I've been looking over a lot of cases recently to try and pick a home for my new build, but I can't settle on one. I've managed to narrow down the manufacturer down to Antec, a company whose reliability is more or less a given, but I can't decide which of their cases to go with.
I'm looking for a case with some very good air cooling (no watercooling for me, too expensive and complicated) that I can take with me to the occasional LAN party. Weight honestly isn't an issue for me since I work out quite frequently, and I might even go so far as to say that I prefer steel since aluminum cases tend to be a little flimsy.
This Plusview II case caught my eye, but I can't seem to find any reviews on it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129164
It's got locks on the front and the side, a nice window on the side, and you can mount two additional 80mm fans in the front and one on the side. One 120mm fan and three 80mm fans total is pretty good in my book. It looks conservative but cool, and that's the kind of appearance I like.
But then there's the Super LANBOY, which I've heard people drooling about constantly. It's got two 120mm fans, one in the front and one in the back, and it's so light I could carry it with one hand easily. It's got a window on the side too and it does look awfully nice with the light-up fan and all. What I don't like is the fact that the fans are lower-speed (I don't mind noise) and there's not one on the side or the top. Adding a third fan would have been nice, I guess. I don't know how to mod cases, although I'll probably end up learning how when I get around to it.
And lastly, there's the Sonata II. The piano-black finish is something I've heard a lot about, and it looks nice except for those ports in the front that look strangely out of place to me. It comes with one 120mm fan, and you can even put an additional one in the front, a 92mm fan in the air duct, and an 80mm fan for graphics cards. It looks to be pretty good for cooling. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have a side window (and again, I don't know how to mod).
Which case would you recommend?