Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › NZXT Tempest or Antec 900?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NZXT Tempest or Antec 900? - Page 4

Poll Results: Which case?

 
  • 41% (28)
    Antec Nine Hundred
  • 17% (12)
    CM 690
  • 40% (27)
    NZXT Tempest
67 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42
Antec nine hundred and buy yourself a hole saw at home depot... there are PLENTLY of threads here and elsewhere regarding modding the Antec 900.
Venus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.4 GHz (1.4V, VID: 1.325) EVGA 750i FTW EVGA 8800 GTS 512 2x2GB OCZ Reaper @ 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
640GB Western Digital SATA Vista Home Premium x64 BenQ 2400WD G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 520HX Rocketfish (Modded) MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
Venus
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.4 GHz (1.4V, VID: 1.325) EVGA 750i FTW EVGA 8800 GTS 512 2x2GB OCZ Reaper @ 800 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
640GB Western Digital SATA Vista Home Premium x64 BenQ 2400WD G11 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 520HX Rocketfish (Modded) MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 42
I think the poll is showing you your answer. 11-8-1
Sokar
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
AudioAudioAudio
Inifitity P153 Speakers Lepai TA202A Amp Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Sokar
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
AudioAudioAudio
Inifitity P153 Speakers Lepai TA202A Amp Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 42
Thread Starter 
I'm just going with the CM 690 because I want to try my hand at modding. I am planning to make a case window.
post #34 of 42
Cant go wrong with that case, good air flow, small package, and the cheapest of the 3.
Sokar
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
AudioAudioAudio
Inifitity P153 Speakers Lepai TA202A Amp Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Sokar
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.75 GHz EVGA x58 3x SLI EVGA 670 4GB 12GB Samsung PC3 12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Cruical M4 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom WC Loop Windows 7 x64 x3 Dell U2312HM I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra x3 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Razer Deathadder Black Razer Goliathis 
AudioAudioAudio
Inifitity P153 Speakers Lepai TA202A Amp Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #35 of 42
Me and my bud have both. We love the cases I have nothing bad to say about either of them. With that said I will give you some compare shots:

My 690
Attachment 76050

Attachment 76051

Attachment 76052

Buds A900
Attachment 76053

Attachment 76054




HossDaddy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @ 3.6Ghz 1.375v (450 x 8)(Lapped) Asus P5k Deluxe BFG 8800GTS(G92) 512 (800/1905/2220) 4GB(2x2GB) G.Skill DDR2 800(PC26400) 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 320gb SATA 3.0 Asus 20x DVD/RW SATA Win XP 32bit SP-3 Dell 2007WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microshaft ergo Corsair HX520W CM 690 Razer Copperhead 2000DPI 
Mouse Pad
X-TRAC RIPPER 
  hide details  
Reply
HossDaddy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @ 3.6Ghz 1.375v (450 x 8)(Lapped) Asus P5k Deluxe BFG 8800GTS(G92) 512 (800/1905/2220) 4GB(2x2GB) G.Skill DDR2 800(PC26400) 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 320gb SATA 3.0 Asus 20x DVD/RW SATA Win XP 32bit SP-3 Dell 2007WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microshaft ergo Corsair HX520W CM 690 Razer Copperhead 2000DPI 
Mouse Pad
X-TRAC RIPPER 
  hide details  
Reply
post #36 of 42
I have a tempest and im very pleased with it. It fits my 9800gx2 no problem and all the little touches that they put into it add up. As for the people saying the build quality is bad, I have not had any problems what so ever and it seems really solid. Im not going to s*#t on the other cases as I have had no experience with them, but the tempest is very nice and cheap!
Gumby
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9400 EVGA 790i ultra sli EVGA 9800 gx2 superclocked 4 gigs OCZ DDR3 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
velociraptor, 750 gig WD, 1TB WD LG 22x burner Vista Ultimate 64bit 22" HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Dinovo 900w ABS modular Silverstone RV-01 saitek obsidian 
  hide details  
Reply
Gumby
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9400 EVGA 790i ultra sli EVGA 9800 gx2 superclocked 4 gigs OCZ DDR3 1600 mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
velociraptor, 750 gig WD, 1TB WD LG 22x burner Vista Ultimate 64bit 22" HP w2207h 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Dinovo 900w ABS modular Silverstone RV-01 saitek obsidian 
  hide details  
Reply
post #37 of 42
..
Edited by joebob - 4/10/10 at 10:44am
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.7 ghz (1.18750v 19x195) Asus Rampage II Gene XFX 5870 6 GB OCZ 1600mhz 
PowerCase
Corsair HX1000 Da Box 100 (thats its real name) 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.7 ghz (1.18750v 19x195) Asus Rampage II Gene XFX 5870 6 GB OCZ 1600mhz 
PowerCase
Corsair HX1000 Da Box 100 (thats its real name) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #38 of 42
i dunno i have this problem too still choosing a case thats better than a dell inspiron 518 LOL
T3hG@mingRIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9300@3.2Ghz GA-X48-DS5 Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512mb 4GB ddr-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320GB 7200RPM Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 64-bit 24" Sceptre 1080P and Dell 19" E198WFP Raidmax Modular 630 watt 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
T3hG@mingRIG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9300@3.2Ghz GA-X48-DS5 Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512mb 4GB ddr-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320GB 7200RPM Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 64-bit 24" Sceptre 1080P and Dell 19" E198WFP Raidmax Modular 630 watt 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #39 of 42
I own the tempiest and have had the 900. The tempiest is longer, yes. That is great for running 9800gtx+'s. THe build quality is not that bad. THe tempiest has two 2 120mm fans on the top compared to 1. I use one as a input fan, I add duct work to send air to my processor heatsink.
Tempiest uses more of a tool free design than the antec.
I have been with antec for a while but I like the tempiest
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Asus M4N82 Deluxe EVGA 9800GTX+ SLI OCZ 4GB Dual 1200mhz OC Kit 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 - 250GB SATA 1 - Optiarc 22x DVDRW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soyo 24" Topaz S 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Etasis ET750 750w NZXT Tempest Microsoft Wireless mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Asus M4N82 Deluxe EVGA 9800GTX+ SLI OCZ 4GB Dual 1200mhz OC Kit 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 - 250GB SATA 1 - Optiarc 22x DVDRW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soyo 24" Topaz S 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Etasis ET750 750w NZXT Tempest Microsoft Wireless mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #40 of 42
My stepdad has an Antec 900 and I have a Tempest EVO. I much prefer the features of the EVO like tooless setup, better dust prevention, and a few other little things like cable management and the works.


But the CM 690 II advanced is better than both of them IMO.
The Blevinator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X4 9650 Agena 2.8GHz Biostar TA790GX A2+ Sapphire HD 4870 512mb 790MHz/1000MHz G.Skill 2 X 2gb DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500gb + 250gb Sony Optiarc DVD burner win32/ Linux Dell 17" 1280 x 1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Antec Truepower New TP650 NZXT Tempest EVO Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Fragged control 
  hide details  
Reply
The Blevinator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom X4 9650 Agena 2.8GHz Biostar TA790GX A2+ Sapphire HD 4870 512mb 790MHz/1000MHz G.Skill 2 X 2gb DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500gb + 250gb Sony Optiarc DVD burner win32/ Linux Dell 17" 1280 x 1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Antec Truepower New TP650 NZXT Tempest EVO Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Fragged control 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › NZXT Tempest or Antec 900?