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Lian Li k62 or NZXT Tempest Evo?

Poll Results: Tempest Evo or Lian Li k62 or other?

Poll expired: Nov 24, 2013  
  • 46% (7)
    NZXT Temepest Evo
  • 53% (8)
    Lian Li k62
  • 0% (0)
    OTHER and why please =)
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I decided to start and try to build a new computer but had trouble deciding on a case for the project. I kind of narrowed it down to these two because I didn't really want to spend a lot on a case and wanted a window and pre-installed fans.

So, what do you guys think?

Thanks!

Also, I could take suggestions on other cases too! Just state what case and why. biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 17
You could also consider the new k63, its a little more but I kind of like it.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112320

Otherwise the k62 is a great case.cheers.gif
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post #3 of 17
Lancool by far, also take a look @Fractal Design
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post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm just wondering, what's wrong with the NXZT Tempest Evo? I never read it as a recommendation.

Also, which one would fit a 5870 better?

Thanks for your quick responses.
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by lunarpoc;12553547 
I'm just wondering, what's wrong with the NXZT Tempest Evo? I never read it as a recommendation.

Also, which one would fit a 5870 better?

Thanks for your quick responses.

depends, Lancool/Fractal are very high quality (both are made by Lian Li) and Lancool's tool-less is the best on the market today. The only NZXT I like is the phantom.
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post #6 of 17
both are nice cases, but I believe that the k62 is slightly more sturdier built
post #7 of 17
i had a tempest and it was awesome, it fit a 5970 no problem and kept it nice and cool
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post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Oh, THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE QUICK REPLIES =)

Kind of wondering, would the k62 be sturdy enough to move around occasionally? (from floor 1 to floor 2)

Also, it would have enough room for Corsair's H70 right? Couldn't find an exact post or thread stating if it could or not (probably just making sure)

Lastly, sorry to bother you guys but is there any cheaper case that has a lot of futures (I don't think I need the window THAT bad, or many HDD slots and stuff) that are maybe less that $80 that would fit a 5870? Cause I noticed the cheaper cases seem to be a lot smaller....

Oh yea, THANKS EVERYONE!
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post #9 of 17
Lancool is really not that sturdy enough to move around, because mine is pretty heavy and hard to carry it around because of its size.

And it has enough room for an H70.

And you can get the K62 in a non-black edition, the K58 for $80.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112238&cm_re=k58-_-11-112-238-_-Product
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post #10 of 17
Tempest EVO is a great case, I got it when it first came out in December 2009.

For the absolute best airflow and experience you my have to switch a few things around (like removing some of the fan grills and the spare hard drive cage if you don't need it) but it has been enjoyable to work with. The only other case I would recommend in its place is a CM 690 ii advanced.
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