I'm in the market for a new case right now.
I'll admit, I am not able to resist the temptation of these fancy tempered-glass side panels and their general design once you go past the "definitely budget" area. They just look too good to my eyes that I want it.
I also want a case that will be easy to work on inside once I get around to upgrading my CPU, which will neccesiate a motherboard swap. Ah, heck, even transplanting my parts right now would also need quite a lot of help as is. Big hands, tight spaces don't mix well.
If cleaning up the filters were an easy affair, all the better.
Here's a shortlist of what I'm considering at the moment.
Corsair Crystal 460X is the most spendy, but the case appears to be most thought-out of the lot. It also funnily, doesn't look aggressive, at least while turned off.
Corsair Carbide Spec-Omega is definitely angry-looking, and it does appear to be a bit smaller. Slightly cheaper, though.
For something that isn't a Corsair, the Bitfenix Aurora seems pretty fine - and in terms of styling, I'd myself put it between the above two. It's the cheapest option, too, and comes with an extra two USB 2.0 ports (heh, so for once my motherboard's USB 2 headers won't go useless.) These feet, though... and apparently it uses quite a lot of integrated dust filters, so that will be painful if it isn't easily cleaned.
I think I'll just accept that these cases will render my internal DVD burner obsolete. I probably should get around to buying a Blu-ray external, but that can wait.
As an aside, since all of these cases have a lot more freedom in radiator mounting, should I move my current rear-mounted CPU radiator to either the top or the front? Am also wondering what to deal with the existing old fans if I went with Corsairs. Thanks in advance.
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