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After my cheapie $40 99% plastic case ... and then my $35 aluminum Chenming 301 case ... and then my $140 Gigabyte Aurora ... and then my $350 MM U2-UFO ... I want a new case.

Big fan of Lian Li (read: simplistic) style cases. Not a big fan of plastic cases at all. Smaller the better, but I want it to be functional. I started getting bigger and bigger cases and the U2-UFO is unreasonably big for me, even the Gigabyte. It was perfect for water, but now I'm back on air and I have no real reason to stick with this huge ass case.

What's a nice, decent sized, simple, easy to mod case? $150 is the most I'm willing to spend. Really depends on what I can get back when I sell the Aurora/UFO.

I love the Q-Pack Aspire cases, but they are only mATX and look too plastic-y.
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post #2 of 27
I recommend any Lian Li case. The really really nice ones cost about $200+ though, maybe you can get enough after selling your other cases.
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You'll want this.
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If I go for a Lian Li case (which I would hate, they're so sexy but they're so BASIC looking that I can't see paying $130 for one) it'll be either this one (I built my grandpas rig in this case) or this one.

Forgot to add, I want a window. Not going to make my own or anything.
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Oh, a window...then try this!
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post #6 of 27
That's funny you'd say that about the MM case. I wanted one from the very second I saw a U2-UFO on a website and after finally making the plunge and getting one of my own, I didn't like it. A MM case has no style; pefect example of function over form. That coupled with the fact it was HUUUUUGE, I sent it on its way.

Very nice understated cases can be found from Lian-Li and Silverstone. Those were my number one Stacker replacers until the Rocketfish case came along.
post #7 of 27
I know you wanted a window but check this out... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112151
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I know you wanted a window but check this out... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112151
Dude I absolutely love that case! Good choice!
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antec 900.
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antec 900.
I'd guess it's a little too bling for what he's looking for.
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