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I always keep going back to my theory of getting the Antec 900. I love the fact that the power, reset, 2 usb, firewire, microphone and headphone jack are ALL on the top. I like the fact of the two fans in the front one in the back and the huge one on the top. Also the psu on the bottom helps move the heat away and it looks like it has good airflow because you can add a fan on the side and another one on the HDD cage. The ONLY flaw I see with it is that it's a mid-tower and it's small and bad wire management. Other than that it looks like an awesome case for a quad core 8800gts pc.
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post #22 of 58
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SO I'M DOWN TO TWO CASES:
ANTEC 900
OR
GIGABYTE AURORA 570

The thermaltake armor, ultra aluminus and aspire mx-pleasure are out of the question.
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post #23 of 58
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I noticed you have the ultra aluminus on your list. I received that case from tiger direct for free when I ordered my PSU. This case does have alot of good features but I will worn you of how flimsy the aluminum is. I would not recommend it if you like going to lan partys or if your going to be carrying it around alot. the front bezel is quite flimsy as well and is made of cheap thin plastic. IMO the side 80mm fan is quite tacky. Air flow is relatively good, it's not great by any means but meh, just my opinion. The pull out Mobo tray is very convenient and the paint job is superb. Cable management is a breeze with that case though. I have this love hate thing with it because for the price it offers alot I am not sure how much it's going for now but Id say spend a little more and get something of a little more quality.
i agree, i have the same case...i got it for the looks (black on black) but the cooling leaves alot to be desired. Also, it feels as if its made of the same aluminum that coke cans are made out of, and im afraid if i sneeze on it, it will break.

i am considering the antec nine hundred right now
post #24 of 58
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Oh wow your from new york too....I come from there and New Jersey...How about the Enermax Uber Chakra...It looks like a possibility...No window though..I am leaning on the 900. ALWAYS people are buying it from newegg it seems to be a really popular case.
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post #25 of 58
Don't buy the Ultra Alumnis. I've seen thicker Reynold's Wrap.
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post #26 of 58
Why does everyone bash the aluminus, i love mine, ugh

Go with the gigabyte, 2 120mm fans for exhaust = win

Also, very high build quality.
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post #27 of 58
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233013

Yea...2 120mm exhaust and 1 120mm intake..Large meshed side panel or window...It comes with both. ALL Aluminum and its really large. I was thinking about getting that Gigabyte instead. I really do NOT want the armor. It also has "cable clamps" to keep the wires in the back,front and the power, reset and the connector switches all tidy. People say the fans don't push enough air but they have 9 blades and are blue LED. I've never seen a case with dual exhaust 120mm but that is good so it exhausts more heat. It also has rubber grommets in the back fans to reduce vibration.
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post #28 of 58
antec nine hundred.
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go for the 900, but if your a neat freak you are going to get creative with wire management. I love mine, dropped 10-14 degrees off load temps (previous case was a C.M. Centorian).
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post #30 of 58
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Have you guys seen the antec 1200? It looks badass.
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