Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S
Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
Originally Posted by Benjiw
Originally Posted by xKrNMBoYx
I don't care for quality when the ones I am interested from Case Labs cost north of $500. You'll be surprised how little I spent on my computer components from the beginning til now. I bought 4-5 cases in my life time, and that's only cause my computers have been handed down as a whole or repurposed for another use. Never was the reason of purchase due to needing more. The 4-5 times I bought them they cost south of $50 except the 600T I bought for $70 and they are still used today. If you see the need for a CaseLabs then cool. I don't see the need or want to spend $1000+ on just cooling and case alone.
As for CL I'm not blessed to live in a big area so there are no Frys, Microcenter, etc and people try to sell their used items near MSRP. To small for niche market accessories. I swear I'm the only one who sells for a bargain around here. Owning a Case Labs is not high enough on my priority list to scavenge for a deal IMO.
That said I almost bought everything but postponed all purchases related to a case or custom loop parts for now.
The thing he's trying to say is, it would be better to get the CL because you will only buy once, you only buy good once even if it exceeds your budget, expectations and plans. If you're buying the Define S it is a decent case, my gf has one and I'm very impressed with it, I'm yet to put a system in it but she wants to do a Portal themed build and we already hit a road block because she wants 2 loops one blue and one orange but making 2 reservoirs fit inside it will be a struggle! If she bought a CL on the other hand, it would be no issue lol.
You'd only buy it once if you never wanted another case again
Some people just like to change up cases every couple of years and they cannot justify spending that amount of cash on CL and i dont blame them tbh.
Each to thier own though
Thats why I went with the Cooler Master haf Stacker If I need to expand I have options.. sure its big but what the hey.. it was worth the $160 for me
I've had this discussion with quite a few people ever since the whole TT vs CL thing and I'll still stand by my original stance on it, CaseLabs obviously are great cases, people wouldn't spend that much on them if they didn't but that said the vast majority of people cannot justify the initial cost of going to a CL case.
I mean I'll put it this way.....I can buy 3 (yes three) Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate's for the price of one CL case here in Aus and there are no second hand ones since they are too new here.
Or i could buy 5 TT Core X9's and stack them from floor to ceiling for the same cost, or again....i could get 5 HAF Stackers (both 935 and 915 portions).
For my own personal builds I'd rather spend the cash on what's going in the Case opposed to the case itself but i can see why people do want and get CL cases.
I actually own a Stacker myself........I'm using an air cooler in it atm.....shameful i know
My next case will most likely be a Phanteks Enthoo primo Ultimate since my only real choices for what i'm planning are a 900D, Core X9, Primo Ultimate or a CL case