UPDATE: Thank you everyone for your input, a lot of great advice in this thread. Going over the handful of cases that have been suggested there are a few that have caught my eye: The Switch 810: Don't mind the looks and I like the features, but a bit pricier than I'm willing to go, not a fan of it in white either, which is all my local shop carries. If I bite the bullet it would be $190 locally. Nanoxia DS1: If this were available today, I would probably end up picking it up. It really does, at least based on initial reviews, look to be a cooler running, quieter Define R4. Unfortunately from brief Google searches I'm seeing it will be available sometime in February in the US, therefore a bit later in Canada. I'm in need a case soon. Define R4: Still considering it. Wary about the cooling but this could be somewhat mitigated by additional fans. $120 locally plus ~30 for 2 additional fans. Antec p280: Taking Termie's advice for cooling I had a look at the Antec 1100, not a fan of it personally, but I am intrigued the the P280, which differs only slightly in design. I'm thinking that the P280 would be a middle ground for me between achieving the cooling I want and also getting the look and noise level right. If I were to pick this up, it would be $120, plus ~30 to install 2 additional fans in the front. Anyone have any further thoughts? END UPDATE Hi Everyone, Currently, I'm running an half decade old Antec 900. I've grown bored with it. It's too small, too bright, lacks cable management, and rivals a Dyson with it's dust sucking abilities. That being said, the cooling has always been up to par and the case hasn't let me down, aside from a grinding fan at start-up. Specs for my rig below, used primarily for gaming: 2500K @ 4.5 cooled with a Hyper 212 7970 factory cooling, slight OC, stock volts 16 gigs Ram Asus P8Z68 Pro ATX motherboard 1 SSD 2x Hard Drives 1 CD/DVD R/W Corsair 850X Modular PSU (New, switched out from a TX750 non modular in the 900) I'm primarily interested in a case that provides decent cooling. With the 900, my 7970 would sometimes hit above 80 during heavier gaming loads, would prefer to keep it below that level. Also, I'd prefer a case that isn't bright or flashy. Noise levels aren't really a concern, but the ability to quiet down the case when not gaming would be nice. Budget is under $160, buying in Canada. I've considered the following cases (researched reviews and build logs) and have included my thoughts: Cooler Master HAF XM $130 Pros: Great cooling, side fan for GPU, plenty of room for cable management. Neutral: Looks - bit too industrial for my tastes, but I could live with it. Cons: Rather large, no fan controller, not the best fan quality (have read of issues with top fan), air filters are just mesh and not the greatest. Corsair 500r White/Black $130 Pros: Great cooling, side fan for GPU, good cable management. Neutral: More what I'm going for, not flashy (LEDs can be turned off) or industrial. Cons: Proprietary fan controller only compatible with stock case fans (this really irks me for some reason), seems overpriced. Fractal Design Define R4 White/Black $110 - No window, $120 - Window Pros: Great looks, good cable management, Fantastic build quality, fan controller. Neutral: Ability to turn down the fans for quiet operation when not gaming. Cons: Cooling isn't as great, as the case is primarily geared towards silence. No side fan, though it can be added with the non-windowed version Conclusion: At the moment, I'm more biased towards the Define R4, mostly because of it's looks. Loving the minimalist design. My main concern though is the cooling. I realize at stock the case is geared towards silence, however this idea has been running through my head: Remove the top HDD tray, add another 140 mm to the front intake, so that the front and rear fans are all connected to the fan controller. Then add a 120mm intake fan to the bottom mounting, which would be blowing air at the intake on my 7970. I guessing this would have a decent impact on cooling, while still maintaining the ability to control noise. I have to data to back this idea up, I'm just guessing. Anyway, if you have the time, let me know your thoughts, recommendations, and ideas. Any input is much appreciated. Regards.