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What case do you think is the best ?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DrPepper, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Ok I'm curious as to what everyone thinks is the best case. I'd like you to list a case that you think is the best and the pro's and cons of it. This isn't meant to be scientific or anything just curious.

    I'd like to add some categories and see what is best in that price range.

    -Best for under 50
    -Best for under 50-100
    -Best for over 100+
     
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    http://www.silverpcs.com/product_info.php?products_id=544&osCsid=743a3786f3b103a2af4a11a5d190a8de

    -Pro's
    .Fits everything
    .Wtf more could you want?
    .sexy and doesn't need lights to achieve said sexyness

    -con's
    .most people would say the price, I would say not owning one :laugh:

    You guys know what to get me for x-mas right?
     
  3. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Blehh I hate lian li's they are a bit too crazy for me, For me it would be one of the antec 1200,

    Pros
    Massive amount of airflow passing through
    HDD's actively cooled
    Enough space for 10 HDDs
    Fan Speed Controllers
    Fan Filters

    Cons
    Looks out of proportion and is kinda ugly
    Very big but not enough room to fit watercooling
    PSU at the bottom of the case
    PIA to install HDD's
    Cable management issues.
     
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    Antec 900/1200 are horrible cases. The cons completely out weigh the pros. All the cons of the 900 x 2 = 1200. Or 2 900 stacked on top of each other. They're not very big just tall. You can barely fit a 4870x2 in there and forget about putting in multiple radiators and still have optical drives and multiple HDD

    Lian-Li and Silverstone cases are probably one of the best and well built cases out there.
    Some may complain about the price since they are $200+ case but are paying for what you get.
    Solid build made with aluminum instead of cheap plastic and steal. Removable motherboad trays. Sleek simple designs.
    CM Cosmos S is probably the only other Full Tower Case Id consider getting
     
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    sexiest is the Antec300. That case is just so clean.

    But the really winners are DeskMods, their extremely cheap and are great for cooling / looks.
     
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    latest Coolermaster cases have great build quality/price
    i would def. pick one of them
     
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    Anything that MKmods or CyberDruid have touched :laugh:

    I really love custom and/or heavily-modded cases :D
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I like the antec 300, Very clean, simple, affordable and moddable.

    I'd disagree about it being a lian li, Their designs are far too complicated and radical for my liking. Also the coolermaster cosmos can be like an oven although very stylish the HDD's do heat up alot and the heat transfers to the case. While the cosmos S despite being aluminium its still as heavy but has less HDD space but more airflow and terrible cable management since they can't be hidden so well unless its an Eatx board you have.
     
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    Lian Li complicated and radical? :wtf: You must not be referring to any of the classics, which are known for being simple and elegant.

    EDIT: Examples: PC-61, PC-65, PC-7
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I'm talking more about thier newer ones like the one binge posted.
     
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    I second this, I love my CM 690, a case under $100 that can fit a WC loop inside, has nice HDD trays, is bolt free for HDD's, CD's, and PCI/PCI-E. Also has a nice hole in the mobo tray for cables to pass through the back. And if WC'ing isn't your thing you could have 8 case fans running if you put another on the side panel and one in the bottom of the CD bays, or 9 if you went with 2 in the CD bays. I personally grabbed the side pnael with glass, so I only got 6 and my WC loop, very nice case!
     
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    Ah, ok, that's what I was assuming. That's why I showed you the classic designs.

    One of my favorite cases though has to be the PC-A70. My friend has one that he modded, and it's a very modder-friendly case and the PSU can be mounted on the bottom or top.
     
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    it depends what you want to do with the case: if you want to build using a stock case, and all your going to do is some cable management and throw in a heatsink, then its personal preference and just about any case will be fine. go with what looks the coolest to you.

    If youre going to build a water loop thats any good/are going for a really custom build - then go with lian li (the non crazy models)... you can get pre-cut top panels for 3x120 rads, high quality wheels, and optional, cooled 5.25 to HDD bay converters from a bunch of sites. I also like the DD black series tower (tower 21).
     
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    Lian-Li and Silverstone cases are my top ones, Also the Antec skeleton case has its charms but the SilverStone Sugo sg01 evo SFF is my next case and my current no1:

    Pros ( i dont own it yet but from reviews ive been reading)
    Good interior design.
    Interior pre-painted black.
    Ample cooling.
    Space for gfx up to 12.5".
    m-ATX boards and ATX psu's compatible.
    Also Cpu can be passively cooled by the PSU when using the NT06 cooler. I wouldnt suggest it for 80+w cpus but an energy efficient one.

    Cons
    Price £80-£100

    Maybe a SG01 own can add more onto it.
     
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    my favourite case for a good LCS is the Silverstone TJ07, but I'd get something like a Lancool K7 (which I WOULD HAVE but I couldn't get one outside of the US :cry:) for air
     
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    *Pokes Exavier*
    K7
     
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    Lian-Li's are nice modding cases, but they look way to bland, looking at them then the $10 - $25 category on Newegg they have the same styling. I don't look for anything crazy in my cases, but just looks like a business man of a case.
     
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    Is there anything aluminum and as well-made as a Lian Li for $10-$25 on Newegg?
     
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    I think hes just saying that for the money he expects a little more in the aesthetics department.

    Personally, I would love to try out the Lian Li K7, or a CM Cosmos. I don't have any room for a full tower, so I'd get a K7 before a Cosmos. Out of cases I have used, I'd say my newest one, The antec 900.
     
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    :laugh:
    I know, I was just pointing out why they cost more. Besides, some people like the simple look.
    I'm actually looking at that right now. It looks like the A70, but without the sideways hdd rack.
     

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