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Which case is best for me?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Rockstone, May 13, 2009.

  1. Rockstone New Member

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    Hello, I have been searching around and checking several different Forums in the hope I will be able to find an answer to a question that has been truly bugging me.

    Which of these computer cases should I buy?

    My Specs will be:
    From order of what I think is the best to what I think is only average, here is my list (I need a case that will both look Sleek and Modern, and help cool the computer)

    The Lexa Blackline (Which looks sexy, but I worry the LEDs might be too bright, and the case too small and get to hot, if those worries are unfounded, I'll buy it!) [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146038]

    The NZXT Tempest (Looks nice, but nothing but nice, I don't like the look much) [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047]

    The Thermaltake Mid Tower Armor (Meh, It looks like I could throw it from 10 feet in the air and it would hit the ground in one piece) [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133062]

    The Xclio A380BK (It looks nice, and is a cheapish full tower) [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010]

    The Apevia X-Cruiser (All these gauges, too bad they aren't digital, but its a cheap mid tower that looks nice, but it may suffocate?) [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144151]

    The Antec 900 (I have heard good and bad things about this one, and it looks to small and puny, but its an option) [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021]
     
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    the nine hundred or the tempest would be the best choices.
     
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    I've had the Apevia X-Cruiser (was Aspire X-Cruiser 3 years ago :D ) and the 900. The 900 is a solid case, but it can get cramped with a few hdd's and a couple vid cards. The X-Cruiser is a good budget case, the gauges aren't anything special, the temp gauge is cool because you get a diode to put anywhere you want, then you have the VU meter, which only worked with onboard for me (due to no FP connections on my X-fi's). The 3rd is for the fan speed controller which was kind of handy, having (albiet a small 80mm) top intake is good, but even with mesh cut out of the front intakes and rear intake this case still built up heat, worked great with my P4/DDR/AGP rig Oc'd though, currently has a core2 oc'd, 8800gts 512, 500w antec psu, p35 + 4gb of ram residing in it, good case, but an Antec 300 would be much better on the wallet, has good airflow, not quite as good as a 900, but I prefer working with the 300 plus it's quieter, the filter is nice to have, keeps my g/f's rig very cool.

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    looks or styling of a case is the last thing you should be worried about. I would take the NZXT Tempest out of that group but take a look at the Thermaltake Element S video review here also the NZXT Panzerbox is coming out soon (MSRP $119 USD) video preview here.
     
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    Thank you!

    Is the Lexa a bad case for cooling?

    I like the look, but which one cools the best?

    And, are my case choices large enough to fit my hardware?
     

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