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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

About to purchase a new case, currently stuck between these two main ones and don't want to spend more then cases listed bellow. Will be buying from this local store.

Antec Nine Hundred Two v3

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=36053


Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=47784

Some other possibilities would be

Antec Mini P180 - Black Advanced

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=38224

Case Listing

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...t=2a&cPath=126



Would someone be able to give me some pros and cons please if possible.
Main thing I am looking for is decent quality build, noise factor if and decent cooling.

My system specs should be listed and to mention everything is stock and will be for at least a year or so till the warranty as its a brand new system.

I do have another standard hard drive to go in and your usual dvd rom as well as an ssd drive.
Much appreciated.
 
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post #2 of 7
The Mini P180 only works with microATX boards. You have a full ATX. It is a wonderful case but for full sized boards you would need to go with the Antec P183 or whatever the latest P18x is. They are great cases.

I'm sure someone else can give you some insight on the other cases; I personally have never used them. The Antec 900 used to be great but I've read around here that there are better options for the same price when it comes to features and cable management.
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Big bold letters clearly stating microATX.
How could I miss that lol.
Perhaps because the 183 was a bit more then I was looking to spend.
Alright, well thank you for the help I will keep checking out some more reviews.
 
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Sound Blaster X-FI  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #4 of 7
You can do better than your current choices. I suggest the CM 690 II.
Antec makes a decent case. I have worked with the 300 and an older P18X, and although they had some drawbacks, they were decent enough. The 902 V3 fixes some of the cable management issues, but the HDD cages are still facing front-back, and I'm not a big fan of that.
The Thermaltake is just cheap in every way.
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post #5 of 7
I recommend one of the two based on the list :

CM 690 II advanced http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=44848
based on real experience, I love my case. There is room for internal 2x 240 rad inside very well designed and can fit 9 fans for optimal airflow

CM Storm Scout http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=48109
perfect lan case, less room than the previous one but has to sacrifice something for portability
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
You can do better than your current choices. I suggest the CM 690 II.
Antec makes a decent case. I have worked with the 300 and an older P18X, and although they had some drawbacks, they were decent enough. The 902 V3 fixes some of the cable management issues, but the HDD cages are still facing front-back, and I'm not a big fan of that.
The Thermaltake is just cheap in every way.
This is exactly what I have gotten. Must say it's a great mid size tower with simple stylish look and plenty of cooling.

Still haven't organised the cables properly but very happy so far.
The 902 looked very outdated and what I could only imagine a mess to work with.

Screen shot attached after a small benchmark and about 20 minutes light use.




Thank you guys.
 
XPS L502X
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CM 110 Elite
(7 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2670QM 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M  6GB 1333MHz Dual Channel Ram 750GB Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
64GB Crucial m4 Cooler Master Notepal L1 Windows 8 Professional x64 / Mint 14 Cinnamon 6... Backlit Keyboard 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-FI  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
G3258 H97I Plus Gigabyte 750 Ti Low Profile  8GB Skill Ripjaws 1600 Mhz 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Kingston V300 120 SSD  Corsair VS 550 CM Elite 110 
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XPS L502X
(9 items)
 
CM 110 Elite
(7 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2670QM 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M  6GB 1333MHz Dual Channel Ram 750GB Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
64GB Crucial m4 Cooler Master Notepal L1 Windows 8 Professional x64 / Mint 14 Cinnamon 6... Backlit Keyboard 
Audio
Sound Blaster X-FI  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
G3258 H97I Plus Gigabyte 750 Ti Low Profile  8GB Skill Ripjaws 1600 Mhz 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Kingston V300 120 SSD  Corsair VS 550 CM Elite 110 
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by makesithappen View Post
This is exactly what I have gotten. Must say it's a great mid size tower with simple stylish look and plenty of cooling.

Still haven't organised the cables properly but very happy so far.
The 902 looked very outdated and what I could only imagine a mess to work with.

Screen shot attached after a small benchmark and about 20 minutes light use.




Thank you guys.
Short Stuff
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 945 Asus M5A97 R2.0 Asus HD 6570 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Velociraptor WD Caviar Black Samsung F3 Samsung SH-203B 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-U12P Windows 10 Home Samsung 32" LCD HDTV 720p Logitech K330 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic SS560-KM CM 690 II Logitech M215 Staples 
AudioOtherOther
Creative Inspire P5800 5.1 speakers Motorola SB6141 Modem Netgear WNDR3700V3 Router 
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Short Stuff
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 945 Asus M5A97 R2.0 Asus HD 6570 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Velociraptor WD Caviar Black Samsung F3 Samsung SH-203B 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-U12P Windows 10 Home Samsung 32" LCD HDTV 720p Logitech K330 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic SS560-KM CM 690 II Logitech M215 Staples 
AudioOtherOther
Creative Inspire P5800 5.1 speakers Motorola SB6141 Modem Netgear WNDR3700V3 Router 
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