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Hey gang,

So I'm gonna be headed to college this fall. Currently I've got a custom painted and lit HAF 932. My picture pefect mod.. Well I'll be rooming with a friend this fall, (small dark room+LED's=not good..) so I'm thinking about moving to a case thats still big, but kind of "plain" looking. And by plain, I mean no windows, bright lights, flashy, etc.. Was leaning toward the CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000, but it appears as if they've discontinued the 1000 and are just making the "S" series now frown.gif Anyone know of some other good cases like the Cosmos 1000? Budget is around $150-$200 max. I'm looking for something that still has the sleek look, preferably full tower, but doesn't light up like a christmas tree.

Thanks,

Weston
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post #2 of 13
How about taking a look at some of the fractal cases? (http://www.fractal-design.com/) Most have really simple looking designs and aren't super flashy.
    
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Damn.. Haven't even heard of them. Took a look around their site, and thats pretty much I'm looking for. Was looking at the "Define XL", but couldn't find a price for it. Anyone have any clue on a price?

Weston
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Buy the Lian Li in my sig smile.gif Comes with side panel without window and one with window, and also the LED fans in front can be taken out.
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weston;12107889 
Damn.. Haven't even heard of them. Took a look around their site, and thats pretty much I'm looking for. Was looking at the "Define XL", but couldn't find a price for it. Anyone have any clue on a price?

Weston

Here's a link:
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55284&vpn=DEFINE-XL-BLACK&manufacture=Fractal%20Design
I believe only NCIX sells them in north america atm. I've been thinking of picking one up myself for my server.
    
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ATCS 840
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post #8 of 13
You could add some switches for your lights and tent the windows. And it would be a whole lot cheaper then a new case.
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ4MRC;12107958 
You could add some switches for your lights and tent the windows. And it would be a whole lot cheaper then a new case.

Theres still a bunch of LED's on my mother board and one bright green one on my video card. Not really in the mood to go busting out 2c LED's on $400 worth of computer parts.
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post #10 of 13
Maybe an Antec P183 its about 150 bucks.
    
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