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Help me pick a case for my first build!

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March 15, 2013 7:25:16 PM

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My top pick at the moment is the Rosewill THOR V2 White, but it is the most expensive so I'm open to any advice! What do you guys think? Do you have any other suggestions? I plan to overclock an i5-3570K.

I'm looking for a few things in a computer case:
- at least 1 external 3.5" bay
- front-panel USB 3.0 AND USB 2.0
- front-panel ports angled (like the THOR) or perpendicular (like the Cooler Master) to the ground (NOT on top - why call them front-panel if they face upwards? call 'em top-panel -_-)
- no more expensive than $150
- good air flow
- mounting points for at least front, rear, and top fans

Things that are great but I can force myself to live without:
- bottom intake fan mount
- side intake fan mount
- side air duct
- clear side panel
- hot swap
- Red, Blue, or White LED fans
- White outer case
- painted interior
- pre-installed fans

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March 15, 2013 7:34:45 PM

Third one. You could get the 400R, which is a great case, or you could get the HAF 922. All under $100.
March 15, 2013 7:55:39 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
Third one. You could get the 400R, which is a great case, or you could get the HAF 922. All under $100.


Thanks for the response :) 

And trust me, I looked at both of those cases and nearly head-desked in fury both times when realizing the 400R doesn't have an external 3.5 or USB 2.0, and the HAF 922 doesn't have USB 3.0

D:
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March 15, 2013 11:32:50 PM

Just personal opinion, I think the AZZA is by far the sexiest, though it'd be nicer in blue.
The THOR looks like a storm trooper :p 
March 16, 2013 12:02:00 AM

toarranre said:
Just personal opinion, I think the AZZA is by far the sexiest, though it'd be nicer in blue.
The THOR looks like a storm trooper :p 


I think the Thor must require its' own zip code it's so enormous. :lol: 
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