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November 24, 2012 9:56:34 PM

Here is the case I have now: http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...

I want to get a big case with good airflow and cable management. Might also get water cooling this year or next year.

The cases I was looking were the CM HAF X, the NZXT Switch 810, and the CM Storm Stryker.

Specs if you need to know are:

CPU: i5-2500k
GPU: GTX 560 ti (upgrading to a 660 ti at christmas)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500gb
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Mk II Silencer 950w


Any other questions or suggestions other than those cases ask/post, thanks!

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November 24, 2012 9:58:31 PM

LOL DAT PSU.


Thats a bit overkill, you could pull that off with like a 450w PSU, but anyways, get the Trooper-X I have it atm and its AHHHMAZING
November 24, 2012 10:07:46 PM

Can I really trust you aren't you the one I just posted on your thread.

Edit: That trolling thread about if an i3-2100 will bottleneck 4 7970's?

Edit: And I know my psu is overkill lol but it was on sale and it would be good for sli or xfire if I ever do it.
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November 24, 2012 10:20:11 PM

The Corsair 500R would be my choice over all of those. It gets better reviews and is cheaper than any of the alternatives

HAF-X 8.95 rating $130
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

NZXT 810 - 8.8 rating $170
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

CM Storm Stryker - 9.2 rating $160
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Corsair 500R - 9.25 rating $120
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...



November 24, 2012 10:30:09 PM

thats a mid tower i want a full tower sorry
November 24, 2012 10:59:35 PM

Anyone else have an opinion or suggestion?

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November 24, 2012 11:34:49 PM
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My preference is the NZXT Switch 810 or the Phantom 820.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You may also want to consider the original Phantom:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now it is at $119 with free shipping and there is a promocode for 20% off which will bring it down even more.
However the promo code ends tomorrow

I also like the Storm Striker.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 24, 2012 11:37:42 PM

Yeah I was looking at the phantom too but I don't like the design. So you picked the switch 810 and the stryker so which one of those do you think would be better for water/air cooling, cable management, and overall space?
November 24, 2012 11:57:55 PM

Just to throw this out there I'm a fan of the Raven 3 case. The Raven 3 is quite a bit different from the norm. If your focused on good QUIET air flow and cable management, this case is a good choice. It's hard to compare it to other case given its vertical air flow design, but the cable area behind the motherboard is large enough to place 4 hard drives, 2 ssd drives as well as 7x 5.25 bays in the front.

Price point is pretty reasonable if you buy it from NCIX as they have free shipping and a lower price point than new egg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63867&vpn=RV03B-WA&man...

Given its unusual design, you best double check to see if everything fits, most notably you need to measure your PSU, and Heat Sink. I believe the model you have should fit since it looks like standard size. You cannot use any extra long PSU. The Raven 3 can also comfortably fit a Noctua NH-D14. If you use a sealed or custom water cooling, it might pose some potential difficulties with mounting.
November 25, 2012 12:04:44 AM

valkain said:
Just to throw this out there I'm a fan of the Raven 3 case. The Raven 3 is quite a bit different from the norm. If your focused on good QUIET air flow and cable management, this case is a good choice. It's hard to compare it to other case given its vertical air flow design, but the cable area behind the motherboard is large enough to place 4 hard drives, 2 ssd drives as well as 7x 5.25 bays in the front.

Price point is pretty reasonable if you buy it from NCIX as they have free shipping and a lower price point than new egg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63867&vpn=RV03B-WA&man...

Given its unusual design, you best double check to see if everything fits, most notably you need to measure your PSU, and Heat Sink. I believe the model you have should fit since it looks like standard size. You cannot use any extra long PSU. The Raven 3 can also comfortably fit a Noctua NH-D14. If you use a sealed or custom water cooling, it might pose some potential difficulties with mounting.


Yeah that case looks cool, its just not the case for me. Thanks anyway!
December 2, 2012 4:02:18 PM

Best answer selected by Jordannn15.
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