I am building a new system this summer with Haswell chips coming out; I'm around 4 years out of date on the latest tech.. My uses are primarily for music making (Sonar/Ableton) and gaming; every once in a while I'll be doing some family video/photo editing but it's not a primary function. I won't be overclocking or anything, and I'd like to have a relatively powerful system that runs cool/silently as possible (like all of us, right?)
Anyways, I have been running with a P180 case that I was happy with, but the new cases out there seem to have evolved. Budget is not unlimited, but I can stretch a bit for the solid components. I already have my graphics card with an MSI Twin Frozr 680gtx, so that part is done.
Otherwise looking for hints for a case with these:
Core i7 4770T (still researching here)
Heatsink (still researching, might go NoFan if it's possible)
Gigabyte mobo? (have gone giga/asus in past, looking for performance but running cool)
Nexus PSU (I have had the RX-8500 with pretty good results)
MSI GTX-680 (already bought)
Samsung SSD boot drive (already bought)
Western Digital black series drives (already bought)
Anyways, I am considering a Silverstone ft02, and Antec 280 or 183 performance, or possibly Corsair (I don't know much about them but they seem to be mentioned favorably) or a Nanoxia Deep Silence 1.
Any suggestions welcome, I love this stage of building a new system