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Old June 23, 2008, 07:29 PM
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I've been lurking for a while, but this is my first post. I am building a new PC and am having a tough time deciding on which case to buy. I have been looking at them for a while, and I have found a few options that have come close to what I want. I am hoping that I might find someone here with similar tastes who has some suggestions on what would be best. Here are the specs I am looking for:
- Must fit 120mm heatpipe cooler (Noctua NH-U12P)
- ATX
- At least 4 internal 3.5" bays
- at least 4 external 5.25" bays
Here are some preferred features:
- no door on the front
- front >=100mm fan
- separated hdd/psu chamber (like in Antec P182, etc)
- no external plastic
- aluminum
Brand doesn't matter, and I am expecting to pay around $150 to $250.
What do you guys recommend that would fulfill most of these specs?
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Old June 23, 2008, 07:42 PM
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First, welcome.

Second, Lian Li. Hands down. Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.. Another choice? Silverstone. SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd - Designing Inspiration
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Old June 23, 2008, 07:49 PM
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What 3.0charlie said.

Lian-Li would be my first choice, but Silverstone makes some nice aluminum cases as well. Hyper has a new one out as well that looks pretty sweet.
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+1 for the lian-Li Some of the nicest cases out there IMO.
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Does anyone know any Canadian e-tailers with good Lian-Li selection? I use NCIX normally, but their Lian-Li stuff doesn't seem to have been updated lately.
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Does anyone know any Canadian e-tailers with good Lian-Li selection? I use NCIX normally, but their Lian-Li stuff doesn't seem to have been updated lately.
Good luck with that.

Very few people will have a good Lian-Li selection due to the hassle of shipping it across seas.
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Old June 24, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Yea I wish Lian-Li would have more in North America, but it just bumps the prices up considerably. I would go with a Silverstone Temjin TJ-09. Those are huge, massive cases that can store everything you've ever wanted. You won't need the compartment places in these cases. I know it's a little out of your budget, but these cases will last you forever due to the superb quality of these.

I guess another way to go would be the Cooler Master 690. I tihnk it will hold the Noctua HSF, and that has quite a few bays as well. It might be a little tight if you have a large graphics card in there, but it will work. That's in the sub $100 rang though.
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Old June 24, 2008, 07:20 AM
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Antec 1200
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2418&sku=29853
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Old June 24, 2008, 07:36 AM
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Does anyone know any Canadian e-tailers with good Lian-Li selection? I use NCIX normally, but their Lian-Li stuff doesn't seem to have been updated lately.
You won't be disappointed by this one: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ture=LIAN%2DLI.
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