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November 5, 2012 9:05:29 PM

Hi, i need peoples advice on which case to buy, here is some my specs:

Micro ATX Motherboard << upgrading soon
AMD Phenom II x6
8GB DDR3 Corsair Ram
AMD HD 6850 XFX XXX
XFX 650w PSU

The question i am asking is which case should i buy, an Antec Three Hundred Two or a Corsair 300R

Thanks :) 

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a b À AMD
November 5, 2012 9:23:39 PM

Of the two choices I would get the Corsair 300R which seems to have a little more versatility as far as fan/cooling options
My $0.02
November 5, 2012 9:29:54 PM

Here I'll list some differences of the two cases and let you decide:

Both support: Micro ATX / ATX; Antec also supports ITX

Antec is all steel; Corsair is Steel/Plastic

Antec has 6 internal 3.5" bay, and 2 internal 2.5" bays; Antec has 4 internal bays that can be used as both 3.5" and 2.5"

Antec has 8 expansion slots; Corsair has 7

Antec has 3,363.3 volume; Corsair has 2,805.981

Antec weighs 15.3 Ibs; Corsair weighs 15.9 Ibs

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In my opinion the Antec is the better choice ( And cheaper too. ) As far as cooling goes more fans does not equal lower temps, so long as you are running a good positive pressure you will do fine.
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a b À AMD
November 5, 2012 9:36:10 PM

300R is $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500R is $80 after $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 900 and 902 are $80 after $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF 922 is a bit long in the tooth but it also is $80 after $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any one of them is better than the 300 or 302 .... that $5 investment is a "no brainer"....but I'd grab the 500R .
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

And yes, both companies are very good paying rebates quickly.
a b À AMD
November 5, 2012 9:52:33 PM

Thomas Creel said:
Here I'll list some differences of the two cases and let you decide:

Both support: Micro ATX / ATX; Antec also supports ITX

All cases supporting uATX also support mini-ITX
Thomas Creel said:
Antec is all steel; Corsair is Steel/Plastic

Could be a factor if you have friends that play football around your computer...
Thomas Creel said:
Antec has 6 internal 3.5" bay, and 2 internal 2.5" bays; Antec has 4 internal bays that can be used as both 3.5" and 2.5"

Do you have a RAID 0+1 setup? This could be a factor.
Thomas Creel said:
Antec has 8 expansion slots; Corsair has 7

That is a good selling point if you have need for a 4th double wide PCI slot - you could go 4 way SLI in there
Thomas Creel said:
Antec has 3,363.3 volume; Corsair has 2,805.981

Antec weighs 15.3 Ibs; Corsair weighs 15.9 Ibs

Good information for lan parties I guess

Thomas Creel said:

... As far as cooling goes more fans does not equal lower temps, so long as you are running a good positive pressure you will do fine.

Never said more was better. I do believe the ability to have different mounting options (such as for an H100) is a major +
Again, simply my $0.02
November 6, 2012 12:20:19 AM

Yeah I agree across the board with you, I was simply stating the differences and thanks I didn't know that about microatx. I was just going off the list on newegg.

thanks for your .02, this is mine.
November 6, 2012 6:14:42 AM

Thanks for all the reply's guys it has helped alot xD
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