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    Question Which is the best MidTower?

    I plan to have the following built but I can't find a case that is right for it. I need Cool/Quiet/Clean as I am in Las Vegas(Hot and Dusty) and it will sit on my corner Computer desk near the monitor.

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    Hard Drive Intel X25-M 160GB G2, (1)WD Caviar Black 1TB or a SATA 6.0 HDD
    OCZ SSD's seem to be getting good press with the new controllers.

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    Hello chuck.Very nice system you building there i myself would propably go with a full tower case however if you want a mid case i would suggest to look at the Coolermaster HAF 922 in my opinion it has everything a mid case can provide good air flow sufficient fans and cable management.Its also good looking.
    Last edited by wheelsdeal; 14-01-2010 at 21:40.

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    Thirded. Outstanding mid-tower.

    Have a read:
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=762

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    Thanks for the information on the 922.
    Question: Has anyone hung a Corsair H50 in it?
    Were the Ram and Video card seated tight?

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    I dont think you will have any problems whatsoever installing a H50 in there.

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    I have read some good things about the ANTEC 183. One person has a similar build also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    you might want to look at the 690 II Advanced as well
    I'll have to second that. It looks classy in a way that many mid-towers don't, there's nothing overly flashy about it. Plus it has room for 12318471 fans in it. It doesn't have a windowed side panel out of the box, but I think CM is offering one (or will do so in the near future). It definitely is my mid tower dream case.

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    I don't know about the best but this is the one I am using and it rocks. I have very much the same setup hardware wise as you and I have it clocked at about 4.0 and it runs beautiful. temps are about 31-32C at idle and when streesed with OCCT or intel burn test the CPU did not go over 67 If memory serves me correct. i cool it with the Domino ALC by CooliT.

    Good luck in your search.

    Here is the link and a review. http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...black_edition/

    P.S. it is a very large Mid Tower case.

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    I use the CM Sniper for my gaming rig. It is more like a super mid-tower, almost a full tower actually. Love it, very easy to use, excellent airflow, tons of space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    I use the CM Sniper for my gaming rig. It is more like a super mid-tower, almost a full tower actually. Love it, very easy to use, excellent airflow, tons of space.
    my bro has the cm sniper and he loves it but i think windy or lian li are the best!1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    I use the CM Sniper for my gaming rig. It is more like a super mid-tower, almost a full tower actually. Love it, very easy to use, excellent airflow, tons of space.
    Jake, I have to agree for a mid tower this thing is huge!

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    If you aren't looking for flashy LED's and the like, the Ultra Grid or E-Torque seem like good cases. They have nice cable management and a large side window. Unfortunately they do not include fans. They each have room for one 120mm intake and one 120mm exhaust. There is a CPU vent as well as a GPU vent. The price is only ~$50 so just buy a couple of good fans and you still end up at a great price.

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    I reccomend either Haf 922 or Thermaltake Armor+MX
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