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Strahd
05-03-05, 11:37 AM
I need some help picking out a new case. I'm looking at these, tell me what you think.

http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/shark/sharkmenu.htm

http://www.lian-li.com/Product/Chassis/M_V_C_PC-V1200plus.htm

Or if you know of another really nice case, please let me know.

Riptide
05-03-05, 11:40 AM
I'm partial to the Lian Li myself.

Thermaltake isn't bad... I have a Tsunami and I like it but there are some drawbacks vs. my Lian Li PC60.

If you go with the Thermaltake the styling on the Tsunami is nicer IMO.

Clay
05-03-05, 11:41 AM
BrianG (aka Halcyon) here on staff is reviewing that Lian Li case (or one very similar) so I bet he'll chime in here with his thoughts on it for you.

Clay
05-03-05, 12:13 PM
I checked and BrianG is reviewing the V1000 Plus, not the V1200 Plus...I knew it was one of the two.
(http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=49569)

And yeah, that V1200 Plus is very long.

zoomy942
05-03-05, 12:23 PM
in gotta tip my hat to the antec superlanboy. i LOVE her.

Strahd
05-03-05, 12:48 PM
You know I didn't realize how long that Lian case was until it was mentioned hehe. I guess that is why it has all those cooling fans lol. I like the look of that Shark though and it has the option for water cooling which I want to eventually go to.

I'm going to take another look at that Tsunami and go look at the Antec's super lanboy.

Riptide
05-03-05, 01:15 PM
The depth of the LL is a positive thing. Cases w/more air volume tend to stay cooler than smaller, more cramped cases.

LT.Schaffer
05-03-05, 02:21 PM
Well The Antec Peformance 2 SOHO Case That I'm Using Right Now
Is Solid And Roomy :thumbsup: I Can Tip My Hat To Antec For Well Made Cases :super:

Strahd
05-03-05, 04:28 PM
Ok I still need some recommendations. I want to use a Antec TruePower 2.0 Power Supply TPII-550 550W ATX12V 2.01 and since it has a top 12cm fan on it, the Tsunami, the Super Lanboy, Antec Peformance 2 SOHO, and the Lian-Li I was looking at are out. There is not enough breathing room between the fan and the top of the case for the power supply. There are full tower Lian-Li's that will work nicely but that is way to much room.

The only option right now is the Shark. Anyone have any other options/opinions?

SLippe
05-03-05, 05:35 PM
Based on the two links you supplied; As far as looks, the black one in the first link, but it looks like the Lian has some good air flow. Me? I'd get the first black one.

SLippe
05-03-05, 05:42 PM
Nice zeero.

Strahd
05-03-05, 06:08 PM
Yes Zeero that is a nice case :) It will not allow me to use the power supply I want to use (Antec TruePower 2.0 Power Supply TPII-550 550W). Since the fan is mounted on the top of the PSU, there is not enough space between the top of that case and the PSU.