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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!)



Cooler Master ATCS 840



Lian Li PC-A71FB (prob too pricey)



Coolermaster RC-1100 Cosmos S



Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos



Antec 1200



Coolermaster HAF 932




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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If that one is a bit blocky check out the original raven, looks nicer IMO.
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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If that one is a bit blocky check out the original raven, looks nicer IMO.
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: ...

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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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.
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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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.
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 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.
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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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?
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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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.

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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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!!
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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Only from one shop so far.

Ranging from just under £100 to £170

In price order :D


First up

NZXT WHISPER



Zalman GS1000 B


Antec P193


Cooler Master Stack ( Black)


Cooler Master Cosmos (Pure)


how's zat?
 

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Ive used this case for a couple friends on a budget and even have one myself. Its a good inevpensive case.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2337812&Sku=ULT33179

http://images.jr.com/productimages/ULRULT33179.PNG?FTR=7&CELL=210,210&QLT=67&CVT=jpeg

For Buttons on top use the Antec 300 is very sturdy! I have one of those as well....hahha
http://www.gandgcomputers.ca/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/Antec-300-beauty.jpg
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: