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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Techtu, May 12, 2012.

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Which would you choose?

  1. NZXT Beta Evo Green

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. NZXT Beta Evo Orange

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. Zalman Z11+

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. Techtu

    Techtu

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    For a week or so now I've been thinking of upgrading my case, it first started of wanting something totally different so I was thinking of the Zalman Z11+ but then also considered the ThermalTake Commander MS-I Snow... But then again I thought to myself what is it that I want from a new case that my current one doesn't already provide.

    1: Side window
    2: Bottom mounted fan
    3: USB 3.0

    None of these really matter to me at the moment, just no real need for them. So I was thinking of giving my NZXT Beta Evo another paint job and new fans to match.

    1:NZXT Beta Evo - To which would be sanded an re-done with either a pearlescent green & LED/green fans or orange & LED/orange fans to match again.
    [​IMG]
    MODEL
    Beta EVO Series
    CASE TYPE
    Mid Tower Steel
    FRONT PANEL MATERIAL
    PLASTIC
    DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
    200 X 430 X 501 mm / 7.87" x 16.9" x 19.7"
    COOLING SYSTEM
    FRONT, 1 X 120mm Blue LED (included)
    REAR, 1 X 120mm
    SIDE, 2 x 120mm
    TOP, 2 X 120/140mm
    DRIVE BAYS
    9 DRIVE BAYS
    4 EXTERNAL 5.25" DRIVE BAYS
    5 INTERNAL 3.5" DRIVE BAYS
    Screwless Rail Design
    MATERIAL(S)
    Steel with black finish
    EXPANSION SLOTS
    7
    WEIGHT
    7.28 kg
    MOTHERBOARD SUPPORT
    ATX, MICRO-ATX, BABY AT
    CPU COOLER CLEARANCE
    129.9mm (with fan)
    154.9mm (without fan)



    2: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow
    [​IMG]
    Case Type Middle Tower
    Side Panel Transparent Window
    Net Weight 4.5 kg / 9.9 lb
    Dimension (H x W x D) 426.0 x 202.0 x 484.0 mm (16.8 x 8.0 x 19.1 ) inch
    Cooling System Front (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 2 mm (optional)
    Rear (Exhaust) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm Blue LED fan, 1000rpm, 16dBA
    Top (Exhaust) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional)
    Bottom (Intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional)
    Drive Bays - Accessible: 3 x 5.25’’, 1 x 3.5’’
    - Hidden: 5 x 3.5’’, 1 x 2.5”
    Material SECC
    Color Exterior : White Interior: Black
    Expansion Slots 7
    Motherboards Micro ATX , Standard ATX
    I/O Ports USB2.0 x 1, USB3.0 x 1, MIC & Speaker (support AC’97 & HD Audio)
    PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
    Other CPU cooler height limitation: 170mm
    VGA length limitation: 320mm



    3: Zalman Z11+
    [​IMG]
    Enclosure Type ATX Mid Tower
    Dimensions 260(W) x 498(H) x 525(D)mm
    Weight 7.4kg
    Material Plastic, Steel
    Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Micro ATX
    Power Supply Compatibility Standard ATX / ATX12V
    VGA Compatibility Full Size (up to 290mm)
    Expansion Slot 7
    Drive Bay External 5.25' 4
    Internal 3.5" 5
    External 3.5' 1 (Convertible 1 x Internal 3.5” or 1 x 2.5” SSD)
    Internal 2.5" 1
    Cooling
    Component Front 120㎜ or 140㎜ x 1 (120㎜ Blue LED Fan x 1 built-in)
    Rear 120㎜ x 1 (120㎜ x 1 Standard Fan built-in)
    Top 120㎜ or 140㎜ Fan x 2 (120㎜ Blue LED Fan x 1 built-in)
    Side 80㎜ x 2 (80㎜ Standard Fan x 2 built-in)
    Bottom 120㎜ or 140㎜ x 1 (optional)
    Side Acylic Tuning O
    I/O Ports Mic x 1, Headphones x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 2
    Color Black
     
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  2. francis511

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    +1 beta evo
     
  3. Techtu

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    Which colour?
     
  4. Widjaja

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    They're all pretty ugly to me.
    If anything the NZXT in Green.
     
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    ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    The Thermaltake because it looks like something a Storm Trooper would carry around.
     
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    NZXT Switch 810.
     
  7. francis511

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    Black - same as mine.
     
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    +1. This case would give you everything you need, better cooling and more cooling options, and ease of installing your components. It is a full ATX case so unless there is a certain amount of space you need the case to fit I couldn't recommend any of your 3 choices.
     
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  9. Techtu

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    Meh, I like something different. :)

    The space I have now is more than fine, the Z11+, MS-I Snow & re-painting my Beta Evo with new fans all fall within £5 price difference which is £55 - £60. The Switch 810 is just way out of my price range, sadly I'm on a budget.
     
  10. GTX

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    if only the white was not so futuristic and awkward...
     
  11. micropage7

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    actually zalman is pretty good but it has too much plastic
    Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow is nice but the front panel looks flat andless interesting
    i prefer steel body and NZXT Beta Evo with bright orange, green is nice but orange would looks more aggressive
     
  12. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I am a NZXT fan but that Thermaltake has my vote and the zalman looks too bloated!
     
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  13. Techtu

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    Could a Mod please close this thread, no longer relivent.
     

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