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post #1 of 13
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Hi,

Im searching for a new case, but is proving harder than expected! Im not really a fan of the modern over the top 'gaming style' cases, I prefer more of a stylish minimalist design. Simple brushed black aluminium ones look best in my opinion. Here are the various features Im after ideally:

- Black Aluminium
- Front Door to Hide DVD Drive (ideally)
- Top Vents for Watercooling
- Front USB 3.0 Ports
- No Side Window
- ATX Size
- Cable Management System
- Silencing Features (optional)
- Minimalist Style

Does anyone have any recommendations please? Yeh sorry I know Im quite fussy tongue.gif

Many Thanks!
post #2 of 13
I would recommend In Win 904, however it doesn't fulfill all of your requirements but it's really good looking case.
Also are you looking for a full tower, mid tower or a mini tower?
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post #3 of 13
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Nice! Even though its not quite what I was looking for, I have to say that is a sexy looking case!

As for size, the smaller the better with all needed features.
post #4 of 13
Seems Lian Li PC-B16 would fit quite nice, just google it. Not sure when it's getting released though.
post #5 of 13
Lian li will probably be the best choice if you want a full aluminium body and this ( Lian Li PC-A51 ) is one of the smallest cases they do for an atx sized motherboards.
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post #7 of 13
Best bet for aluminum cases would be Lian-Li or CaseLabs(if you can afford it). All their cases are aluminum.

Abee makes aluminum cases as well, but those are extremely rare to find outside Japan. They are expencive and a lot of their cases doesnt look very good and lack features, but a few of their cases is amazingly beautifull.

Other manufacturers that makes some aluminum cases:
- In-Win
- Silverstone
- Corsair
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post #8 of 13
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Best bet for aluminum cases would be Lian-Li or CaseLabs(if you can afford it). All their cases are aluminum.

Abee makes aluminum cases as well, but those are extremely rare to find outside Japan. They are expencive and a lot of their cases doesnt look very good and lack features, but a few of their cases is amazingly beautifull.

Other manufacturers that makes some aluminum cases:
- In-Win
- Silverstone
- Corsair

Nope not Corsair, only the front of the obsidian series is aluminium, the rest is steel and a tiny bit of plastic.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by The Wizard View Post

Nope not Corsair, only the front of the obsidian series is aluminium, the rest is steel and a tiny bit of plastic.

oh, sorry. I thought the 800d was all aluminum
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by BENBOBBY View Post

Hi,

Im searching for a new case, but is proving harder than expected! Im not really a fan of the modern over the top 'gaming style' cases, I prefer more of a stylish minimalist design. Simple brushed black aluminium ones look best in my opinion. Here are the various features Im after ideally:

- Black Aluminium
- Front Door to Hide DVD Drive (ideally)
- Top Vents for Watercooling
- Front USB 3.0 Ports
- No Side Window
- ATX Size
- Cable Management System
- Silencing Features (optional)
- Minimalist Style

Does anyone have any recommendations please? Yeh sorry I know Im quite fussy tongue.gif

Many Thanks!

While not a full aluminum case, what you have described sounds to me like a Fractal Define.
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