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Old July 26, 2008, 10:16 AM
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i want to build a comp and my first step is a case. i want to get a really nice good quality and good looking case (with that WOW when you walk in the room feeling look to it) with great cooling and some nice features.


price = under 100 - 200$


im considering these cases-

RAIDMAX -serius Welcome to Raidmax!



RAIDMAX - aztec Welcome to Raidmax!




TAGAN -el diablo Tagan Aplus EL Diablo Case - Black




Gigabyte - aurora



xclio - twin engine a380

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Old July 26, 2008, 10:39 AM
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how about this? http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ture=Compucase



It is pretty hard to get a "bad" case. The old adage about getting what you pay for is mostly true. Unless you have your heart set on certain special components like a certain radiator or drive cage that might have compatibility I would suggest you just page through the pictures on ncix or canadacomputers or your favorite vendor. Only you can judge what you like.

I like the Antec 1200.
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Old July 26, 2008, 11:17 AM
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to me none of those are gaming cases.

To me a gaming case is one that isn't flashy and allows for GOOD air cooling.
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Old July 26, 2008, 11:59 AM
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I like to list them in Tiers.

Tier 1 = Cooler Master Stacker 832, Cooler Master Stacker 832 SE, Cooler Master Cosmos S, Silverstone TJ07, Silverstone TJ09, Silverstone TJ10 ESA, Lian Li PC-P80 Armorsuit, Lian Li PC-V2xxx, Lian Li PC-Axxx, Thermaltake Xaser VI

Tier 2 = Cooler Master 690, Cooler Master Centurion 590, Antec 900, Antec P182, Antec 1200, NZXT Tempest, Cooler Master Cosmos 1000, Cooler Master Cosmos 1010, Lian Li PC-P60 Armorsuit, Lian Li Lancool K7, Lian Li Lancool K8, Lian Li Lancool K10, Lian Li Lancool K12, Silverstone Kublai 02, Silverstone Kublai 03, Thermaltake Xaser VI MX

any case not listed is pretty much Tier 3, crap.

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Old July 26, 2008, 03:37 PM
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to me none of those are gaming cases.

To me a gaming case is one that isn't flashy and allows for GOOD air cooling.
Couldn't agree more! I love my Cooler Master Cosmos 1000. Its anything but flashy, no side windows, etc. It has a lot of room for good air cooling and watercooling if one decides to upgrade to WC. Only downside is the case is made from metal so it is a lot heavier than its successor the Cosmos S. Another good thing too about the Cosmos series is the side panels etc are interchangeable. So if you have the Cosmos 1000 or 1010 and wanted to get the Cosmos S side panel with the 200mm fan, it will fit on the Cosmos 1000 or 1010.

Personally, if you can wait and save up, I would get the Lian Li PC-P80 Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd. I think its very well designed and it has a a bit of flash on the front with the 3 led fans. IMHO it has a WOW factor because not a lot of people are willing to spend $400 for a case and its sharp looking. And the led fans come with it. If I would have known about the Lian Li PC-P80, I would have bought it over the Cosmos 1000.

But everyone is different, thats just my 2 cents.
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Old July 26, 2008, 03:38 PM
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Except the PC-P80 is going to be like $400 which is far above and beyond that of a practical pricing for a case.
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Old July 26, 2008, 03:47 PM
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I can only imagine what the Lian Li TYR PC-X2000 is going to cost when its available. I'm guessing close to $500
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Old July 26, 2008, 04:10 PM
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I like the NZXT Tempest, I really thought NZXT got there act together but apparently not. they released this yesterday :(

the Tempest has alot of value for it's price range it can mount 3 or 4 (maybe more, check with case modders) radiators, esata port, fan filters, cable management, 2 hard drive cages total 8 hard drives, liquid cooling grommets, 6 fans. and it's surprisingly spacious inside.

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Old July 26, 2008, 04:11 PM
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Some people here are forgetting about Mountain Mods cases. The MM H2GO, U2-UFO, and the Ascension kick arse!
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Old July 26, 2008, 04:26 PM
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Some people here are forgetting about Mountain Mods cases. The MM H2GO, U2-UFO, and the Ascension kick arse!
These are not gaming cases.

These are for people who want a large case to accommodate either a lot of hardware or a watercooling setup.
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