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Poll Results: Which case should I get?

 
  • 34% (18)
    HAF 932 Blue
  • 48% (25)
    Lian Li Lancool PC-K62
  • 17% (9)
    Other (Please specify in post...)
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I'm not even attempting a Septa trip just to look at cases. Yeah, it'd be nice, but not worth the trip. Guess I should have stated that I was something was 'close' to me.
What kind of a computer enthusiast are you then? j/k

I hope you get the case you'll be totally happy with.
Edited by nickt1862 - 1/19/11 at 8:21am
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What kind of a computer enthusiast are you then? j/k

I hope you get the case you'll be totally happy with.
Well, I just ordered the Lancool K62! With all he other cases I was looking at and the info I researched, I kept coming back to the K62. The features, build quality, appearance, and price point all were what I was looking for. Sometimes I should just trust my gut!
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Well, I just ordered the Lancool K62! With all he other cases I was looking at and the info I researched, I kept coming back to the K62. The features, build quality, appearance, and price point all were what I was looking for. Sometimes I should just trust my gut!


You ordered from NewEgg?
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You ordered from NewEgg?
Yup. And it's shipping from Jersey...so I can probably expect it tomorrow by 2:30pm. If not tomorrow, I'll get it Friday, but I'll have to wait until next week to switch things over.
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Yup. And it's shipping from Jersey...so I can probably expect it tomorrow by 2:30pm. If not tomorrow, I'll get it Friday, but I'll have to wait until next week to switch things over.
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post #47 of 58
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Yup. And it's shipping from Jersey...so I can probably expect it tomorrow by 2:30pm. If not tomorrow, I'll get it Friday, but I'll have to wait until next week to switch things over.
I think you'll have it tomorrow from their warehouse in Edison, NJ.

Please keep us posted and to when the case arrives, okay?
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I think you'll have it tomorrow from their warehouse in Edison, NJ.

Please keep us posted and to when the case arrives, okay?
Most definitely!
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post #49 of 58
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Most definitely!
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OK, well my case came, and I'm pretty much loving the heck out of it! It arrived in perfect condition; the box had no damage, everything was nice and safe inside!

As I explored the case, I was really impressed with the quality of craftmanship! Everything has a high quality feel to it. The side panel doors were heavy with hardly any flex, and they felt very nice due to the paint job on them.

The drive cages were equally as impressive. The tool-less optical drive latch leaves something to be desired, but it does the job OK considering you're not yanking on your drive or fan controller.

I loved the PSU clamp, especially the protective/cushioning foam for the rails it sits on as well as the clamp itself. It firmly holds the PSU perfectly.

I like the quality of the fans, but not as impressed with the airflow in this case. That is something I can change later if I want with more powerful fans. I did wind up using the clear Antec Tri-Cool fan I had in my Antec 900's side window in the front 5.25" bay. I used the Antec's adapter they had for their case, and screwed some foam (also from one of my Antec's 5.25" drive bay covers) into it. I then just wedged it in there. I stupidly forgot to take a pic of the finished product, but here is the fan contraption:



Overall, I'm pretty happy with the case I chose. My temps on my H50 as well as my GPU are up about 2 degrees or so idle. The GPU I can somewhat understand more since there is no side window fan pulling air in, but the H%) might be due to how I did the thermal paste this time. I usually spread a thin layer on the CPU then attach the H50, and in the Antec 900 I was getting 34-36c idle and load of about 66c max. I also did cut out the grill on the rear fan spot where I had my H50 attached with two UK3K's with one shroud on the push fan. I don't feel like cutting the K62(yet), so that could be another reason for slightly higher temps.

Anyways, I've rambled on long enough, so here are some pics. Sorry for the crappy quality, but I don't have the best camera in the world!

Cable management is awesome in the case!




And a simple look at my old case and cables:


A quick video! The video on my phone picks up the nice lighting of this case with my cathodes!






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