My own five-case roundup discussion $40-$200. Add your own?

By Trillionsin
Jul 21, 2011
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  1. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    pander [ˈpændə]
    vb
    1. (intr; foll by to) to give gratification (to weaknesses or desires)
    2. (archaic when tr) to act as a go-between in a sexual intrigue (for)
    n also 'panderer
    1. a person who caters for vulgar desires, esp in order to make money
    2. a person who procures a sexual partner for another; pimp


    lol, what?
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Perhaps the Captain was referring to a more traditional interpretation.

  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i did forget the haf 932 i like the haf x to and there both under $200
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    Oh looky there, you managed to find the legal definition of pander. Well, the "dictionary habit" is a good one, so stick with it.

    Mizzou gives us the traditional, (and my intended), definition of "pander".
    Perhaps I should have used, "catered", or "patronized", there's less ambiguity in either of those terms.

    Most threads along these lines usually go on for quite a while, with the OP buying exactly what he or she would have bought before starting the thread. Make no mistake, I don't get offended when my recommendations aren't heeded. I simply don't care what anybody buys.

    This is why I've developed a very limited patience for dealing with them. So when the OP starts making remarks like this:
    It's usually gone on long enough. At least my participation with it has.

    Are we really supposed to believe that you're torn between a $200.00 full tower and a $40.00 Cooler Master tin can? I'm thinking no.

    At the end of the day, I don't really care if your computer even boots, let alone wish to continue with comparing apples to oranges, while simultaneously embracing a semantic dialog on my intended meaning of the word "pander".

    Buy what you like, use it, enjoy it. As an enthusiast, I'm sure you will be able to talk yourself into buying the most expensive case on your list, and then justify it to yourself because of perhaps, one small feature. Who knows, maybe it will come in handy.
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    [​IMG]

    My god! is there a better buy out there?
    :stickout:
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,004   +710

    Emphatically NO...! I'd opt for buying two of them, and use them as book ends for my IT and programming books.

    Which one is the compartment for the orchid plant?
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    Okay guys, I've been looking around. There are two cases that really have my interest. Hope you dont mind me bumping up my post here.

    The Corsair Obsidian 650D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006&Tpk=650d
    [​IMG]


    and the
    SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163180
    [​IMG]

    Wow, what a pain in the *** to link photos...

    Any experience with these? Any noticable flaws or downfalls to these designs? Cant imagine there being too many with these $150 - $180 cases.
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    We have a reviews on both cases in the Review section of the forum.

    We also have the previous review of the Raven 2 case, which looks much better than the cheap, tacky gold coloured striping on the new Raven 3 case.
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    Thanks Leeky. I found 'em both. I think I will change up to that case... these different designs get a little confusing... there are 3 of them, but i swear it seems like there are 4 or 5 when I'm browsing around on sites.

    I'll end up reading through these reviews some more. In the mean time, any one else have personal experiences with these?
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    They do them in white and black, and there are many different versions of each one.. Some with suptle differences like the way the disks are mounted, etc.

    Best one for me is the Raven 2 RV02B-EW Evolution.
  12. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    So Leeky, what type of case are you currently using? ...if you dont mind if i ask. EDIT: NVM I saw you posted it already! Thanks.

    ...and you Captain? You still checking this thread?
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    Aye, the HAF 912+ is to tie me over until I get the Silverstone later down the line. :)
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    Trill,
    I will be able to give you feedback on one of the Raven revisions, once I figure out which one i'm after. One of them will afford room for quad CF and the other not. I think I am going to have to run down to Micro-Center with a tape measure first though.
  15. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    quad CF, huh?

    What would that be for?
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    Huh? back at ya
    moving my current QF to a new setup.:confused:

    One of the Raven rev's affords the space, the other has interference from the HDD cage.

    Edit****
    Hi resolution gaming (5760 x 1080)...is that what you meant?
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    I remember a conversation I had via Matthew regarding the review of the original Raven 2, and that could accommodate a XL ATX motherboard I believe.

    It certainly seems to have the additional clearance between the cage and the card slots that would fit a single sized card between. Trouble is you don't know if a disc drive could fit in such close space unless you try.

    Google is not being fruitfull in a search for an answer either. Quad GPU usually ends up displaying 2x GTX590's or HD6990's.
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    yup,
    Thats what has me vexed as well. It seems it was the revision that 'looked' like it would not fit the 4th card, and the one that looked like it would , did not.
    Like I said, I think I will have to take a tape measure over to my local Micro-Center.
  19. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    Hey Red, sorry... I looked it up and just didnt take enough time figuring it out... below is the first result I got because I havent heard of the term "quad CF" or rather, i didnt know what CF means.... so i googled it.

    So this is what I was looking at in curiosity wondering... why!?

    http://www.addonics.com/products/flash_memory_reader/ad4cfprj.asp
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    wow, I have never seen anything like that before....now I am wondering why!:haha:
    i was corrected by the AMD tech I was talking to yesterday...I said quad crossfire, and he said "it's quadfire" LOL
    This is what I was talking about:

    http://www.techspot.com/gallery/member-galleries/p4364-interim-buildwaitin.html
  21. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

  22. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    He robs banks for a living..... :haha:
  23. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    hah, i would like to know.. but i also know that it's not really my business... considering the possibilities.... drug trafficking.... yup!
  24. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

  25. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 997   +37

    I dont see any silica gel packs in there...

    ....whoever shipped that to you must have been really cheap... your product could have been damaged from moisture condensation!!! ;)


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