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Old 03-16-05, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Which case?

I'm torn. If I'm going to get a new A64-based machine, I'm going to need a new case in order to keep this machine around.

I was looking around on NewEgg for full-tower cases because I'm sick of the cramped space and the wires/cables going all over the place. Plus, a bigger case means better air-flow/cooler CPU.

So I've narrowed it to these two:

Lian-Li
which I like for the fans above the PSU to help get the heat that rises out, plus lots of other fans...

or

Cooler Master
Which has lots of fans and looks awesome...

Both got excellent reviews, but I'm torn on which to get. What do you guys think?
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Old 03-16-05, 10:20 PM   #2
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Huge cases that's for sure and pricey. Anyway, I like the CoolerMaster because of the gobs of USB ports on the top (hate them on the bottom). It looks a bit nicer too although I've always liked the clean look of Lian-Li. I've not read reviews on either of these. I've been sporting my el-cheapo "X-Dreamer" case for a while now.
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Old 03-16-05, 10:31 PM   #3
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yeah, there are so many things I like about both of them...that's why it's so hard to choose!
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Old 03-16-05, 10:33 PM   #4
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Stacker 830, under new products: http://www.coolermaster.com/Cebit200...tion/index.htm

or Soldam Altium RS10 Black with optional side window:


Or the Globalwin ycc-61f1b http://www.1coolpc.com/cases/61f13b.htm
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Old 03-16-05, 10:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Which case?

I'm gonna have to go with the Lian Li. They are all around better cases.
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Old 03-16-05, 10:53 PM   #6
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man, did u check out the new product section? Couldn't find where u got that pic anywhere. but it looks like the New CM Stacker 830 and Praetorian 731 and 730 are UGLY as HELL!! I'm really dissapointed.

but on the other hand, the new coolers: hyper 6+, AQUAMINIs, new cpu and GF6 waterblocks look quite promising. Too bad the GF6 water block doesn't actively cool the ram and mosfet.
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Old 03-17-05, 01:31 AM   #7
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I've used both Lian Li and Coolermaster, both are excellent cases.
But I'm a bit partial towards Coolermaster as they do have slightly better build quality over Lian Li.

For the ultimate case though, I'd love to get my hands on a "Soldam" case. Unfortunately they aren't available here in Australia, there's nothing better than these both in quality and innovation.........







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The Coolermaster stacker rocks !!!!
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Old 03-17-05, 06:54 AM   #9
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Quote:
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I've used both Lian Li and Coolermaster, both are excellent cases.
But I'm a bit partial towards Coolermaster as they do have slightly better build quality over Lian Li.

For the ultimate case though, I'd love to get my hands on a "Soldam" case. Unfortunately they aren't available here in Australia, there's nothing better than these both in quality and innovation.........







hahaha oh man...those are HIDEOUS!
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Old 03-17-05, 06:57 AM   #10
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ya that's what I thought. I would for a Lian Li

My PC-V1000 with a FX53 and 6800U is fairly well cooled

My sys temps are from 30-35 and cpu from 41-55 the extremes when under load.
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I'm going the coolermaster. Much better value for the money IMO.
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Having owned a few coolermaster and friends with some..I really cannout vouch for them..personally.
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