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Roadhog
04-17-05, 06:23 PM
Its about time for a new case, and I found this one...

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-133-145&depa=1

I read some reviews on it, and it scored pretty well.. Thou I wana know what you guys think of it...

The reason I like this one is beacause it has 120mm fans, and looks nice and is roomy...

Also, if you can find me a better case for $80 or cheaper, ill give you a cookie ;)

CaptNKILL
04-17-05, 06:28 PM
A friend of mine just built a new Athlon 64 system with that case... its very nice to work with, im the one who put it together.

six_storm
04-17-05, 06:30 PM
Looks pretty nice. The only thing I don't like is the material, plastic. Get aluminum or something sturdy. My aluminum CoolerMaster Praetorian is really nice. I'd recommend that though . . . .

Roadhog
04-17-05, 06:41 PM
ill have to look at that case. thou, i cant decide, black or the silver one... for the soprano.

EDIT: wow, $108 for the CoolerMaster Praetorian.. little over my budget.

1337_Like_ThaT
04-17-05, 06:43 PM
http://img134.echo.cx/img134/9861/coolermaster5jb.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

This case is $80 bucks. I believe it is more sturdy than the soprano, and I personally believe it looks better...Also it is easy to work around with. Very quiet case and has lotz of good ventilation

jAkUp
04-17-05, 06:51 PM
We carry that soprano case at work.. I'm looking at the silver one right now :) Anyways, I really don't like it too much. Its just way to flimsy, the door is made out of cheap plastic.. well the whole case is..lol other than that its ok i guess. Try and pick up a thermaltake shark, or the one 1337 recommended is excellent as well. Chieftec cases are superb as well.

Roadhog
04-17-05, 06:57 PM
We carry that soprano case at work.. I'm looking at the silver one right now :) Anyways, I really don't like it too much. Its just way to flimsy, the door is made out of cheap plastic.. well the whole case is..lol other than that its ok i guess. Try and pick up a thermaltake shark, or the one 1337 recommended is excellent as well. Chieftec cases are superb as well.
can you link me to a few?


EDIT: how about this one, ill save money for it...

http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-armor-case-black.html

I know someone who just bought one and, all i can say is wow... it seems to be built great, and is huge!


EDIT Again... I found it on newegg for cheaper... *oh noes*...

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-133-154&depa=1

darkrider01
04-18-05, 05:17 PM
I have a Chieftec case and I've had it for going on 3 years. SPACIOUS and sturdy (could double as a seat at LAN parties). It's heavy as hell but it is sooo sweet. While Newegg does not carry Chieftec anymore, they have the exact SAME case made by Chenming. It's also half what I paid for it and it has USB and Firewire up front. I would totally suggest it.

See that sweet Chenming case here!! (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-125-475&depa=1)

moshpit
04-18-05, 06:05 PM
I have 3 of the Thermaltake Lanfire's and love them. Easy to work on, runs cool, and aluminum constructed so is lightweight. As I said, I love em :)

CaptNKILL
04-18-05, 06:41 PM
Hmm.. maybe the case my friend got was a different model, because the door wasnt flimsy plastic, it was made out of metal and was quite heavy. I swear its that same case though...

Euphoric
04-18-05, 06:53 PM
I have the Thermaltake Armor (Silver). It seems to cool very well and is quite. The only downside is the panels are made of thin gauge aluminum. Once its all assemble, though, you'll never notice it. It got a score of 9 and a kickass award from Maximum PC this month. As you said the case is huge and is easy to hide wires for a clean look. I'm extremely happy with case.

Roadhog
04-18-05, 07:46 PM
I have the Thermaltake Armor (Silver). It seems to cool very well and is quite. The only downside is the panels are made of thin gauge aluminum. Once its all assemble, though, you'll never notice it. It got a score of 9 and a kickass award from Maximum PC this month. As you said the case is huge and is easy to hide wires for a clean look. I'm extremely happy with case.


the black one is steel btw, the aluminum one is alot more $$$

Euphoric
04-18-05, 08:14 PM
the black one is steel btw, the aluminum one is alot more $$$
Yeah, I was just trying to convey some thoughts on my case as they are of the same basic design. Gonna get the black Armor?

Roadhog
04-19-05, 06:14 PM
Yeah, I was just trying to convey some thoughts on my case as they are of the same basic design. Gonna get the black Armor?

yah it seems so far i will get it. It will suit me good for my next system, dual core, SLI, and water cooling.

JoKeRr
04-20-05, 09:55 PM
one problem I find with Tt case, is that the depth is really lacking. When you have a 6800 series vidcard with multiple hard drives, the problem becomes really obvious and it's simply a pain in the backdoor. CM black praetorian is definitely a very nice case, I've been looking for a cheap 1 here in Canada for ages (well, the size of my wallet didn't help either). btw, how loud are the stock case fans, compare to a vantec stealth 80mm?? The 80mm stealth is quite a loud mofo.