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  1. NdMk2o1o

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    So I need to decide on a new case for a build. The trouble is, none of them seem to jump out at me, the "best looking" one I have seen to my taste is the CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Case CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Case - With Windowed...

    My Criteria:

    Must be black
    Black interior is a plus
    Rugged looking
    MUST have a window
    Mid tower as I can't fit a full tower under my desk.


    Max Budget £120 at a push, though if you can find me one for half that that matches my criteria, that would be great!!

    I can't seem to find much else that matches my criteria, I really like the look of the NZXT Vulcan though it's MATX :banghead:
    The features and looks on the NZXT phantom are fantastic, it just lacks a window :cry:
    Have owned a CM Storm Scout so this isn't an option
    Don't like the look of the Antec Dark Fleet series

    Please help!!!!
     
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    the silverstone ft01b-w would be another good choice, if you could find one for £120
     
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    Not that keen on the HAF series, don't know they just don't grab me :eek:

    Nice looking case, might have to find a decent review and some quality pics :toast:

    Moarrrrrrr :D
     
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    Coolermaster Stacker 830 Black and variants? Strongest case I have ever had the chance of coming across. Not sure if the side panel suits your tastes though...
     
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    The one i use is like a brick and is pretty dam heavy although finding one now be near impossible :(..
     
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    I like my Lian-Li K62, though it isn't "Rugged looking", it's Black interior, Black ext., Window, nice cooling, nice looking, completely tooless...
     
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    Ah, dude, I have one coming on Wednesday. It'll house either a Gigabyte GTX 480 SOC or a HD 6970.... And i'll hug it every night before i go to bed!

    BTW I have the Noctua NH U12P, is the D14 far superior? I'm looking at stifling noise.
     
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    Nice suggestion on the Lian Li, actually been looking at this one, though don't know how much the silver interior puts me off and I don't have the patients or skills to paint it myself.

    I actually looked at an "el-cheapo" case from Inwin though upon a review I saw, the interior lacks space and cable management, they had a hard time getting a "normal" sized tower cooler in (infact they didnt get it in with the side panel on) for that review alone, I don't think I'll ever consider one of their cases.

    I have owned an Antec 900, and while I loved the case at the time, I feel I have moved on from that place and going back, well would be like going back :laugh:

    The silverstone as mentioned above, while excellent, is defiantely out of my budget I'm afraid :mad:
     
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    Lian-li is over-rated in my opinion. Don't really see what all the fuss is about. Cheapish cases, maybe good for modding?
     
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    Not sure if you can find this in the UK. I know Newegg carries it.
    XIGMATEK
     
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    Cooler Master Elite 360 ...nice little htpc case for cheap come with a 350 psu or not and good setup for ventilation
     
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    Actually that's not too bad, I prefer the windowed version, may have to have a hunt around see if it's available and look for some decent reviews :toast:
     
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    Review
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    Window Version: CPC-T90DB-U02

    I'm looking for places that sell it in UK
     
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    Good luck I tried all the offcial resellers from the Xigmatek site and none of them stock either the mesh or window side panel variants, though you can buy the side panel seperately :banghead:

    Thanks for the reviews. :toast:
     
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    you looking for a case or a girl? lol jk

    are we going for looks first function second or vice versa?
     
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    of those I like the lian li, it's far more sleek and elegant than the other two and I've always found lian li cases to be a fewdegrees cooler than other brands.
     
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