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Windows 7: What gaming case to get?

10 Apr 2011   #1
Colinjbro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
What gaming case to get?

Hey guys, I recently bought myself a new computer and I have almost everything that I need, New hard drive is on the way and then the only thing that I need is a good computer case with good cooling.
For the purposes of this thread I will post the stats of my PC just to you can see them in relation to what kind of case it would need.

Chip:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Hard Drive: Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 570SC
Memory:6GB DDR3 Corsair
PSU:850W Corsair

One DVD drive


At the minute the cases that I am looking at the most are The ANTEC 902 or the HAF 932, These cases are both around the same price and in the price range that I am willing to pay.


Which of the two would you go for and if there is another case what would you suggest??
Thank you for the help and advice guys =)##


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10 Apr 2011   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm running the Antec 900-2 here and that seems to work out for gaming along with other multitasking loads. You can look that one over at Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I prefer this over the first 900 model since the case is recessed into a cabinet section of the desk here. The power, reset, usb, and eSata ports are right front rather then reaching back with the 900.

The case is a good solid contruction but may be a bit awkward if you are planning to use a large hsf such as the first one used here until changing brands of memory with heat shelds that bumped up against the under side of the Zalman model seen at Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler with Worlds first PWM Fan Speed Controller

The temps were great but the hsf was lifted up on one side due to the heat shields.

The Cooler Master HAF 932s seem to be priced a bit higher when looking at the 3 models seen at Newegg.com - HAF 932

A much better price is seen with the ThermalTake Element as an alternative. Newegg.com - Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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10 Apr 2011   #3
Everlong

 

I'd recommend this case: Scan.co.uk: Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Black Mid Tower Computer Case - RC-692-KKN2 I'm using the Nvidia Edition, which is practically the same, and it's a great case for under £100. Many features you'd normally only find in a £100+ case (such as internal space for watercooling radiators) and plenty of room inside, with plenty of space and holes for clean cable management. There's a a basic version as well, which is £20 cheaper.

Video here with the differences YouTube - CMHD.TV - Cooler Master CM 690 II: Advanced and Basic Versions Comparison.

Or if you're wanting one of them two cases, I'd choose the HAF case.
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10 Apr 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Out of the two options, I'd go the Haf over the Antec.

Otherwise the CM 690 II linked by Everlong is also a very good choice.
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10 Apr 2011   #5
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

It will depend on where you are buying from to see which will see the best prices. The Antec wouldn't be one for any liquid cooling set up being one drawback.

Another ThermalTake model that does support water cooling and for SSDs as well is the Armor model seen at Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VL90001W2Z

That lacks the options for side and top case fans however as well as side window if you are looking for this as well. For a little more style an alternative to the ones mentioned so far would be a look at the NZXT model seen at Newegg.com - NZXT Digital Artic-Camo (Water Transfer Printing) TEMPEST EVO Mid Tower w. 2 x 120mm Front LED Fans, 2 x 140mm Top Fans, 1 x 120mm Side LED Fan & 1 x 120mm Rear Fan

The price is better then seen with the Cooler Master models but a little higher in price over the Antec. Fans include a 140mm top fan along with a pair of 120s in front, one on the side as well as a rear 120.
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10 Apr 2011   #6
Colinjbro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I'd recommend this case: Scan.co.uk: Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Black Mid Tower Computer Case - RC-692-KKN2 I'm using the Nvidia Edition, which is practically the same, and it's a great case for under £100. Many features you'd normally only find in a £100+ case (such as internal space for watercooling radiators) and plenty of room inside, with plenty of space and holes for clean cable management. There's a a basic version as well, which is £20 cheaper.

Video here with the differences YouTube - CMHD.TV - Cooler Master CM 690 II: Advanced and Basic Versions Comparison.

Or if you're wanting one of them two cases, I'd choose the HAF case.


Oh I never saw this case in any of the sites I checked out, It looks really nice and is a little bit cheaper too =)! I'll have to have a closer look at it.
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10 Apr 2011   #7
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colinjbro View Post
Oh I never saw this case in any of the sites I checked out, It looks really nice and is a little bit cheaper too =)! I'll have to have a closer look at it.
Actually if you look around some more you'll find an everincreasing number of both stylish as well as other types of cases to browse through. They come in various price ranges as well like the lengthy list seen at Mid Tower Cases, Mid Tower Case at Xoxide!

For the much higher you can even find air conditioned case for those who like to turn things up a bit. The material used in different cases is another thing to consider when looking around in case you want steel, steel/aluminum, steel/plastic, aluminum, aluminum/plastic.

The steel case will tend to weigh more as a rule. For a case with a number of fans having dust screens is another thing to consider.

Fortunately the 900-2 them while other makes seem to lack. It's a good lower priced durable case for a stock build without liquid cooling. First make out a list of the things you want to see in a case however. price, flexibility, quality are all concerns.
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14 Apr 2011   #8
Kipper

 

Any of the Cooler Master Storm series chassis are worth a second look. Their newest offering the Storm Enforcer is a nice gaming case and will be reasonably priced.

I reviewed this new case for Cooler master which was published today on the release of this new case.

You can read my review here if you care to: CM Storm Enforcer
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14 Apr 2011   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

The storm enforcer looks like a decent little case.
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14 Apr 2011   #10
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Ive got the Sniper... very good case
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