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Old 04-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I'm looking for a new mid-tower case that can fit XFX 6950, and the radiator for the Corsair H60. Sub $100 would be ideal. I've been super busy with college and such so tell me techie's, What cases are "in"?
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Really depends on your aesthetics and what features you want.

Closer to $100 I'd look at the Corsair Carbide 300R, 400R, and the Cougar Evolution.
For about ~$60 you can get a Cooler Master HAF 912 which is nice in its own right.
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The Cougar Evolution is a nice case.
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Hey guys I'm looking for a new mid-tower case that can fit XFX 6950, and the radiator for the Corsair H60. Sub $100 would be ideal. I've been super busy with college and such so tell me techie's, What cases are "in"?
Lian Li is having a sale right now, and this case looks really good.

LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K9WX Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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had I not gotten the Rosewill "Smart One" case, I would have gotten this one instead...

Newegg.com - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

as Roark stated, it all depends on what you are looking for in a case. I'm not a big fan of name brand when picking a case. I go for what I want in it.
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You can get a HAF 922 for $100. Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

It's like midway between the 912 and 932. I have the 932 and loving it.
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NewEgg's video on the HAF-XM looks very nice. Check it out.
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My previous problem was the NZXT Zero caused 4 motherboards of mine to fail. I've replaced all other parts only to determine that the poor PCI slot support, and them only sending my 80% of the motherboard support nuts was causing the 6950 to weigh down the board, breaking it slowly over time each time. So I'm really digging the high quality Lian Li design, looks durable as heck.
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