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I'm thinking about an entirely new build, because I got a job in animation and kind of want my sig rig for video rendering at the office (right now, I'm lugging it back and forth). However, I want to use my home computer for gaming and, honestly, overclocking, because that's what I love to do.

I was thinking that it might be a good idea to simply move my current PC over to the office without the GPU since I won't be needing it, and start a new build. Right now, I don't have the money, but I will have it in a few weeks once I get a couple paychecks.

The build is basically finalized since I've seen many people go through the same steps on these forums and helped out numerous people with extremely similar builds. However, I can't decide on a case for myself. I want something that separates me from the "gaming" community in a way; I've had enough of the way this Rosewill case looks with all of it's flashy plastic and LEDs. I'm looking for something pretty low-key, well-built, and sturdy-looking. Something that looks like I'm a computer person and not the average gamer. I'm sorry if this sounds pretentious but that's the idea. I'm not wanting a flashy case.

I was thinking one of these would be fun to work with, but I'd need a lot of tools for modding that I don't currently have, and that's more money. I'd love to do the work, though. So perhaps this is an option if someone can find me a dremel tool with accessories for super cheap.

I was also thinking that a double-wide case would look really cool, but I don't know what I would need that for. If it's a mini-tower, I could see using the space, so if anyone knows of anything like that, it would be neat to see.

Anyway, I think that this gets the point across as to what I'm looking for? I'm going to be pretty picky with the case because I'm not too happy with the one I own (it works fine, but it's just too flashy). My budget is around $120, less is definitely better.

Thank you all in advance.
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The Corsair Obsidians look really nice in my opinion they are pricey but are refined and large without excess flair.
http://www.corsair.com/cases/obsidian-series.html
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I also agree with scrappy, I just built my comp in my 650D case and it is pretty sweet. what price range do you have in mind?
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I like the way this case looks it seems very bussinessy to me.
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Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
The Corsair Obsidians look really nice in my opinion they are pricey but are refined and large without excess flair.
http://www.corsair.com/cases/obsidian-series.html
I love the 650D, but it's too expensive. I'm looking for something similar to that, though, so thank you.

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I like the way this case looks it seems very bussinessy to me.
There's some plastic on the front. :\\ This is a minor thing to most people, but I don't want any plastic in it, haha. Like I said, I'm going to be pretty picky. But thank you, and I'd definitely like it if that little bit of plastic wasn't there!

Keep the suggestions coming! Thank you guys!
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A little OT but I just put two and two together, was just talking about you over on keep or trash avatar thread. lol
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I like the way this case looks it seems very bussinessy to me.
really? ew.

a OP are you looking to air cool or water cool? do you have anything else to guide us?
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post #9 of 22
if you are looking to drop some dough, these are my favorites because of how crisp they look:

This one is my favorite, just switch out the LED lights for something all black *drool*

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...25&ss_index=62

This one is bigger (you said you were thinking about a double wide so im guessing size isnt an option.)

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...25&ss_index=61
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post #10 of 22
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really? ew.

a OP are you looking to air cool or water cool? do you have anything else to guide us?
Air cool for now. I might possibly make the upgrade to water cooling in the future. I'll probably pick up the H100 when it comes out, because I move my PC from my house to my girlfriend's place often and I'd like to have a closed water system for now, at least until I can stay situated in the same place (I don't want to move my PC around with a custom loop, way too heavy). So, air cooling for now. Expandability to accomodate for water cooling possibilities in the future.
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