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Best Full Tower Case Period

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by ckoons1, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. erixx

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    From official cooler mater site:
    COSMOS S (RC-1100).... nuf said.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/3056.html For the rest, just uploaded pics.
     
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    BTW, touching the 3D modeled mesh parts is.... sex, sort of.... Really, no joke ;)

    Apart from the beauty... It has 3 issues (as far as I can say):

    1) As I have been predicting since for ever: mesh case = more noise, even with the most slow or silent fans

    2) The room behind the motherboard tray is barely enough, real creativity is needed to arrange cables so that the rear door fits.

    3) It is aluminium made... Like all Lian Li cases... NOT! Coolermaster aluminium is as thin as it is can be and it is NOT as sturdy. Lian Li aluminium is 3x or 4x thicker, so from a weight per euro/dollar point of view, you get more aluminium buying Lian Li :)
     
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    In my personal experience so far the 800D has been the best to work with for the money. There were $500+ full towers I looked at but just couldn't justify that when the 800D had every option I possibly needed, and a lot of modability for down the road...
     
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    i agree completely
     
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    well went full circle. i have an ATCS 840 Silver on the way.
    Wanted something different.
    Every where you look is the 800D or TJ07.
    Great cases but grew tired of seeing them lol...
     
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    HEY GUYS
    What do you think of the new XIGMATEK ELYSIUM?
     
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    Best Case

    For Individuality and easy to maintain and work on ...it has to be the Thermaltake level 10 GT
    Shop for it on e-bay can get em around 280 dollars has a handle on the top, LED fan light rotate in colour at random Great ventilation easy access to all parts Ready for extra-long graphics card up to 14.2”/36 cm Water cooling support for internal 120 & 240mm radiator Unique Easy Swap HDD bays
     

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    I'm thinking maximum watercooling ability. a case that has no limit to what i can do with reference to water cooling
     
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    Upcoming Storm Trooper and Cosmos 2
    They look very promising

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    My Top 3

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    looks nice but i dont like the feet
    its so big :mad:

    and one more i dont like plastic HDD tray
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    i experienced from my previous case, after a year it aint lock well anymore
    yeah you can buy it but its kinda annoying
     
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    There have been some threads on that case. It's a nice case with a lot of features. They did screw a couple things up, but from what I know they are fixing the issues.



    In my personal opinion though I think it is ugly. I don't think it has any style.
     
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    i like it . front reminds me of the ol CMSTACKER. not too crazy about the window panel though but it
    can hold a 420 rad and a 480 rad inside. WOW
     
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    great upcoming cases.

    But what I will never like is to push relatively hot air from HDD's into my case. HDD's should be in the lower part with their own exhaust, or in the upper part with their own exhaust, but not directing their hot air directly onto my mobo that needs FRESH air.
     
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    No for me. My servers are pimped out. I currently use:

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    But I am running out of HDD hot swap cage space. I need a case with more than just 5x5.25 exterior bays. That other case has 12. Enough to install 4 HDD cages.
    That equals a nice 16 drives.
     
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    lol why do you pimp out servers? you are better off buying a chassis that is designed to be a server. you can get a 4u box that holds 24x 3.5" drives...

    ps: I'm not trying to tell you what to do. If you like pimping your servers there's nothing wrong with that. I just come from a web hosting / data center point of view.
     
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    Because I have my server on one side of my desk and my regular PC on the other side. I like the two full tower look on both sides of my desk.

    I don't have a rack and I think 4u looks stupid and make a lot of noise if not mounted in a rack in another location.

    I only use it as a media server for my theater room and the other computers in my house. 10TB's and climbing lol.
     
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    Personally I like windows. If you have a motherboard with LED indicators you can peak in and sometimes troubleshoot without opening your case.

    As far as black or silver accents. I have not decided on which one I will get yet.
     
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    appreciate it
     
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    Do you know of any towers that might be better suited? I already have a couple of these to install into a new tower:
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    well, my Cosmos S has 10 front bays, you could fit 2 of those :rolleyes:

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