Case dilemma - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2005, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 26
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/

Nannerb is offline  
Old 08-23-2005, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
GuitarFreak1857's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,847

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.

My Gaming Desktop
Abit IP35-E

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (Thermalright Ultra-120)
Mushkin 2x2GB DDR800 RAM

eVGA GeForce 8800GTS
Creative X-Fi Gamer Edition
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7,200RPM
Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7,200RPM
OCZ 720W ModStream
Lian Li PC-7A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
GuitarFreak1857 is offline  
Old 08-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 30,952

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

EDIT: You get what you pay for.

Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.