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Case Suggestions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LuciferX, Jan 23, 2004.

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  1. LuciferX

    LuciferX Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2002
    Which namebrand of computer case would you guys recoomend?
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    If you're just buying a case without a powersupply then the Brand isn't that important. You can pick up some nice, no-large-brand cases that are just great. Make sure it can fit a ATX motherboard(not mini only) and has a good number of bays and fan mounts. 3 x 3.5" and 3 x 5.25" bays are a good number and define a good size case. You don't want the case thats too small. You also don't a ultra cheap case that really light (unless its aluminum) because they are really flimsy. Find one that looks good because unless you plan to hide it in a corner you probably want a nice looking case.

    Do you have a budget?

    As for good powersupplies if you need one; Antec, Enermax, KingWin, StarTech, ThermalTake are considered reliable. 350Watt would be minimum. If it sounds too cheap to be true then it likely is.

    Here's the case I just bought: http://www.thermaltake.com/XaserCase/lanfire/vm2000a.htm

    For case suggestions: Antec, Thermaltake, Aspire(not too high on their powersupplies though), Lian-Li, Cooler-Max.

    Here's a link to www.newegg.com for cases: http://www.newegg.com/app/manufactory.asp?catalog=7&DEPA=1
  3. prunejuice


    Apr 2, 2002
    Buy a cheap generic case, throw the PSU that comes with it in the trash, and replace it with a good Antec or Enermax 400W+.

    Proceed with punching all the holes you want in it for fans.

    I don't care what my cases look like, as long as I have
    modding room and air flow.
  4. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    Budweiser makes a good case..
  5. X_Gamer7


    Feb 22, 2003
    I would suggest Lantec. Check out there "Lanboy" models, they have nice cooling, and are good looking. Enermax is another one that i've had good expiriences with. Make sure there is atleast a 400W power supply in there, and it must have Overvoltage Protection. Nowadays, the quality is just as important as the size of a power supply.
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