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Poll Results: What case would you choose?

 
  • 3% (1)
    NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 68% (22)
    NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim SteelATX Full Tower
  • 6% (2)
    IN WIN Dragon Rider Black ATX Full Tower
  • 21% (7)
    Antec Performance One Series P193 V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower
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post #21 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
Again, I can say you tried. But Lian Li and CM cases are not on my hot list.
Pretty much not a fan of the abundant cases. They follow:
Lian-Li (65)APEVIA CORP. (64)Cooler Master (45)Raidmax (37)Sentey (37)Thermaltake (34)
Edit: LOL @ links.
Can I ask why you dislike some of the best/ most proven case's on the market?
....690II AD is a godly case IMO. Antec's are icky IMO.
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post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
Can I ask why you dislike some of the best/ most proven case's on the market?
....690II AD is a godly case IMO. Antec's are icky IMO.
1: I only heard of 3 of those.
2: There are alternatives.
post #23 of 28
Phantom

High Airflow
Looks Cool
Sturdy
NZXT is Great
Several Mods
Looks Cool
W/C Availability
Fan Controller
Looks Cool
post #24 of 28
lol @ people recommending $400 cases to a guy who wants to spend less than $200. Good suggestions. /Sarcasm

The Phantom seems like a nice case but I am not a fan of doors on my PC, I hate having to open them every time I need to burn or throw in a disk.

I like the style of the Dragon case, I think it's beastly and rugged looking. It seems to be a direct competitor to the HAF series. Great airflow and room to place a 240 radiator up top.
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OCZ Solid 3 Samsung DVD RW with Lightscribe XSPC Dual bay pump/res XSPC Delta V3 CPU Block 
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Phobya Compression Fittings Black Ice Xtreme II 240mm Radiator Koolance BKT-HX001 Radiator Mounting Bracket Various versions of Linux 
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Windows of some sort Acer 27" LED LCD  Samsung 19" LCD Saitek Cyborg 
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post #25 of 28
As I usually do, I'll toss in my case if you want something that performs well, is a direct competitor to the HAF-X and the Dragon Rider, and is fairly obscure.
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post #26 of 28
Phantom period!
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post #27 of 28
I'd go phantom or the p193 because they look like they'd perform better than the smaller NZXT case and I think the finish on the dragon rider looks cheap.

I include the p193 because I've got a p180 and in terms of cooling compared to noise output it's pretty good.
The p193 looks similar but with better airflow.

The p180 I work on is my parents' PC and it's nowhere near as easy to work with as my stacker when it comes to swapping out parts or troubleshooting which would put me off.
The HDD mounting in the p180 isn't great because you've got to push the bottom HDD rack in with the wires sticking out.
I damaged my sata cables once or twice as a result of them catching on a part of the case on the way in and it doesn't look too different in the p193 so that would turn me off.

The phantom is generally acknowledged to be awesome so honestly I'd get that, other than the hard drive issues I had the p180 is fairly nice and it's great at the moment as I haven't changed anything in a couple of months but if you're going to be changing things all the time then get the phantom.
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
G402 / Deathadder 2K13 League of legends one, cloth ODAC >> O2 >> HD800 / K702s Samson mediaone 5as 
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post #28 of 28
Phantom!! I wanted the black with the orange-trimming version but I can't find one here.
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