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Which case is better for the price. I am putting a tuniq tower 120 in and it has to fit the rig in my sig, plus I will be buying an 8800gts this year so it has to fit that too.

Ultra Aluminus - http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0230318
Only $55

Antec 900 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=antec%2bnine
$110 at Micro Center w/ bro's discount
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I would say the 900. Built better, more fan mounts, looks better. I got my Aluminus all dented and crap because its aluminum is super thin. Go with the 900.
    
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ugh why did you say that, I really don't have a lot of extra money right now so I was just trying to find what the cheapest good case would be, but if the Aluminus is a bad case then I wouldn't want it, but I just need a decent case.
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Originally Posted by noahmateen1234 View Post
ugh why did you say that, I really don't have a lot of extra money right now so I was just trying to find what the cheapest good case would be...
lol. don't ask the question if you can't take the answer

anyway, i think all computer cases are pretty fragile. i have a 900 and the side window will scratch if i so much as look at it funny. personally, i hate cases with drive bay covers. i don't want to have to open a door to hit the power button or put a CD in.

that being said, it seems like everyone has a 900 now. i say be different and get the Aluminus. your puter will stand out in a crowd more.
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I have a aluminus and some things are built kinda cheap but all in all it's been great just took some modding and a few improvements on the stock stuff.
here it's a link to my gallery nothing major but it's been a good case so far just can't wait to finish the build. Oh I did notice the vents on the side were bad positioned for the aircooling ideas I had so had to change the plexi and waiting to get the X38 mother board to position 2 92mm delta's instead on the glass above the chipset and ram.

http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/38480
    
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post #7 of 21
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ugh why did you say that, I really don't have a lot of extra money right now so I was just trying to find what the cheapest good case would be, but if the Aluminus is a bad case then I wouldn't want it, but I just need a decent case.
I say that because I have an Aluminus, and it showed up majorly dented. While it was easy to work in and looks good (considering the dents and all...) it seems to me that the 900 would have betetr expansion ability and a better quality build. And when you say you don't have a lot of money, the Aluminus is $100, and at newegg the 900, after rebates, is also $100... I don't get it
    
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post #8 of 21
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the aluminus if $55 at microcenter
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post #9 of 21
The aluminus is good if you got it for $20 shipped like me, otherwise it's overpriced. $55 is way too much for it honestly, the quality is quite poor. The panels are thin, you could dent them with one finger, and it's only got 2 120mm fan mounts.

If you have the money, go with the 900. My friend got one, and it's a really nice case in person. Much better than the aluminus.
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I don't get why you people are dissing the aluminus. Mine showed up perfect and i got it for 70 dollars. Don't feel like I overpayed at all....

Its very lightweight and thats why they use such thin aluminum, I LOVE IT

The drives are perfect and the slots to put them in are amazing, flip the drives backwards and its instant cable management.

When i got mine it had no dents at all, and the case itself runs very silent and doesn't shake or anything. Plenty or room and the Drive hider aluminum piece is a nice accent.

The 900....

The Cable management is HORRIBLE, no place to do ANYTHING in that case in terms of cable management, the window is so tiny, and the overall case is ugly IMO.

The only thing it has going for it is the build quality.
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