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post #11 of 24
try the rocketfish, it's only $120 and if you've seen pictures of the Cosmos series, the rocketfish is a little bigger than the Cosmos.
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try the rocketfish, it's only $120 and if you've seen pictures of the Cosmos series, the rocketfish is a little bigger than the Cosmos.
I just checked the case, and I will certainly love it!!
but the problem is, I live in Toronto and it seems they don't sell it anywhere in ma town.
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Originally Posted by boonie2 View Post
antec has another version of the 900 with 8 bays , I think its called the 1200 I read about it the other day
Yup, Antec 1200. Its ****ing massive.
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isnt it ?, dont think its worth the $200++ its listing for at the egg tho
    
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isnt it ?, dont think its worth the $200++ its listing for at the egg tho
I can grab 1200 for $159 + 5% tax from Directcanada.
Is it worth? or should I wait for Rocketfish..??
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Originally Posted by jpark59 View Post
I can grab 1200 for $159 + 5% tax from Directcanada.
Is it worth? or should I wait for Rocketfish..??
I would go with the 1200. You're going to get better air cooling with it over the Rocketfish unless you do some modding on it.
post #17 of 24
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Is antec 1200 that good..?? lol
I need something special that caught my eyes.. Antec 1200 is too old skool for me. I've been using 900 for long time. Is there really no case better than 1200? around $300 budget?
Another case under my consideration is Zalman cases. they just look beautiful but somewhat fancy,, and expensive..
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post #18 of 24
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...979&cid=CS.220

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=12726

here is a full review of the antec 1200


Check out my new case, the cosmos S. I chose it over the antec 1200. I had both a silverstone TJ-09 Temjin and a coolermaster stacker 830 and the cosmos S is far superior to both. $220 range
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post #19 of 24
I just wonder rob why did you choose the Cosmos-S over the Antec 1200 is it because of its a mid-size tower while cosmos-s is full ?
post #20 of 24
Funny story. I wanted the antec 1200 but no stock after I sold my stacker 830 to a member here. I went out and bought a Silverstone TJ09 Temjin. Hated it. I mean seriously I can't figure out what the hype is on a $300 case. Airflow was terrible. Wire management was abyssmal.

Returned the silverstone and picked up the cosmos S. Added some fans and fan cages and decided it was a really amazing case.

The next day stock came in on the Antec 1200....


No regrets though. The Cosmos S is almost perfectly designed. The antec 1200 is cheaper though and comes with more fans.

The only disadvantages:

Have to sell my lapped TRUE . Turns out there is only 145mm of height clearance in the case so many of the tower type coolers will not fit. I did pick up a thermalright SI 128 SE (I've owned one in the past, they are excellent as well and also cool the VRM's around the cpu area nicely) which I am currently lapping.

Second, the front of the case has two fold out lips along the edges (similar to the stacker 830). you unfold them and then can easily unclip the drive covers. On my case, one of the retention clips (right side) would not engage so I had to take them off both sides. The lips stay shut regardless so its not a big deal (the stacker 830 did not have retention clips either).

Third, the case comes with extenders for the 24 pin and 8 pin power connectors that aid wire management. Good idea coolermaster! the 24 pin works extremely well (see pics later). The 8 pin is only 6 inches long though and given that the power supply is at the bottom of the case, it does not assist in allowing you to route the cord behind the motherboard (like you can with all of the other wires). If it was 12" long, it would be perfect so there really isn't much point in including it. It helped slightly allowing me to route the wire around the board rather than across it but thats about it. I ordered a pair of 8" 8 PIN EPS extender cables and only needed one for what I wanted.
Edited by Robilar - 5/15/08 at 6:44pm
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