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post #11 of 15
I'd go find an old Lian Li case and go at it.
post #12 of 15
from my beginners point of view, IMHO very good moddable cases are Lian-li, since they're put together almost entirely with M3 screws or bolts, so you can easily dismount and rebuild them, aluminum can be more difficult to work with than steel. Other cases I had, CM Stacker01 had removable mobo tray for BTX swap but everyone used it for modding (I made additional USB/Audio/SPDIF holes...), I think most current "enthusiast" cases are designed to be more easily moddable than older models. On my Elysium I exchanged all rivets with M3/M4 bolts, but parts are assembled in a way that to remove mobo or rear ports tray you have to completely dismantle it.
    
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Corsair CM72DD2G1333 WDC WD10EADS-00L5B1 WDC WD5003ABYX-01WERA0 WDC WD10EACS-00D6B0 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WDC WD1003FBYX-01Y7B1 WDC WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0 WDC WD5000BPVT-22HXZT3 WDC WD2500HHTZ 
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WDC WD10EFRX-68PJCN0 Hitachi HTS547564A9E384 HL-DT-ST BD-ROM GGC-H20L HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L Optiarc BD-RW BD-5730S Optiarc BD-RW BD-5740H MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9576S AY0J 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5640H Noctua NH-L12 Nidec Servo D1225C12B4AP-14 Scythe SY1212SL12SL 
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Onkyo TX-NR906 Logitech MK520 Enermax EPM1000AWT Platimax 1000 Xigmatek Windowed Elysium Black 
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Logitech M570 wireless laser trackball Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro (WDM) Realtek ALC262 Dawicontrol DC-FW800E 
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post #13 of 15
This is kind of like asking "what is the best time of day?" There is no context for anyone to actually give good advice. Basically people are just calling out cases they like. Maybe give some details about the hardware you have/want to use? Or maybe some ideas about how you want it to look?
Edited by Darin - 10/28/12 at 7:33am
post #14 of 15
any case
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post #15 of 15
An old Dell Dimension case, they can be picked up for next to near nothing and they can house up to a mATX board inside. Also if you mess up you won't have to worry about loosing a huge investment.
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