Need a full tower

Phenom02

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Ok I'm looking into full tower for my system. My mid tower wavemaster is an inferno. I'm looking for something with very good airflow plenty of interior room, mostly width. I've been looking at 2 cases: the Antec Twelve Hundred and the XCLIO Windtunnel. Your probably familiar with the 1200. Here's the Windtunnel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103011. Anyone have either of these two cases? Or can someone suggest a better full tower for under 200 bucks?
 

luddha

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I own an Antec 1200 and it's great, but I would absolutely trade it for a Lian-Li PC2x10 with a window. Probably just because I'm not watercooling. If I did, I'd have better use for the 5,25" spots.

jason_str: Lian-Li PC1010 isn't a full tower.
 

jason str

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jason_str: Lian-Li PC1010 isn't a full tower.

It is a large case, size wise as big as a full tower and accepts E-ATX boards that many full size towers cannot.

The Antec 1200 will not accept E-ATX boards, not big enough and the XCLIO Windtunnel is also too small,
 

luddha

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It is a large case, size wise as big as a full tower and accepts E-ATX boards that many full size towers cannot.

The Antec 1200 will not accept E-ATX boards, not big enough and the XCLIO Windtunnel is also too small,

Full tower isn't about accepting E-ATX, if I've got it right. It's about the size inside the case. And the PC1010 just doesn't qualify as a full tower, atleast not in my eyes. There is also more space for HDDs in the Antec 1200 (if you use backplanes), and I bet that the Antec 1200 is a lot cooler then the LL PC1010.
 

E.T

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My mid tower wavemaster is an inferno.

plenty of interior room, mostly width
No wonder with single tiny fan as exhaust and tiny fan inside cramped PSU (ancient design bling bling el cheapo) isn't going to do any exhaust work.
Graphic card has actually reasonable load heat output and exhausting cooler but power consumption wise high end Phenom I is new NetBurst.

And if you want space for long graphics card you'll need E-ATX capable case instead of cramped tower.
Lian Li A70 makes many wannabe/claiming to be full tower cases look very cramped. (performance-PCs has lot better price than Newegg)


Full tower isn't about accepting E-ATX, if I've got it right. It's about the size inside the case
E-ATX is all about space.
While those Antec's tiny "cheap" copies of Stacker need shoehorn for putting long graphics card inside resulting unusable 5.25" bays E-ATX cases take those and ask for some more...
And in Lian Li A70/71 neither long graphics card can block any device bays (10xHDD/5x5.25") or any drive/device block graphics card's space.
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TeeJay88

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Ive got a Stacker 830, but because of build quality and a few missing features i'm ordering a lian li v1010. Be aware of cooler master, there tech support sucks. and build quality is shacky(literally).
 

jason str

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Cooler master cases are ok if you have a tight budget to work with but the build quality is inferior, Antec too has some good ideas sometimes and in my mind are better built than Cooler master but if you get your hands on a nice Lian Li case or Silverstone and put them side by side with the C.M. or Antec you will see a big difference.
 

JoNo216

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I'ld get a HAF 932, or a Silverstone.
I've never had an issue with quality from CoolerMaster.
 
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