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post #21 of 31
I have the LIAN LI PC-7B plus II, its a very nice all aluminum case for the price. I personally would go with the PC-9F over the PC-K7B just because its an all aluminum case.
Edited by jrad - 1/10/12 at 9:17pm
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post #22 of 31
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Why not just get the Lian LI?

Which one? He linked to 3 as examples...

Exactly so pick one. They are all Lian Li cases.
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post #23 of 31
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Why not just get the Lian LI?

Well I want to see some other examples before just straight out buying the Lian Li.

Oh ok now this is starting to make sense. I would still say get the Lian Li. It's a solid case and those prices are really good.
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post #24 of 31
The Rosewill Redbone U3 (2 USB3 front) is $50, has Red pillars, bottom psu, red led fan.
Rosewill Blackbone $45, top psu, one blue fan to replace.
Cooler Master Centurion 5, $61 old design.


None as good aas a Lian LI.
Lancool PC-K56 looks about as you like $70. Older though.
post #25 of 31
My vote goes to ANY Lian Li.

Unmatched build quality, with unmatched finishing quality.

Get a Lian Li, you will not be disappointed one single bit.


Either that, or a Fractal Define R3. Amazing case for the money, but steel-maiden. I just prefer Lian Li's aluminium cases.
   
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post #26 of 31
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Wow! This is certainly an interesting case! The one question I have is that won't my PC get hot? I have everything in my sig rig that I will be transporting into it (2500k @ 1.32v, 6970) so won't it get pretty hot with a very limited fan setup? At least the other cases have 3-4 fan slots.
I have a feeling my case would turn into an oven with that case.
I also forgot to mention that I want my fans to run dead silent so I will be using my personally 120mm and 140mm silent fans.

You are worried about your temps but want minimal meshing. The top fan design is there to help exhaust the hot air from your case. Its better to have it honestly.
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post #27 of 31
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Wow! This is certainly an interesting case! The one question I have is that won't my PC get hot? I have everything in my sig rig that I will be transporting into it (2500k @ 1.32v, 6970) so won't it get pretty hot with a very limited fan setup? At least the other cases have 3-4 fan slots.
I have a feeling my case would turn into an oven with that case.
I also forgot to mention that I want my fans to run dead silent so I will be using my personally 120mm and 140mm silent fans.

There's a 120mm fan hole on top,80mm in the front and another 80mm in the back
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post #28 of 31
Ya know, i like Lian Li cases alot too, but you think for a company that takes that much into consideration to make the outside look undoubtedly the best sleekest finish, to take the time to make the inside something other than raw aluminum... especially for the price of some
post #29 of 31
So you will use your own fans and colorred fans do not matter.

Look for a case with two or three front fans and a bottom fan, and side fan. With that much intake, heat sink and video cards anything with mostly ventilated back will cool and be positive pressure.
Pick a shelf from Home Depot, or wood, or cutting board and mount over any top fan holes, or entire top/se formica, self stick flooring, cedar, stone,slate, whatever. Black baking tin.
Which gives you a much wider selection and the posibility to reverse decision.

The BitFenix Shinobi with fans added and the top mesh covered looks right. Check for GPU size.
I didn't think I would but the Cooler Master HAF 912 with the top mesh covered (even with some standoffs for a little air flow would do even better.

Rosewill Blackhawk with your own fans and a top cover at $90.

Cooler Master 692 is the same, great case, good cooling options, needs top cover. Plastic ctting boards are cheap, you could use plumbing toilet supply washers for spacers, countersink some 6-32 screws with nylock nuts inside. Could even mount fanswith a little overlap on top and long thru bolts. Bamboo, Cedar.

Possibly the Rosewill Thor with the gimmick sliding vents on top.
post #30 of 31
Just came across this. I have the Antec Sonata Solo 2 and love it. The build quality is fantastic, fit and finish is on par with high end cases and its quiet. I have 3 120mm fans in it and yes if I turn them all the way up its noisy but for the most part very quiet. Has hd suspension and silicone mounting. I highly recommend it. Oh yeah my cpu idles at 28c, gpus at 30c and 34c, (with all fans on low).
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