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I'm building a computer and have the case narrowed down to these 3. Wanted to know your experiences or thoughts on them. As for what I'm building it'll be either an E6600 or E6700 with 8800GTS or 8800GTX Possible overclocking on processors.

Here are the 3 cases i'm thinking about (in order from what I probably like the best first).

XCLIO A380BK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103010

Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

Silverstone TJ09 Case
http://www.krunker.com/2006/12/12/si...9-case-review/



It looks to me like the XCLIO A380BK has no exhaust fans, is this correct? It says it has the ability to put 120mm fan on back for exhaust.. do you think this is a problem? My main conern is cooling and styling and I believe the first choice has best of both..opinions?
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It looks to me like the XCLIO A380BK has no exhaust fans, is this correct? It says it has the ability to put 120mm fan on back for exhaust.. do you think this is a problem? My main conern is cooling and styling and I believe the first choice has best of both..opinions?

The user reviews and specs say you can mount a 120mm and you already have the 2 250mm fans going. Not a dealbreaker, I'd guess they assume you will add your own fan and only supply the odd large sizes which are difficult to find. Many cases come with open fan slots.

As far as style opinions - I'm not one for LEDs, windows, fancy mesh or anything else. My advice would be to get what you like, not what I like because my stuff is usually very functional but relatively dull by comparison.

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I've got the Antec 900 and really like it. I did Dremel some new holes to route cabling behind the motherboard. The Antec Tri-Cool fans are really quiet. I've got a total of 10 fans running in my case, all on "low", and temps are great and it's really quiet.
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I think the Antec 900 takes the cake for cooling / function. The blowhole design is extremely effective for exhaust. The XCLIO has some massive intake fans but then totally lacks in the exhaust department. CFM-IN should be close or equal to CFM-OUT to create a good airflow and that's just not there on the XLCIO, I think the case would be very turbulent.

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I'd go with this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129025

Here's a review with good pics:
http://computered.wordpress.com/head...-nine-hundred/

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