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Lian Li and Silverstone, in that order
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Soldam > Lian-Li > Silverstone

no other companies come even close
    
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Soldam > Lian-Li > Silverstone

no other companies come even close
Have you got a link to your rig in a Soldam?
    
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I'm extremely pleased with my CM Stacker 830. The cable management is a pita, but i'm planing on getting a modular psu, so that should fix most of that problem. It is great on cooling, as its just a giant mesh cage, and so far has ample room to work on stuff, not to mention the removable mobo tray. It does rattle every once in a while, and thats the only downside to it that i've noticed to date, and my solution to that is to turn my speakers up.

I previously had an apevia x-jupiter jr. But the case was of course too small for anything, but very nice to look at. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone looking for major cooling, but its going to make a nice server case for me
    
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post #35 of 54
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Have you got a link to your rig in a Soldam?
is taht a joke, us commoners arent allowed to even directly look at a soldam, only the high and mighty can posess these beauties. CD has one, check here and here.
    
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post #36 of 54
Coolermaster's stacker 830 and 832 cases are absolutely awesome for air cooling, you need some serious modding to even come close (but IMO the flimsy side panels kind of kill it). Their Cosmos-1000 has THE best craftsmanship you'll find out of any case (heavy duty, very durable), and as CD has showed us, it can completely hide a 3 loop WC system with ease. And their mid-tower cases (like the 690) are excellent choices if you are on a tight budget.



A Lian Li is ONLY a good choice if you want to mod it. Stock LLs have very poor airflow, and sometimes seem like they are missing a few...details. I've seen some Lian Lis where the entire front panel bends in when you go to press the power button. That was easily fixed by creating a few support braces underneath it, but it's still not something you would want to deal with on a case that costs $300.


Antec just makes good cases, period. This is mainly because they chose to use Steel instead of Aluminium on all their cases, making them very solid. The only real complaint about them would be with the P-180/182, both of which could have been designed slightly better (graphics cards are a tight fit, among a few minor things).


I dunno. Overall, I'd say Coolermaster wins, follwed by Lian Li and then Antec. Lian Li would be on top of they just made some minor adjustments.
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Mountain Mods are currently notorious for crap production quality, alot of people not happy with them atm.
Really? I can't find anything wrong with mine Maybe i got lucky cuz the build quality is great....
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post #38 of 54
I consider Lian-Li and Silverstone to be above and beyond the rest by far. Also, however says ThermalTake is crazy, they make so-so cases with a lot of plastic.
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post #39 of 54
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Mountain Mods are currently notorious for crap production quality, alot of people not happy with them atm.

Yeah I was wondering about the MM recommendations. I had a U2-UFO and I'll admit it wasn't a bad case, it certainly was far from being put next to the likes of Lian-Li, Silverstone, Cooler Master, and Antec. The build quality was a little 'off' on my MM case. Expansion cards didn't line up right, missing parts, PA120.3 I ordered from them came dented, etc. In their defense they did rectify all the but expansion card alignment issue and radiator; which I was able to fix on my own.

I also didn't like how the motherboard tray on the regular UFO didn't have any support from the top. This made it a little wobbly in an otherwise solid case.

If you have the cash and want to load up a bunch of H2O gear in a case, then sure go for the MM. Otherwise, stick to the other recommendations. Well...except for maybe Thermaltake. I've only ever used one and it was an older one but aside from not liking the look they choose, they seem really plasticy.
post #40 of 54
Lian Li, Coolermaster, and Antec are my favorites
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