Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:29 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions everybody, unfortunately the Fractal Core 1000 only supports Micro ATX motherboards, and the Antec One Hundred is slightly out of my budget. The Antec One remains a possibility, but I am personally not particularly fond of the aesthetics of the case itself.
The Xigmatek Asgard looks good in terms of the tool-less drive bays and the cable management capabilities. It has an excellent price point as well, but again, I am not particularly fond of the styling.
I have to say, for me, I do like the look of the BitFenix Merc Alpha, with a bottom-mounted PSU and tool-less drive bays, the 4 USB ports on the front, and the two 120mm(?) fan slots on top, as well as the 120mm on the back, it looks like it has decent cooling potential, although the apparent lack of a front fan bay is the only negative I can think of.
Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo, Dual-core, 1.6GHz
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz > Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W
Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case
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