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Hey guys, I've been recently looking for a new case and I've stumbled upon some caselabs and Danger Den cases. I can't make up my mind. I plan on doing possibly a dual loop system.
It's a tough call!
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Every DangerDen item I've bought over the years has been very good quality, but I've never had one of their cases. Those two cases you show are very different, so I think it's just going to be what kind of look you want. If you do it right, that Danger Den could be a real showcase. The CaseLabs is more utilitarian, but might be easier to slam gear into.
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Every DangerDen item I've bought over the years has been very good quality, but I've never had one of their cases. Those two cases you show are very different, so I think it's just going to be what kind of look you want. If you do it right, that Danger Den could be a real showcase. The CaseLabs is more utilitarian, but might be easier to slam gear into.

Yeah that's what I'm thinking. Putting multiple huge rads in the caselabs would be no problem, But the danger den case it's so damn pretty and is a bit cheaper. Just been Curious about the Danger Den, as I haven't heard much about them.
Edited by Skips - 1/16/12 at 3:26pm
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I love my Case Labs M8... the sheer flexibility of it is what drew me to the case in the first place. Don't get me wrong; it's a monster of a case. Honestly, you have to be a little insane to buy something like the M8... but that's kind of the draw. I have 21 fans sitting in it right now, and will be adding another 3 once I add my GPUs to my loop, and I still won't have maxed out its capacity. My M8 is probably the last case I'll ever buy; it's just that awesome for me.

Now, that Danger Den case is pretty sexy, too. It's nice and big (although in a vertical direction, unlike the M8), looks aren't too shabby, and it looks like you could make some VERY nice builds in it with some patience and work. However, two things would pull me away from it. First of all, the sheer height of it makes it seem difficult to get PSU cables to reach the locations they need to. Particularly PCI-E cables to reach a graphics card. That could be remedied with some extensions (sleeved, perhaps?), however. The other thing I personally don't like about it is the sheer see-through-ness. Every little mistake of mine would be visible in such a case. No hiding my fan cables when I'm too lazy to sleeve them... they're just going to sit out there staring at me.

Either way, it's all about what you prefer. The prices aren't that different, so it's important to make a decision you're happy with. I definitely prefer my M8 for its flexibility, but the Danger Den case is a close competitor for sure.
post #5 of 10
I would go with the M8 IMO. I have seen a ton of different builds in that case and they are always beautiful and extremely functional. It may not look as pretty as the DD case but there is so many different possibilities that you can brag about instead of a completely see thru case. If you wanted to you could look into powder coating parts of the case to give it that pop you might be looking for in the DD case.
 
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Go with the Caselabs thumb.gif
Metal > Acrylic for case construction in my books.
If you prefer the form factor of the Danger Den, have you considered the STH10?
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Thanks a ton guys! I think I may just go with the case labs! I really thought about it and the sheer versatility of the caselabs looks appealing. Are there any "must have" options to consider with the M8? Also, what is the the shipping cost like on something so huge?
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Agree with CaseLabs. I really like Plexi or acrylic my MountainMods case has a ton but what they don't tell you is that the dust and air particulate as in hair from pets and so forth due to the static electricity build up over the plastic get all over it and one thing about acrylic is you see everything on it as well as in it. Very hard to keep clean for an everyday rig.
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Thanks a ton guys! I think I may just go with the case labs! I really thought about it and the sheer versatility of the caselabs looks appealing. Are there any "must have" options to consider with the M8? Also, what is the the shipping cost like on something so huge?

First and foremost, I'd recommend looking into some dust filters for your intake fans. Out of the 21 fans I currently have, 11 are intake and it results in a fair amount of dust. Just something to consider...
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