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#49 Miltystu2004

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:35 AM

$49.99
Diablotek EVO ATX MID TOWER
http://www.diablotek...emart&Itemid=53

I was on a budget and since i had a few 120mm/ 80cfm fans kicking around I added them to the side panel, made a custom fan mount in the drive bays, and added liquid cooler. It now has 7 case fans and stays cool under max load. You can find better pics and reviews from vendor web pages. Not bad for the price.
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#50 wevsspot

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

I've been taking a look at some of the cases, and the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced is looking mighty nice, especially for watercooling with a 120.2 rad.

Totally agree!
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#51 Mr.Niceguy

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:05 PM

you can put up one vote for the coolermaster HAF X i just got it and i love it

#52 El_Capitan

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:21 PM

Yup, I'm putting a vote up for the CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced, as well.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:06 AM

Recommended Case - Full Tower: Antec DF-85, $150-$170($155 on newegg).

Pro's:

- Tons of case fans, that provide the case with AMAZING airflow. Comes with all but one side fan, reducing total cost of case.
- LOTS of room for all kinds of parts, my GTX570 looks small in the case.
- Quiet, even with so many fans, on low speed settings the case is extremely quiet and on high isnt much louder but had greatly increased airflow for epic overclocking goodness.
- Steel, EXTREMELY Sturdy! I have no doubt i could toss this case down a flight of stairs with only minor damage.
- Dust filters!!

Con's:

- Steel, extremely HEAVY... Weighs like 30lbs. empty, and full of components is well over 50lbs!!!
- No support for anything beyond standard ATX, so no E-ATX of XL-ATX here. Posted Image

*My System*
>< Case: Antec DF-85 >< PSU: Antec CP-850 850w >< MoBo: Asus P6X58D-E ><

>< CPU: i7-930, @ 4.0Ghz >< CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems >< TIM: Artic Silver MTX ><

>< RAM: Mushkin Blackline 6gb DDR3-1600 @ 1914mhz 7-10-7-24 2T ><

>< SSD: Corsair Force F120 120gb >< HDD: 2x Samsung F4 320gb Raid-0 ><

>< GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX570 @ 900/1800/2250 24/7>< Monitor: Asus 24" LCD @ 1920x1080 ><

My gold plated butt-plug business is being sued by Apple. Apparently they have a patent for overpriced crap for a holes.


#54 MercuryDoun

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

Recommended Case - Mid Tower: NZXT Gamma, $40-$45($40 on newegg).

Pro's:

- CHEAP! In a good way, best case for less than $50 IMO. Ive used it in 5 different builds, never been disappointed.
- Roomy for a mid tower, fits most video cards, and most CPU coolers. Extremely large cards such as a 6990 i doubt would fit, as a 6950/6970 barely fits in it.
- Lots of room for optional fans!
- Foam in front acts as a dust filter.
- Rotated HDD cage with easy no-tool install, works fantastically well.

Con's:

- A little Flimsy, but knowing its thin aluminum and only $39.99, Its no surprise, overall good quality but it wont last forever, or take any serious punishment.
- Only 1 rear exhaust fan stock. While there is places for a ton of optional fans, it only comes with one fan so the need of extra fans in higher performance computers slightly increases total cost.

*My System*
>< Case: Antec DF-85 >< PSU: Antec CP-850 850w >< MoBo: Asus P6X58D-E ><

>< CPU: i7-930, @ 4.0Ghz >< CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems >< TIM: Artic Silver MTX ><

>< RAM: Mushkin Blackline 6gb DDR3-1600 @ 1914mhz 7-10-7-24 2T ><

>< SSD: Corsair Force F120 120gb >< HDD: 2x Samsung F4 320gb Raid-0 ><

>< GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX570 @ 900/1800/2250 24/7>< Monitor: Asus 24" LCD @ 1920x1080 ><

My gold plated butt-plug business is being sued by Apple. Apparently they have a patent for overpriced crap for a holes.


#55 MercuryDoun

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:03 AM

EDIT: Fixed links to manufacture product pages instead of newegg's, and changed price ranges to make the interwebs not just neweggs. Guess i should re-read stuff before posting haha.

*My System*
>< Case: Antec DF-85 >< PSU: Antec CP-850 850w >< MoBo: Asus P6X58D-E ><

>< CPU: i7-930, @ 4.0Ghz >< CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems >< TIM: Artic Silver MTX ><

>< RAM: Mushkin Blackline 6gb DDR3-1600 @ 1914mhz 7-10-7-24 2T ><

>< SSD: Corsair Force F120 120gb >< HDD: 2x Samsung F4 320gb Raid-0 ><

>< GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX570 @ 900/1800/2250 24/7>< Monitor: Asus 24" LCD @ 1920x1080 ><

My gold plated butt-plug business is being sued by Apple. Apparently they have a patent for overpriced crap for a holes.


#56 El_Capitan

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:19 AM

EDIT: Fixed links to manufacture product pages instead of newegg's, and changed price ranges to make the interwebs not just neweggs. Guess i should re-read stuff before posting haha.

Np, already had the product pages linked on the OP. :cheers:

#57 MercuryDoun

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:35 AM

Np, already had the product pages linked on the OP. :cheers:


Ah, your the greatest Capi! lolol.

*My System*
>< Case: Antec DF-85 >< PSU: Antec CP-850 850w >< MoBo: Asus P6X58D-E ><

>< CPU: i7-930, @ 4.0Ghz >< CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems >< TIM: Artic Silver MTX ><

>< RAM: Mushkin Blackline 6gb DDR3-1600 @ 1914mhz 7-10-7-24 2T ><

>< SSD: Corsair Force F120 120gb >< HDD: 2x Samsung F4 320gb Raid-0 ><

>< GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX570 @ 900/1800/2250 24/7>< Monitor: Asus 24" LCD @ 1920x1080 ><

My gold plated butt-plug business is being sued by Apple. Apparently they have a patent for overpriced crap for a holes.


#58 N.E.A

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:36 AM

I love my HAF - X
The USB 3.0 cables and i believe every one is hating it..that is the only thing and it is not a biggie :D
i just hope they will provide a USB 3 internal header to replace it with the old ones.
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#59 gotdamojo06

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

+1 for CM Storm Sniper!

Love this case, nice and roomy inside :D

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:33 AM

Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
$49
http://www.coolermas...product_id=6654

Pros:
Great price
Big space for gpu's - Can fit my GTX580
Black interior
Clear window

Cons:
Only 1 fan included
Not much space for WC rad on top

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