2012 10:59:17 PM

I currently have a Corsair 400r, Which don't get me wrong, it's a great case, Just not enough cable management for me, and it's not very good looking...

I was looking at either the 500r or 600t.

Do you guys think it would be a worthwhile upgrade for me? If so which case?
The 600t looks absolutely gorgeous so that's what I'm leaning toward, but it's also priced higher. It also comes with one of the Case Fans I was going to purchase originally, so that's also a plus. It's a Corsair AF-120 Case fan.

My build:
Carbide 400r
AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Corsair Vengeance 8Gb Low Profile (4 x 2)
Samsung 830 Series 128gb
Seagate Barracuda 1tb 7200 RPM 6.0 Gb/s
Corsair CX600 PSU.

I'm also thinking about switching my cooler to a Corsair H60 or H80 water cooling. Any thoughts / advice? I'm just trying to get my system to perfection. I'm also going to be adding a Nvidia GTX 660ti or an ATI 7950, I'm trying to think of future preparation.

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October 24, 2012 11:28:50 PM

Honestly, if your not set on a window and want a good quality case for a good price... Then i would recommend the Antec Three Hundread Two.
Iv had this case for a while and the thing is a beauty and not to flashy (im not interested in 40light flashing changers lighting my room at night :p ) The case has a nice simple design and run absolutely silent!
6 Fan mounts and comes included with two (with throttle control)
Great cooling and like i said looks nice in my office.

If your looking for something a little more flashy i understand but the quality of this case for the price is unreal.

Good luck
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October 24, 2012 11:36:12 PM

Thanks for your suggestion! But, I'm leaning toward a more higher end case. The 400r, in my opinion I would be better off with than an Antec. But I really do appreciate the input. I'm just trying to build a sexy system.
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October 25, 2012 3:34:46 AM

Any suggestions guys??
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October 25, 2012 3:45:31 AM

600t 500R Switch 810 HAF X all top notch cases just pick which you prefer and don't stress on it lol
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October 25, 2012 3:57:12 AM

I've been reading on the 600t, I LOVE it, but some people are complaining about creaking and flimsy side panels, and the Front Fan being loud, and whiny, I'm trying to get a good looking computer for once, instead of just throwing everything in my pc.

I also found a great deal on the 600t,
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O0PAKW/ref=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_...
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October 25, 2012 4:05:03 AM

interlaced said:
I've been reading on the 600t, I LOVE it, but some people are complaining about creaking and flimsy side panels, and the Front Fan being loud, and whiny, I'm trying to get a good looking computer for once, instead of just throwing everything in my pc.

I also found a great deal on the 600t,
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O0PAKW/ref=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_...
Great deal :)  as for the front fan you can replace it
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October 25, 2012 4:10:31 AM

My experience is that you'll find those complaints about side panels and fan noise on darn near every case out there, often right next to other reviews saying the fans are 'whisper quiet' and 'everything is sturdy and well built'. It's tricky sometimes figuring out which ones to believe. :)  Corsair tends to make good stuff though, I'd be surprised if those problems weren't just the odd bad luck occurrences which are going to happen with any piece of hardware.

I think you've found a winner though. If you absolutely love the look of the 600t and also found a good deal on the price, pull the trigger. Even if the complaints are remotely accurate, noisy fans can be replaced, and once the build is together you shouldn't have need to fiddle with the side panels very often.

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October 25, 2012 4:11:39 AM

I have a 600t in white. The cable management is excellent and the fans are reasonable quiet. No problems with the the side panels; good latching system on it also. The Antec has no cable management at all.
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October 25, 2012 4:13:22 AM

Also for a video card you should go for Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory. Another great choice and i own two personally MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks.
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October 25, 2012 5:25:54 AM

Would you prefer the 7950 or the 670? I am sorta a nvidia fanboy...
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October 25, 2012 5:27:23 AM

Look at my sig ;)  I like both though honestly but between 7950 or 670 my choice is 670 it's faster and favors the games i play.
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October 25, 2012 5:37:28 AM

+1 vote for the 670
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October 26, 2012 4:17:47 AM

So, I just tried to reinstall a new SSD, which failed miserably, my case was making loud horrible noises, well maybe not the case, but the SSD, it sounded like a jet engine, I've never experienced that before. While I was taking the time to do that though, I did some cable management, and well, My case just doesn't seem... Too great for that, it's QUITE difficult, As is my PSU, the cords are hideous and not long enough to re route the cables behind the case, I love my hardware, CPU, RAM, SSD, etc. But, It's just these minor hiccups that really frustrate me. You see, I have OCD, I like EVERYTHING to be perfect, so when even one TINY thing goes wrong, It makes me go ape ***. I really would like to have a badass extreme build. Which, If I can't get this to work the way I want, I will wait till Haswell comes out and then go all out on a top of the line machine. What are some windowed cases you guys like? And some good modular psu's, I know I've asked before but I keep second guessing myself. I'm planning on adding a Corsair H80 or H100, and a GTX 670 now as well. I just got a replacement 830 Series from newegg, which seems crappier than the one I previously had, I'm thinking they sent a refurbished one. But when the 840 Pro series comes out, it's all mine. Also considering Plextor M5Pro. I want to have a slick sexy computer, especially the inside guts. I want a color themed pc, with braided psu cables, etc. I'm just trying to figure out what I need to get there and what part's I need to replace. So far, It's only the SSD, Case and PSU. I'm jealous of you BigCyco, it looks like you have a sexy build.
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October 26, 2012 4:37:34 AM



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Case:Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front fan, 1x 230mm top fan, 1x 230mm side fan, and 1x 140mm rear fan
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Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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