Case + CPU Cooler compatability + your favourite case?

Might be building my first PC soon, and I was wondering if the BitFenix Raider Mid Tower Case would have enough room to fit a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler inside. 

Also, which of the following do you think is the best case? I don't really care about the looks, just space and cooling.

BitFenix Raider

Thermaltake V9

CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced

Aerocool Black Hawk

I couidn't find the exact measurements of the inside of the bitfenix case but it says it holds large heatsinks. I would be very surprised if it can not fit the Hyper 212 evo. As for the best case i will leave that up to others to comment on as I have unusual tastes when it comes to cases.

I like the COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer  because it has a window and a red LED fan.

Best cases I currently know of are the CM Storm series, the Corsair 200R and 300R, Thermaltake Level 10 GT( looks appealing to me, not so much for others), and a CM Haf 912, Zalman Z11 and NZXT 210 for someone on a tighter budget.

I believe any decent ATX tower can fit a 212

Righto. I might just choose a big one that has 3 fans. Simply because of better cooling and it's bigger XD

Depends on what kind of cpu cooler you want/plan on doing, e.g. i bought a Fractal Designe R4 because it has 180mm of clearence with a CPU cooler so i know i cant fit a large Cooler and have room for air to mave around gor my gfx card ect... to spare 

It does fit, have a picture right here



Great case to work with.

Great cable management, got a good overclock (added no fans). Runs quiet, and is a very sleek not common case. The owner of this has nothing but good things to say about it


Awesome. Thanks. :)

As a general rule of thumb, if there is a 120mm fan above the Motherboard IO then you can fit a big cooler. I have a NF-D14 fitted in my Define R3...