i need a new pc case

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  1. dew

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    ive got one of those classic antec server cases with the door on the front.. its so fucking heavy and shitty.. help me find a new case. Must be black and have a lot of hdd room.
     
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    silverstone makes me think its not black..
     
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    but they are black
     
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    overpriced piece of shit
     
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    well i want something quite, black, cheap, and lots of hdd space..
     
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    Heh. I bought a case from Xoxide. It came in a beaten-up box, the case was dented in a couple of places, and the fit/finish on the case parts themselves was inconsistent. (the last point is more a mark against the manufacturer, not the reseller, but worth noting anyway.)

    It was a Silverstone Temjin 04 case, actually. I ended up going with this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233009

    It's less expensive, lighter, smaller (only on the outside though), and it was shipped with no damage whatsoever. I also didn't have trouble with a sticky power button as one person said (which could be fixed with a drop of dry teflon lube), and I didn't really care what power supply I got because I had my own to put in it.
     
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    I'm currently running an Antec Nine Hundred and have been very happy with it. Room for 6 hard drives and 2 optical drives, comes with 2 front 120mm antec trispeed fans, a rear 120mm antec trispeed fan and a top mounted 200mm antec trispeed fan, and room to add 2 more 120 mm fans if you feel the need for more cooling. I've got the fans on the middle setting and my hard drives are louder than the fans.
     
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    Antec= quality

    They make some of (if not the) best quality cases on the market. I bought their baseline beige case (they come in black too), it has plenty of slots for hard drives, plus they come with rubber isolators for the screws, so the drive noise is kept to a minimum. The case is pretty quiet too, I added an extra fan for the side vent, but without that, you can barely tell the computer is on.

    Best part of it is, you can get them for about $45 shipped from Antec if you go with a b-stock case. Mine had a small, almost unnoticeable scratch on the back of one of the side panels.

    You obviously haven't ever touched a 1980's computer, My first computer was an IBM XT, it had 1/16 inch steel casing, and weighed about 40 lbs. That's quality. With computer cases and power supplies, heavier is almost always a sign of higher quality.
     
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    antec != quality. They make some of the most over priced, and horribly constructed cases on the market.
     
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    Every other case I have seen, has been made out of .25mm potmetal and the structure twists when you move it. Since I cannot say the same for my Antec, I will have to disagree with your post.

    Not to start anything, but what other brands do you think are superior to Antec? I would like to know.
     
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    i love my current antec case its awesome but i just want something different.. i dont like bling bling looking cases :rofl:
     
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    Stick with Lian Li or Silverstone....Everything else really doesn't compare when it comes to quality.
     
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    anyone have pics of these cases with full setups ? id really like to see pics of like complete computers not just empy cases
     
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    old Lian Li PC-V1000....
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    Silverstones are crazy nice and good quality but expensive from what ive seen. I have an Antec case and ive had it for 3 years and never had any problems with it so my vote is for antec because theyre affordable. I have this one
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    i like when the hdds are angled like that in the case i just wish there was room for more than 3
     
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    it comes with 2 HDD bays, so a total of 6 drives. I removed one for more room.
     
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    I like my antec nine hundred a lot. I really wanna repaint/powder coat the inside black, but I haven't gotten around to it.

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    I've since replaced the power supply and cleaned up the cables a bit. Need to shoot some new pics, but I'm too lazy.

    Antec Nine Hundred | PCPower & Cooling 750 Quad Silencer | Asus P5N-E SLI | C2D E6600 @ 3.37Ghz | Tuniq Tower 120 | 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 | XFX 8800GTX | X-Fi 7.1 XtremeGamer | ViewSonic 22" WS LCD
     
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    He said he wanted something light. A 900 is entirely steel. Far from light.
     
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    and its kinda ugly
     
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    Price Doesnt matter? pretty much anything under $150 is going to be steel for the most part so somewhat heavy
     
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    i think im going to be willing to do $200-$250
     

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