What brand of CASE should I get?

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  1. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    I am looking for a case that is:
    a. Pretty
    b. has plenty of interior and exterior bays
    c. If there is a power supply... it has to be AT LEAST 350 Watts.
    d. Under $100 at retailers (Ok, I will go up to $125 if it is really, REALLY nice [​IMG] )
    wadda you guys think? I have been looking at the Evercase E4252W005A thus far.
    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Masood Ali

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    If you haven't scrolled through Colorcases.com yet, give it a try. I found about a dozen cases I would love to have sitting on my desk.
    EDIT:
    These are the ones I liked the best -
    Robocase
    Eclipse S
    Eclipse B
     
  3. AllenD

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    I like Masood's suggestion. That's where I'll be when I need another one. I'm torn between these:
    0505 Predator
    405 USB - Stainless Black
    Add in the mix the cases in the "COMING SOON" section at COLORCASES, it will take me/you a few weeks to decide.
     
  4. Rob Lutter

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    They aren't the most attractive cases in the world (they're usually plain ol' beige), but I love working inside either Antec or Inwin cases. I've yet to cut my hands!
     
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    What about good looking desktop cases (instead of towers) for building HTPCs that will sit in a rack? Every desktop case I see looks really cheesy. Anybody seen something that would look good (and blend in well) sitting with other home theater gear?
     
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    I know you said your limit is $125.00 tops but you have to look at this one right here. I think I've made up my mind on what case I'm getting. Masood, thanks for all of your replies to my threads that you've responded to. I really appreciate yout input.
     
  8. Ken Woodrow

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    I just bought this case, but it violates your $125 rule and does not include a power supply. But it's awesome looking and built like a tank. I haven't built it up yet, but there is a review of it over at AVSForum.
    - Ken
     
  9. Rob Speicher

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    Antec 1040 (or 1040B if you want a black case) - 400 watt power supply, nice looking, retails for less than $125, plenty of bays, and nice extra features.

    I have the 1030 now and love it; I'll be using the 1040B for my next case.
     
  10. AllenD

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    Rob,
    Don't you just love the description of the 0702 Quicksilver:
    SIDE PANEL ACCESS
    FRONT USB PORTS
    AWESOME DESIGN [​IMG]
     
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  12. Rob Lutter

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    Guys, I have decided on the 307 USB - Zeus w/ Side Window from ColorCases... I figure with some lighting effects and a little 'Lutter magic' this baby will look great,
    One last thing... should I get silver or blue? I am thinking blue. [​IMG]
     
  13. Rob Lutter

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    uh oh... I looked at it again and now I want silver [​IMG]
     
  14. Masood Ali

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    That's a toughie. Are you planning on painting any of your drive bezels? With the bezels painted, they'll both look good. Without, I'd give the edge to the blue......err, silver.....umm, I don't think I can help you with this one.
     
  15. Masood Ali

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    Those Antec cases go for about $100 shipped (with 420watt PSU) at Newegg.com (they're rebranded under the Cheiftec name, same exact case though).
     
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    I have that Antec case, except in black and I HIGHLY recommend it. BEST CASE EVA!
     
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    For the memeber who wanted to see some cases that might fit in the audio rack. Try this on for size. PRESS PLAY
    Good Luck
     

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