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Cheapish full tower

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:21 pm

I am looking into cheaper full towers (under $200 Canadian, including 12% tax). I have a very small list of requirements for it
Must look cool ie: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
Must have a place to mount a water cooling system (probably an H100 but maybe an H80)
Must be a Full tower

Hope you people can help!
PS:I am considering getting the HAF 932, but I want more opinions and choises
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Re: Cheapish full tower

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:55 pm

You Have Tons of choices, I have Coolermasters HAF 922 Mid tower,But its more like a full tower with 5 optical bays, a 200mm front 900rpm silent intake fan along with a 200mm top mounted exhaust i moved to the side as a intake to blow on my sli 560s. It also is sporting a bottom 120mm fan that goes in front of the psu, Then i have a antec 620 water AIO system with push pull 120mm fans hooked to the back of the as exhaust. The top i left open with no fans at all, But it will hold a h100 easily with push pull setup.
Here is the link to the HAFx a sweet case under 200$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119225
here is the CM stryker case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119260

I love the HAF cases the 922, and the932+ HAFx those are the big mother fu*&^%rs.\ Plus they are so QUIET and so much cooling, They use about a 1/4 inch Honey comb design that allows airflow much better then regular holes for the fans. But if you have pets and smoke like me plan on cleaning it out every 3 months or so for lack of air filters
The Cosmos 2 case is awesome but well over 200$, You cannot go wrong with a 932 or 942/HAFx case

There is a soft spot in my heart for Corsairs Vengence C70 Military olive drab green case.....has that ammo box look along with safety covers on the power/reset switches like arming switches for weapons But only space for 3 optical bays, But i know it can hold a H100 also in the roof. I am a WWII fanatic.....if that case was out when i built my 2600k rig it would be holding my hardware right now :)

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Re: Cheapish full tower

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:41 pm

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductLis ... V2&x=0&y=0

Thor V2 imo is one of the cheapest Full towers priced at $139 Canadian and you get 3 230mm fan & 1 140mm fan, it have been rated as one of the best Air Cooling Cases.

If you are looking for something that can house a H100 you can look at the Corsair 500R-> even though it is a Mid Tower it offers more than enough room above the mother board for H100(should I mention 500R and H100 are made by the Same Company?) and enough extra room for you to run it with 4 fans in push-pull configuration for max efficiency. It is also priced at $139 Canadian not counting a $15 USD rebate, if you don't believe it watch the video review of 500R on Newegg TV.
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Re: Cheapish full tower

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:54 pm

IMO $200 for a case isn't cheapish. I own several full towers, and I don't think I've ever paid more than $100 for a case.

Just sayin'... :wink:
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Re: Cheapish full tower

Postposted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:16 pm

sherlock wrote:Thor V2 imo is one of the cheapest Full towers priced at $139 Canadian and you get 3 230mm fan & 1 140mm fan, it have been rated as one of the best Air Cooling Cases.


Thanks for that suggestion! Not a bad lookin case either. The H100 should mount right there on the back were that grate is.
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Re: Cheapish full tower

Postposted on Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:53 am

BitFenix Shinobi XL is oft overlooked. I go through cases like it's a problem, from Lian Li to Coolermaster, and this is the one I've been most satisfied with so far. Simple, elegant, some cool features that you didn't know you need (12v USB charger) and nothing extravagant that you don't need.

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