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Mr Bigman
08-08-08, 09:18 PM
I am always changing cases but i see folks go more with Coolermaster.

So what really is the case of choice in a hard core rig?

Some say its Cosmo and some say its the Armor cases from TK.

Gaming rigs are also in Anten 900 cases but their mostly plastic so for the best room and style whats the case?

qube
08-08-08, 09:53 PM
http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/x2000/x2000d003s.jpg
http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/x2000/x2000f001s.jpg
http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/x2000/x2000f003s.jpg


Huge internal space fits E-ATX motherboard, and graphics card which up to 340mm long, and there are room for four graphic cards ( total 8 PCI slots). Room for 6 SATA hard drivers ( Hot swappable), optimized cooling performance of total 4 x 140mm and 2 x 80mm cooling fans and a lot of internal space for liquid cooling system.

jcrox
08-08-08, 10:53 PM
I'll be buying a new case soon... I'm thinking about one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811294001

stevemedes
08-09-08, 11:00 AM
i have a coolermaster stacker 832 which i love. only things that are annoying is taking out the hard drive cage and the side panels rattle slightly when touched. the removeable mobo tray is awesome though. i would stick with lian li, coolermaster, silverstone, antec

bknblk
08-09-08, 11:09 AM
Tagan Black Pearl WCR edition is what I run. Incredible space, features galore, tool less. and the PSU on the bottom allows for very clean cable management.

Q
08-09-08, 11:39 AM
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Huge internal space fits E-ATX motherboard, and graphics card which up to 340mm long, and there are room for four graphic cards ( total 8 PCI slots). Room for 6 SATA hard drivers ( Hot swappable), optimized cooling performance of total 4 x 140mm and 2 x 80mm cooling fans and a lot of internal space for liquid cooling system.

That case is ridiculously badass.


Edit: Until I read a review. It's still badass, but just not as ridiculously so.

stncttr908
08-09-08, 12:03 PM
For cheap, the lower end Cooler Master series are great. For expensive, Silverstone. In between I'd go with Antec.

Tygerwoody
08-09-08, 12:04 PM
Antec 900 i think is what my case is called. Very good case.

breathemetal
08-09-08, 01:00 PM
that 26 is sweet

xbob
08-09-08, 01:19 PM
I don't need or want a huge case, I even found the P182 to be a little buky to have around. A largish mid-tower should accomodate most rigs and after some research I went with the CM 590. If I was feeling spendy on a case I would go Silverstone or Lian Li I think.

SH64
08-09-08, 01:27 PM
I've seen that badass Antec case in a nearby computer store the other day but i dont know its model number. its black & has a 90mm fan on top & the PSU is placed in the bottom of the case rather than top like all other cases.
that would be my next purchase.

CaptNKILL
08-09-08, 02:27 PM
I've seen that badass Antec case in a nearby computer store the other day but i dont know its model number. its black & has a 90mm fan on top & the PSU is placed in the bottom of the case rather than top like all other cases.
that would be my next purchase.

The P180 has a 120mm in the top, one in the back, and up to 4 more, with the PSU in the bottom. I think the P182 is the same.

I really like mine but it does have some airflow issues with video cards. I completely fixed it by putting a slot blower under my 8800GTX, but not everyone will have room for something like that, especially with SLI.

LORD-eX-Bu
08-09-08, 02:36 PM
silverstone tj-09 :D

SH64
08-09-08, 03:58 PM
The P180 has a 120mm in the top, one in the back, and up to 4 more, with the PSU in the bottom. I think the P182 is the same.

I really like mine but it does have some airflow issues with video cards. I completely fixed it by putting a slot blower under my 8800GTX, but not everyone will have room for something like that, especially with SLI.
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/directron/p182se03.jpg

I think thats the one. though i remember it had something like a Fan grill for the 120mm top fan not a cover like the above pic.
i liked the idea of the PSU in the bottom , less wiring hassle. :thumbsup:

methimpikehoses
08-09-08, 04:34 PM
I have a P180B, and it's a good case, but it does tend to get cramped with a large video card, and airflow is not the best. I wouldn't recommend it, though they do look good, IMO.

Q
08-09-08, 04:50 PM
I've got a P180B, a Cosmos 1000, and an Antec 900.

The 900 is new for my "server". It's great for cooling, and isn't nearly as loud as you might think it would be, even loaded with fans and hard drives. Still, I need SILENCE... so its good for what its doing in the "other" room.

P180 black is decent. Quiet, but not that great for cooling as mentioned by the manatee.

Cosmos 1000 is great, but VERY heavy. Wide open, room for all sorts of improv fan work. Runs so-so in terms of heat, but is SILENT, especially with the thick door, solid overall construction, and internal padding. It love it.

Q
08-09-08, 05:48 PM
want to mod the 900?

http://www.pdxlan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5337

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I took that vid by the way

HA! That's pretty darn cool.

I'm not big into modding. Plus, it looks its purpose right now.

I might do something special for my next build. I could get the girl to help since she likes crafts..... hmmm...

Stoneyguy
08-09-08, 06:29 PM
I still love my Cooler Master Stacker 830. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119103) I don't see myself buying a new case any time soon.

Mr Bigman
08-09-08, 07:07 PM
The Stacker series have been the fav among OEM's and gamers for 2 years now but some of them have a door which im trying to stear away from cuz i have a door on the case i have now but i need more room.

Stoneyguy
08-09-08, 07:38 PM
Well the Stacker door is curved so it doesn't sit flush with your drive bays. It gives you probably about half an inch clearance.

crainger
08-09-08, 09:24 PM
I love my Stacker 830. It's a big, heavy, tough son of a bitch. I've moved house and shifted it a round a lot. Has a few nicks and cuts, but it's kept my hardware safe and sound. It cleans up nice, good airflow, and is still quiet even with huge mesh sides. Plus you can convert it to upside down ATX (not sure of the real name) and even BTX if required. I'm running upside down ATX right now and it's pretty awesome.

Mr Bigman
08-10-08, 12:30 AM
I use a stacker 810 and thermaltake armor a zalman HTPC and a couple of Antecs but i want the very best or most popular.

crainger
08-10-08, 01:01 AM
Most popular is easily the Stacker 830. Everyone and his dog has one. I have one for my dog. He keeps his Scooby snacks in it.

bob saget
08-10-08, 03:10 AM
Zoinks

Vik1dk
08-10-08, 06:18 AM
Im happy with my antec 900 but a dust filter in front would be nice, 300 and 1200 has one
but for some reason 900 dont.