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It's becoming almost funny how I've settled on everything but the case (I suspect it's because it's more related to aesthetics and mobility lifestyles rather than computing technology itself). I was debating on whether it's a mini or midi tower and I've settled to midi tower for now mainly because a mini tower appears to almost always leave space to be desired while midi towers almost never have that issue, while their weight doesn't jump enormously between the two.

However I'd still want a light midi tower.

I've looked at: LIAN LI PC-9F (Midi, 6kg)

and SILVERSTONE KL04B BLACK (Midi, 8kg)

Now, one of them is 2kilos lighter than the other, though I'm not sure if even 6kg is low. Any ideas?
Edited by fateswarm - 7/1/13 at 6:12am
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post #2 of 9
In my experience the Lian Li cases are slightly better than Silverstone, but there is not much between them.
the 2Kg's will make a difference if transporting the case to lan parties though smile.gif
    
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post #3 of 9
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Yeah I really do want the fewer kilos possible. I might select that over Silverstone, even if the price is around $50 higher.

I wonder if there are other 6kg or lower midi towers that are considered decent.
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post #4 of 9
if it helps a friend of mine just used this...
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Lian+Li+PC-60FNWX+Aluminium+Black+Midi+Tower+Case+?productId=44234

to build his new haswell rig, with a Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H board and a big 140mm Scythe HSF, and it all fits very nicely about 3-4mm of space between the top of the heatpipes and the case window though.
    
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post #5 of 9
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Another I found LIAN LI PC-7FN on 5.5kg

Though I don't like fluorescent lights.
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the light is just in the fan, which is easily replaced, although thinking about it, there might have been an on off switch for the light, but that might be me confusing it with my new enermax fans
    
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post #7 of 9
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Hrm, I noticed something encouraging about the Kublai. It has huge storage compartments. I only need 2, for a 2.5 ssd and maybe a hdd. So, if I remove them it might drop in weight a lot.
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post #8 of 9
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I noticed a traditional tendency for people to settle with Lian-li, given the choice, though in this case the price might be a bit higher. But, it might just be worth it.
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post #9 of 9
Either case is a great build, for a higher class system
good luck and let us have a build log smile.gif
    
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