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Old January 11, 2008, 01:39 AM
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actually i thought u were just pissed at the moment, why else would u type so much for on point.
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Old January 11, 2008, 02:39 AM
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for $50 you for a hell of a deal! heck, I could easily see you making money by turning around and selling it for more then you paid, yet less then what most places put it on sale for! some have said it's not a cramped case, but Vortex will disagree with you. because it's so tight, which I will admit, Antec cases are bad for. the TJ04 is a very nice case and it's one I would love to have.

I will readily admit tho, I am an Antec fan...they make excellent cases and provide good PSU (with a few exceptions, mind you) and offer some of the best case/psu combo values out there! in fact, almost every case I have had have been Antec. a Sonata (the original) which was tight...my skinned knuckles will attest to that very very well. then I had an SLK3600B and then I got an SLK1650B...and damn, aside from some tight quarters, that has got to be one of the friendliest, easiest to access cases there are, from the Antec line! now...now I have the el-primo of the Antec cases. the Titan server chassis. not tall, mind you, but so long you'll NEVER have to worry about room! :D

I think you'll be happy with the 900. just take care to do proper cable management and it will look and perform well!

btw, as to that one comment about how the 200mm won't beat the 2x120mm fans. there are a lot of considerations for that, but from what I understand, the 200mm is an exhaust fan, which means that so called 'dead space' you spoke of is not a factor.
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Old January 11, 2008, 03:50 AM
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The 900 is a great case for cooling. I'm sure under different circumstances I would have a better view of it, but there were some troubles I had. Mainly yes, cable management. I even used a modular PSU! Also, the hard drive mounting system is a pain!!! Hmm, and a Tuniq is a pain in the ASSSS to install into it. Things I ran into:

If I wanted to plug in the ATX12V cable, I would have to remove the Tuniq and re-install : however try screwing those mounting screws in without removing the top or rear fan.... Oh, and if you try to install or remove the mobo with the tuniq installed, you will need to remove the rear fan.... PAINS
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Old January 11, 2008, 10:25 AM
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For the record, I am not mad at enaberif, annoyed at the time sure, but it was more of a miscommunication thing.

I like the case, I threw some filters in the front drive blanks, cut 2 small holes and it is nice and clean (not done yet but click "my komputor" in my sig for early pix).

It is well made, not cheap feeling at all, installing drives is annoying, but you get better airflow than the side mount style in the 690 or sonataIII, and once your done installing who cares I guess.

I had no room issues, but I have a TRUE in the mail so we'll see...
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Old January 15, 2008, 10:46 PM
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I have a antec 900 - great air flow ( pretty quite) - its a good size lots of room for everything .
I am very pleased with this case .
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