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DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 03:19 PM
Fellas,
I need your help. I am looking to get a case, because I am not satisfied with the one I have. I am looking at a few, and I just can't make up my mind.

Here are a few that I like:

Thermaltake Armor Jr. SECC Case
http://image.compusa.com/prodimages/18/45466cfa-b8dc-462f-99c2-3dcde4312450.gif

Thermaltake Tsunami Dream ATX Tower Case
http://image.compusa.com/prodimages/7/d4248153-7ec8-470e-8cdf-f952e5f0cae5.gif

AeroCool ExtremeEngine 3T Aluminum
http://image.compusa.com/prodimages/51/1e0e3c53-6350-412a-8259-343bab458ef0.gif

I am open to other suggestions, but these are my requirements:


It has to be black.
It has to be large enough to house a Eliminator/Freezone.
It has to be large enough to house a 8800GTX.
It has to have a window.

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 03:24 PM
Oh...I don't want to spend over $165 for it either!:thumbdwn:

Roadhog
02-03-07, 03:27 PM
Antec P180B.. you can get it for like $100, its worth WAY more than that. Also the build quality is WAY better than any of those cases.

nrdstrm
02-03-07, 03:49 PM
Antec 900? Seems to be "THE" case at the moment...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021
$135

Rytr
02-03-07, 03:51 PM
I still like my Antec P160. It like the 180 is a quality build. The part I like the best is the way the harddrive cage is positioned and the way the drives are mounted. It seems like I am always changing drives and this setup makes it much easier. The removable motherboard tray and the front panel accessories are nice too.

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 04:26 PM
Antec P180B.. you can get it for like $100, its worth WAY more than that. Also the build quality is WAY better than any of those cases.

Where can I get it for $100?

Edit:I found it, but I am not too overly impressed with it.

Do anyone like any of the ones I've picked?

Stoneyguy
02-03-07, 04:28 PM
Here you go. (http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4843800)

Bman212121
02-03-07, 04:30 PM
I don't like your choices DOC. I've seen a tsunami, and wasn't all that impressed, and I don't like those little flaps on the armor. The aerocool doesn't do much for me either. I know I'm not of much help, but I'll see if I can find another cool case.

mullet
02-03-07, 04:31 PM
Antec 900? Seems to be "THE" case at the moment...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021
$135

I agree out of those 3 CASES only id pic antec 900 case.

PS: Antec P180, why do ppl choose that case its cramped and I don't see good air flow.

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 04:38 PM
I agree out of those 3 CASES only id pic antec 900 case.

PS: Antec P180, why do ppl choose that case its cramped and I don't see good air flow.
The 900 is also cramped. That's one thing that I hear ppl complaining about.

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 04:39 PM
I don't like your choices DOC. I've seen a tsunami, and wasn't all that impressed, and I don't like those little flaps on the armor. The aerocool doesn't do much for me either. I know I'm not of much help, but I'll see if I can find another cool case.
Thanks bro. Like I said, I am open for options.

buffbiff21
02-03-07, 04:48 PM
and I don't like those little flaps on the armor.

you can take the armor flaps off. it looks a hell of a lot better, also.

But

anything > thermaltake

is pretty much the conclusion. :D

i would go with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112099

it looks plain on newegg, but i have one of these for my old P4 rig and it is really aesthetically pleasing.

if you need a window get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112040

Roadhog
02-03-07, 04:50 PM
I agree out of those 3 CASES only id pic antec 900 case.

PS: Antec P180, why do ppl choose that case its cramped and I don't see good air flow.

its not cramped.. Also it probably has the best cooling around.

