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post #21 of 23
The Stacker is way overpriced and you couldn't to that same kind of cable management. It's a nice case, I've seen it but I wasn't impressed at all.

Namrac
; aluminum dissipates heat better than steel, didn't you know that? And I don't know about you but aluminum is definitely a lot lighter than steel. So which one of those two isn't true?
post #22 of 23
I have only built rigs with the NZXT Zero case so far, so I can't comment on other cases but I can tell you what I think about this one at least.

Pros-
* Looks very slick, especially when it is turned on with the blue power LEDs. I assembled 3 of these fellas at my office recently for work computers, and people kept coming by and commenting how they liked the look of it.
* Cold: 8 fans! (7x120mm, 1x80mm). The 4 fans on the side of the case supposedly help for SLI configurations
* Quiet: almost silent, you can only hear it if your room itself is dead quiet
* Full-tower case, lots of room for drives, etc.
* Surprisingly lightweight
* Easy to install floppy/DVD/hard drives, no screwdriver involved and also the 3.5" bays are rotated to face you so you don't have to twist your body trying to install hard drives.

Cons-
* Price!
* Removing the front panel involves basically pulling it really hard until it pops off. I feel like I'm breaking the case every time I do this.
* Plastic drive bay covers are a bit flimsy
* Screwless expansion card installation doesn't work very well IMHO, although thankfully you can use screws too, if you need to.
* Not very good at keeping dust out
* Although the case itself does not make much noise, I wouldn't recommend it for designing a "silent PC", because it doesn't do much to dampen noise from components like hard drives, etc.
* Some sharp edges so you might cut your fingers
* The side panel is easy to remove, but putting it back on is a bit annoying because it doesn't snap in or slide in, you kind of have to hold it tight while putting the screws in

Even though I listed a lot of cons, most of those are just minor things that are annoying when you're building your PC. Overall I like the case- it's cool, quiet, and looks sweet

-EJ
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320GB WD SE16 7200RPM Sony 16x DVD writer Windows XP MCE OCZ GameXStream 700W 
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post #23 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
Best PC Case: Thermaltake SHARK VA7000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower $160.99 shipped. Why?

#1-It's all aluminum; light weight and aluminum keeps cool better than steel.
#2-Case comes with a honey-comb side opening, great for plenty of Air-Flow and keeping parts running cool.
#3-Motherboard tray.
#4-Two 120mm fans, one for intake and one for exhaust, best way to have air-circulating inside the case, in with the cool, out with the hot.
#5-Best damn case for cable management:



When I switched to this case from a mid-tower, temps in my system dropped about 10c, now air was not being restricted and also the side opening helped a lot, wires are all tucked in and this is the best case ever for me, I'm not buying any other, this is the one for me.

BTW, that's an old picture, I need to take a new one, maybe later, I'm lazy.
looks like a baby armor,sweet
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WESTERN DIGITAL 500 GIG AAKS 2X Lite on dvd-rw burners GAMEMAXX 300 BY DEEP COOL win7 64 bit PRO 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ACER 23 LED,LCD labtecc- keyless key board ocz 700 watt STEALTH X STEAM RAIDMAX DIRKTOOTH: "SMILODON" 
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microsoft wireless stock ONBOARD 
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