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post #31 of 33
I'll take the Thermaltake + then.
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post #32 of 33

I was having a hard time deciding between the TT Armor+ (VH6000BWS) and the Cosmos. I went with the Armor+ because of the side window, the removable MB tray, and the 7 HDD bays...

Armor+ Full Tower review:

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300GB VelociRaptor + 17 TB storage Samsung SH-203N Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" HP w2207 
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post #33 of 33
With other options not exluded I would go for Lian Li PC-A70 (or A71 for door) in that price range.

For Stacker style full 5.25" configurability A77 would be close (best case of that style now that Stacker 810 is discontinued) and for dual chamber design V1010/1110 would be closest in price. (I myself would prefer bigger V2010)

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Originally Posted by Vargess View Post
One of the nice things I like about (most of) the full towers, is the ability to put the PSU on the bottom. This helps efficiency of the unit as well as the other components.
Not really, quality PSUs can operate at ambient temperature which would cause CPU and graphic card cooling fail... and without change in anything except intake/exhaust temperatures.
But top is the worst possible place for PSU because higher ambient temperature means fan speed of PSU starts to ramp up fast rising noise and even then PSU is exposed to higher temperature meaning some decrease in operating life so there aren't any sensible reasons for putting PSU there, plain fan can exhaust that heat much more efficiently...
Putting PSU on top as exhaust was designed in time when CPUs had tiny heatsinks with maybe even ~50mm fan and graphic cards hadn't even heard about active cooling. (and had even heatsink rarely)

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Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
The Lian Li V-series design is good if your motherboard won't have a problem running upside down.
Inverted ATX layout has been corrected/removed in Vxx10 models and V1000Z

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Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
cosmos S, cpu mag said it was the best case out, and i trust them.
Did you check what brands had biggest ads in magazine? Not "finding" negatives can be problem with commercial review sources. (monetary aspect brings built in bias/corruption)
And simply not testing some area/different emphasis can change conclusions lot: So read text for description of features and use pics for thinking yourselves and keep "readily chewed up" conclusions as secondary unless you known tested areas and emphasis are same as yours.
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