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Hey guys.

Just double checking most of my buys to make sure there isn't anything supremely better out there before I lay down the clams on computer goodness.

Basically, I need a mid-tower that will host large GFX cards, is relatively quiet and has high quality construction, plus fans, 120mm fans (80mm is unacceptable =p).

The real kicker is that it needs to look like a black box. No windows, lights, fireworks, or rainbows. I'm thinkin' lian li monolithic here. The reason being, It'll be with me here at my MOS school in the Marine Corps, and if it doesn't look "professional", it wont pass a room inspection.

I was thinking the Lancool K10, but I see tons of people are up the wazzo with this 690. I checked it out myself but some reviews warned it was of flimsy construction. Any suggestions under the 200$ price point will be well accepted and especially good suggestions may land a larger green bar... cough cough.
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A Lian Li:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112155
    
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flimsy construction?? what u mean flimsy construction! its the sturdiest case i have ever owned! i have absolutely no regrets getting this case! T_T and i bet my CM 690 club can back me up on this too
 
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Oh, do note that the 690 is nice (too much plastic for my taste), but has a lot of blue-led fans
    
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Chozart, my good man.. if you find the time in your night, might you peruse my wishlist on newegg and add your thoughts?

EDIT Oh, and I beat ya to the K10. Check the first post.
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Chozart, my good man.. if you find the time in your night, might you peruse my wishlist on newegg and add your thoughts?
I am able to give your wishlist a look yep. Show we the stuff
    
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post #7 of 24
a lan li would be a good candidate like the first post made. lan li makes nice cases. get the lan li cube
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post #8 of 24
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Hey guys.
The real kicker is that it needs to look like a black box. No windows, lights, fireworks, or rainbows. I'm thinkin' lian li monolithic here. The reason being, It'll be with me here at my MOS school in the Marine Corps, and if it doesn't look "professional", it wont pass a room inspection.
Man, it seems like a lot of OCNers are joining the Corps these days.

What MOS? Whatever it is, I don't see how you'll have much time to game/tinker at MOS school. I was 0311 and didn't have any time, nor did I even have a room... just a bed.
I wouldn't worry about how it looks. They will give you hell just for having it, I guarantee it. I would just wait and leave it at home until you get your permanent duty station.

But if you must take it, just lock it up in your secretary/footlocker. That will hide it, unless they make you have everything open!
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What MOS? Whatever it is, I don't see how you'll have much time to game/tinker at MOS school. I was 0311 and didn't even have a room... just a bed.
I wouldn't worry about how it looks. They will give you hell just for having it, I guarantee it. I would just wait and leave it at home until you get your permanent duty station.

But if you must take it, just lock it up in your secretary/footlocker. That will hide it, unless they make you have everything open!
I'm a winger who's going to be on Barracks Support for another two months at least while I wait to class up. I wont have as much time when I am classed up, but I will still at least be able to get some gaming in on the weekends. I already cleared a desktop with my troop handler SSGT, and he said that there isn't any rule prohibiting them and gave me the go ahead.
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