Battle of the Cases - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-30-2009, 10:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
muffin enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 2,724
Default Re: Battle of the Cases

maybe you might like this case. dont know what the quality of their cases are compared to cm or antec.
Newegg.com - XCLIO 777 Black/Titanium Finish Chassis: 1.0 mm SECC&#59; ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling PC Case - Computer Cases
__________________

Muffin Man is offline  
Old 08-30-2009, 10:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
jfenwick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,648
Send a message via ICQ to jfenwick Send a message via MSN to jfenwick
Default Re: Battle of the Cases

Well, if you're not going to mod it then it really comes down to personal preferrence, all three cases move a lot of air. Their airflow systems/patterns from front to back are ideal, that being a lot more important than pure cfm power. I'd visit a local shop and take a look at all three in person. I haven't taken a peak at the thermaltake Speedo in person but the HAF is a nice stock case if you like a little flash, 1200 is a little cleaner of a look IMO, you'd be fine with either.

From my experience with literally dozens of cases I find that build quality at the $150 is mark is coolermaster>antec>thermaltake, although none are crap, they are all decent mid level builders. But not high end like the Lian Lis who have one of, if not the best quality builds out there. Am a big fan of all aluminum cases.
__________________

jfenwick is offline  
Old 08-30-2009, 09:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,672
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: Battle of the Cases

Yami, how loud are both those cases? E.g. in a quiet room watching a movie, if a quiet/silent part in the film came would I hear "vrrrrrrrrr" coming from either case much?
__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 08-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
myowngod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 286
Default Re: Battle of the Cases

Really love my HAF can't say enough about it
__________________
HAF 932 | i7 920 @ 4.4ghz | OCZ Platinum | EVGA GTX285-SC | EVGA X58 SLI
Corsair 1000HX | Samsung T240 & 2253bw | Watercooled
myowngod is offline  
Old 08-31-2009, 04:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
Lady Techie
 
Yami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,776
Default Re: Battle of the Cases

Quote:
Originally Posted by S0ULphIRE View Post
Yami, how loud are both those cases? E.g. in a quiet room watching a movie, if a quiet/silent part in the film came would I hear "vrrrrrrrrr" coming from either case much?
I would have to say that the 1200 is quieter, however the fans have an option (user-controlled) to go much faster, up to that of a jet engine, while the HAF has large, slow-moving fans which make about medium noise (I can't really quote you a Db reading) but never get any louder.
But then my HAF has enough airflow that I don't need a fan with my HS, so I'm cutting out noise there.

However I've never encountered a high-performance case that you can't hear to some degree in the situation you describe. I can't say anything for the Lian-li cases though, they be different seeing as they are the gold-standard for cases.

Quote:
Really love my HAF can't say enough about it
Gotta agree with you there
__________________
Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge

LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Old 08-31-2009, 04:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,672
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: Battle of the Cases

Yeah, I wasn't expecting complete silence from either case. I figure while I'm watching movies tho I'll dial down the fan RPMs as I won't need any massive cooling then. Modding the 932 fans with POTS won't be hard, so the 1200's fan control functions are great but not a dealbreaker.
Garrrh! which one to choose! The 932 is about 30 bucks cheaper, I think that'll end up being the deciding factor...
__________________

__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite Boss Battle! [t..o..m] General Gaming 53 12-18-2008 12:44 PM
Adding custom logo to my cases NightSurge Overclocking and Modding 33 09-03-2008 12:55 PM
Don't buy ALIENWARE CASES! Ric0h New Systems | Building and Buying 64 08-09-2008 01:52 PM
What cards fit in what cases list Method New Systems | Building and Buying 0 08-07-2008 07:02 AM
Are Full Tower Cases Neccessary????????? macdawg New Systems | Building and Buying 21 05-26-2007 09:18 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.