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Which case do you have and tell me why you love it
I have an HAF 912 and it's been great, but I realized it's aging. The HDD drive bays do not really allow for one drive to be right under another, because the cables get in the way. Looking for a new mid tower case with good cooling and cable management. I've read some topics here regarding cases and know the popular ones, just looking for a little personal bias.
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I have a Cool Master Elite 430. It's pretty well built and good room. Only down side is that back plates for the GPU aren't replaceable when you remove them and the cable management kinda sucks. Well, doesn't suck, but you have to get a little creative. And the front panel doesn't have USB 3.0.
But for $50 (and under at times), it's pretty damn good case.
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It didn't look like a boring black obelisk, was large enough to fit any GPU and was only $30.
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Corsair 500R(white)....looks nice and pretty, its solidly build(i tend to kick it on accident everytime i sit down) and it has shed loads of space inside.
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It's extremely well constructed, albeit very heavy at 42 lbs. The entire front, bottom and back are made from a single piece of thick aluminum. The interior has the motherboard tray rotated 90 degrees so the rear I/O vents upward, with three massive Silverstone AP181 fans blowing air up from the bottom. It fits everything I want inside with relative ease, and in the future I plan on putting a triple 180mm radiator at the bottom for a water cooling loop with a little modification. It also has sound dampening foam all around the case to reduce noise.
The downsides are that there is not quite enough room behind the motherboard tray for easy cable management, there are very few cable tie points, no rubber grommets, the cutout for the CPU backplate is too small, the front panel cables are not all black, and the hard drive cage is not modular.
I have a Cooler Master Gladiator 600. It is a pretty unremarkable case but it works. The reason I love it, is because of all the hideous and glorious case-stickers that it is plastered with. I have had it since 2009 and going to keep it as long as possible. Far from a perfect case, but it suits all my needs.
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it got lots of space but was built before the now common chassis innovations with psu in the bottom and cable routing behind the motherboard. Lacking all that it's not that great. If i had the tools I'd make some holes my self to rout cables back there because there is enough room but alas I don't have that.
Was thinking of getting a Fractal design R4 to replace it.
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I have a NZXT source 210 elite and its poorly made. Within a year or less the front USB 3.0 port died, the audio port died and a case fan died. I guess this is what you get for going cheap on a case. The front ports are very poorly soldered on the PCB. The 2.0 one still works but is pretty touchy and loose though.
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I was sceptical towards the design at first, but really took a liking to it once I had everything up and running.
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