Buying a new case

Carv

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It's time for me to let go of my current case (Aspire X-Dreamer II a.k.a. POS). I bought it to hold me off for a while back in Febuary, and now I'm looking to buy a new solid case to keep for a while.

Both that I'm looking at so far are from Thermaltake.

Tsunami (Good Deal): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133132

Eclipse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133161

I'm a fan of side windows, I'll add additional lighting myself. Something that concerns me is that I have a Zalman CNPS7700 for my FHS and it'll be pretty close to that 120mm fan (on either case) in the back, meaning it might take away air that would be going to cool the CPU.

I was thinking about the Lian-Li OC-65B (here), but it looks a little compact, and it also looks like it has a fan at the top, and my PSU is kind of long (Aspire 520W)

Any suggestion's/help are welcome. :)
 

stryder2720

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How about a Gigabyte 3D Aurora?
Soooo nice inside plus the awesome air flow it has going. 2x120 in back 1x120 in front :eek: Here
 

Carv

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That Gigabyte one is really nice, can't find it though.

Also I'm trying to keep it in the 100-150$ range.
 

CbtEngr

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After much researching I settled on a Antec P160 with a window for my next build after the new year. http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA22025

I have an order Lian Li like 3 years ago which has went through a couple of iterations of "guts." I wanted something just a tad bigger but not in the full tower range. I had a Thermaltake XaserV Damier V500Ahttp://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/Damier/v5000a.htm. It was nice for about 6-8 months then got on my nerves. Just too big and bulky and the front door was a pain.

I'm real picky about my cases that's why it took me a month to decide on the case I got.

Good luck in your search!
 

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I havn't had to much experience with cases but I have a Cooler Master Centurion 5 and I love it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077 Good price too. Oh, and don't worry about airflow, the entire front of it is mesh with a filter behind each panel.

Needless to say this makes it not nearly the quietest case on the market, but a nice big low rpm fan and it's pretty nice.
 
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