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    Bleh I'm sick of this case drama

    I bought one of those $100 antecs

    *link* ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

    The stupid case has PLASTIC tabs for the side and they've broken off.

    Anyone know where you can find a good old chieftec? Directron is sold out finally.

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    Sliverstone makes some quality stuff, may need extender cables for this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163039

    Or a Coolermaster stacker:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119093

    Good luck finding a chieftech

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    This would be killer....

    They come out with a microatx p35 board. They remove onboard sound, raid, have a pci-x16, 2 pci's and a pci-x. A micro ATX designed for overclocking.

    Then i buy a micro atx case and sit the computer on my desk next to the monitor.




    I don't know, I am extremely picky about my cases and have had trouble finding one I like since the chieftec days ended. I might have to bring my old matrix full tower out of retirement but since it is steel it weighs 209342034 pounds.

    The stackers I feel should be a 50 dollar case, not worth the money. And I'm not sold on the 'wind tunnel' idea, I'd just end up taking it out of the case.

    I'm probably gonna go for the lower priced lian li with the side mountable hdd's but the psu on the top.

    Just driving me nuts as its the one part of the computer I am never happy with and spend 100 bucks every year changing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagster View Post
    The stackers I feel should be a 50 dollar case, not worth the money.
    I don't agree with that. The 832 I bought a while back is the nicest case I have ever owned. It looks beautiful and is a pleasure to work in. Now the 810 on the other hand. I would never pay 169.00 for that again but I would gladly pay 100.00. The 832 is so nice though I can't imagine buying a "main" case for quite a while. I also like my Antec Nine Hundred. Its really nice for a micro board and it keeps things extra cool. It is overpriced though.
    If your looking for a nice desktop case, I can vouch for this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163065. The HDD cage is a pain to take out and put in though if you use a full size MB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagster View Post
    And I'm not sold on the 'wind tunnel' idea, I'd just end up taking it out of the case.

    I'm probably gonna go for the lower priced lian li with the side mountable hdd's but the psu on the top.
    Ya I dont use the wind tunnel piece lol, friend does, seems to work well for him.

    I like the side mounted hard drives on my silverstone. The downside is like you mentioned for your matrix case, weight lol

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    I agree with the chieftec. I have one fullsize I have been using for years as my main unit. I will upgrade and still go back the the same case. I am considering moving to another case this year though. Just so many options out there to chose from I now, I do not know where to start.
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    I know how to make things out of sheet metal. Might see if there is a workshop on campus that has the equipment i would need to mod it heavily.

    None of the designs out there are really what I want.

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    Think I found what I was looking for! Just came out.

    Cooler Master 690

    I'll post pics or whatever if I can find my camera or just say what I think about it
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    this one got some good reviews and i saw it in person at Fry's

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119138

    If i were buying a new one i would possibly go with it.

    I heard everyone raving over the p180's so I got one...very not impressed to be such a big case it has no room whatsoever. I really miss my ATC-410...never should have sold it.

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