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Old 02-11-2007, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at a few different cases, and heres what looks good at the time,
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I want something with a window, and if possible LEDS (it'll be my night-light in my room )

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T - BBA Black SECC 0.6mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail


Thermaltake SOPRANO VB1000BWS Black 0.8 mm SECC Chassis, Plastic Front Door ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail



Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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I'm partial to the 3d Gigabyte Aurora, because I own one.. But let me tell you, it's a great case

2x120mm fans in the back for exhaust, and 1x120mm in the front for intake (I'm thinking about modding a 80mm to the side of it).

Great black finish, quiet, aluminum, good airflow.. all around nice case.

Oh, it also is a great case for water cooling, especially if you plan on putting a radiator outside of the case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233003
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Thermaltake Armor is the king of cases. Heres some pics of one I put together for a friend.

http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...&highlight=56k
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Jumping_Bean514,

Are the usb/audio ports on top of the case?
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Are the usb/audio ports on top of the case?
Yes, the usb and audio are at the top. The power and reset are on the front next to the floppy drive bay along with a hard drive activity light.
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Have a look around www.sundialmicro.com.

They have alot of large/server/tower cases.
I have the Silverstone TJ-05 and its nice.
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3d Gigabyte Aurora looks good... but doesn't look as sexy as the TT armor or Antec 900

too blocky :P
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haha, I am going to go with the Nine Hundred!

just found out compusa got a sale on it, $140 case for only $90
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