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Old 04-27-2004, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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building a computer at beggining of the summer.
most of the parts already picked out, but some still being overlooked. i wanna make modding it basically a hobby of mine, and when it comes to case modding, i dont know much.

wat size case should i get? full or mid-ATX tower?
wat material do u recommend?
i dont want a premodded case, but wat brands do any of you recommend? and should i basically jsut get a plain case with maybe a window, and then mod all the stuff like glossiness and window, and bezel appereance later? thats what i want to get into, but i dont know what case to start out with.

any suggestions?
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Xaser III made by thermaltake is a good one. It is made out of aluminum. If you dont get that, get another full size case. I dont like mid size cases anymore. There too small and you dont have enough room to do stuff in it.
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check out some of the cases on:
www.newegg.com
www.tigerdirect.com
www.xoxide.com

these should help you find something you like
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get the coolermaster wavemaster
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I say the best way to start out is to use a not-to-expensive case. My first mod was on a $30 plastic case, it wasn't the best to work with but I saved myself from making some costly mistakes on a nicer expensive case. Also get yourself a nice dremel they are indispensable for modding.
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yea good point. If you have modded cases before and you know what ur doing, have the right tools and you are good with the dremel or a rotary tool.. then get the case that u want. But if u dont and u have not done it before.. then i would get a piece of crap case and practice on that.
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cool thx. yeah i wanted just a 30 or so case. btw those thermal take xasers arent moddable... they premodded. well.. im sure u can still mod them a little, but u know wat i mean.
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those thermal take xasers arent moddable
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthrea...4&page=1&pp=20

If I were you I would just go to newegg and put 10-30 in the price field.

http://www.newegg.com/app/manufact.asp?catalog=7&DEPA=1

It pulls up a number of cases I would love to mod.
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wow that modding was sooo good. can u do stuff like that?
lemme get a pic of ur modded comp if it is modded atm.

which case on newegg would you like to mod? i cant decide, im totally new to this and dont know wat to look for.
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...156-002&depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-160&depa=0
these look kinda good to me. wat u think? one of em is the cheapest newegg showed.
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