@d1fferent- Well, if you wanted to pick any of the cases you listed, they all fail (sorry for using the word) at airflow. You would for sure want to go with the antec 1200 or something along the lines of one. I previously had an aztec raidmax, yeah it looks cool, but, it really chokes the whole system of airflow. ~2 sucky 120mm fans in 1 sucky 120mm fan out. Sounds like I'd die in there too. I think I calculated it before and the antec 1200 can move something like 250cfm+ through it with the stock fans, even more if you add the side fan.