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Advice any good computer TOWERS plan on building a pc!!!

By compguy
Jun 15, 2005
  1. Hey all anybody know a really good see through tower. Beacuse I'am going to built a computer my self. If anybody know's any good Names or Brands please post any comments..... :knock: :knock:
     
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Need a budget. I bought an X-blade and am pretty happy with it except for a few things.
    But with cases, it's generally true that the cheaper it is, the worse it is. Ya it may look good but you can bet the metal is thin and it uses a lot of plastic. You may find sharp metal edges inside and a lack of room in certain areas.
    So it depends on your budget. And how much you want to eventually cram in the case.
    Check this out:
    http://www.xoxide.com/allcases.html

    Browse all their cases and right there you'll see the a huge range of cheap to expensive. Expensive not just being see-through windows, but high quality, low-noise, heavy gauge steel, lot's of fans, better power supplies, better paint job, etc...

    That should give you a start. I'd spend over $50 at least. A sub-$50 case you may be asking for it. Not that it won't work, but you may have to fight with it.

    good luck
     
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    From a strictly personal perspective (so, slightly biased), I use the Antec Super Lanboy. Aluminim, so it's light but constructed well. It also uses 120mm case fans (front one is lit) and I love the drive bay layout (facing the window so easy to remove and replace. Quiet and a nice, clean look.
     
  4. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Thank's

    Thanks everybody I have picked my tower. Really great full for the advice.

    ''Thanks Again''

    Sebastian :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Oh, so give us a link to the tower you bought, just curious.
     
  6. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Did you order it already? At the linked site, it was out of stock.
     
  8. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Wow thats a good chunk of change! I hope it works out for you. looks great
     
  9. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Thanks

    Yeah thank's alot It will be great :D :D :D




    Sebastian
     
  10. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    poWER sUPPly

    Hello again if any of you know a good power supply, please let me know. Money is not a problem so please let me know.



    SebastiaN :knock: :knock: :knock:
     
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    overpriced. I've seen similar (if not the same) for a lot less on ebay
     
  12. corvis

    corvis TS Rookie


    I enjoyed working with the Antec NewPower ATX 480W. Now, this was my first time building a rig, so I've not anything to compare it to, but I liked that it came with a big selection of cables (molex, sata, pcix, fan, etc.) which are optional -- you only use the ones you need.

    Oh... and I went with the Antec P-160WF... light-weight aluminum, spacious, side window panel, pretty blue lights, and moderately priced at $130. But that Lian that you got is pretty wicked. ;)
     
  13. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Most motherboards come with some cables.... I bought a similar case with all the whoop-de-doos new on ebay for about $60. It even came with a 600w PS.

    Think for my next build I will go a little plainer.

    Maybe a plain jane case that I can sand and paint myself.
     
  14. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Posts: 139

  15. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    RIPKEN WOW that is a piece of machinery wow!! I think thats what I need ''LOL''. That is a beautiful piece of computer. I will think about that, thanks again ripken.... :knock: :knock:
     
  16. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    ''Thank you all 4 for the advice''

    Thank's again for the all the advice everyone.
    Best reagrdes: Compguy aka SeBaStIaN
     
  17. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    If money were no object to me, I'd get like a silent setup from Lian li.

    Like this case:
    http://www.xoxide.com/pc73sl.html

    and this PS:
    http://www.xoxide.com/tt-silent-purepower-680w-psu.html

    Then from that point it would be a modders dream on that case. Add a window if you like, lots of lights and maybe a handle on the top. Some sensors and fan controllers on the front. Maybe add a cup holder:
    http://www.xoxide.com/xray1.html

    And the handle:
    http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-led-case-handle-blue.html

    The possibilites are endless!

    have fun
     
  18. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Yeah

    Hey vigilante! all everything looks soooo cool but the handle and and that power supply looks nice in priece and going to buy what you showed me. Just so every one knows Iam going to get the intel pentium extreme. Well I could spend the rest of my life with computers ''LOL'' Vigilante and evryone else thank you sooo much for the advice and help. My new RIG is going to be Kick A**.

    Best Reagardes :wave:
    ''SeBaStIaN Freed'' :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
  19. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

  20. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    power supply

    Hey vigilante! since you told me that the, p/s is out of stock I will check the website's, that you posted. Hey if I could afford I would buy you a rig to ''LOL'' but once the extreme machine is finished I will make sure you are the first to see it ''lol''.

    Thanks again, :bounce:

    Sebastian :bounce:


    Here is my email: sebastianfreed@msn.com :bounce:

    Email me anytime. :bounce:
     
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