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Cases New case for £100

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by T2I3M, 26 Dec 2011.

  1. T2I3M

    T2I3M Member

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    I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and didnt drink too much!! :p

    I am now looking for a new case and wondered what you guys thought of my short list.

    Fractal Design R3
    Fractal Design Arc Midi
    NZXT Phantom 410 (Bigger brother is too big!)

    These are what I am torn between. I like the R3 for the quiet operation, however I think it looks a bit boring and has only one USB3 port. I have always liked the phantom, but it was too big. So the 410 is a good idea, but lacks dust filters. And I like the looks of the Arc, but with only one USB 3 port its not a future proof as the 410. Also with the meshing, i am not sure how loud the arc will be in real life.

    If you have any other suggestions, please shout them out.

    I am looking for:

    Quiet operation (Doesnt have to be silent, but the quieter the better)
    Nothing too flashy
    Fan controller would be nice
    2 x USB3 (My current setup doesnt support USB3 headers, but in the not to distant future I will be upgrading)
    Dust filters would be a plus
    Im not watercooling, so dont need the space

    Thanks for any help!! If anyone has one of these cases, feel free to tell the pros and cons.
     
  2. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    You can get a USB3 version of the R3, that's your best buy right now.
     
  3. T2I3M

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    The new R3 (USB3 version), is the USB powered from a internal Mobo header or passthrough cable?

    Thanks
     
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    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Internal, but I think you can buy a pass through cable quite easily.
     
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  5. T2I3M

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    Thanks for all your help! I am a happy owner on a black R3 :D
     

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