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Old 01-24-2006, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having a hard time choosing a case. I know what I like but when I see it normally it doesnt have the right features or it seems like the cooling isnt very good etc. Im looking for an awesome case in the 100-150 range. I will be putting many HD's in and AMDX2, No SLI. I know this is vague I just want peoples suggestions. One with a power supply would be nice but if not w/e. The one I currently own is an Antec Performance II series. Its very nice and came with a nice power supply.

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetai...?ProdID=81046#

Maybe I should buy another one of these?? Anybody have any suggestions or anything please respond.

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Old 01-24-2006, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lian li cases apparently are very good, and the one I'm getting, a Xion II, is good. Check those out.
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If you're not looking for uber flashy with side windows and circus lighting, I have the perfect case for you.

Antec Performance One P180
http://www.antec.com/us/productDetai...?ProdID=81800#

Excellent Cooling, Room for 6 HDD's, Extremely Quiet, Easy, Easy installation, Toolless, Silicon Dampners in all Drive cages & optical bays, slick looking (Black & Silver), Front panel USB, Firewire, Audio

I've had this case for about over a month and it's one of the best i've owned.

PZERO linked it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154
$119 - It's well worth it.
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Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129158
$124.99 + $18.99 Three Day Shipping

Full tower, 500W modular PSU, great ventilation.
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I would say go with a lian li, although the p180 or p160 is very nice too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112044

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129173
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree ^^^.

I have a Lian Li case and i must say that i'll probably never buy aynthing else. The case is very high quality. Thumb screws on everything. Removable mobo tray, removable Hard drive tray...
Just excellent in every way. i have one of these

I'm sure that there are other cases that are good, but i highly recommend Lian Li.
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ill have to recommend the P180. Tons of cooling features and solid design.
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the Antec Sonata II. great case, and stylish.
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personally i wouldn't buy a case, i'd make my own. If you make your own case, you can get way better cooling, and better looks. It will also be smaller, since you have the parts. The manufactured ones have to be built to support all kinds of crap and sizes. If you decide to make a case, you can contact me for suggestions! It's also fun doing it and it'll be a lot cheaper. Your choice!
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