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01-09-11, 03:49 PM
well I am thinking of replacing my Antec P182 case. Now It needs to fit in my desk's PC space. Therefore a max width of 22cm and a depth of about 55cm. Anyone have any good ideas??
01-09-11, 06:49 PM
These are nice for the price and should be within your size limits
What price range? My friend has the original CM 690 and we both agree that it's a piece of junk. I'm not a fan of CM cases after owning one.
For large money, you can get some very nice cases from Lian-li that are not very deep at all (400-450mm) but quite high so there is still plenty of room for expansion. Even the tallest of them (PC-X2000) will fit under my desk and really does make the most of the space under there without protruding past the front (liable to be knocked and scratched by your chair etc.) or too close to the back (bad for temps). They're good for cooling too since the intake fans are right in front of the mobo.
Of course the price sucks... but I'm still considering one for my next build. I just like the form factor, design and build quality of them. I've been looking around for cheaper alternatives with similar form factor but so far nothing obvious...
01-09-11, 08:41 PM
i had the CM 690 it was ok for a while, but like every cooler master its cheap really cheap.
for first install it was ok, then i switched boards and issues started to happen, plastics parts started to break, now the case is used as "home" pc cheap i3 build just for web use, music, docs etc..
This will probably be the last time this case is used, power button snapped off while removing the front case, top is only holding on with two clips (used to be 4).
It simply doesn't last long, and that is my experience with all cooler master cases I had, stacker, cm890, ATCS840 (this one i only had for about 4 weeks, returned it because of paint was comming off)
if you want something to last get a decent case, something from Lian-Li (real Lian-Li not Lancool), or Silverstone.
this is the Lian-li I have
Excellent case, and currently priced at 179, it can't be beat.
01-10-11, 04:58 AM
Price wise I am not really fussed ofc I don't want anything that's stupid price really I will go up-to about £150ish
I still like my Antec 900. They updated it a quite a bit and there's also a 1200 and even the 300 is nice, which I'm using in a spare rig.
I think for my next case I will go Corsair.
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