need to upgrade my case, please suggest

ironforge

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Looking for something under $100 if possible.

Needs:
fit ATX motherboard
able to mount corsair H50 cooler
decent air cooling for 2500K overclock
single video card, no SLI or anything fancy.

Don't care either way for LED lights/ case windows etc. Would actually rather go without them.

Can be mid tower or full tower.

Any thoughts on the antec 300 illusion or rosewill challenger?
 

DOOMHAMMA

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Avoid the Antec Illusion, not worth it imo. I end up turning all the fans off except the top fan 90% of the time unless I am gaming or it is warm. It's a nice case, and I don't regret it, but it is aged in some ways. You won't be unhappy with it probably?
Good cases under $100:
Cooler Master HAF 922
Cooler Master HAF 912
Rosewill Challenger isn't bad either
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
Corsair Carbide 400R
I'm not a fan of the low end Lian Li cases, you get some of their nice qualities but I feel like certain things are sacrificed just so you can say you own a Lian Li :p

Those are what I would go with in that price range right now. The 400R is especially nice imo.
 

ironforge

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Avoid the Antec Illusion, not worth it imo. I end up turning all the fans off except the top fan 90% of the time unless I am gaming or it is warm. It's a nice case, and I don't regret it, but it is aged in some ways. You won't be unhappy with it probably?
Good cases under $100:
Cooler Master HAF 922
Cooler Master HAF 912
Rosewill Challenger isn't bad either
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
Corsair Carbide 400R
I'm not a fan of the low end Lian Li cases, you get some of their nice qualities but I feel like certain things are sacrificed just so you can say you own a Lian Li :p

Those are what I would go with in that price range right now. The 400R is especially nice imo.

Newegg doesn't carry the carbide 400R.. where is the best place to order it?
 

DOOMHAMMA

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It was just released, Newegg should pick it up soon, the Carbide 400R and 500R are supposed to be fully stocked everywhere in September. So if it is not a pressing need, I would wait that 2 weeks or whatever for it to appear. Redbeard might chime in with a more accurate picture of availability. I am pretty sure there are a few individuals on these forums that just received their own in the mail recently or from stores.
 
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