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Old 08-23-2005, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Case dilemma

Im really close to getting all the components for building my own computer. One of the things left to decide is what case I will have.

The following two caught my eye:

They both look good(to me), got good reviews, and have good prices.

Thermaltake SViking

Aspire X Gear

Any other reccomendations? I looking to keep the price between 40-70 dollars, possibly 80 max.

And will be getting a new power supply nomatter what case/

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Old 08-23-2005, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well ok, they're both made out of steel so itll be heavy to start. The aspire X Gear comes with a 430W Powersupply and the Thermaltake SViking does not. me personally i would get the thermaltake tsnumai. it just went down in price from 110, its 99 at newegg now. as for PSU's i'd go with a OCZ but i can't say the wattage because i don't know your system specs. PM me if youve got any questions.

EDIT: sure they have good reviews/prices but you've gotta look closely into the specs like the size and amount of fans.

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Old 08-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here are a few to look at. All but the Super Lanboy have PSUs, but they are Antec, so you won't have to get a different one.

Only one of them falls within your stated price range, but the saving you'll get by not having to get a PSU should make a difference in your budget, eh?

Personally, I really favor the last one. Check out its stats and you'll see why...

Antec Solution SLK2650-BQE Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
$79.00, $18.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

Antec SUPER LANBOY Silver anodized aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
$85.00, $18.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

Antec Life Style SONATA Piano Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case TruePower 380Watt ATX12V Power Supply
$104.00, $18.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

Antec Solution SLK3800B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Rackmount Case 400Watt (SP400) SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V 2.0 for AMD™ & Intel systems Power Supply
$105.00, $18.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply
$109.00, $18.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply
$139.00, $18.99 FedEx Saver Shipping

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