I'm buying a new PC, and I've got pretty much everything marked down, other than a case.
Now, my current PC has a full-fledged ATX tower and it's insanely HUGE.
I'd rather buy a smaller case for the new machine. The thing is, new hardware is getting pretty big, and I'm not sure what case size my specs will actually fit in.
So, I'd appreciate any advice as to what cases I can fit these things into:
Radeon HD 4870, Gigabyte GA-EX58 mobo and two Corsair XMS memory sticks.
Thanks in advance.
They are very sleek. The build quality is superb. Nice to work on and in and with. And they aren't covered in colored plastics.
If you don't want something that could be mistaken for a riced-up honda civic, this is one of your best options.
God DAMN there are some ugly PC cases on Newegg, though... Wow.
I also had an Antec at one point. It was a steel case. Do not get a steel case.
Newegg was also having a sale one the antec nine hundred, which is also suppose to be a fine case. I don't know if that is over yet.
Just checked, not over yet, but sold out.
Antec 300 - PSU goes on the bottom (upside-down if you have one with a 120mm fan on the bottom) for airflow throughout the entire case. It also has two fans up by where the CPU heatsink will be - one on top and one on the back panel. Top fan has a speed control for quieter operation.
Antec Solo - pretty basic, but the back panel fan has a speed control. It also has these cool elastic suspension things for the hard drives to reduce vibration noise.
Really you couldn't go wrong with either.
I've wondered this for years but have never asked.
Edit: For example, comparing the insides of this Lian Li (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112191) with the Antec P182 of the same price (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129025&Tpk=p182) I don't know why I should get the Lian Li. The Lian Li looks just like any other $40 ATX mid tower. I'm truly curious; I don't know tons about the inside architecture of cases.
The deal sealer for me though, was opening it up and finding out how the hard drives set in it. Why doesn't every fucking case do this these days? No more taking apart the entire case just to get a fucking hard drive out anymore.
By the way though, Amazon is cheaper at the moment.
Steam id: skoot LoL id: skoot
My server sits in the Antec 300. Amazing case for the money, pretty good cooling... But the build quality isn't the best IMO.
The Centurion 5 is an awesome case for a home pc build because of the PSU included, but in the OPs case, I'd give it a miss.
I would've gone with Lian-Li, but they're simply too expansive.
For the price you won't be disappointed. However, you may want to look into getting 2 120mm fans for the front of the case.
Anyone have a good HTPC case they like?
I'm looking to put an older Chaintech 7NJS MB in an attractive case for living room WoW, web and Skype vid calls when my main gaming rig has been hijacked by the kids =/
It comes in black aswell.