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Old 03-07-2007, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright so I'm after a well-built case (mid tower) that isn't too flashy and costs somewhere under $150 (150 is the absolute max but I'd rather not pay that much.) I would very much like a window but I might settle without one.

I'm looking at these 3 cases:
1) http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811112040
2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112116
3) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112099

#1 is ok. A little pricey but it's got a window. I would rather have 120mm fans though and the front of this one looks a little weird in my opinion.

#2 is perfect except for the price ..

#3 is perfect except for it's lack of a window..

Which would you suggest? Also if you know any other cases that fit my needs, please show me. It must be a mid tower though. I'm going to be putting this thing on my desk and there is a drawer above the spot in which I want to place the computer. A full tower might not fit and if it does, it probably won't leave enough room for any airflow to go above it.

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're really looking for that perfect case, be prepared to pay more money for it. that's what it comes down to IMO
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Why are you limiting yourself with just that brand? They make good cases but why not say this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

Mid tower...3 120mm fans...side panel...awesome design. It's on sale this month too.
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I'm not limiting myself to Lian-Li.. Just a coincidence that I had all 3 of them by the same brand. I considered the Antec 900 but I decided it's probably a little too flashy for me. I may reconsider though if those LEDs aren't blinding or anything since I can probably get it at a lower price with the CompUSA closures (if I get the willpower to make a 40 minute drive to see if they even have any.)
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Well, I'm not sure how you feel about CoolerMaster(I've had good success with their cases) .....

The first one is the one I own.... I've had it for a year and love it... Very easy to work on and looks good, but not overdone.... Only thing I dont care about is the graphics on the side

#1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119098

The second one has the window(a little less flashy) and has gotten pretty solid reviews.

#2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077


If you dont care for those and still want one of the Lian Li cases.... I would go with the one without the window... 50 bucks is a lot o' money for a window
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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try this case.........

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4532652

the case on my build. Thats under $150 for sure and it has mail and rebate as well

Original Retail cost is around $230.00 on Best Buy, CompUSA, and Circuit City.

Edit: wahh I thought it had mail and rebate, i guess not
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I like the Thermaltake but it is at the top of my price range and it is too big. By the way, I also thought it had a mail-in rebate.. I guess they just removed it recently.

Mantis-X, the first one you suggested is way too over-the-top for me so it's not an option. The Centurion 5 however, I may have to consider. I didn't know they had versions with windows. But being a cheaper case, I don't know if it'll fit a Tuniq Tower and the like.
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The Antec Nine Hundred really isnt all that flashy...when the lights are off it actually looks pretty plain. It's a really good case and on sale I'd go with it.
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