New case, what to buy?

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by nEffect, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. nEffect

    nEffect Guest

    I need a new case whit good air flow. Any recommendations?
     
  2. THunDA

    THunDA Ancient Guru

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    Kinda depends what ya looking to spend..

    I love my CM Stacker.. very good flow with 120mm fans.. :)
     
  3. F!shyz0r

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    Love the Thermaltake Tsunami Dream myself - gonna get one soone!
     

  5. nEffect

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    Hmm... what do ya guys think about Chieftec cases? Tsunami looks really good and it's nice and clean inside.
     
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    I hear the Xaser is pretty good too, 5 fan ports.

    My case

    It's got front 120mm, 2x side 80mm, and rear 120mm. It's kind of crappy, otherwise, because you have to screw in everything and the back panels suck to pop out - they're still somewhat connected to the metal plating, so you gotta cut it. Otherwise, compared to my last case, temps are about 5C cooler. The other bitch is putting in the front 120mm fan, I had to literally take a hammer and knock it in because of the 3.5 inch rack...
     
  8. nEffect

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    I think Thermaltake Tsunami will be my next case, I like it; 2x120mm and 90mm fans. I have now old Enlight's case (crappy) and there is room for 2x80mm fans and air flow really su)(.
     
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    Just bought a Raidmax Samurai and very happy with it.
     
  10. dismal

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    A full server tower from Chieftec aka Chenming. A+ choice. Lot's of room to play inside with. Great modding potential. No off the wall flashy looks. Excellent airflow. Lots of upgrade ability! I own 2 and I love them.

    Here is a link from newegg. Take a look at the photos and note how the PSU mounts.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-125-470&depa=0

    I have that exact case in blue and silver however I was able to find a matching clear sidepanel with side fan at a local Tigerdirect. In fact I paid only $30 a case at a Tigerdirect outlet store and each side panel for $10. It was clearance, the were getting rid of them and I got lucky.

    Even on Newegg it is priced well, you can get a monster tower for just $100.

    Once you go to server towers you will never go back to the baby cases!
     

  11. BuMp

    BuMp Maha Guru

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    I think ur best buy will be Thermaltake TSUNAMI.
     
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    check out the soprano for a smaller version of the tsunami
     
  13. blixter

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    You should buy RAIDMAX case its has good air flow,like i have now :)
    [​IMG]Raidmax Scorpio 668 Silver
    Stylish front panel with secury key lock.
    Server size is gamer's favorite.
    Aluminumi case with light weight and better cooling.
    5 ix 80mmi clear case fans.
    See-through clear window with 1 x 80mm clear case fans.
    Top mounted 2.0 version USB ports.
    Totally included 6 x 80mm fans
     
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    I have the same! Great job @ great price! :D
     
  15. don-vercetti

    don-vercetti Master Guru

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    i've got a tsunami, it has excellent airflow a very good case, well worth getting. Very easy to work inside as well, since it is nearly screwless. Adding PCI/AGP/PCI-E cards is a doddle.
     

  16. nEffect

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    Since Tsunami has screwless addin card locking system, is it possible to mount GeForce 6800 Ultra correctly?
     
  17. Ehecu

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    Yes, the screwless design allows you mount any PCI, AGP, or PCIe card.
     
  18. Subtestube

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    You could think about getting a Lian-Li.. PC60 series case. Just search around for some reviews... The PC65 is very very nice by all accounts. Quite enough airflow, very nice minimal design (if you like that - I do), Removable MoBo tray, and not too pricey.
     
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    Get a lian li pc70, i have one, its great
     
  20. nEffect

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    I mean 2 slot cards too?
     
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