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Well I currently own a Lian-Li V1000, while being a decent case cooling wise its . . well useless.

So for my i7 build I was looking for a better case and came across these:

Antec 1200
While being a solid performer its looks just destroyed the living hell out of it, otherwise it would be perfect.

NZXT Guardian 921
Unlike the Antec it doesn't have 100 fans installed although has 3 which should be enough. I do plan on purchasing the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme although OCC say some big air coolers don't fit so I may have to persuade myself to go down the waterways

Please feel free to post any other cases you feel are good performers and have great looks.
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post #2 of 14
Well I got to say go for the Antec 1200. I love mine. Best case Ive ever had plus there so much to do with it, cable management, dust filters, lots of room to work with and tons of fans for cooling.
 
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post #3 of 14
Antec 1200 is what i recommend.
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post #4 of 14
I actually own all three Antec 300, 900, and 1200. Obviously the 1200 is for my main rig, and I have to say that so far, other than the looks, I've found no faults so far.

Good cable management... Tons of room... Top notch airflow... Sturdy and well built...

And if you turn off all the lights in the room, and it's really really dark, I can't tell the difference between a much prettier case from this one.

But, it kinda has a HUMMER H1 look about it that I like to be really honest. Sure there are prettier cases out there, but from my research, none that performs better. You don't get an H1 because it's sexy... You get it because it gets the job done... When... You are... Um... Well... Apocalypse?
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post #5 of 14
My vote also goes for the 1200
post #6 of 14
out of the two you posted, id have to agree with the above posts in saying, go with the Antec 1200.
    
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post #7 of 14
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I would but I want to get water put in there but I cant afford to push up the prices any more so I will probably get the NZXT and an XFX X58i SLI and then be able to purchase a decent water cooling setup.
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post #8 of 14
1200 hands down
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
So is the antec 1200 the only good case case available or something...

I'm really sure I like the looks of the antec and I don't need 100 fans because my CPU is being water cooled.

Actually, I like this case: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-158-CM&tool=3
Edited by Toonshorty - 12/23/08 at 4:57am
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post #10 of 14
If you dont' like the look of the 1200 theres no reason to force yourself to buy it.
    
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