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post #1 of 9
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Hey guys

i wanne buy a new case but i dont know which one.I like the recom zenith but there isnt many information about it.The C690(with window) and antec 900 are good too but i dont like them very much.What to i need to do?

Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 9
well the Recom Zenith looks like a rebranded Raidmax Sagitta. Here's a Newegg link, while i know you're in the Netherlands you can at least read many opinions on the case

I've worked on one before and it's not the best case, but it's not the worst case either. The things i remember about the Sagitta were mediocre build quality and the sidepanel fan makes using a tower heatsink difficult (airflow is disturbed).
good things though are: Not too many sharp edges for a "cheap" case, decent space for hard drives, and you can access the back of the motherboard tray for wire management.

on the other hand the other two cases you list are very popular, they've been reviewed many times so I won't beat that topic to death

good luck figuring it out ^_^ b
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post #3 of 9
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thanks for the info i just looked to the revieuws and im not going to buy it anymore.If i buy a c690 or a antec 900 how many fans i need and which ones?(blue led versions).By the way i wanne put a fan controller,floopy station,dvd burner,card reader and maybe a blueray burner when they got cheaper.Is there place for it on a antec 900?because it got 2 big fans in front of it
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post #4 of 9
if you get the 690 you can add more fans if you need to but chances are the 3 you get will be enough.

mine works a treat so i guess im biassed.
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post #5 of 9
I think the 900 is the bigger of the cases, so if you want more room go for that, I always thought that the CM 690 looks nice though, but thats my opinion.
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post #6 of 9
I think this is a very nice case. Its big and aluminum.

Can see & buy it at your local Best Buy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1183160363476
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post #7 of 9
out of the two, i've only worked with the CM690.
it's a good case, the plastic bits are somewhat, how do I say... "cheap", but overall it provides a lot of options. The integrated wire clips are also a welcome addition.

the CM690 will also be able to accomodate you're planned drive bay usage without having to lose a fan in the process. it also can hold up 7 fans, 4-5 of which can be from 80mm up to 140mm.

also the two fans in the front of the 900 you mention are mounted on removable hard drive racks (two of them, each can hold 3). since you'll be using ~5 devices, you will lose one of those intake fans.

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Originally Posted by By-Tor View Post
I think this is a very nice case. Its big and aluminum.

Can see & buy it at your local Best Buy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1183160363476
he's in the Netherlands <.<
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
out of the two, i've only worked with the CM690.
it's a good case, the plastic bits are somewhat, how do I say... "cheap", but overall it provides a lot of options. The integrated wire clips are also a welcome addition.

the CM690 will also be able to accomodate you're planned drive bay usage without having to lose a fan in the process. it also can hold up 7 fans, 4-5 of which can be from 80mm up to 140mm.

also the two fans in the front of the 900 you mention are mounted on removable hard drive racks (two of them, each can hold 3). since you'll be using ~5 devices, you will lose one of those intake fans.

edit--------------------


he's in the Netherlands <.<

Oke i will think about it and let you guys know
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can i add a e-sata port on both cases?
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