Looking for a new mid-high end range case for my system.

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Vitalius
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Hey fellow 3dGameMen. Firstly, TL:DR/Simplified list is at the bottom for what I'm asking for.

As the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my case as I've had my current one for almost a year and well... it's small. It's only a mid-tower, and it was $40 (NZXT Gamma) and I've done some... umm.... "modifications" to it. I use quotes because all it involved was getting some pliers and prying back some metal. So the back end is disfigured in a way.

Anyway, I'm looking at the NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case. The reason I am interested is because I love NZXT as a brand, particularly when it comes to cases and power supplies, but it's also because I love the look of the case. Of the black and green color combination.

My question comes up from this: Are there any other mid-high end cases (mid = $100-$200 and high = greater than $200) that look good AND come in black/green? So far it's always blue or red accents with black/white or some other color as the primary that I've seen. I want green, particularly the color the case I mentioned has. Like a sea green almost.

Any suggestions appreciated. I'm not worried about features. As long as it can hold at least 4 HDD's, 1 Optical Drive, is compatible with an ATX Motherboard, and has decent air flow, little else matters. It being mid-high range as I define it, means it will have decent ones as it is. Having 200mm fans or spots for them would be really nice as I prefer large and slow spinning fans as opposed to lots of small fast spinning fans.

I basically just want it big and beautiful.

One other note: Cases that are simply boxes (in other words, all flat surfaces at 90 degree angles) are very ugly to me. Probably because they look old imo. The Gamma has the slants on the front which I liked. The Phantom I mentioned above has lots of curved/angled edges and sides which I like.

Thanks in advance.

Simplified list/TL:DR

Need a Mid-High Range Full Tower Case for a new rig.

Appearance is important.
No boxes. Curved/angled body is preferred.
Color scheme wanted is Primary: Black, Secondary/accents: light green.
Features aren't very important beyond necessities.
Necessities being what most cases already have, particularly room for an ATX MoBo
Spots for 200mm fans would be nice but not necessary.
Use the NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Case as a model/comparison for case selection as it's one I am looking at.

Prophet4NO1
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You will have to paint what ever case you get. No one really makes off colors like that for retail sails. Unless you custom order something from a company like Mountain Mods. But, that is well over your budget.

Outside that, any Corsair, Cooler Master, or Silverstone case in your budget will be a good one.

Vitalius
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Ok, good to know.

So what other cases are there as an alternative to the NZXT Crafted Series Phantom?

Cases that have a similar look generally and are of good quality. By similar look, I simply mean shiny and curved. Not much beyond that. Price is sorta irrelevant as I'm open to all cases from the absolute minimum so long as it has the basics and looks nice to the high end gaming cases. The only ones left out are the extreme enthusiast cases. In other words ones priced more than $300. Though $275 to $300 would be pushing it as that's more than my Graphics Card.

Once again, thanks in advance for suggestions :).

Prophet4NO1
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Phantom is a pretty "one off" case. No one that I know of makes anything like it really.

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Also consider the Cooler Master CM Scout II Case: http://www.3dgameman.com/reviews/1371/cooler-master-cm-scout-ii-case

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Vitalius
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Thank you for the suggestion Rodney :). That's a pretty good case.

Overall though, I will likely stick with the phantom. Thanks for the input guys.