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Hey all. Looking for a possible replacement for my Xclio A380, which has been a great case, but I'm getting interested in cable management.
I know the Rosewill name bring negative connotations as being cheap junk in the past, but as evidenced from their new PSU's, I think they may finally be stepping up their overall game.
This case seems to have everything I'm looking for:
Huge.
Good cable management.
Tons of cooling.
Lots of fan options.
USB3.0 port
Bottom PSU mount with filter.
Grommets for WC loop if I want one in the future.
NOT the same old HAF/Obsidian/Etc. Those are great cases, but it seems that EVERYONE has one.
Any thoughts?
Edit: This is the exact same case as the Areocool XPredator Black. Apparently Aerocool doesn't offer the XPredator in the United States, so Newegg rebranded them with the Rosewill name. They are not "knockoffs". They are the same case with a different name.
Durrr...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147094
Edited by Nixuz - 3/18/11 at 12:47pm
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It looks great to me, but I've never had any experience with it.
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Personally, the side panel change from the Xpredator is enough that I ruled out getting the THOR in my search for a new case. Seeing what the case should be compared to what Rosewill did to it is shameful. Especially compared to the Evil Black Edition (Black with Orange accents/interior/fans), the THOR just feels lackluster imo.

If you want a case that stands out, the Azza Hurricane or Thermaltake Spedo are both unique looking, though I can't seem to get confirmation if the spedo has USB 3.0 or not, the Hurricane has 1 front 3.0.
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The "Hurrican" is nice, and within the same price range, but the cable management concerns me.
Good thing I don't plan on buying anything for a month or more...lot's to think about.
Edited by Nixuz - 3/18/11 at 1:08pm
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The Hurricane is nice, and within the same price range.
Good thing I don't plan on buying anything for a month or more...lot's to think about.
I love my Azza Hurrican, Only problem is the stock fans suck... terribly they push hardly any air. Also i would have liked a case with a bigger side window on it. And be aware it only has 7 expansion slots.
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My picks would would NZXT Phantom or Fractal Design XL
     
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Ehhh...the Fractal Design might be nice for those that like the uber-clean look, but I have to wonder about the efficiency of those front fans. Especially with the foam mat in front of them.
I certainly don't mind a loud or obnoxious looking rig, as evidenced from my current case.
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If I was into the gamer look, I would buy the Rosewill Thor. Rosewill is owned by Newegg, a company that listens to their customers, so of course its a great case. I mean there really isn't anything missing from it.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
I love my Azza Hurrican, Only problem is the stock fans suck... terribly they push hardly any air. Also i would have liked a case with a bigger side window on it. And be aware it only has 7 expansion slots.
Yeah...I like the fan layout of the Hurrican, but if I have to replace all those 230's I'd be looking at over $80...
would the Yate Loon 220mm's work as replacements?
Edited by Nixuz - 3/18/11 at 3:34pm
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looks nice but again I have no use for the fan controllers too much to think about when doing other stuff.

I guess if you do get make sure you tell ups to take care looks like if it gets jarred around a lot things break. lots of complaints about that on newegg.

it is well designed though, 10 expansion slots is nice vs the HAF 9's max.
I honstly though the upper vent should be automatic too lol like a lambo.
    
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