why is finding a nice case so hard :wtc: Post pics of nice cases

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  1. dew

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    I cant decide on what case i want to get for my next buiid:hsd: post pics to help me:run:
     
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    Silverstone, Lian-Li > *

    also check sites that makes custom/modded cases
    e.g. xoxide, mnpctech, etc
     
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    I :love: my Lian-Li
     
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    get an alienware case or similar. :mamoru:
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    On a serious note, +1 on the Lian-Li cases.
     
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    Cases are too hard to judge what another person will like... you're best bet is to scan thru newegg or something and pick out a case you like.
     
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    Super low-key, but I like low-key. :coolugh:
     
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    I have always liked this case its nice for builds because both sides come apart nicely. An the amount of fans without modding the case are good.(depending what your putting in there ;) although go that big doesn't matter go liquid cooled)


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    I haven't seen the case to my pc in months.

    Why waste money on a "nice" one?
     
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    Because a good case will have better airflow and may have more room and easier to work on.

    And a good looking case is nice. I mean (besides the people who only serf the web :rofl:) most people want a cool looking case. And whats a really computer that isn't not tricked out?
     
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    most cases are retardedly huge. for 90% of people, a case midway between a shuttle size and a mid tower would be perfect. the cases that have been posted are just too big for no good reason. aside from air flow (that can be overcome fairly easily), what is the point to have a mid-tower case? what do you need 3-4 5.25" bays for? do you also need 6 3.25" internal bays too? and 7 slots?

    2 optical drives at most and unless you are copying disc to disc, i rarely see the point in more than 1.
    1 8-in-1 reader in the external 3.25" bay.
    2 internal drives (for the average person). more than 2 isn't typical desktop usage. that would usually be for some sort of server use (centralized media server, for example).
    sound card, video card (maybe 2 slots), video capture card?

    network and shit is built in to almost all motherboards now.


    now, i recognize that there is certainly a use for mid and even full towers. what i don't understand is why mid-towers still seem like one of the most popular configs out there when most of it is wasted space.
     
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    money spent on a "nice case" is money that could have gone into a nicer computer.

    "better air flow"? :rofl: they've got you suckered.
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Build a computer in a cheap case, then build another computer in something like an Antec 900, then say airflow makes no difference.

    I dropped the temperature of my computer 20C just by putting it in a larger case, even though it only had one more vent. Airflow is definitely important.
     
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    I have this case, it has served me pretty well
     
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    I just got this case a few days ago, my first Lian li. It was $90. I wanted to get the smallest midsized atx tower I could get. I'm loving it so far. Air flow is not bad at all considering there is no real front grill. It's also the quietest case I've ever had. Nothing fancy, just small and clean looking.
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  16. gino85

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    i went for jeantech aqua

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    http://www.xcase.co.uk/p/326702/jeantech-aqua-midi-atx-gaming-case---no-psu.html

    probably not the best out there but i like it

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    i just noticed my case is pretty much same as yours lol
     
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    Because if you don't get a modular PSU, the massive cables take up a LOT of space.

    A large GPU cooler can render 1 or 2 HDD bays useless (or very difficult to use).

    Hiding the cables in empty bays solves a few of these problems, but if you have the bare minimum space, it gets harder. A mid case isn't that big or expensive though..
     
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    with this
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    and a couple waterblocks and a reservior :coold:
     
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    This is the case I have... cooling hasnt ever been a problem with it, and so far i've kept it pretty clean and scratch free
     
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    Lian-li is the best quality out there, but the antec 900 or 1200 (i forgot) with that massive fan up top is a great design at a great price.
     
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    I just built a comp using this Silverstone mATX case. I like it.

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