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post #31 of 39
You are grandfathered from such trivialities such as retail cases.
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post #32 of 39
Depends on your budget. For a budget builder, it's definitely more important to get decent performance and quality parts before a nice case. Once you start getting up to the point where you're considering things like Crossfire/SLI, a sound card, more than one hard drive, etc. you're probably going to feel a little silly putting it in a $40 Raidmax case.
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post #33 of 39
It is important to me. I spent the extra bit of cash on my V-2000 back in 2004, and it is still going strong, and will soon ne spruced up with some mods.

7/10
    
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post #34 of 39
I dont think looks are important, but air flow is probably what you want to look at.
5/10
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post #35 of 39
7/10. Bling isnt as important as having good airflow and enough space for your peripherals.
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post #36 of 39
6/10
I think its more personal preference really... I spent $80 on my x-qpack mainly for the look/portability...
post #37 of 39
id say 8/10 but everyone will give different weights based on different needs or wants. I chose my case based on a few factors: interior roominess, design, materials used, airflow possibilities, mod possibilities, and overall look when closed up (ie gawdy vs sleek). I ended up with the cosmos 1000, which I am happy with.

Oh and dont forget overall case weight - If youre into pissing off your ups guy like I am
(cosmos 1000 is 30+ lbs empty - haha)
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post #38 of 39
8/10

I agree with alot of you here , for looks I could care less (right now)
I am more into performance , and I keep my main rig where no body sees it
anyhow so , I still use my trusty sx1040 soho Antec , which you can still buy
off then chenming/ chieftec brand as a "dragon" prob overall one of the best cases
ever made. mine is at least 6 yrs old and has housed about 10 dif systems. Still going
strong and coooooool.
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post #39 of 39
well.. i would say 5/10..
it all depends on the things/movement that u will be doin on tat case..
if u r goin to oc it, then u should consider the size of the cooler u r using..
my case fits the AC7 juz nice..
tat means a TRUE will not be considered wif the side panel on..
but if u r always moving the case around, find urself a lighter case, dun mean to be the lightest and will break into half coz of the material used.. a decent case will do..
i hav a powerlogic utopia series case.. i wasn't satisfied with it at 1st.. but i modded it and i liked it now..
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