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Weekend Open Forum: How much did your case cost?

By Matthew · 111 replies
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. cyriene

    cyriene TS Rookie Posts: 31

    I have a CM HAF-932 which is great.

    I also have a very expensive Mountain Mods case that allows me to place two motherboards, 4 PSU, and I have 4 triple radiators mounted as well. It is a great case for water cooling and room, but cable management is a nightmare compared to a full tower.
  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,769   +598

    When the CM Sniper first came out it was over $200, now however you can easily find it for under $150. To think that was two years ago already...
  3. 260 hkd = 33.3 usd

    A CoolerMaster Elite 300 something I think. Very nice case and solid.
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,313   +100

    Wow, an unexpected number of people chose $200+ in the poll (basically equal to <$49).
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,161   +830

    I love how you speak of CM scout storm =)
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,518   +2,312

    Would you attribute that to an actual percentage split in the field, or to the fact that more people probably like to brag about their $200.00+ cases...?
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,161   +830

    If I buy a $50k computer is because I like it and if it happens to be a poll and I pick the "super fly" category it doesnt mean I'm bragging about it. Now if I did follow with a comment like "hey my $50k computer kicks all your computers asses, they look like a 386 next to mine" well that would be bragging and kind of jerkish.

    Back to topic... I'm in love with my CM scout <3
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Sure, if you're a regular contributer to the site this could make sense. But if you rarely post and jump at the "super fly" category poll, then you're bragging without necessarily degrading others to do so.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,518   +2,312

    I'm having a quite a time determining your exact meaning in the last phrase.

    With that said, I'd like to welcome both of you to the internet.

    The great thing about the web is that the equipment requirements are very low, to propagate, prolong, or simply participate in a lengthy argument. Viva equal opportunity contention!

    For example, the computer I'm using at the moment is in a $25.00 Apex case, and it's keeping right up....:rolleyes:
  10. The case I'm currently using is completely custom built by me not bought from a Chinese factory somewhere and is worth over $1200.
  11. tractorphil

    tractorphil TS Enthusiast Posts: 59

    I got several Antec 300 cases. They have plenty of space. I was able to keep it while upgrading through the years from a HD 3870x2 to a HD 5870 and hold a Cool Master V8 heat sink.
  12. Tedster

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

    I'd rather buy quality components. I've bought two cases for than the $50 each. Foolish to pay more.
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Is that "for less than the (sic) $50 each" or "for more than the (sic) $50 each" ?
    The down home grammar is a bit perplexing.

    I also guess that there are a lot of foolish people here (and elsewhere) then.
    If you could point me towards a chassis that includes a hot-swap facility, is fully filtered, provides adequate airflow for two or more enthusiast graphics cards, has vibration damping, good build tolerances, can accomodate a roof or side mounted 120/140x3 radiator and has enough internal space to provide good cable routing, reservoir, pump and enough harddrive bays to accomodate a RAID array for the amazing low price of $49.99 (or less) it would be very much appreciated.
  14. ruben1992

    ruben1992 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    CM HAF 922, will get a Corsair 600T next.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,518   +2,312

    That's as may be, but you can still troll to your heart's content with a 25 buck wonder. It's as much fun as you can have with that meager funding.
    Well, there are the hookers in mi barrio, they would give you 15 bucks change
    from your 25 dollar bill. Then you would still need a prescription for Viagara, and prescription drug coverage, to bring the whole sordid affair to a successful, within budget, consummation.
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    $15 change, presuming the Viagara is mail order from Mexico, should still leave enough for a Four Loko or two! Tis a pretty picture you paint of the City of Brotherly Love (or is that San Fran ?). A late blooming career with the Philadelphia Tourism Board beckons captain.
  17. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    I didn't realize the two were mutually exclusive.
  18. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I'm getting the impression you've had a few drinks tonight.
  19. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,358   +1,517

    You and I both :)

    It really doesn’t matter what the topic is does it … some guys will squabble like 6 years olds over anything on the Internet.

    Anyway … I am using the Lian Li Mini Q PC-V354 which costs about $150 and I think that’s pretty damn good ;)
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,518   +2,312

    No, actually I haven't had a thing to drink this evening. I'm simply mystified by the syntax of the word "degrading" in this sentence;
    Sorry. I get the drift, but I don't get the sentence structure

    I said that earlier**, and you only need a 25 dollar case, (at most) to do it!

    ** (In post #90. Wow time really does fly when you're having fun)!
  21. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    A horrendously awful one-step-up from the Power-Up! garbage that TigerDirect sells. It's called the Sigma Shark and it has the loudest door ever and the most frustrating drive bay design ever.

    It was only 45 dollars, though.
  22. The thermaltake tai-chi is actually a really good case. But im using a cooler master storm scout. And im loving it.
  23. I have 2 Thermaltake Xaser II cases currently, 1 for me and 1 for my son. It is a great case and I've had them for years. My son did manage to break the hinge on the front door, otherwise, its good as gold. Mine of course is in great condition. I am looking at upgrading my system in a few months and will probably go with the HAF 932 as I will be using either SLI or Crossfire (considering either 560Ti SLI or Radeon 6870 Crossfire). I'm only upgrading the case, because the GTX285 video card in it now is very tight. I will probably end up selling my current unit, once the upgrade is complete.
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,518   +2,312

    The "city of brotherly love", at least on the east coast, is Provincetown, MA. It's less publicized, and with a greater percentage of transient population, but by no means less fraternal....:

    In fact, I accidentally stumbled into a disco there, (yes, with my girlfriend), and those sons of guns wouldn't sell me a Galliano Screwdriver. They told me it was because of Anita Bryant's currentt rhetoric....They even had a sign on the wall, (which I managed to miss), saying, "due to Anita Bryant's lack of respect for human rights, this establishment does not serve orange juice". Mercifully, there was a country bar on the opposite corner.
  25. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Basically, my neighbor was in the middle of his spring-cleaning. So he popped by, asking if I wanted (what seemed like) some computer equipment. It turned out to be a shipload of more or less everything imagineable!

    Including; this 1977-case with 3x 5.25'' bays and 3x [something just an inch short of] 3,5''-bays. I still have no clue whatsoever as for what was put in those ~2,5'' bays in 1977...

    Still, I modernized (i.e. drilled, jigsawed and sledgehammered) the case from AT-extended to ATX-extended, and believe me on this one: I've never seen air-cooling this great in my entire life! I guess the case-manufacturers really knew what they were doing back in -77.

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