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    Question What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    I really want the NZXT H440 due to its clean looks, great window and great cable management.
    However I kind of want an optical driver - I rip and burn a lot of CD and DVDs that I buy onto PC for Phone, tablet etc.

    Can anyone suggest a case similar to the White NZXT H4440 that has an optical drive?

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    Is it possible to have the optical drive external and hook it up when required for my RIP and Burn Marathons?

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    I have been looking at its younger brother, the S340, and I've had a similiar thought about it. Its a really awesome with a nice design and price point. I personally can phase out my use of a DVD drive fairly easy, but in your case it would be very easy to pick up a external drive for a small amount of money and just plug it in when you need it. Performance may not be up to the full speed of an internal, but I'd say that is worth it for the awesome case.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    I've just moved to an optical bay-less case and was in the same boat. While you can buy an new external drive, if you already have an internal SATA drive you could buy something like this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker%C2%AE-...ata+to+usb+3.0

    that way you can use it for quickly hooking up HDDs too, useful for that that much forgotten process - backups.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    Hey Evz, I was looking for a New mid case Myself...

    CA-H440W-TH - NZXT H440 Special Edition - Looks like a really nice case

    I very tempted by the Corsair Obsidian 550D Mid Tower Case - I've read a number of Reviews on, and seen youtube vid on it.

    also like the look and style of the - be quiet! Silent Base 800 Orange Windowed Case

    I bought a Scan 3xs for work with Antec P193 V3 Mid Tower Case
    and omg it was heavy, had a nice layout, Now this ones just way too old now.

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    Best one around for me is the air 540 carbide
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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    Possibly the fractal design define r5
    Good case lots of room with 2 5.25" bays 8 3.5" bays (removable)

    Also its cheaper than the h440 but i still say the h440 looks better

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    Does it have to be white? If not what about the Phanteks Enthoo pro M? At £60 it's hard to beat for the money.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    I have the blue/black NZXT H440 and i love it, its a great case, and that section at the bottom to hide all your whirring really cleans up the place compared to some other cases.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    You can get a windowed Fractal Designs R4 in white, and it has 5.25inch bays for an optical drive. It's very slightly cheaper than an H440 and comes with everything you're looking for.

    If you want something with a bit more of a unique look, the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe is a little pricier but has a sweet design. There's also the Corsair Air 540 which I've heard good things about, but again, is a also more expensive than the H440.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    Fractal design R5 in my opinion, perfect for your needs.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    What about the Fractal design define s. Very good value for money.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    External drive, plus home-modded case window.
    Pretty much what I did - Easy, fun and you get exactly the look you want!

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    I don't have it yet but I plan on getting it for my next build is the Fractal design define R5 comes with and without window in Black, Grey and Titanium.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    I've got a Corsair 650D, which is pleasant to build inside. Room for a 280 rad at the top, optical drives. Only problem in my eyes is the annoying 200mm front fan. Would much rather 2 x 120mm fan mount.

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    Quote Originally Posted by DownBringer View Post
    Only problem in my eyes is the annoying 200mm front fan. Would much rather 2 x 120mm fan mount.
    Really? How come?

    Surely large fan spinning slower to move the same airflow = quieter operation?

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    Re: What is the best Mid Tower Case with Window? NZXT H440?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Really? How come?

    Surely large fan spinning slower to move the same airflow = quieter operation?
    Rad compatability maybe for H100?

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