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    Buy a case. Caseless is for weirdos
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post #1 of 14
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I could possibly want a case in sometime... this is after I finish getting my watercooling equipment ofcourse.
So currently I'm running caseless (I have a CM HAF 932, don't ask why I have it and don't ask why I hate it, its perfectly fine btw just need to sell it on Ebay)

So I need a case (eventually like in a few months) and was hoping to keep it below $250 and preferably from Newegg, but places like amazon.com or xoxiode or something are fine.

Now we get to the interesting part:
what the case needs to have.
Must support ATX motherboard
Should be able to house a 360 internally or can be modded to house a 360/480 rad.

Aesthetics:
Mid tower full tower I don't care
Must have as few LEDs as possible
preferably a front door
Must be plain or very refined
Should be black
Aluminum Construction is preferred. NO PLASTIC AT ALL.
No side panel windows, but if the case is good, I'll consider.

Before anyone asks I don't like the look of the TJ 10. What I like sort of looks like the Lian Li PC A70F1 or an Obsidian 700D by corsair.

So can you guys recommend me a case?
     
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post #2 of 14
You said no plastic, I know. But I would highly recommend the NZXT phantom. The case is a steel built case, but the top and front is molded out of plastic, which isn't a big deal.
It is far below your budget and is a truely amazing case.
post #3 of 14
Seems like the 700D fits the bill perfectly.
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by bl1nk View Post
Seems like the 700D fits the bill perfectly.
I know I know and so does the Pc a70 and I can't decide between them as I love their looks too much. Thats why I'm asking OCN. I'm too incompetent to decide for myself, so i rather have you guys decide for me or recommend me another option. You know, whichever.
     
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
You said no plastic, I know. But I would highly recommend the NZXT phantom. The case is a steel built case, but the top and front is molded out of plastic, which isn't a big deal.
It is far below your budget and is a truely amazing case.


true the phantom is a very nice case. I'll keep it in mind.
     
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post #6 of 14
If you want a Mid tower thats roomy, no window go with the Corsair Graphite Series 600T . Might have to do a little modding to fit all that water cooling gear inside.

My pick for a nice full tower with the specs you want would be the ATCS 840 or Obsidian 700D.

If you do want a window go with the 800D. I dunno , but I would want to see that WC set up in all its cooling glory.
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post #7 of 14
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I know I know and so does the Pc a70 and I can't decide between them as I love their looks too much. Thats why I'm asking OCN. I'm too incompetent to decide for myself, so i rather have you guys decide for me or recommend me another option. You know, whichever.
Haha.. Well I just recently purchased and received an 800D and coming from my 922m, it is absolutely stunning. I love it and am glad I didn't cheap out..again. Considering the 700D is basically the 800D (minus the window and hot swap bays), my vote definitely goes for the 700D.
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post #8 of 14
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If you want a Mid tower thats roomy, no window go with the Corsair Graphite Series 600T . Might have to do a little modding to fit all that water cooling gear inside.

My pick for a nice full tower with the specs you want would be the ATCS 840 or Obsidian 700D.

If you do want a window go with the 800D. I dunno , but I would want to see that WC set up in all its cooling glory.
The ATCS 840 sure is a looker O_O. I wish I could afford a Lian Li 343B. but it costs so much ya know. It looks good and would allow me to be lazy as hell. mount the mother board in a drawer, so I can easily trouble shoot xD while still having that refined quailty. Same goes for the Magnum M8 by caselabs. sigh $500 is $200 too much imo :/
     
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
true the phantom is a very nice case. I'll keep it in mind.
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Aluminum Construction is preferred. NO PLASTIC AT ALL.
Anyway,
Maybe check out Silverstone, clean, but can get expensive
    
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post #10 of 14
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Anyway,
Maybe check out Silverstone, clean, but can get expensive
Nothing from the TJ line mind you, I already dispelled the TJ10 in my OP

and the phantom is a good case, I'd keep it IN MIND didn't say anywhere that I'm buying it.

the original raven is very nice. Revision 2 is just meh imo, it looks nice but just not my style. Also isn't it composed of plastic xD.
     
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