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Full tower case decision (Apevia X-Jupiter vs Antec 1200)

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As the title suggests, im deciding between two full tower cases right now. I currently have a mid-tower by Apevia, the x-cruiser, and it has been pretty good to me. The only thing is I need a full tower now to support a water cooling setup.

I'm deciding between the Antec 1200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...elve%2bhundred

and the Apevia X-Jupiter G-Type:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144205

I know people are already gonna vote for the 1200 but I'm actually leaning towards the X-jupiter for a few reasons. 1 it is cheaper (by about $55), 2 it looks better in my opinion, 3 it has temp readouts, 4 it is better for watercooling because it isnt as concentrated on fans as the 1200.

The only thing I dont like about the x-jupiter is no eSata but the 1200 has it. The 1200 looks like a great case but the side window isnt as cool looking as the x-jupiter, no temp readout, too many fans for me running watercooling anyways.

Basically I'm open to suggestions too. The only thing I ask is it be a full tower with a window. Thats the only reason I wouldnt be getting the Cosmos! How does the Stacker 830 compare to these cases?
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I can't offer an opinion on the Jupiter but as an owner of a 1200, I have to say that it is a very impressive case. It has great cable management capabilities, and it is ready and waiting for water cooling. It even comes with a water cooling platform and pipe outlets on the back for external cooling towers and stuff. I think it's really awesome.

I like the look of the jupiter but personally I hate the way the inside looks. I don't like the positions of everything, and there are too many 5.25 bays for me. But I totally love the LCD on the front. I also hate front doors on cases but that is just me.
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1200 no questions asked.
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1200. Hands down. It's way better quality (worth the extra cash). The inside is already painted and it has a cooler window with a 120 fan. IMO it looks way better. Temp readouts are for losers. There are programs for that. Fans probably help out in watercooling. I dunno though.
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Also, Amazon has the Antec 1200 priced much better and with free shipping:

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I would stay away from Apevia (just a rename of Aspire). They have a reputation for poor quality...two of their power supplies blew up (literally) on me.
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if you can find one now I love my Rocketfish. The construction is great and I don't like cases that are too flashy so it works fine for me

heres a couple links, the second ones has nice pics

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...case-club.html

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=179487
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