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#1 Blaze413

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:49 PM

ok so my motherboard had a bad second slot after about a year (3 year warranty) so i was going to use this opportunity to buy a better case cuz i absolutely hate the one i have (silverstone rvo1 raven) so i was just wondering what in u alls opinion was the best looking full tower as well as best cooling and functional case out there.....i guess it can be from any website although i would prefer newegg or tiger direct (bigger more reliable companies) but price doesnt matter so go crazy :thumbsup: well maybe not over like $250 so pretty much anything...but remember this is a gaming rig not a server lol

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:48 PM

For me, I really like the COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP. It is a well designed and elegant case.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:20 PM

I have had this for about a month.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811139002

It is black, all black. Even the board standoffs and the screws/hardware are black. If I could get off my lazy ass I would eventually get around to actually swapping all of my stuff into it instead of looking at it sitting on my dining room table.

Look around as they do go on special, and corsair throws rebates around on them as well. Got mine for $169 shipped.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:32 PM

i ditto DJBpaces case, I have a friend who uses that case with a high end system, and it is an absolutly fantastic full ATX case, it is room, practical, cools nicely, easy to work with and looks good to boot, and with those handles a lot easier to move. Of course, Im also biased Coolermaster, never seen a coolermaster case I havent liked.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:17 AM

thanks for the replies, but i know i didnt mention in the first post ........are there any cases out there that look good with a side-window? a lot of cases that have them arnt that great.....im not worried about noise cuz i know windows are sometimes noisier.....if only that obsidion corsair had a window that ould be sick but..o welll...btw i did like that one a lot when i looked at it

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

well, I know this isnt a full atx, but it almost is, its a mid ATX case the Coolermaster CM 690 its an excellent case, I use it myself, and while it doesnt come stock with a window you can order a custom side panel that looks pretty rad from my opinion. Like I said its mid ATX, but its a very roomy id atx with lots of room for expansion, great cooling and easy installation, I use this case myself with the side panel, and Ive used it in a customer build or two, very solid case.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:19 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-067-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-068-_-Product

found these just looking in newegg...they look really nice to me (leaning towards black one though) i know it doesnt have a window but still i think a word like "sleek" could be used lol was wondering if anyone has actually seen this case in person....although i think it is a new series just released

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:11 PM

Take a look at this one Corsair with window.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC800DW-Obsi...3022&sr=8-1

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:41 PM

ooo that one is pretty fancy

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:10 PM

The only concern I had with the 800D case at the time was that it's hot swap/removable bays are not SATA 3 compatable, which screws up long term usage, at least for me. Supposedly Corsair might offer some sort of upgrade to keep up, but I don't know if it will be a freebie, or if it will cost.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:45 PM

A transparent acrylic window is available for the COSMOS, also:
Silver - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811999187
Black - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811999186
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

I have this case and love it Antec 900: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....rodid=CA-065-AN - there is also a mk2

If you need a slightly bigger one there is the 1200: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....rodid=CA-102-AN

For me... black case, blue lights, fantastic cooling, I have a heatsink with bluelights too...

Also its not that heavy, a friend of mine has that coolermaster case (or one very similar) its grey/silver and has red lights and was mega heavy (comparitivly) - however it too was highly efficient.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:50 PM

I prefer heavy cases, theyre usually sturdier and last longer and will better protect the insides of youd computer, especially if the family dog decides to try and knock it over.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:13 PM

lol ya im with u on the heavier case part...i dont plan on moving it more than once so its not that much of an issue....was just looking for opinions ...o and if i get a new mobo off rma how do i get the windows 7 onto the new board withought getting a new version...i bought the oem 1 pck version or will i have to buy a whole nother version? i hope not

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:42 PM

The Antec Nine Hundred case has the power supply at the bottom instead of on the top. I got the nine hundred and one case. It has a lot of fans but I dislike the power supply at the bottom because it's like a dust magnet there.

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