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vagnaar October 12, 2010 09:39 PM

Help picking out a case
Ok so i am in an interesting position.
I am able to get a Gateway ZX6900 for an amazing price.
its got a q8200s, 8GB ddr3, 1tb wd green 23" 1080p touchscreen etc...
now i'm thinking of buying a new motherboard, case and psu. Take the q8200and half the ram a build a htpc. Then buy some socket 775 dual core and another hdd for the touch screen and have 2 decent computers for a really good deal. Now i've been looking at a few cases Nmedia one and silverstone one and the antec fusion remote. What do you guys recommend. I want it to be nice looking and easy to work with and room for 2 or 3 hard drives.
thanks :D

snoosebum October 12, 2010 10:41 PM

I went with a Silverstone Lascala 17b NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Lascala LC17B Black ATX HTPC Case 2X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT W/ 2X80MM Case Fan - LC17B In Canada.

Its OK. I think you can probably find it for about 110 after rebate? A bit overpriced I thought for what you get but I needed something to fit full ATX. I decided against the Antec because the remote is only IR. I know its really popular maybe someone who owns the Antec could vouch for its abilities but I didnt want to take the chance. The Nmedia is a bit cheaper, thats always nice.

Antec_Jessie October 13, 2010 02:04 PM

If you have specific questions about the Antec Fusion, I'm happy to help.

vagnaar October 13, 2010 09:13 PM

Ok so im looking at either the:
Silverstone Grandia GD04b Newegg.ca - SILVERSTONE Black 8.0mm aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body GRANDIA GD04B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
NmediaPC 5000b Newegg.ca - nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 5000B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
the silverstone is really nice but i can save quite a bit getting the nmedia. so is it worth the extra money to get the silverstone. I really like the looks of it and i love Silverstone.
I was also looking at the GD05b but i cant tell the difference between the GD04 and GD05. if the gd05 is better ill get that one. So i tihnk ive decided the antec is not worth almost 50$ more just because of the remote.

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