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Old September 26, 2010, 02:44 PM
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oops... i thought it was (source from neweggs)... but it does look like aluminum case...
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Old September 26, 2010, 04:03 PM
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This is the Lian Li case I was suggesting to you...

Newegg.ca - LIAN LI PC-60FNWX Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I'm quite sure thats what you had in mine for an aluminum case.
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Old September 26, 2010, 04:53 PM
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sorry i missed that one...

it much look like k62 except front... but i dont like the front case... and i still dont find any review about it...
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Old September 26, 2010, 08:59 PM
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I have the K-62 and its a great case but it weights heaps to the point where lifting it is realy quite difficult. If weight is not an issue then its a great case.
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Old September 27, 2010, 01:38 AM
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Yeah the Raven is made out of steel as well. Sorry
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Old September 27, 2010, 01:56 AM
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well i can accept steel case if the feature is really neat...

and honestly, i dont like raven... >_>;

btw.. i am still undecided about sabretooth vs ud3r... one ud7 that i posted is wrong because i use shopbot and i dont pay attention the title very carefully...
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from what i see is the sabretooth being a better bang per buck, cooler, and less bought products. trust me, i've yet to see anyone sport one, so it's like a niche product. where it actually shouldnt and every manufacturer that charges 200 or so for a board should overdo it but hey :)
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Old September 27, 2010, 04:28 AM
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Dang

Sabertooth X58 does seem like a niche product but so did the GTX 460 when it came out. It should also have the same ripple effect on competing products' prices as the 460 had on the 470 and 5850. Just can't understand that PCI slot stuck between the two PCI-E slots. Maybe better to have it than not, but either way good spacing for big cards in SLI.
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Old September 27, 2010, 04:30 AM
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About the case, we have different tastes in looks and size, but should agree on cooling, noise, tool-less assembling, wire placement and price.

I went for a minimalist but quite effective and clean choice, but on a lower budget. The trade off was a bit of noise, but nothing distracting.

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VL90001W2Z

Stick to aluminum if you can. It's a good way to keep things cool because it conducts heat more effectively, in essence acting like a giant heat sink and complimenting airflow. It's also lighter than a typical steel chassis; and it resists corrosion, too.

Good luck on your search. Might want to start in this 114 cases guide:Best Case | Hardware Revolution
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Old September 27, 2010, 07:05 AM
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As I mentioned b4 the CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 is an all aluminum case. Check out my FS thread for pics. The sides have foam to reduce noise. I've enjoyed mine. The Cosmos S is another one. These towers weigh 40 lbs empty and the psu is on the bottom, so it's not easy to knock over compared to other cases.

I'm curious to find out your final selection. Let us know.
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