PC Peripherals The best Mid tower case???


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Hello guys,

I currently use a Cooler Master CM690 II Plus Case, and while it is good, I feel that cable routing options are not too good in it. I have a mid range system (See signature) and hence going to a full tower is a waste for me since I do not wish to upgrade the hardware soon.

So, what according to you is/are the best Mid Tower Cases available in the market today which gives me enough room for proper installation and cable routing/ good looks/ a bit of future upgradability in terms of cooling (like say if I want to go from air cooling to liquid).

What do you guys suggest?

Thank you.:hap2:


Cooler "Master"
^^ Get a Corsair Carbide 400R ~ 5400/- Corsair Carbide Series 400R Review - Overclockers Club / Corsair Carbide 400R Review - Page 1/6 | techPowerUp OR
NZXT Tempest EVO ~ 6200/- NZXT TEMPEST EVO Computer Case Review - Overclockers Club / NZXT Tempest EVO Review - Page 1/6 | techPowerUp OR
NZXT Gamma ~ 2300/- NZXT Gamma Review - Overclockers Club.

All are really good cases which ever suits your taste and budget, get it.

*On this note the NZXT Tempest EVO comes outfitted with six-fans making it the most value in my view although the Corsair Carbide offers stiff competition. The NZXT Gamma is incase you are on a shoe-string budget.


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Ok, thanks guys. I saw a couple of review of the Tempest EVO, and while I love it, the reviewers said that it has 'limited' cable management options. For NZXT Phantom, I do not like how it looks. It's a tad bit flashy for me( Personal opinion guys :( ).

So any more suggestions? Carbide is added to my list for now. Any difference between the 400R and the 500R?


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Any difference between the 400R and the 500R?

well, for one, 500R is not available in India.

Also, 500R comes with a side 200mm fan.

In 500R, you can remove the middle hard disk cage if you are not going to use it. This helps with the airflow.


Cooler "Master"
^^ #ChironX I strictly urge you Sire that you take either the NZXT Tempest EVO ~ 5500/- [it comes pre-bundled with 6 fans, rubber grommets for cable routing and holding] and it has great airflow, with a 650W Antec EarthWatts SMPS, there are no issues with cable management. In fact NZXT is stellar that most of its budget offerings [NZXT Gamma and Source series] and Mid-Tower cases come with a really large, clean and well thought out interiors with ample room for cable-management. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/Tempest_EVO/ / http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nzxt_tempest_evo/,


  • Sleek design
  • Great airflow
  • Solid black interior
  • Price
  • Decent cable managment
  • Bottom mounted PSU
  • Large CPU backplate access area
  • Six included case fans
  • Liquid cooling ready


  • Cable managment covers come off easily
  • No SSD mounting kit
  • A bit noisy


Corsair Carbide 400R ~ 5400/- is your other bet as it has amassed a really good reputation for some really good cable management, coupled with the fact that it is a budget bound enthusiasts dream with a lot of modding potential in it. I think Corsair bundles ~ 3 fans with the Corsair on sale. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/Carbide_400R/ / http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/corsair_carbide_400r/,


  • Less than $100
  • Has room for ten fans
  • Has a built-in "handle"
  • Wire management is "airman-approved"
  • Front fan LEDs can be toggled on and off
  • Performance comes close to higher-end Corsair cases


  • Performance may suffer from lack of top exhaust fan
  • Front fan filter not easily removable like other Corsair cases

Hope this eases your search, Cheers!!


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Go with NZXT BETA EVO.It has very good cooling +cable management+6 pre installed cooling fans.for 6k.

If you have 4-5k budget than go with carbide 400 r ,it has 3 fans preinstalled and awesome cable management.

If you want looks +decent cooling,then go with nzxt Guardian 921 rb ,it comes with 3 fans preinstalled but you can add only one more fan in it.It also has a good cable management.