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Computer cases

By Android1
Feb 24, 2004
  1. I want to build a new PC, but I do not know which case to buy.


    These are my choices.

    Antec PlusView 1000AMG
    Lian-Li PC-70
    Coolermaster Praetorian PAC-T01-E1

    Which case is the best? Also, if there is a better case than these, please inform me.

    Thanks. :)


    Regards,

    Android1
     
  2. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 446

    What is your budget for a case?
     
  3. Android1

    Android1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am looking for top-quality cases. I have no budget.


    Regards,

    Android1
     
  4. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 446

    Prices for a case

    I am assuming by some of the models listed that you are looking to spend around $50.00-$75.00 for a case. Antec makes some nice stuff, but it depends also on what you want (cool colors and design, or a more standard look with more features). The biggest things I would look for are:

    # of on board intake and exhaust fans
    Form factor for the mobo you want
    # of CD\DVD bays
    # of internal HD bays
    Front USB\Firewire (if that matters to you)


    Also, I would not buy a case that comes with a power supply unit - they usually bundle crappy PSU's with a catchy case and charge a lot extra - buy them seperately...but that's just my opinion. Hope this helps, and if you have any other questions...just ask...

    PS - If you want to spend some money and get something REALLY sick...check out http://www.cubedpc.com (one of the forum members - pretty cool stuff)
     
  5. Android1

    Android1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The Lian-Li case is $150. I do not care what I spend on it; as long as it is large and TOP quality.
     
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    I own the Antec Plusview 1000AMG and I have had it for a year. With as many cases I have seen, this is the only one I would buy still. I'm very happy with it. It is very rock-solid, durable, has a lot of room, built perfectly, removable drive bays, etc. It is my case of choice.
     
  7. Android1

    Android1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How many fans do you run, and how loud is it? I hate case noise :p

    I would run at least four fans (The better Antec ones).
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I'd get the PC-70 myself or...

    The PC-6070

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    It's only a mid tower though...
     
  9. CheezHead

    CheezHead TS Rookie Posts: 61

    I would go with Antec or RaidMax
     
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,331   +277

  11. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 446

    New Case

    If price is no option...there are a heck of a lot of great full size cases out there...any of the full towers people posted above will do just fine, especially if your only requirements are that it be quality and full size...
     
     
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    SilverStone are currently my favorite brand of cases.

    If I could get any case in the entire world right now, it would be one of these. Good cooling (2xquiet 120mm fans), beautiful, and cheap ($110). That's what I would reccomend for you.
     
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