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Nice pics! I really like the K62, so many features for the price and great build quality
post #42 of 49
way too limited in scope.
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way too limited in scope.

care to elaborate?
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I would definitely not consider Thermaltake to be cheap. I have had good experiences with all of the products I have got from them. Very good guide though!
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They're tooless design is known to break very easily and the side panels are quite flimsy for the price you pay. The fans used aren't to great either

(just in general)
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My first case was the Thermaltake Spedo, while it isn't a bad case it does have some nice features and potential. The back can hold a 240mm radiator on the inside, although even though you can get a 200mm radiator to fit in the top you can't have both. The tooless design for the PCi slots are garbage, you can't use them for dual slot graphics cards unless you have an aftermarket cooler on your hardware. That's not saying the tooless for the hard drive and 5 1/4" bays suck, they are pretty fantastic. They are hold nice and solid and look slick too, not that you see them all the time tongue.gif.

The main selling point for me was the though was the side panel oddly enough tongue.gif
    
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I'm not too sure I care for this guide, as it seems to be pretty subjective.
You've just compiled what OCN likes and told people that they are somehow a definitive source.
The HAF series is marketed as "gamer" cases, as is the Obsidian line. This preponderance with the idea that anything marketed as "gamer" as being of inferior quality is a rather silly generalization. At one point, companies were in fact passing off real garbage with a "gamer" theme, but in the last few years, more than a few companies have stepped up their game to offer much better quality items.
Yep, I'm pretty much here defending my case. I went to multiple site reviews for the Azza Hurrican, and didn't find any that had less than glowing reviews for it. Multiple sites even praised it as being a solid competitor against the HAF X. The only problem I had with it is the fact that the front fans were low speed 120's. I like a little more beef to my fans, but that is once again, subjective.
All brands have cases that run the gamut from phenomenal to junk, but it's really based upon the needs of the individual user.
Lian-Li has cases that are aluminum!
So? For me it's a useless feature. I don't move my case around, and even if I did, 50+lbs isn't exactly a feat of strength to lift and carry. Plus, I like a nice painted interior, which negates the light weight of an aluminum case anyway.
They also make that godawful seashell...thing. Just goes to show that even a vaunted company can put a turd in a box.
Next time, I'd point out features and price points as to what cases are worth buying, and stay away from the idea that brands should be considered a make or break consideration.
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You should add HEC to the cheap, skimpy and unreliable brands.

/friends'experience.
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I'm not too sure I care for this guide, as it seems to be pretty subjective.
You've just compiled what OCN likes and told people that they are somehow a definitive source.
The HAF series is marketed as "gamer" cases, as is the Obsidian line. This preponderance with the idea that anything marketed as "gamer" as being of inferior quality is a rather silly generalization. At one point, companies were in fact passing off real garbage with a "gamer" theme, but in the last few years, more than a few companies have stepped up their game to offer much better quality items.
Yep, I'm pretty much here defending my case. I went to multiple site reviews for the Azza Hurrican, and didn't find any that had less than glowing reviews for it. Multiple sites even praised it as being a solid competitor against the HAF X. The only problem I had with it is the fact that the front fans were low speed 120's. I like a little more beef to my fans, but that is once again, subjective.
All brands have cases that run the gamut from phenomenal to junk, but it's really based upon the needs of the individual user.
Lian-Li has cases that are aluminum!
So? For me it's a useless feature. I don't move my case around, and even if I did, 50+lbs isn't exactly a feat of strength to lift and carry. Plus, I like a nice painted interior, which negates the light weight of an aluminum case anyway.
They also make that godawful seashell...thing. Just goes to show that even a vaunted company can put a turd in a box.
Next time, I'd point out features and price points as to what cases are worth buying, and stay away from the idea that brands should be considered a make or break consideration.
Pretty much this. All companies have made so-so cases, and you should really point out features to price points smile.gif. But overall a great guide. I can't really give out suggestions because i'm not really an expert at cases.
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