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nekrosoft13
11-10-09, 11:50 PM
I kind of narrowed it down to few cases, still not certain.

Any cons that you noticed, let me know, or similar cases just post them

thermaltake speedo advanced package
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133072

cooler master atcs-840 - big doubts about removable tray
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119187

silverstone ft01
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163121

lian-li pc-a70f
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112243
or a70b
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112141

zalman gs1000 plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235019

Maverick123w
11-11-09, 01:24 AM
If it was me I would only consider the Spedo or the Zalman. I'd probably lean towars the Spedo as I just like the look more.

If I had the money though I would go with the Corsair Obsidian.

nekrosoft13
11-11-09, 03:03 AM
yeah i like the corsair case, but 300 is a bit much for a case

bob saget
11-11-09, 03:26 AM
Speedo.

DiscipleDOC
11-11-09, 09:56 AM
Speedo.

:rofl

When I seen the word "Speedo", the first person I thought about was you. You do not disappoint, bruh. :thumbsup:

Maverick123w
11-11-09, 11:29 AM
yeah i like the corsair case, but 300 is a bit much for a case

I agree, if you have a Microcenter near you they tend to offer it around $250 depending on the sale.

It looks just about perfect to me. It makes me want to go out and buy it now lol.

bob saget
11-11-09, 01:46 PM
:rofl

When I seen the word "Speedo", the first person I thought about was you. You do not disappoint, bruh. :thumbsup:

I do look pretty hot in a speedo.

bob saget
11-11-09, 02:00 PM
I am guessing you guys were talking about corsair obsidian 800D? man that is a hot case.

methimpikehoses
11-11-09, 02:09 PM
I would splurge on that Corsair 800D case if I was looking for a case.

bob saget
11-11-09, 02:10 PM
I like the dual exhaust fans on the speedo too though.

methimpikehoses
11-11-09, 02:20 PM
I like the dual exhaust fans on the speedo too though.

nvm

mullet
11-11-09, 04:28 PM
LIAN LI PC-A70B, with this case Necro you have so so many options and it all unbolts if you choose to. I love mine the way it's setup but not many people like it that way. Having the choice to set it up like you want is there not to mention the wicked air flow it has.

nekrosoft13
11-11-09, 04:30 PM
mullet, got any pics?

mullet
11-11-09, 07:43 PM
mullet, got any pics?

yeah. The top image is one I found off the net so you can see what I removed.

EDIT: I found a better pic of the standard case below.

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/989/a70f02z.jpg

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8318/wiring.jpg

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4927/office4.jpg

bob saget
11-11-09, 08:02 PM
The black panels covering the lower third and right side inside the case come with the case?

mullet
11-11-09, 08:29 PM
The black panels covering the lower third and right side inside the case come with the case?

That is the case back side panel on the lower right bottom. I found a better pic so it makes more since.

bob saget
11-11-09, 08:34 PM
That is the case door on the lower right bottom.

no i mean in the second pic. all the black coverings....

mullet
11-11-09, 08:36 PM
OOh, I painted the mobo tray with satin black and the top and very bottom is 1/6" foam for sound & looks.

bob saget
11-11-09, 08:40 PM
OOh, I painted the mobo tray with satin black and the top and very bottom is 1/6" foam for sound & looks.

looks so damn hawt.

ViN86
11-11-09, 08:45 PM
+1 for Lian Li here as well (either one)

Their cases are the best imo.

Rummy
11-11-09, 09:33 PM
What doubts do you have? I have that case. Any questions let me know.

atcs-840 - big doubts about removable tray

nekrosoft13
11-12-09, 01:21 AM
Current case was a gift, so could get rid of it right away. Problem is that I have one of the early versions with bad motherobard tray, the tray and back wall where the slots are are not completely aligned and all expansions cards barely go in, with every new card I have to bent the bracket slightly to install it in the case.

It was well documented issue with these cases in the beginning, tried calling/e-mailing Cooler master on few occasions but never got a reply from them.

Since I got burned by removable tray in past, I would prefer to avoid them.

nekrosoft13
11-12-09, 01:22 AM
mullet, that does look nice, not sure if i would remove the HDD bay chassis

mullet
11-12-09, 04:37 PM
mullet, that does look nice, not sure if i would remove the HDD bay chassis

Yeah most people didn't like my choice of the HDD cage removal but this was my reasoning.

1. Air flow past the HDD to the Video card area would be weak, plus eliminating 2 unneeded 120mm fans IMO.
2. Putting in a HDD cage with 120mm fan in the 5.25 bay area adds filtered outside air flow so I could remove the bottom HDD cage that came with the case.
3. The bottom left below the Video card is usually bad for air flow.
4. Placing a 120mm fan at the bottom left where you could put the PSU would eliminate the hot air stuck in that space with out having to put a fan in the window or side panel.
5. I like having the PSU on the top for wire management and better ventilation for the PSU.
6. If I wanted to go water cooling I would have room for a dual loop system 1st CPU-NB | 2nd GPU.

So with 3-120mm fan intake (positive air pressure, to help with dust) and 2-120mm + 1-80mm exhaust. The fans on low which I can barely hear moves a lot of air.

wysiwyg
11-13-09, 07:01 AM
its a few years old but i think my full armor thermaltake is the best i have ever had