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stevemedes
12-26-07, 12:40 PM
Hey, this is the deal, I want a new case. I managed to get out the door of Best Buy a few days ago with an Antec 900 for 100 bucks. Thing is, I really like the way the Coolermaster Praetorian looks. Heres a review of the Praetorian http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=251&pgno=1

The 900 obviously has better airflow, but will attract more dust. The wire management on the 900 is way less than ideal. The praetorian only has 80mm fans, but is WAY better looking, is all aluminum and has a removable mobo tray. It also looks much easier to organize the wires.

So you think I should return the 900 and order the Praetorian? The praetorian is discontinued but I found it in stock here (http://www.dealsonic.com/comablpapral.html).

stevemedes
12-26-07, 01:12 PM
Praetorian:

http://www.techarp.com/review/CoolerMaster/Praetorian/front_case_big.jpg

http://www.techarp.com/review/CoolerMaster/Praetorian/case_inside_big.jpg

http://www.techarp.com/review/CoolerMaster/Praetorian/case_outside_other_big.jpg

grey_1
12-26-07, 01:42 PM
I erally love my 900, and never had a praetorian, but I'll tell ya, cable management on the 900 is rough. There's very little room to hide cables inside the panel, and you will probably have to cut the mobo tray (non-removeable) to feed some cables through.

shabby
12-26-07, 01:51 PM
80mm fans... they still make those? At least the praetorian has a removeable mobo tray unlike the 900. But the airflow in the 900 is superior, just get some filters and you'll be fine.

stevemedes
12-26-07, 01:53 PM
Thats the only thing holding me back from returning the 900 right now and getting the Prateorian, the 80mm fans. Im sure it'd be fine though. The Praetorian is really rare and is based on the old old old ATC coolermaster cases. ATC broke off of Coolermaster to form Silverstone. Damn I want this Praetorian so bad. I might just go for it.

I also really dislike the side panel on the 900.

crainger
12-26-07, 02:59 PM
What about the Coolermaster 690? It's getting great reviews and is dirt cheap. Has great cable management too.

stevemedes
12-26-07, 03:58 PM
What about the Coolermaster 690? It's getting great reviews and is dirt cheap. Has great cable management too.

Kinda fugly looking. I'd rather have the PSU on the top and I am simply in love with the Praetorian's aesthetics.

crainger
12-27-07, 12:14 AM
::(:

I like the 690. I'm thinking of getting one to see if I can downsize a little. My Stacker is just too big ::p:

It's only 80AUD so I feel I can get one AND if I don't like it, it wont matter if I chuck it in the corner for a bit.

mythy
12-27-07, 12:19 AM
I had that case and the original wave master (its inner twin) STAY away from them they can turn you average hard drive into a beast :( To much noise and piss poor cooling... Raptor certified my ass :thumbdwn:

Madpistol
12-27-07, 12:56 AM
I <3 teh 900 :captnkill:


It's been pretty good... just no wire management :(

john19055
12-27-07, 07:21 AM
I would go with the Antec 900 simple because of all the fans and that one large one .It will keep you computer cooler and a 120mm fan is a lot quieter then those small 80mm fans ,It has its flaws but IMO I think it is the best out of those two .I have the Antec P180 and it is quiet even tho it has four 120mm fans .But to get a 80mm fan to put out enough air ,it is loud.

stevemedes
12-27-07, 08:44 AM
Well, I went with the Praetorian. :o

Everytime I look at it I get a semi. Plus it's unique, I don't wanna be another P182 or Antec 900. :p

It's almost like a small piece of PC history, since it's discontinued, and has the Coolermaster ATC chassis. Those things are rare, people pay alot for them.

kcollins
12-29-07, 01:31 PM
Did you order the Praetorian from DealSonic, and have you received it yet?

I've also been looking for this case in black for a long time.

Thanks.

breathemetal
12-29-07, 01:42 PM
My grandpa's rig is in the 900, its a pretty case, and it pushes out some air, but the wire management sucks balls.

stevemedes
12-29-07, 01:50 PM
Did you order the Praetorian from DealSonic, and have you received it yet?

I've also been looking for this case in black for a long time.

Thanks.

I ordered from them yes. Though dealsonic showed it in stock, they contacted me 2 days later to say they dont actually have it in stock. Ive searched high and low, and this case simply is not available anymore. That is unless you can find it on ebay...

I went with the Coolermaster Stacker 832
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119121&Tpk=stacker%2b832

$60 MIR and theres a $15 promo code as well, with free shipping its a great deal i think.

mullet
12-29-07, 02:00 PM
I ordered from them yes. Though dealsonic showed it in stock, they contacted me 2 days later to say they dont actually have it in stock. Ive searched high and low, and this case simply is not available anymore. That is unless you can find it on ebay...

I went with the Coolermaster Stacker 832
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119121&Tpk=stacker%2b832

$60 MIR and theres a $15 promo code as well, with free shipping its a great deal i think.

You will be happy with the air flow on the Stacker 832. I had a CM ATC110 and it has the same air flow as the Praetorian and it sucked.