Originally Posted by skyn3t
I was going to give mylself a TJ11, but my wife gave me the 800D beforevi pulled the trigger she found it for $160 or $170 on ebay.Imo the best looking cased for me still the 800D, 900D, TJ11 some how I don't like caselabs.
Just mod the led if you can
I think it's simply a matter of design ethic... they're coming from very different places. One is the epitome of style and grace - the other the epitome of strength and flexibility. I think it's fair to say that if someone likes the high-end cases of Silverstone or Lian-Li, then they probably do not
find cases from Mountain Mods, Case Labs, or DangerDen (when avail) and to a lesser extent even the LD cases appealing.
I'm on the other side of your opinion... I used Lian Li and Silverstone cases exclusively for years (~15 ago was my first Lian Li build I think) and loved them. Now that I've owned a Case Labs case - I'll never
buy another case from them as long as I live (I won't even consider it for 1 minute in fact). It's not that I don't think the TJ11 or TJ08 aren't beautiful cases (especially the anodized/brushed finishes) but they all feel so flimsy, disposable, and lacking in capacity to me now.
Not saying that you can't build an absolute beast of a system into a TJ11 or a PCX-2000... nor that you can't build an absolutely beautiful show-rig in a TH10 or V8... but in general if LOOKS are much more important than POWER... you're better off with the high-end commercial cases... if POWER is your #1 priority however... it takes a ton of work to come anywhere close to the capacity of the boutique cases as they ship!Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 7/7/13 at 11:59am