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Old 06-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So he just informed he wants a case with lights in it. I am going to try to discourage him since I like the wiring or the corsair cases, but any suggestions?

so far the total spent is 662. That includes a Motherboard, CPU, PSU, RAM, GPU. So the only part left is a case.
Man I just got the Fractal Design Define XL R2 and love that friggin case. You can get it on Amazon for $99 now with free shipping. No LEDs but try and talk him out of it...

I had the Sentey Arvina for about a year and a half but it's fan controller failed and that gave me an excuse to buy the XL. If he likes sleek and minimal, that's the best case I can recommend.

..maybe I'm biased
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Fractal cases look nice, but I don't like how bendy they are. They remind me of the NZXT Beta I had/have.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Fractal cases look nice, but I don't like how bendy they are. They remind me of the NZXT Beta I had/have.
Bendy? Haven't noticed anything like that. The R2 is solid steel... everywhere, making it ridiculously heavy. It's very sturdy though.

My old Sentey was super crap, it was flimsy and plasticky.
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My NZXT Beta is made out of steel too, but it's thin. All the Fractal cases I've built with were steel, but thin enough I could slightly bend them. Cases like my current Raidmax Scorpio I'd break my wrist before I could bend the steel in it (broke some Dremel's too), or like the HAF922 I had. I can't comment on your case personally, but I'd be willing to bet all of them are made out of the same material.

Fractal cases I've built with for customers:
Core 1000
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Edit: I want to clarify, I don't mean bend with ease like an aluminum can. More so grabbing the whole thing and being able to slightly turn it. Easier to do and demonstrate on smaller cases.
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Thanks for the help. I convinced him to get the 300R with no LEDs. I personally like the minimalist look.
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Thanks for the help. I convinced him to get the 300R with no LEDs. I personally like the minimalist look.
Same here, so *brofist*. BUT if he wants, he can simply add lights to a nice case instead of getting a case that looks like it was designed in 2003 by a 12yo.
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Same here, so *brofist*. BUT if he wants, he can simply add lights to a nice case instead of getting a case that looks like it was designed in 2003 by a 12yo.
Or someone who really really likes putting leds on their 1994 Honda civic.
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