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Hey i'ma lookin for a new case probably order it tonite so itll be delivered when finals are over. Im deciding between the Antec 900 or the NXZT Nemesis Elite. The Antec has PSU brackets on the bottom and has radiator tubes in the back ( im planning a WC setup). The Nemesis is aluminum, had a slick lcd moniter and looks awesome. so what do you guy htink i should get? Also give me other suggestions for other ~$100 cases that rock
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post #2 of 8
Too gaudy:
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post #3 of 8
I like my 900 a ton, plenty of room to work with especially after you make a couple new holes in her and paint her all black

cools well and doesn't look like a woman you'd find in vegas, unlike the nemesis lol.
    
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post #4 of 8
I had a 900 and CM690. Both are really great cases, although I prefer the CM690. Great airflow, much easier wire management, and the tool-less design is actually pretty great (not flimsy/cheap).
post #5 of 8
id go for the cm690, i have it and its awesome. great airflow, i have 6 120mm fans, it stays nice and cool
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post #6 of 8
what about cm cosmos? it also has psu on bottom, holes for h20 and pretty good wire management

don't know about price tho...i found mine on sale for 100 shipped
    
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post #7 of 8
Don't get the NZXT, you may like the looks but the entire thing is made of cheap plastic. You know those Happy Meal toys they give out at mcdonalds? Even those use better plastic.
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post #8 of 8
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decided on the 900, 690 looks lame, NZXT looks like a hooker, Cosmos 1000 is way off the budget (cheapest one is like $170)
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160gb Seagate Barracuda 320gb WD Sony Optiarc 20X DVD+-R Vista Home premium 64 Ubuntu 9.10 Acer 22" widescreen 
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160gb Seagate Barracuda 320gb WD Sony Optiarc 20X DVD+-R Vista Home premium 64 Ubuntu 9.10 Acer 22" widescreen 
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