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I have looked at many cases from $80-$140. However, I cannot find a case that I visually like more than the Antec Nine Hundred Two.

I think the Cooler Masters I have seen look too plastic-ey, and I think the Antec DF-85 looks obnoxious.


I am not sure what case to get


I want a case that:
- quietly, effectively cools my computer parts
- is made of durable materials
- does not look like it is made of cheap plastic
- looks fairly simple and sleek


EDIT:

Am I expecting to find unrealistically good cases for ~$80-$140?

Can anyone suggest cases they know cool at least as well as the Antec Nine Hundred Two, have better cable management, and create positive air pressure? I could easily judge cases solely by their exterior and interior appearances if I can trust they are built well and have desirable features.
Have you seen the 902 in person? its nothing but plastic held togeather with thmb screws. its not a bad case, but the everyone seems to think you can get much better features in a cheaper case, however cooling is not one of the issues the Antec 900's have. its the other stuff that makes them overpriced, whait till you clean out the dust filters, or have to mess with the 200mm fan on the top. I have 3 antec 900's and a 1200 sitting in my living room corner collecting dust. I can also say after using the 900 and other encarnations there is not enought of a diff between them to call it a diff version IMO, all they did was cut some holes in the mobo tray.
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I am moving this post to the last page so it does not get missed:

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I am starting to like the Lian Li PC-K62 after hearing so many great recommendations


To help me accurately decide which case I would like to have, could someone tell me:

1. Can I comfortably fit the parts I want to purchase in the Lian Li PC-K62?

2. Does the Lian Li PC-K62 cool parts at least as well as the Antec Nine Hundred Two?

3. How quietly do the Lian Li PC-K62 fans operate?



If I purchase the Lian Li PC-K62, should I buy a fan controller as someone had suggested?

Are fan controllers easy to install?


If I purchase the Lian Li PC-K62, should I tool-less-y install parts or screw in parts?
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I am moving this post to the last page so it does not get missed:
Lian li case's are some of the best. I have only seen 2 in person and build quality is second to non imo.
There are TONS of case's in the 80-140 range packed full of amazing options. Style is important, Airflow is also important, all the rest of the options are more of a personal thing. I like to see true Screwless designs for HDD installs(I hate thumb screws holding everything togeather) and 5.25/3.5 bays. I also Like to see my HDD's mounted with the plug ins facing behind the mobo tray rather than having the plug ins face the mobo/GPU. I find this free's up TONS of room for GPU's, extra fans and better airflow. I like to see built in dust filters at all intake fan locations aswell. Free flow front mesh is also a great + to me. Somthing I also require in my personal case's is that it is wider than 8 inch. Slim case's limit the size of the CPU cooler and I have a goddy CPU cooler(Silver Arrow).

Often times, people will get a case for their first build only to realize if falls short of what they need...I did lol. I went though about 8 case's befor I found one I love. I found i disslike things like non standerd fan size's(i cant stand case's that use anything other than 120mm or 140/120mm modular mounting's). What do you link you would like to see in a case? there are TONS of amazing case's out there
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Thank you for your advice. I think I am going buy the Lian Li PC-K62


Should I buy a fan controller with the money I save from buying the Lian Li PC-K62 over the Antec Nine Hundred Two?

I would appreciate suggestions if anyone thinks I should.
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Lian li case's are some of the best. I have only seen 2 in person and build quality is second to non imo.
There are TONS of case's in the 80-140 range packed full of amazing options. Style is important, Airflow is also important, all the rest of the options are more of a personal thing. I like to see true Screwless designs for HDD installs(I hate thumb screws holding everything togeather) and 5.25/3.5 bays. I also Like to see my HDD's mounted with the plug ins facing behind the mobo tray rather than having the plug ins face the mobo/GPU. I find this free's up TONS of room for GPU's, extra fans and better airflow. I like to see built in dust filters at all intake fan locations aswell. Free flow front mesh is also a great + to me. Somthing I also require in my personal case's is that it is wider than 8 inch. Slim case's limit the size of the CPU cooler and I have a goddy CPU cooler(Silver Arrow).

Often times, people will get a case for their first build only to realize if falls short of what they need...I did lol. I went though about 8 case's befor I found one I love. I found i disslike things like non standerd fan size's(i cant stand case's that use anything other than 120mm or 140/120mm modular mounting's). What do you link you would like to see in a case? there are TONS of amazing case's out there
I swear you can read my mind. I think I'm on my 5th case right now. I already want something new.
    
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Fans that come with the lian li cases are extremely quite and move lots of air compared to the noise. And some lian li's comes with this little switch on the back for Low Medium High fan settings. Not sure about the K62 tho.
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I would like to turn Lian Li PC-K62 fans' LEDs off without permanently disabling the LEDs.

Does anyone know if I can easily wire
a switch or purchase a ?controller? that can turn the Lian Li PC-K62 fans' LEDs off and on?
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I would like to turn Lian Li PC-K62 fans' LEDs off without permanently disabling the LEDs.

Does anyone know if I can easily wire
a switch or purchase a ?controller? that can turn the Lian Li PC-K62 fans' LEDs off and on?

I thought i found a few fan controllers that shut down the LED while allowing the fan to spin, but i was wrong it actually turns off both the fan and the LED....

So as a "fix", i belive that only the front LED fan will be annoying so you could buy 1 x 140mm non LED fan at 1000 rpm or lower.

Note: Dragonlord PC-K62 has only mounts for 140mm fans in the front and the top. It has only 1 x 120mm fan mount at the rear where it already provides a fan, too bad you can't swap it with the front fan....and if you still got some money left you could buy a fan controller as well, just in case.

Suggestions:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233086
&
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811992007

The dragonlord provides antivibration mounts so no need for silicon screw, watch this video:

post #39 of 39
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So as a "fix", i belive that only the front LED fan will be annoying so you could buy 1 x 140mm non LED fan at 1000 rpm or lower.

...

Suggestions:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233086
&
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811992007

...
Thank you for your suggestions.


I have decided I want to replace the front, 140mm fan. However, I have to pay ~$25 w/ shipping costs for 140mm fans from Newegg.ca.

Does Canada Computers sell a 140mm fan I should buy instead?
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