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It's kinda ugly but its Lian Li and the features are great. I guess the only reason I'm still considering the Antec 902 is the looks. Both are dual intake but I think the Lian Li gets the nod in exhaust flow and cable management as well as a bunch of other features. I'm searching for dual intake mid-towers with good cable management that might easily handle basic water cooling, for around $100. Whatta you guys think? Consider that I'll be using an H70 or a Rasa RS240 kit, but thats another debate...

Lian Li Lancool PC-K63 for $129 + Free Shipping


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post #2 of 47
get the K63, its better by a mile.

oh and in case you were wondering, all Antec's are crap.
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The Lian Li's looks are growing on me. I saw your thread debating full or mid and I've been considering an Antec 1200 but the RMA horror stories (build quality) plus the fact that I would have to rearrange furniture to actually put it in my house have put me off.

This will be my first enthusiast level case purchase and I'm thinking I cant go wrong with the Lian Li, everybody raves about their ergonomics, quality, etc. I'm coming from a no-name case that I bought from Amazon years ago that I've since hack-job modded a window onto and a slew of other home-brew junk. This is going to be the foundation for an AM3+ build, but possibly a Sandy Bridge if Bulldozer proves to be lackluster, and I want it to be nice. I'm finally earning the money I need to treat myself so I'm taking my time on this one.
    
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post #4 of 47
Go with the K63, I started with a older model Lian Li case and never looked back.
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I prefer the look of the 902 tbh.
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I prefer the look of the 902 tbh.
Really? do you also prefer the 902's build quality? Exactly, K63 wins.
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The CM HAF 922 is a nice case. If you can't get that definatly the Lian-Li then cause Antec cases have build quality issues.
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I'm searching around trying to find out the best way to squeeze an RS240 rad into that K63.

One review I read suggested that a 240 rad may fit under the top cover or even behind the front cover, or in front of the HDD cages. Would be sweet if it would fit under that top cover, then I could just swap out the existing fans and save a bunch of space.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 4/9/11 at 1:54am
    
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Only real competition to Lian Li in the mass produced (and I use that term veeery loosely) category is Silverstone. Fractal is close, but not quite there.
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
Only real competition to Lian Li in the mass produced (and I use that term veeery loosely) category is Silverstone. Fractal is close, but not quite there.
There are no silverstone cases that fight with LL. Only real contenders are HAF 922 (if you can stand the industrial look) and the CM 690 II advanced.
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