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I am building a beast computer but with only an ATX motherboard. I want to show off my parts as I have pretty much ALL blue and black parts so I really need a windowed case! Preferably a smaller case. Ill try to explain why I would like a smaller case... I really don't need a full tower case (XLATX) I am never going to use an XLATX motherboard and when there is a window in a mid tower case usually only the parts you want to see are shown like the motherboard but in a full tower case the motherboard looks tiny due to the sheer size of the case! Sorry bout that! Imma really fussy! biggrin.gif Thanks for taking your time to read this post!
   
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Bitfenix Shinobi Windowed

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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

Bitfenix Shinobi Windowed


The window uses a smoked acrylic panel, not ideal to watch what's happening inside...

First, we'd need to know what your budget is! smile.gif
My Gaming Rig
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
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Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
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Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W Modular Antec DF-35 (Modded) Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Mionix Sargas 900 
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
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Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
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Mushkin Enhanced Joule 1000W Modular Antec DF-35 (Modded) Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Mionix Sargas 900 
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It's so little!
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4670k Asrock Z87E Asus r9 280x samsung 
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samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
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viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
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anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
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960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
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1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
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It's so little!
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samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
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viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
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960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
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post #6 of 38
Thread Starter 
Oh right! My budget is about £200 (So about 325$ because we pay 20% VAT on things which is bullcrap...)

What I find really frustrating about cases now is that most of them have deformed windows! (If they have windows at all) Like on the Phantom 410! I would have gone with that case but no. They put half a window on it... Sorry... Im really fussy about these kind of things biggrin.gif
Edited by WoozieBiscut - 12/31/12 at 11:20am
   
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Seagate Standard Harddrive  Supah Cheap  Aerocool Shark Fans (120mm), Corair H100i (With... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1920 x 1080 Monitor  Razer Blackwidow Corsair GS800 PSU  Aerocool X-Predator Blue Edition Case  
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Project: Skeeb
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Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 HIS HD 7950 HIS HD 7950 
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Kingston HyperX T1 16gb Seagate barracuda 500gb  Sony Alphacool Livingstone 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
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Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
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I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
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120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
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Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
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Project: Skeeb
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Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 HIS HD 7950 HIS HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX T1 16gb Seagate barracuda 500gb  Sony Alphacool Livingstone 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
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Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
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I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
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120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
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Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
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Dell laser mouse Blue cloth £2 in tesco Altec Lansing 2.1 
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post #8 of 38
Thread Starter 
Holy Crapballs! Why is it so expensive?
   
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Seagate Standard Harddrive  Supah Cheap  Aerocool Shark Fans (120mm), Corair H100i (With... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic  
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Samsung 1920 x 1080 Monitor  Razer Blackwidow Corsair GS800 PSU  Aerocool X-Predator Blue Edition Case  
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Seagate Standard Harddrive  Supah Cheap  Aerocool Shark Fans (120mm), Corair H100i (With... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1920 x 1080 Monitor  Razer Blackwidow Corsair GS800 PSU  Aerocool X-Predator Blue Edition Case  
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post #9 of 38
Full aluminium construction and apparently well built.
There are lots of cases out there I just chose mine as it was cheap in a local PC shop, but it didn't last long and I haven't bought a case since then.

Just choose one you like the look of there is not real performance differences
Project: Skeeb
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Project "Skeeb"
(203 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 HIS HD 7950 HIS HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX T1 16gb Seagate barracuda 500gb  Sony Alphacool Livingstone 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell laser mouse Blue cloth £2 in tesco Altec Lansing 2.1 
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Project: Skeeb
(24 items)
 
 
Project "Skeeb"
(203 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 HIS HD 7950 HIS HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX T1 16gb Seagate barracuda 500gb  Sony Alphacool Livingstone 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dell laser mouse Blue cloth £2 in tesco Altec Lansing 2.1 
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post #10 of 38
Thread Starter 
I'm leaning towards the fractual design R4 because of its size and window being in the perfect place...

Imma wait for more people to post on the tread before I decide propperly! biggrin.gif

I think if I kitted it out with SUPER high airflow fans I think I could make it a gaming machine... biggrin.gif
Thanks for all the help! wheee.gif
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 (Vishera) MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 (AM3+, USB 3.0 and SATA III)  MSI Radeon 7850 PE Kingston Hyperx Genesis  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Standard Harddrive  Supah Cheap  Aerocool Shark Fans (120mm), Corair H100i (With... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1920 x 1080 Monitor  Razer Blackwidow Corsair GS800 PSU  Aerocool X-Predator Blue Edition Case  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Cheap Dell Mouse  None Inbuilt Monitor Audio And Cheapo Headset  Cruical M4 256Gb SSD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 (Vishera) MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 (AM3+, USB 3.0 and SATA III)  MSI Radeon 7850 PE Kingston Hyperx Genesis  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Standard Harddrive  Supah Cheap  Aerocool Shark Fans (120mm), Corair H100i (With... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1920 x 1080 Monitor  Razer Blackwidow Corsair GS800 PSU  Aerocool X-Predator Blue Edition Case  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Cheap Dell Mouse  None Inbuilt Monitor Audio And Cheapo Headset  Cruical M4 256Gb SSD 
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