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Old 06-10-02, 08:30 PM
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Need new case recommendations

I am currently slowly picking out the components to build a new pc and I am looking for some suggestions the case. I know I should probably figure out what mobo I will be going with, but I am really just trying to get an idea of what is good that is out there.

What do you guys think about this case ?

Does anyone else recommend any other cases or does anyone have any experience with this case?
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Old 06-10-02, 08:45 PM
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Built a computer with his case, it's a pretty solid case. Good airflow with fan placements, however, when I recieved the case it was bigger than expected and didnt have a slide out mb tray, which bothered me for about 5 seconds or so. With its shear size, the inside of the case was clean and very open for an easier build than expected.

The key/lock is a piece of junk, though. I built the computer for a lady with kids (she didnt want her teenage sons to view porn), it took a day for them to open the lock with a paper clip.

Overall I was pleased with the case and after the mb was installed, very easy to manuever in and to upgrade as well.
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Old 06-10-02, 08:54 PM
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I have the Antec 1040 case. Very similar to the 1080. (Mine lacks the front ports, and is only 400W)

I really like the case. It is big, but for me it makes it easier to work inside of it. The removable 3.5" drive cages are nice and the rail system for the 5.25" drives are good stuff. The door for the drives give it a clean look, but don't expect to use the lock to make it really secure.

Only complaint I have is that the reset button is so small, I gotta use a paper clip or pencil to push it in. But since I run WinXP, I don't reboot often. (2-3 weeks maybe)
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I really like the way this case looks. It has a front panel to hide all the ugly beige drive covers.
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Old 06-10-02, 11:05 PM
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When I built my mom a computer, I got her an Evercase. It's a very well put together case, inside and out. Check out all of the pictures at Newegg. Comes in stylish black, too.
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Old 06-11-02, 01:24 AM
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I like the look of this case

CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Workstation Tower) Model DX-01BD-420W Charcoal Black w/acrylic window for $113 shipped(plus tax in California)

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Old 06-11-02, 02:08 AM
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Evercase from

Get the black model for like $4 more.
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It looks like a really nice case. I've built computers using other Antec cases and I like them a lot.
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