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Hello!

Just upgraded heatsink in an Antec 300 to a Silver Arrow - surprise surprise the SA is too tall, and I cannot get the side door on - New case time!

I'm looking for a case that resembles the Monolith from 2001:A Space Odyssey!

It must also have the following features, in order of importance:

1. Quiet!
2. Sufficient room for the SA.
3. Respectable air cooling performance.
4. Cable management system.

So far I have found:

Corsair Obsidian 650D

Cooler Master Silencio RC-550

Fractal Design XL

At the moment the Fractal is looking good, I also know the SA should fit nicely in the 650D. Can anyone think of any other similar cases I've missed?

Also if you own any of the cases listed/suggested, I'd love to hear your opinion on them!

Thanks a bunch!
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post #2 of 17
X900B is the correct answer.

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post #4 of 17
This is Monolithic
Elysium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815011

I have had hands on with it, it is massive.
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post #5 of 17
You can also look at the ABS Canyon series. Those things are pretty much exactly like the Space Odyssey monolith.

They are however, very expensive.
http://www.abs.com/Products/ProductD...ewPage=2&ID=12
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post #6 of 17
That ABS looks exactly like a Lian Li X2000.
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post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Wow! Thanks for all the responses.

Some of those Lian Li's are very tasty.. but also pushing the budget envelope!
If only they made steel versions as well. I cannot really see the benefit of aluminium other than low weight when it's all painted black anyway!

At the moment, I feel as is the Fractal XL is the best compromise between the aesthetic goal and price. If anyone owns one I'd love to know how the overall build quality is, how good the stock fans are, temps etc!

Once again thanks for all these great suggestions! I'll have a lot to think about now.
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post #9 of 17
The proportions on most cases seem all wrong to be a monolith. They're almost as long as they are tall.
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post #10 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Michalius View Post
The proportions on most cases seem all wrong to be a monolith. They're almost as long as they are tall.
While you are of course technically correct, the aesthetic goal here is something that resembles the monolith, i.e. smooth, black, unbroken surfaces and clean, long lines and size helps of course!
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