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 04:54 PM
its not cramped.. Also it probably has the best cooling around.
I can't speak for the P180, but I do know that the 900 is cramped. I went to a computer store Friday, and I looked inside the 900 and I can see that (cramped) being a problem for a 8800GTS, let alone a GTX.

mullet
02-03-07, 04:56 PM
Well personally I would spend the extra money and get a case you will keep, a good case. Here we go. I would go with the Silverstone hands down and never worry about buying another case man. my 2 cents.

http://www.sundialmicro.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-rc830-evoultion-rc-830-kkn2_1701_877.html
Cooler Master CM Stacke 832 Black = $249.99 and do what Lee did.
http://www.sundialmicro.com/images/products/items/rc832kkn1main.gif
OR
http://www.sundialmicro.com/silverstone_computer_case_ssttj09bw_1704_892.html
Silverstone Temjin TJ09BW (SST-TJ09-BW, SST-TJ09B-W) Premium All Aluminum Case with Window (Maximum PC Dream Machine 2006) / Black = $259.99
http://www.sundialmicro.com/images/products/items/tj09bwmain.jpg

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 05:01 PM
Thermaltake SHARK VA7000BWA Black Aluminum (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811133143)

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-133-143-14.JPG

I kinda like this case. It's $169 at new egg, but I can get it for $129 at Compusa.

DiscipleDOC
02-03-07, 05:05 PM
I'm reading about this case, and I like it because of the removable mobo tray....

Bman212121
02-03-07, 05:05 PM
^^^^ Yes, that 832 is pretty damn sweet. I'd take off that stupid fan thing on the one side, as I wouldn't be putting 4 fans in it anyway.

I think thermaltake makes a pretty solid case, my friend has the xaser III and that thing is like a rock. The only problem is that it's as heavy as one also. My pick would be the Thermaltake Eureka, I like the looks of it a lot better. I'd probably cut in a window, but it seems like a decent case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133011

I really wish TT would put the LCS front on the non liquid cooled Kandalf. I wouldn't need all their liquid cooling crap, but the front of the LCS looks a thousand times better than the non LCS. That would be another thing I'd look at if it could be done. I already checked their parts, and they don't have any pieces for Kandalf, otherwise you could probably buy a different front and put it on the case. :)

I'm not a fan of that antec either, it is way too square for me. Like someone said, the Armor might not be a bad choice if you take off those stupid things on the front.

Bman212121
02-03-07, 05:06 PM
Thermaltake SHARK VA7000BWA Black Aluminum (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811133143)

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/11-133-143-14.JPG

I kinda like this case. It's $169 at new egg, but I can get it for $129 at Compusa.

Now your talking, I think that case looks pretty sweet. :thumbsup:

mullet
02-03-07, 05:15 PM
Lee63 has the best 832 I have ever seen!!!!!!!!! BTW 1,000 POST!!!!!
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4097/dscf0013oc2.jpg

Bearclaw
02-03-07, 05:22 PM
I had the AeroCool ExtremeEngine 3T Aluminum for a while and loved it. It was nice but it lacked the side window which I like having. On the other hand though, it had the 250mm fan.

If you are interested in it Disciple, I will be willing to sell it to you for cheap.

Bman212121
02-03-07, 05:23 PM
Lee63 has the best 832 I have ever seen!!!!!!!!! BTW 1,000 POST!!!!!
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4097/dscf0013oc2.jpg

Too bad it doesn't look like that anymore. I want to see some updated pics with whatever he is cooling it with now. I have that CNPS-9700 in the pic in my pc. (lee63) (Working good btw)

Bman212121
02-03-07, 05:24 PM
I had the AeroCool ExtremeEngine 3T Aluminum for a while and loved it. It was nice but it lacked the side window which I like having. On the other hand though, it had the 250cm fan.

If you are interested in it Disciple, I will be willing to sell it to you for cheap.

That's one hell of a fan!!! ;)

Bearclaw
02-03-07, 05:24 PM
if you need a window get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811112040

I am currently using the special edition of this case and love it. The removable motherboard tray makes it easier to add/remove components, etc. It also isn't too flashy and it just looks nice.

Bearclaw
02-03-07, 05:26 PM
That's one hell of a fan!!! ;)
Haha ya. I had it over the summer anjd had the side of it turned towards the air conditioner and for amazing temps for it. Once fall rolled aorund and the temps dropped a bit put it next to the window and got even better temps. It was a nice case. Although, after goign with lian li I wouldnt go back to something without a removeable mobo tray. It's really nice to have one.