NZXT vs. Cougar vs. Thermaltake vs. Aerocool

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ChadAgWing
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http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/source_220 (59.13$)
http://www.cougar-world.de/en/products/case/solution.html (48.70$)

Which of these would be the best? Colors don't really matter as I prefer an all black, no lights build. For me, these are the criteria on what matter the most:

- Less than 65$
- Front panel USB3.0
- Cable management (from behind for airflow).
- Space for a 11" graphics card even when hard drives are installed.
- Number of fans (preferably a case with fans on top and the PSU on the bottom).

I already looked at the specs and the four mentioned above meet the standards I set. Do note that I will never buy a big cpu cooler, because I only overclock a little. So cpu cooler clearance or water cooling will not be an issue.

So what do you guys think the best would be? If you have a better case to suggest under 65$, you are welcome to say so :)

spawnkiller
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I would'nt choose the commander or the strike-x cause they don't have cable mangement hole...
(The strike-x have holes but it seems really far from the PSU and motherboard)

The NZXT and the COUGAR look really sharp but the front I/O panel on the NZXT seems really cheap...

I think the Cougar is the best choice for that price but i suggest you to invest a little more on a case
or at minimum add a couple of fan for improving the airflow

Hope that will be helpfull for you ;)

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ChadAgWing
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Very good point! I didn't see the MS-III's weakness because no reviews have been made for it thus far.

So it's now between the Cougar Solution and the NZXT Source 220.

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I'd like to note that I WILL be filling-in all the fan slots made available by the case. So that's not going to be a concern :)

spawnkiller
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haha good ;) i prefer the look of the NZXT over the cougar but for option/fonctionnallity, the 2 cases seems nearly identical except for the side panel (the cougar have 3 fans vs 1 on the NZXT...)

ChadAgWing
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So that's one vote for Cougar.

I need other people to give their insight on the matter. Kindly leave a comment, thank you!

ChadAgWing
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Sorry for the double post, anyone has opinions?