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post #1 of 10
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Hello friends,

I need some help picking my new case.
The only 2 decent cases i could find (at stock near me) are:

Enermax Uber Chakra:
http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=123

GigaByte Aurora:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2130

Im not planning to invest more in the cooling (maybe adding a fan if needed).
Those 2 cost almost the same around here.

The new PC specs will be:
‏Athlon 64 5600+ (Socket AM2) X2 DualCore‎
‏ASUS M2N-E AM2
‏2x1GB OCZ Platinum Revision 2 XTC‎
eVGA ‏8800GTS 320MB
Western Digital ‏160GB 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA II, Raid Edition‎ X2
Enermax ‏Liberty ELT500AWT 500W‎

Id love some help about this case issue.

Thanks,
Amit
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post #2 of 10
I heard that the gigabyte stock fans aren't that great as they don't push much air. However at a time, I was really considering that gigabyte case. That enermex case looks pretty sick too, but I don't know much about it. I'd say, if you get the gigabyte, you probably should replace the fans.
post #3 of 10
Some cases I like that balance look/price/cooling imo

NZXT Zero
Antec P182

And the Enermax Chakra which uve already posted.

I also like the Raidmax Smilodon but the only downside I see is the 80mm exhaust fan. A 120mm would be better.

Out of the two youve posted Id go with the Enermax Uber Chakra. There is a Video review here.
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post #5 of 10
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I can get the Zero but it will be a bit more expensive.

So who from the 3 is best?

The Gigabyte is aluminum.
The Enermax has a uber side fan.
The Zero has lots of fans and still keeps quite.

So what is best overall?
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post #6 of 10
I built a rig for a friend inside the zero. Its a really nice case. If your planning air cooling its freaking awesome. He even modded a 240 rad on the back, so with 4 fans and water cooling its hard to get much better.

But as far as personal preference for styling, if its the aurora 570 in black id take it in a second.
    
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post #7 of 10
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I built a rig for a friend inside the zero. Its a really nice case. If your planning air cooling its freaking awesome. He even modded a 240 rad on the back, so with 4 fans and water cooling its hard to get much better.

But as far as personal preference for styling, if its the aurora 570 in black id take it in a second.
Just Aurora 3D, the 570 is too expensive
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post #8 of 10
Then i would totally go for the zero.
    
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post #9 of 10
I say go with the GigaByte Aurora, but get the window version. RESIONS: 2 120mm exust, Has a window, Looks fairly easy to Mod later on. I was thinking about getting this case and sticking a 240mm rad on the back for my WC loop
    
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post #10 of 10
theres the akasa eclipse if u wanna go a bit more expensive or the Silverstone TJ05, id say the aurora was the better out of those two. p182 is also v good.
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