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See any *Wow Factor* cases lately?


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#1 bkweibley

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:41 PM

The title pretty much explains itself.  I decided to build my first computer in awhile and thought a really awesome looking case would be cool, anyone see any lately that really made you say "dang that is cool!"?  Newegg seems to have a lot of just the same kinda dark/blue glow lights which are cool but its just the same old case over and over.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:01 PM

Im still using my old Coolermaster CM 690. Once I find a good case I have a hard time letting it go...just swap out the parts. I really like it, i also have used several of their HAF cases in customer builds, all with great success. If I HAD to buy a new case right now for my system, I would again go with coolermaster....if price is no object to you this would be my pick. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119260


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:29 PM

If price is no object... Look up Inwin. They have some truly unique cases. If you feel like spending like a sailor on leave / need the most unique case ever AND you don't mind putting it together from pieces yourself, look up Mountain Mods and Caselabs.
On the more budget end we have a few players. BitFenix, Fractal Design, Silverstone, and Cooler Master cases seem to have the most variety. Fancy cases are always going to cost more though. Ultimately, if you want something truly unique, break out your Dremmel and paintbrush ;) Prebuilt cases are nice, but nothing beats the style of a well done case mod.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:35 PM

Haha man id butcher the heck out of a case...  My 5 year old has more artistic ability than I do lol.   Im thinking a mid size tower may be what im looking for.  Really no need for a massive full size tower, its not like im going to have 7 hard drives or anything like that.  I may eventually build a second system for linux to put beside it so I can switch my second monitor over to the linux box when I want to use it.  2 mid sized towers would make a little more sense spacewise.  



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:45 PM

for mid tower I really like this one, as well as any of CMs HAF series. and scath, those cases are insane lol. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119307


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:12 PM

Those mountain mods and caselabs are massive!  The Storm Stryker case is pretty nice looking.  BitFenix seems like they make the coolest looking cases overall.  I really like the Colossus but like I said earlier its probably just way bigger than what I need.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 05:33 AM

I think that the new Thermaltake Core P5 is just a beautiful piece of art;

 

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:11 AM

I think that the new Thermaltake Core P5 is just a beautiful piece of art;
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133283

I was scared away from thermaltake by some seriously bad reviews on their PSUs and watercooling setups. Not much can go wrong with a case though I guess, and they do have some unique designs.
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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:57 AM

I think that the new Thermaltake Core P5 is just a beautiful piece of art;

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133283

 

This case caught my eye before, I saw a few setups where guys made their own cases, mounting their computers on the wall like beautiful artwork.  This case reminded me a lot of that.  

BTW is NewEgg the most popular place to buy many computer parts still?  I remember newegg and tigerdirect from back in the day but I wasnt sure what all is around now.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:36 AM

Tigerdirect took a downhill turn if I remember correctly, but newegg is still going strong. They even will take patent trolls to court sometimes :)
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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:47 AM

I think that the new Thermaltake Core P5 is just a beautiful piece of art;
 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133283

I was scared away from thermaltake by some seriously bad reviews on their PSUs and watercooling setups. Not much can go wrong with a case though I guess, and they do have some unique designs.
Not true I've had some serious and I mean serious issues with case. Not only are some a pain to work with but can be flimsy, and even had grounding issues with some. and dont get me started on cooling. To me functionality is more important then looks. My cm 690 ain't the prettiest but its built like a tank and is easy to work around. I always look for cases with bottom mount PSUs, toolless drive bays (preferably with the hard drive bays facing out) and 120 mm fans for my setup. Then I worry about looks.

I do most of my online shopping at newegg, though I keep an eye on tigerdirect as well. They sometimes have some amazing sales.

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 12:45 PM

Anyone actually use that Thermal Core P5 case yet?



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:03 PM

No not here sorry. It looks nice, but I'm one of those guys who once he finds something he likes he tends to stick with it and coolermaster has my loyalty... Who knows though might have a new build coming up might give it a try.

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 08:13 PM

For mini-itx I think the deepcool tristellar looks amazing.
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 07:02 AM

I saw this one, honestly im really not a fan of it though.  






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