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1337_Like_ThaT
05-17-08, 09:05 AM
I've had my Lian-Li PC65B for awhile now and I think its time for a change in cases, preferably a mid-atx to full-atx with really good ventilation and decent amount of fans. All Aluminum, no PSU. Under $300

Ive always been a fan of the Coolermaster Stacker 830 series, is that still the one to go for these days considering its been out for awhile or are there better cases for the money?
My room gets horribly hot in the summer and due to not have any A/C, I need some good cooling up in there to keep all my components stable. Any recommendations fromw hat you guys personally think are good cases appreciated (lee)

Revs
05-17-08, 09:19 AM
The Stacker 83*'s are indeed superb cases. Couldn't be happier with mine. I don't think there is a better ventelated case out there and they look awesome :D

I thought the finish would scratch easily but it's a tough as old boots.

1337_Like_ThaT
05-17-08, 09:21 AM
Yea, and it looks awesome too

How loud is the case? Assuming you are using all the original fans provided with the Stacker, does it sound like a engine jet is turning on when its powered up?

Revs
05-17-08, 09:29 AM
I only comes with the one exhaust fan which is a CoolerMaster fan, which I quite like. Otherwise, there is room for a crap load of other fans so the noise is down the the number of fans you choose to have and what type you go for.

I went for the 120mm Noctua's as they are totally silent and have vibration damping. They're not cheap but I believe they're the best low noise fan available. Ask anyone who owns them and I'm sure they'll agree.

There is room for up to 7 additional fans with three levals of filtration to choose from.

EDIT: Sorry, it comes with two fans. One for the HD bay too. Which, BTW, also has vibration damping :thumbsup:. Very effective if you're running Raptors.

1337_Like_ThaT
05-17-08, 09:41 AM
Which is the better between these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119121

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119122

$20 difference, I cant see much besides the design on the front

Revs
05-17-08, 09:47 AM
Just the looks I think. I prefer the cheaper 832 personally.

Revs
05-17-08, 09:55 AM
Mine :D

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9884/dscf2281ce5.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6355/dscf2282qc5.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2135/dscf2283xg4.jpg

mullet
05-17-08, 11:12 AM
LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P60 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112160)

LIAN LI PC-A70B (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112141) I love mine.

SILVERSTONE TJ09 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163073)

LT.Schaffer
05-17-08, 11:21 AM
+1 For the Stacker 830 :)

mullet
05-17-08, 12:14 PM
My 830 Stacker was also filled with 120mm fans but I get better temps with the TJ10 (and the same fans).

Cha-Ching.

Revs
05-17-08, 12:54 PM
My 830 Stacker was also filled with 120mm fans but I get better temps with the TJ10 (and the same fans).

You can get largely varying results depending on how you have the air flowing through the case, I find. I tried several configurations before I settled on my current setup. :Crainger: said the same.

Revs
05-17-08, 01:14 PM
Cheers :D

The TJ9/10 cases are some of the few case i've seen since getting the 832 that I liked. Very tidy looking things and the HDD bay is a good idea. I'm not really a fan of Lian Li cases, but that's just a personal opinion.

I wish someone would make a case with a seperated graphics card area. If you're running VF-900 style coolers like I am, the heat they boot out is quite an issue. This is where the side fans come in. I've got a high flow fan sucking the air out of that area and it's made a fair difference.

mullet
05-17-08, 03:04 PM
That's true but the TJ09 and 10 have one big advantage. Those cases have a separate temp zone for the HDD cages, that alone can make a difference.

Ah and btw Revs, hot looking rig! :D

Yeah nice rig rev. This is why I removed all HDD cages and all obstructions relating to air flow.
LIAN LI PC-A70B
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8896/20070524114347au7.jpg
http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/8308/mulletpc5ll5.jpg

Revs
05-17-08, 05:37 PM
That does look like a really good air flow case. Plenty of room for water cooling stuff too ;)

mullet
05-18-08, 05:02 AM
slaWter, I will admit the silverston's I have TJ03 & TJ09 are a lot more solid case as far as build quality and sturdiness. My wifes TJ09 has very good air flow.

1337_Like_ThaT
05-18-08, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the info so far guys, for those who own the coolermaster stacker case, do you know if the front door can be changed to open the other directon? It looks like from the pictures it has hinges on both sides so it can be done, but just want to be sure. Thanks!

Dazz
05-18-08, 02:51 PM
I think the Coolermaster Comos sport is really good and decently priced.

newfiejudd
05-18-08, 02:55 PM
I like the look of the cooler master Cosmo S. Has anyone had good luck with them.

Dazz
05-18-08, 03:14 PM
Thinking of buying one shortly, mostly for the 200mm side fan an lighter construction. Currently have the Cosmos

ASUSEN7900GTX
05-18-08, 03:53 PM
P190 anyone?

thatīs what iīll be getting i was thinking of replacing some 120mm fans with some freaky led colored or Noctuas 1300 the new fan

Revs
05-18-08, 03:55 PM
@zer0. Cheers for the vid. I quite like that one too. It looks a well thought out case with some nice features.

One thing the Stacker can do is; the modo tray can be reversed (BTX). I know some other cases can do this too but I'm not sure which. It's something I've been meaning to do for a while now. In reverse, the gfx cards will be facing up, which I like the sound of.

omg_dastard!
05-19-08, 08:23 AM
Yeah nice rig rev. This is why I removed all HDD cages and all obstructions relating to air flow.
LIAN LI PC-A70B
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8896/20070524114347au7.jpg
http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/8308/mulletpc5ll5.jpg


the motherboard looks lonely in there :D

UberRN69
05-19-08, 08:31 PM
+1 for the Cooler Master Cosmos S. It's almost too big for me (I wish they had a mid-tower version), but the thing is just so damn cool looking I had to get it.

I just bought one from nowdirect.com for $203 with free shipping (http://www.nowdirect.com/exec/partInfo/part_detail.tsb?prcpart=COORC-1100-KKN1-GP), beat everybody else by at least $50. The only down side there is a est. 2 week delay. For what I'm saving and since I'm not in a hurry (just simply replacing my case) I'm willling to wait.

I plan on adding some additional red LED fans (it only has one red LED, the rest are just black) for added coolness. Plus a fan controller since reviews said the 200cm side fan can be kind of loud.

EDIT: Nevermind, the thing is too damn big, got a Lain-Li Case instead