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post #21 of 54
Lian Li, Thermaltake, Coolermaster, and Antec all make great cases silverstoner is too expensive for my liking at least lian li's have quality to show for their expense.
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post #22 of 54
Overall quality?

Lan-Li hands down.
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On my desk, I have an Antec P180 and a custom Silverstone TJ-04. The way the P180 is design is flawed, but in numerous revisions have fixed most of the problems. The TJ-04 is a little tough to work with, and will probably find its new home in the trash can.
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post #24 of 54
mountain mods U2-UFO Best case i have ever worked with.....not everyone has the room for a giant cube though either haha. Other than that, antec, lian li, silverstone, coolermaster are the first to come to mind (no particular order)
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post #25 of 54
Good ole' oldschool chieftec~!
Antec, Thermaltake, CM, Lian-Li, Kingwin, and even aOpen has a few good ones.
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post #26 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by dasparx View Post
Good ole' oldschool chieftec~!
Yeah... they make some damn sturdy big towers, design would just need updating.

Lian Li seems to be one aiming to quality and no nonsense functionality most consistently and haven't yet noticed review which would have chided their general built quality. But price is definitely from high to very high and some old fashioned points of design are both good and bad.
Antec has wide variety of cases, mostly on cheaper end of scale and some bigger cases aren't as big as they try to be.
Coolermaster has also lot of different priced cases, Stacker is probably the most widely copied big case.
Silverstone again makes big variety of case with simplified style, emphasis looks to be in very small cases, some quite expensive cases have bad design solutions.

As for Thermaltra... take, antithesis of Lian Li, bling raised to cube of thousand.
post #27 of 54
I'm not a fan of Thermaltake in general, but if the number of thermaltake armor owners that have come through this site is any indicator (including myself at one time), then they get the odd design right.
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post #28 of 54
I would have to say Cooler Master, Silverstone, and Lian Li are the best as far as production cases. However, for the one-off custom cases, Mountain Mods makes some great stuff, assuming you like the whole cube thing, and you have space for it.

I have owned a wide variety of cases, and the build quality of my Lian Li PC-7 and my Stacker 832 are way above all of the other cases I've owned. Working in both of those cases is a breeze, they are highly modable, and they are also amazing to look at, and a joy to own. I got my Stacker for $107, more than $150 cheaper than retail, and while it was worth every penny I spent, a $250+ case would be very hard to swallow.
    
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post #29 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
I would have to say Cooler Master, Silverstone, and Lian Li are the best as far as production cases. However, for the one-off custom cases, Mountain Mods makes some great stuff, assuming you like the whole cube thing, and you have space for it.

Mountain Mods are currently notorious for crap production quality, alot of people not happy with them atm.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Coming from a lian-li owner?
I am willing to match my old stacker 830 internal ambients, cpu, chipset and gpu temps against any lian li and win. the cosmos S is even better.
Cosmos S is made of plastic...
... and fail!

Edited by marcus000 - 6/9/08 at 10:14am
    
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post #30 of 54
For me it depends.

SuperMicro makes THE best chassis for servers and desktops, but they are boring. By best I am talking about chassis flex (the SuperMicro's are thick metal), location (and quantity) of standoff holes, Drive bay options (and removable sleds), Power supply mounting and the little things like screws provided (they even provide the tiny wrench needed to install cpu HS standoff's). I have never used Chassis built as good as SuperMicro.

For looks and ease of use, I like the Coolermaster and Antec cases.
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