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Which of These Computer Cases? HELP DECIDE

Poll Results: Which case should I get based on my preferences?

 
  • 4% (5)
    Antec Lanboy Air
  • 17% (19)
    Lian Li Lancool PC-K62
  • 27% (30)
    Corsair Graphite Series 600T
  • 22% (24)
    NZXT Phantom Black
  • 12% (14)
    Fractal Design R3
  • 5% (6)
    Fractal Design XL
  • 10% (11)
    Other
109 Total Votes  
post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 
I have narrowed down my selection of computer cases. I like sexy and minimalism. In general all these cases are fairly minimal minus the lanboy (of which I would spray paint the yellow black).

Here is my public wish list for all the cases.

I will only be using one graphics card + a physics card. The rest will be normal unless I decide in the future to go for a small loop to cool my processor. This build that the case will be used with is Sandy Bridge. MidATX is what I was looking for so these all fit the bill. I will also likely replace case fans with Gentle Typhoons where I can so it gets better airflow and is more silent. Not looking for a loud computer.

Again I went for sexy, easy to use, and minimalistic in looks. I don't think I missed anything.

EDIT: I eliminated Lanboy and the R3. I replaced them with a Lian Li PC-A70f and a Silverstone FT02B.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 3/27/11 at 4:45pm
post #2 of 59
600T is a beast if you prefer more of a conservative look.
Waiting on X399
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250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
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Waiting on X399
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250 GB 840 EVO Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Logitech K350 
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Seasonic x750 Corsair 600T Logitech G100s Razer Goliathus Speed 
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post #3 of 59
Only you can truly decide what is right for you, but my votes would be the Corsair 600t, and the lan li mini tower. I just picked up a Silverstone Sugo SG02 [for my backup computer] and absolutely love the thing, modded it to fit a Corsair H50, can fit full sized graphics cards (have a GTX470 in there) and has a few options for 3 80mm fans
The Laptop
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The Laptop
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post #4 of 59
Maybe the corsiar 650d?
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Crucial m4 128gb Corsair h60 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Lg M2280D 22'' Alienware TactX Corsair ax750 In Win 904 
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i5-6600k ASUS® P6X58D-E  Palit Gtx470 6 GB Kingston Hyper-X 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Crucial m4 128gb Corsair h60 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Lg M2280D 22'' Alienware TactX Corsair ax750 In Win 904 
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post #5 of 59
Lian Li & Lancool.

The Lian Li PC-P50WB (Window+Black interior) is $200 @ newegg, and some Lian Li Full-Towers are below $200 too.

The Fractal R3 is a great silent case, but definitely not the best for cooling, overall, DON'T PICK CORSAIR! Their stupid decision to have a single 200mm front fan instead of 2x 120mm/140mm has proved to be fatal. Phantom is a fantastic case for the price+features, but definitely not better than Lian Li and Lancool.

(Lancool is the secondary brand of Lian Li in case you didn't know)

Great cases for under $200:
Lancool K63 & K59 (New models), K62 & K58 (Old models)
Lian Li PC-P50, PC-P50WB, B25F, A70F, A71F,
NZXT Phantom

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Vibrant Curiosity
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U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
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G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
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2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Nvidia GeForce 9400M 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 160 GB 5400rpm 
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post #6 of 59
Thread Starter 
I was also looking for an appropriate Lian Li other than the one I have posted, but will look at the ones you posted. Thanks.
post #7 of 59
Thread Starter 
The one huge complaint I see with NZXT is that you cannot replace the fans. That is a major turnoff.
post #8 of 59
You seem to want a quiet elegant case in terms of what you are planning to put it in.

I would pick the Fractal since it's very subtle, fairly quiet.

Your hardware don't seem to require too much cooling as well.
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Vertex 3 60gb, Vertex 2 60gb, 1tb Black NH D14 Windows 7 64Bit ult 2x Dell 23" 
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Vertex 3 60gb, Vertex 2 60gb, 1tb Black NH D14 Windows 7 64Bit ult 2x Dell 23" 
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post #9 of 59
Voted for 600T, you should add a RV-02 in there imho. Good luck
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[Crucial] M4 64Gb [Silverstone] NT06-PRO [Gelid] 120mm PWM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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[Samsung] 22" [Microsoft] Sidewinder X4 [Silverstone] SFX450w [Silverstone] SG05 
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[Microsoft] Sidewinder [Shure] SRH-840 [Shiit] Magni [Schiit] Modi 
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[AMD] Athlon X3 450 [Asus] M4A785TD-V Evo [Corsair] 4GB XMS3 DDR3 [Western Digital] 200Gb 
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[Western Digital] 2Tb [Acer] DVD RW ArchLinux [CoolerMaster] Elite 460w 
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[Samsung] 22" [Microsoft] Sidewinder X4 [Silverstone] SFX450w [Silverstone] SG05 
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[Microsoft] Sidewinder [Shure] SRH-840 [Shiit] Magni [Schiit] Modi 
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post #10 of 59
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightylobo View Post
You seem to want a quiet elegant case in terms of what you are planning to put it in.

I would pick the Fractal since it's very subtle, fairly quiet.

Your hardware don't seem to require too much cooling as well.
Keep in mind it will be a Sandy Bridge build.... I have most the parts. I think I will be putting a 5870 2GB card in there as my main graphics card. Of course the 2600K and maybe the H70 I bought.... or a reasonable loop. One SSD + 2 F3 1TB drives. And the mobo will be a P8P67 Pro. PSU will be a Seasonic X650.
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