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morkus64
06-30-03, 07:51 PM
I'm curious what you all think is the best case around? I'm thinking of building a PC soon, and i'm working outside in... i'm not concerned with which power supply, in fact i'd prefer to buy the PS seperately. I am concerned about cooling, appearance, functionality, materials, etc. Price is not a huge concern.

Oh, plese post pictuers if you can.

b00bie
06-30-03, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by morkus64
I'm curious what you all think is the best case around? I'm thinking of building a PC soon, and i'm working outside in... i'm not concerned with which power supply, in fact i'd prefer to buy the PS seperately. I am concerned about cooling, appearance, functionality, materials, etc. Price is not a huge concern.

Oh, plese post pictuers if you can.

Well, if you're looking for a good case, already with mods and loads of fan there for ya, and money is no object, I would go for the Thermaltake Xaser III. :D

It comes with 7 fans, thermal display, fan speed control, and it looks good too. Expensive though... :p

http://home.nyc.rr.com/n3tw0rk/xaser%203.jpg

If you like some simple cases that you want to work on, add some fans later and do your own mods, I think Chieftec and Antec have some nice cases too. ;)

The Baron
06-30-03, 08:14 PM
Antec PlusView 1000AMG. Best Case EVAR. :D

Smokey
07-01-03, 06:43 AM
I think CoolerMaster make some very nice cases.

Gator
07-01-03, 06:57 AM
Chieftec Dragon, best case I have ever owned. It's light weight, spacious, 2 80x80 fans in front and in back, huge side window, plenty of drive bays, attractive design, swing door for drive bays to create a flush and professional look to your PC

http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/11-125-220-02.JPG

stncttr908
07-01-03, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by Gator
Chieftec Dragon, best case I have ever owned. It's light weight, spacious, 2 80x80 fans in front and in back, huge side window, plenty of drive bays, attractive design, swing door for drive bays to create a flush and professional look to your PC

http://images10.newegg.com/productimage/11-125-220-02.JPG I second that, only I'm partial to the silver or black models myself. :)

Smokey
07-01-03, 02:41 PM
I think those cases look a bit ugly :p

Try this
http://www.coolermaster.com/case/products/images/220b-vx1.jpg

CoolerMaster ATC220 (http://www.coolermaster.com/case/p220.htm) :thumbsup:

jAkUp
07-01-03, 05:02 PM
the therlmatake xaser III is a nice case.. it has nice fan placement, plus a whole lot of extras to boot.:)

Riptide
07-02-03, 12:47 PM
I like my Lian Li PC62. Very, very spacious. Nice black finish. It doesn't look all dressed up and flashy like the thermaltakes but it gets the job done well and has a nice clean finish.

Frank_L
07-09-03, 08:15 PM
It looks exactly like the Antec PlusView1000AMG except for the layout of the leds on the front panel. Does anyone knows which of the two was introduced first?

Nephilim
07-10-03, 12:18 AM
AFAIK Antec has been manufacturing that style case for a loooong time (minus the side window). The side windows are a somewhat newer addition to the Antec line.

Also, AFAIK, Chieftech is known for producing cheaper knock-offs of the more expensive cases.

Again, all of this is from what I have read...which may or may not be true....

Badash
07-11-03, 02:51 PM
Globalwin 61f1 has the best layout I've seen http://www.burnoutpc.com/index.php?page=reviews&review_id=21

This one looks wild also http://store.yahoo.com/directron/fanless.html

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20030712/etc_tnn500a.html

Badash
07-24-03, 12:51 PM
New pics. I heard 1,100 ish

http://www.warp2search.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13396

Rytr
07-26-03, 02:46 PM
I like the Chieftec/Chemning cases. Got 3, one aluminum in blue, one aluminum in silver, and one steel in blue all with the big side window. One of the best buys for the money. ;)

We now have a good selection of cases (already modded) to pick from. I use to get the 7237's and mod 'em.

Of course, if you want a removable motherboard tray the all aluminum Lian-Li line of cases are still a very good choice.