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Decent Mid to large size case
11-28-2010, 10:06 PM,
#1
Decent Mid to large size case
Im kinda in the market for a new computer case, being that im using my friend's old case that he gave me. Its a mid size cool master case, but im looking for something bigger. My friend actually bought the antec 300, which i kinda like. Anyone have any suggestions on a new case? I mainly want some room if i deiced to crossfire graphics cards in the future, plus good airflow.
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11-28-2010, 10:08 PM,
#2
RE: Decent Mid to large size case
What's your budget range?
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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11-28-2010, 10:10 PM,
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RE: Decent Mid to large size case
Basically around $150 is the most i could see my self spending, maybe a little less. I just want a good case thats not to heavy to move and doesn't collect a done of dust.
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11-28-2010, 10:23 PM,
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RE: Decent Mid to large size case
Mathieu did an article on cases. Best case for the money. I am going with the Cooler Master HAF 932 since its down to $90. I went to my local Microcenter today to take a look at them and it is one large roomy case. You may not want one so big, but for that price, and all the great things I have heard about it, I couldn't say no to it.
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11-28-2010, 10:26 PM,
#5
RE: Decent Mid to large size case
I personally really like the look of the NZXT Phantom, but maybe that's just me. Check it out.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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11-28-2010, 10:31 PM,
#6
RE: Decent Mid to large size case
I'm getting a CM HAF 932 too. You just can't beat the massive size, and the huge fans. It's not the nicest case around, but for the features, and it's current price its pretty much unbeatable IMHO.

Also, when buying a case, don't rely on the description to tell you how big it is e.g. Mid-Tower; Full-Tower. When I was looking around, I noticed a couple mid-towers were only a half inch or so smaller then the HAF 932 despite calling themselves mid-towers. So watch out for that, if you have size constraints.

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11-28-2010, 11:36 PM,
#7
RE: Decent Mid to large size case
If you haven't read this, make sure to:
The Best Computer Cases For Your Money: Featuring 114 Cases!

The Cooler Master HAF 922 is also a great choice, 2 x 200mm + 1 x 120mm fans, 19.2 lbs, $90

If you want a really light-weight case, look into aluminum cases, since aluminum is lighter than steel. The LIAN LI PC-8N would be a good example, with 2 x 120mm fans and a mere 10.23lbs, for $100.

Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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11-29-2010, 03:31 AM,
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RE: Decent Mid to large size case
Antec 1200 is only $95, one sweet deal.
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11-29-2010, 11:59 AM,
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RE: Decent Mid to large size case
Newegg screwed the Case buyer today. All back at regular price. Now I have to think about my purchase... Sad
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11-29-2010, 12:15 PM,
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RE: Decent Mid to large size case
(11-29-2010, 11:59 AM)Perrywinkle Wrote: Newegg screwed the Case buyer today. All back at regular price. Now I have to think about my purchase... Sad


This one is my choice and is still at the same price as yesterday:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811147144
My new PC = CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 | Motherboard: ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX | Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 | Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 | Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower | Power: Antec TruePower 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Cert | Storage: SAMSUNG 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD | Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
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