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Old 04-14-2007, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking for a good Full-Tower for the past 3 hours and can't seem to find an over-all good tower. It seems like when I find one that looks decent, somebody comes along and says it doesn't have enough room, the air flow is terrible, some have side fans but no front fans while others have front fans but no side fans, or that they can't seem to fit their PSU in.

I was hoping some of you could recommend or link me some good Full-Towers with great air flow and expandability. I don't care so much about the price, although I was hoping to keep it under $200.

Also, is there any specifics I should be looking into for air flow? Is a front fan absolutely necessary for a gaming full tower? What about side fans? Give me a rundown of what I should be looking for when buying a gaming full tower.

Thanks in advanced guys.
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thermaltake armor case is what i have and its a really good case. It has a huge side fan and with all the stuff i have in mine there is still room. And I would say a good case is a good case its more personal prefrance. If there one you like then buy it.
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor VA8000SWA Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
it has some pretty good reviews. looks nice also
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The cm stacker is a really good design, good airflow and layout.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like my thermaltake armor. Mine doesn't have the extra side fan like montdj's but its still a great huge case. The vented drivebay covers, fans, tool-less design.. etc etc.
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This is a great case. It's not much to look at, but the features and the room in side the case is fantastic.

It will fit pretty much any kind of set up you want to throw at it, even will fit 2 power supplies, and the cooling is top notch for sure. I installed the optional crossflow fan, that blows air across the entire mobo and it works great.

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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK Black/ Silver Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Well, Word on the street is that Gigabyte has produced a gem of a chassis. I've seen this rated 10 in 3 different current issues of computer magazines.



GIGABYTE - Product - Thermal Solution - Chassis - Products

Black: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Silver:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-*** Silver 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Reviews:
Overclocker Cafe - Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Case Review
Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Case Review - hardCOREware.net
Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Aluminum Chassis Review - PCSTATS.com
bit-tech.net | Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570

This case is probably one of the best out on the market now. It satisfies virtually every need. It's extremely well made and has plenty of bells and whistles. It even looks like it has room left for mods.

I'd buy it in a second.
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That new Gigabyte Aurora (Black), looks just amazing. Could be my next case.

Heres a great video review on it:
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Although some of these don't say full towers. I have one of the ones that didn't say it's full tower and it's still massive trust me.

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Old 04-15-2007, 11:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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go for the gigabyte 570, i have the original aurora from them and im so very tempted to upgrade to the new one...

gotta sell the one i have right now tho...
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