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six_storm
04-06-05, 04:27 PM
Sorry, I posted this up before I really got to looking at certain particular cases. I'm going to order the Cooler Master Praetorian case tonight. Sorry for making a fake thread, I guess?

Clay
04-06-05, 04:53 PM
NP, ok for me to delete it?

jAkUp
04-06-05, 04:59 PM
How about me? Can I delete it??? :D :D :D

Clay
04-06-05, 05:01 PM
If it's okay with him, sure, knock yourself out. :D

Strahd
04-06-05, 05:24 PM
No don't delete :) Let's get opinions on a good case :D

Clay
04-06-05, 06:47 PM
Sure thing, we'll leave it open. :cool:

I really like my Lian-Li PC-71 so far. It's a full tower (got it for a water cooling setup). It's not the newest case around but it is very nice.

six_storm
04-06-05, 07:10 PM
Sorry for taking so long. I guess since we don't have a PC case suggestion thread, why the heck not to leave it up? Just re-name it I guess.

Yeah I liked the Lian Li's but they are just a little too expensive for my taste. If I were to really get what I wanted, I'd get the V1000 in black (:drool:) but I just don't have that kind of money, nor would I want to pay that much anyways. I also had to order another PSU since I am assembling my server as we speak.

I was also looking at the ASUS Vento and Cooler Master WaveMasters as well. Again, they were a little too expensive.

Hex
04-06-05, 07:14 PM
I picked up the sunbeam Transformer case, nice size, great airflow, great looks.
Solid all around.
(Will edit with a link when I can find one)

Clay
04-06-05, 07:17 PM
Yeah the Lian-Li V series cases are nice. All of those you mentioned are nice :D hard to choose.

six_storm
04-06-05, 08:45 PM
I was trying to think of what all I wanted out of a PC case but one doesn't exist! LOL. Maybe I'll buy a Lian-Li next time I upgrade my entire PC or something . . . .

Subtestube
04-06-05, 09:06 PM
I don't know if you folks can get 3-R cases... they're a really good option for those on a budget. They tend to have a nice layout, and look pretty nifty too. Though I'm not buyin' a PC now, if I were, this is probably the case I'd buy:

http://3rsystem.co.kr/english/products/view.asp?navi=case&idx_num=35

bkswaney
04-06-05, 11:10 PM
One word WATER

There is no way I would build a
high performance PC on anything other
than H2O.
Checkout Koolance setups.
Easy to use and perform Great!
You can find closeouts and get
them cheap to.

Just my 2 cents. ;) :angel:

Clay
04-06-05, 11:12 PM
One word WATER

There is no way I would build a
high performance PC on anything other
than H2O.
Checkout Koolance setups.
Easy to use and perform Great!
You can find closeouts and get
them cheap to.

Just my 2 cents. ;) :angel:
/* rant
Just don't get tubing that is too soft like Tygon R-1000. I thought, "hey, that'll be sweet to work with"....WRONG. You can just look at the R-1000 the wrong way and it will collapse and kink all over itself. Ugh. The R-3603 is much better. :banghead:
*/

Sorry, I'm just pulling my hair out trying to route the y-split from my three barbed CPU block down to my GPU block.

LT.Schaffer
04-07-05, 12:38 AM
The Antec Performance 2 SOHO File Server Case Is Awesome
Solid
Roomy
Great Overall!! :thumbsup:

1337_Like_ThaT
04-07-05, 01:13 AM
Sorry for taking so long. I guess since we don't have a PC case suggestion thread, why the heck not to leave it up? Just re-name it I guess.

Yeah I liked the Lian Li's but they are just a little too expensive for my taste. If I were to really get what I wanted, I'd get the V1000 in black (:drool:) but I just don't have that kind of money, nor would I want to pay that much anyways. I also had to order another PSU since I am assembling my server as we speak.

I was also looking at the ASUS Vento and Cooler Master WaveMasters as well. Again, they were a little too expensive.

The Lian Li PC-65B is only $15 more then the case you got of Coolermaster? How can you say too expensive, unless you were going for the full tower ones...I love my PC-65B with a passion :D

ninelven
04-07-05, 02:15 AM
Water? Heh heh (http://www.jab-tech.com/customer/product.php?productid=2717&cat=216&page=1).

remymarten
04-07-05, 02:31 AM
I just built a system for my wife useing A Coolermaster Wavemaster case. First time I used a case with a removeable MB tray. What a pleasure. The case is very roomey. The only con for this case is that it does not use driverails. Just a small inconvienance. All in all the best case I've worked with.

six_storm
04-07-05, 07:10 AM
The Lian Li PC-65B is only $15 more then the case you got of Coolermaster? How can you say too expensive, unless you were going for the full tower ones...I love my PC-65B with a passion :D

Some of the LLs like the PC-60s are kinda plain to me. Plus with the Praetorian, you get a removeable mobo tray and it looks a little bit better IMO. Like I said, if I'm going to buy a Lian Li, it will be the V1000.

Lfctony
04-07-05, 08:11 AM
I like the Antec PlusView 1000AMG EU, nice and spacy. Though I don't feel like dismantling my system at this point. :)

muaddib
04-07-05, 10:07 AM
The new CM-Stacker is coming soon. I suggest that you should wait for it (140mm-120mm [the end for 80mm!!!] fans, full aluminium shield, slideable M/B and HDD/Drives tray, 12x5.25" bays, full tower, BTX support, 2xPSU's... amazing).

Riptide
04-07-05, 10:27 AM
Some of the LLs like the PC-60s are kinda plain to me. Plus with the Praetorian, you get a removeable mobo tray and it looks a little bit better IMO.The PC60 series has removable mobo trays.

six_storm
04-07-05, 11:12 AM
The PC60 series has removable mobo trays.

From what I gathered online, only the PC-60 and PC-60 plus had the removable tray. As for the PC-61, 65 and so on, everyone said in their reviews that they didnt have removeable trays. My sources were from NewEgg reviews and a few Google Searches.

I can't wait for my case to arrive (next week) cuz my Aspire X-Dreamer has about had it lol. My little Doom 3 logo mod didnt work out the way I wanted it to :( Here's a pic, don't laugh too much:

http://www.photodump.com/direct/six_storm/doomside.jpg
http://www.photodump.com/direct/six_storm/doomside2.jpg

Riptide
04-07-05, 11:20 AM
Really? These all say "slide out motherboard tray".
You might be right about the 65 though.

PC66
http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PC66G

PC62B
http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PC62B

PC62
http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PC62

PC61
http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PC61B

PC60
http://www.silverpcs.com/product/CS_PC60SP

six_storm
04-07-05, 11:21 AM
Well, dang. Guess you can't believe everything Google gives you lol. Rip, what do you think about my Doom 3 mod? :snicker:

Riptide
04-07-05, 11:26 AM
Looks good. You need a red cathode or something over it though to cast a nice red glow coming out from it. :)

BTW I have a PC60 and although I agree that it's plain looking (a plus IMO) it's also a great case. Lots of room to work in, good ventilation, removable tray, etc..