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Old 01-16-2008, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which case to pick

I've narrowed it down to three cases

Newegg.com - XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
(it only has 2 80mm fans, but looks awesome and has LED's)

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX NINJA ATX-918WB Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
(one 80mm and one 120mm fan)

and this one:
Newegg.com - XION Hydraulic XON-566TB Black with Blue LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
this would be the best pick, except a lot of people say that this company doesn't follow through with their rebates.

Is this true about Xion?
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"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been told that the CM690 is excellent, but if you are limited to those cases, not really sure.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ooh, this one looks better than all of them
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my limit is $35
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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That last one might be good if you need a power supply.
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None of the above, they all look like crap...
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd recommend buying a more functional case - all aluminum (Lian Li). Why bother with colored LED lights? If your budget is $35, then apply this rule: "you get what you pay for."
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you could get a Coolermaster Centurion 5 for that price (which is great!!) also Case PSU's suck
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Yeah stay away from generic PSU's that come with cases. I had one of mine explode and smoke in my face. Wasn't to happy about it... Lucky i had a spare downstairs.
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Yeah stay away from generic PSU's that come with cases. I had one of mine explode and smoke in my face. Wasn't to happy about it... Lucky i had a spare downstairs.
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