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My department head recently asked me to build a computer for him. I have all of the internals already spec'd out and he likes it so far. However, we are having an issue finding a suitable case for him because his tastes are...interesting.

What I am looking for is a case that has a piano black/glossy black finish on the exterior, has a pseudo minimalistic look to it (no crazy shapes, the HAF look is way too much for him), and has good airflow.

He likes the look of the TT Lanbox, Lanbox lite, as well as this, but with the hardware I am going to be putting into it I'm really hesitant because its airflow is not to great.

A side window is a must because he wants to have the inside glow with LEDs and such.

For size anything from ATX mid towers to micoATX cubes are good. Nothing too big because he will want to be able to move it around every once in a while.

I know this is fairly specific but trying to convince him to get a case that performs well by sacrificing some of his "perfect" looks is like pulling teeth.

In recap:
Black piano/glossy finish outside
Side window (or one that a replacement from lian-li, etc will fit on)
Pseudo-minimalistic look
ATX mid tower to microATX cube size
Good airflow (and preferably room for a good heatsink)

Thanks for the help in advance.
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post #2 of 9
Nice so your client likes cheap cases. I would go with a silverstone or a lian li case if he wants a cube case. They make very good cases.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...id=65&area=usa
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Nice so your client likes cheap cases. I would go with a silverstone or a lian li case if he wants a cube case. They make very good cases.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...id=65&area=usa
Not really, he likes older cases that have zero airflow.

I showed him the silverstone cases and they werent "glossy" enough...apparently. The gloss I am talking about is the kind you get with black acrylic, which I have now realized and am looking into. I know danger den makes acrylic cases, who else does?
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I would say the corsair 600t special edition, but its a white case. You can go with the original 600t and case mod in a window though.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144253

is that glossy enough.
the look you are describing is the exact look of very cheap and sucky cases.
this is also glossy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144253

is that glossy enough.
the look you are describing is the exact look of very cheap and sucky cases.
this is also glossy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025
Yeah, I know. I have worked with these cruddy cases in the past (years ago.) Im trying my hardest to break him of the look, but its difficult.
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post #7 of 9
I would go with a DD case like you mentioned. They make full towers and box type cases. Cable management is kinda meh though.

Heaven.

Their new ITX case is so badass.

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I would go with a DD case like you mentioned. They make full towers and box type cases. Cable management is kinda meh non-exsistant though.

Heaven.
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This one looks like the front is a bit shiny:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811119240
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