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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DublinDude, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. DublinDude

    DublinDude New Member

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    Hey all,

    New to these forums! :toast:

    I hope you can help me, I am in the market for a new case! I would like something stylish and not to OTT.

    I was originally looking towards the Antec 902/1200 but the blue leds and the plastic look is kind of putting me off! (I am going by online pics here so perhaps my description is unfair?)

    Anyway, through a small bit of research I have come accross the cases below, which seem to be the popular ones at the moment:

    Starting with the most expensive:


    Corsair Obsidian 800D (prob too pricey but my kinda case!)

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    Cooler Master ATCS 840

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    Lian Li PC-A71FB (prob too pricey)

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    Coolermaster RC-1100 Cosmos S

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    Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos

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    Antec 1200

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    Coolermaster HAF 932

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    Thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions!
     
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    Mostly the last two are the only cases I would go for or recommend.
     
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    If that one is a bit blocky check out the original raven, looks nicer IMO.
     
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    Yeah that ones better looking than the raven 02 :respect: ... ;)
    but a bit pricey .... since u r considering even an obsidian ... i dont think the price is a factor for u :laugh: ...
     
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    How about the Lian Li PC-7FW?

    Not too expensive and very sleek looking.
     
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    I have the HAF932, awesome case and faultless in my opinion, never had any of the others although a friend has the 1000 Cosmos, personally i dont like it and it does not have the airflow of some more modern competitors.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation! I am not overly taken by the raven! Its ok but doesn't really stick out for me! I will read into it more though!
     
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    Yea the handles on the Cosmos put me off!! I am not going to be carrying it anywhere! :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't recommend the Antec unless once you've built your system your going to leave it for a while, screws for everything.

    prefer cases that use toolesss but give you the option to add a screw for transport purposes.
     
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    It seems you are after a full ATX case, but I thought I would advice you on the Antec mini p180 as it screams quality. I have one myself and love it, the only problem I had with it was that it didn't have a window cut out in the side panel but I just cut one myself.
     
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    Well I actually have the P182 SE currently! Side panel is broken and wont go back on, all the internal organs :eek: are exposed! Hence seeking a new case! Something different!
     
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    I never really considered screws etc! Wouldn't have really bothered me but some of the other cases are screwless which I guess is handy!
     
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    If I had enough money for the obsidian I would start to research how much a custom case would cost , you ever thought of that?
     
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    Never really considered it, no!

    I prefer a plain out of the box case! I don't really go for colour, bells and whistles, leds etc etc. I just like sleek and stylish! Besides I am not so sure yet that I have enough money! haha
     
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    Ahh see I'm a bells and whistles man myself, so I tend to buy a cheap case then "pimp" it he he.


    I'm bored so may look through a whole bunch of shops for cases that I think you may like.

    Will update later.
     
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    I had the cooler master cosmos for almost 2 years...If you are doing a lot of air cooling its a great choice as it deadens alot of sound, also its already setup for water cooling....I ended up using it for a server build for my friends business and he loves the size of it and runs 24/7 with no heat issues...But the thing is huge and the handles were great for transportation!!
     
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    Thanks dude! Looking forward to it!! Remember sleek, slylish. Think James Bond more so than Bill and Ted! (Ok, need more sleep)
     
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    Well I haven't a clue about water cooling and overclocking etc! I probably wont be getting involved in that anytime soon. Maybe one rainy day when boredom and curiosity get the better of me!
     
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    IM a sucker for the NZXT M59

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    Kinda looks like its been recovered from a car crash!!

    I should mention that I would "ideally" like the power/reset buttons on the top of the case as it will most likely be placed on the floor next to my chair!
     
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    Only from one shop so far.

    Ranging from just under £100 to £170

    In price order :D


    First up

    NZXT WHISPER
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    Zalman GS1000 B
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    Antec P193
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    Cooler Master Stack ( Black)
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    Cooler Master Cosmos (Pure)
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    how's zat?
     
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    How many have you got??? :wtf:

    The 300 aint bad but I think I would like something a bit more stylish! I really am a fussy fellow! :rolleyes:
     
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