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February 24, 2013 3:40:01 AM

hey guys, my current case's power button has decided to stop responding, and thats a good enough excuse for me to get a good case.
budget is $200 (although less is prefered)

http://pccasegear.com/ is my prefered site

i have been looking at the corsair 600T white edition, the C70 and the CM storm trooper, although i prefer the 600T out of these
what would be good in this price bracket?
thanks guys!

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 4:32:06 AM

Case – Corsair Graphite 600t White Edition

I realize that this case has been featured on many sites many times, but when it comes to computer cases, there really are only a few that can match the elegance of the Corsair Graphite 600T. With its sleek high gloss plastic accents, the 600T gives off that “wow” feeling, making it worthy of any enthusiast system. As usual with Corsair cases, they’ve done a terrific job at maximizing space in the case as well, so you should have no trouble getting everything to fit nicely. Corsair has always been masters of innovative cable management design as well and on the 600T, you’ll see nothing less.The cooler Master HAF X case is possibly one of the most popular high end computer gaming cases on the market today, and that’s because it’s damn good. Starting with the appearance of this case, it’s absolutely stunning. The entire “tank like” chassis is finished in black and wrapped in some very high quality steel and plastic. As its name, high air flow, implies, the major selling point of this case is in its top notch cooling performance. Up front through the mesh grill you get a 230mm red LED lit fan sucking plenty of air into the case while up top you also get a large 200mm fan complemented with another 140mm fan to round out the exhaust system. On one side of the case you also get a large window covering 3/4 of the sidepanel allowing you to show off your components, while the other 1/4 of the window houses an extra large 200mm intake fan for unprecedented graphics card cooling performance.

Of course, the case also features some other pretty sweet features such as USB 3.0 front headers, full support for every motherboard size between mATX to XL-ATX, excellent cable management, tool free installation, SLI/Crossfire support, and even casters so you can roll this badboy around.
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February 24, 2013 4:48:37 AM

I would recommend this:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Toms already did a review on the case here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/eleven-hundred-stor...

It is a fantastic case and fairly inexpensive. It is featured in many of their self built PC challenges due to how cost effective it is. I recently built a computer with this case and I could not be happier. The build quality is top notch and it has all the features you would expect from a high end case (USB 3.0 on the front panel etc). The case supports 5 120mm fans in very good locations or 1 120mm fan and 2x 200mm fans. It also comes with 1 200mm fan already mounted in the front.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 4:59:07 AM

is this going to be air cooled or water cooled should be the first question you should ask when you have a budget at this price.
February 24, 2013 5:31:08 AM

dudewithbow, excellent point i should have said that, all parts will be AIR cooled
February 24, 2013 5:33:00 AM

andrewcarr said:
Well the case I'd actually get is the Cougar evolution case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Problem is it isn't listed on your site.

I'd then go to either the cooler master haf x or antec 1200.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Nothing wrong with the Corsair case either (just not my personal preference, looks mainly).



both those cases are nice, ill keep looking at the haf x however the raised fan on top of the 1200 doesnt appeal to me

Thanks for the help though!
a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 5:36:37 AM

Haf XM if you like the HAF X looks but you want a mid tower.
February 24, 2013 5:37:02 AM

BriboCN said:
I would recommend this:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Toms already did a review on the case here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/eleven-hundred-stor...

It is a fantastic case and fairly inexpensive. It is featured in many of their self built PC challenges due to how cost effective it is. I recently built a computer with this case and I could not be happier. The build quality is top notch and it has all the features you would expect from a high end case (USB 3.0 on the front panel etc). The case supports 5 120mm fans in very good locations or 1 120mm fan and 2x 200mm fans. It also comes with 1 200mm fan already mounted in the front.



i have actually noticed this case and love the hidden drive bays!
i have had the joy of seeing it in person and it does look fantastic, ill put it on the list
a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 5:38:24 AM

then id avoid the C70, its a bad air cooling case. I'd agree on the 600T though.

reference to C70 review. Its probably one of the few reasons why the C70 never really went mainstream.
February 24, 2013 5:38:40 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Case – Corsair Graphite 600t White Edition

I realize that this case has been featured on many sites many times, but when it comes to computer cases, there really are only a few that can match the elegance of the Corsair Graphite 600T. With its sleek high gloss plastic accents, the 600T gives off that “wow” feeling, making it worthy of any enthusiast system. As usual with Corsair cases, they’ve done a terrific job at maximizing space in the case as well, so you should have no trouble getting everything to fit nicely. Corsair has always been masters of innovative cable management design as well and on the 600T, you’ll see nothing less.The cooler Master HAF X case is possibly one of the most popular high end computer gaming cases on the market today, and that’s because it’s damn good. Starting with the appearance of this case, it’s absolutely stunning. The entire “tank like” chassis is finished in black and wrapped in some very high quality steel and plastic. As its name, high air flow, implies, the major selling point of this case is in its top notch cooling performance. Up front through the mesh grill you get a 230mm red LED lit fan sucking plenty of air into the case while up top you also get a large 200mm fan complemented with another 140mm fan to round out the exhaust system. On one side of the case you also get a large window covering 3/4 of the sidepanel allowing you to show off your components, while the other 1/4 of the window houses an extra large 200mm intake fan for unprecedented graphics card cooling performance.

Of course, the case also features some other pretty sweet features such as USB 3.0 front headers, full support for every motherboard size between mATX to XL-ATX, excellent cable management, tool free installation, SLI/Crossfire support, and even casters so you can roll this badboy around.



thanks for the info! ill keep it in mind
February 24, 2013 5:39:15 AM

dudewitbow said:
then id avoid the C70, its a bad air cooling case. I'd agree on the 600T though.


thanks for that, ill steer well clear then
a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 5:40:07 AM

Lord Tumnas said:
thanks for the info! ill keep it in mind
no problem.
February 24, 2013 7:14:16 AM

would the chaser mk 1 by thermaltake be any good? ive always loved the look of it
February 24, 2013 7:14:42 PM

thankyou for thst, i may (probably) will get the chaser unless its too big
a b B Homebuilt system
February 24, 2013 7:47:13 PM

No problem your welcome.
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