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November 16, 2003 5:09:33 PM

What I want is a well constructed case that has:
1. minimum of 4 external 5-1/4 and 1 3.5 ext drive bays.
2. minimum 4 internal 3.5 drive bays
3 Front or topside firewire and usb 2.0.
4. removable mobo tray that slides out the back with the back of the case
5. Good cooling
6. Good quality
7. Does not need power supply. Preferably does not have one unless the psu is a quality unit.

Does any case fit all these requirements?

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November 16, 2003 10:09:55 PM

Well, then I have the perfect case for you:
The Kingwin KT-424-S
I bought this case a few days ago and am very happy with it, it is big, with removable tray USB and firewire on the front (no PSU) and you can also find it in black and with a window.
The only downside of this case is that it squeaks a little when moving it (not a lot though).


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Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
P4 3.0GHz HT
1Gb Corsair XMS PC3200LLPT
ATI A-i-W Radeon 9800 Pro
WD 200Gb SATA
Lite-on IDE Combo Drive
Win XP Pro SP1
November 17, 2003 1:09:09 AM

Is the firewire a passthrough or does it connect to the motherboard directly?
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November 17, 2003 5:54:23 AM

definatly the Antec AMGPerformanceplus 1080AMG which ive had for about 4 months. the build quality is amazing and the cooling and 430watt psu is excellent.

http://www.antec-inc.com/pro_details_enclosure.php?Prod...

another case worth considering is the P160 which looks amazing and is incredibly light at
http://www.antec-inc.com/pro_details_enclosure.php?Prod...

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2.4C @ 3.0G
Asus P4C800
Corsair 2x512 3200
Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
80G Seagate S-ATA150
November 17, 2003 5:55:46 AM

Model P160
Case Dimensions 20.3"(H) x 19.7"(D) x 8.1"(W)

Drive Bays
- Front Accessible
- Internal
10
4x5.25", 2x3.5"
4x3.5"

Expansion Slots 7

Cooling System
Up to 2x120mm Fans
1 rear (standard)
1 front (optional)


Main Board Size 12"(W)x9.6"(L)

Weight 14.3/15.7 lbs (net/gross)

Motherboards Standard ATX

Special Features
Internal drive trays with rubber grommets

Removable Motherboard Tray

Individual drive trays
Front USB/FireWire Ports
Package Includes 1 Tower Case
1 set of screws and motherboard standoffs
1 Installation manual


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2.4C @ 3.0G
Asus P4C800
Corsair 2x512 3200
Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
80G Seagate S-ATA150
November 17, 2003 7:17:18 AM

I also have good experience with Kingwin Case. They are very similar to Lian-Li case.
November 17, 2003 5:18:10 PM

The P160 looks like what I need. Are there any concerns with antec quality? Where can I find it. Do you know of any reviews of the case?

Richard
November 18, 2003 8:35:10 AM

Antec make the best quality cases. there is absoluty not doubt about that. They use a method called Hardtooling which gives perfect cuts about there case. Many cheaper companies use softtooling which doesnt make for a good case.

As for reviews, the case has only just been released so it will take a couple of months to come out. i can assure you that anyhting antec makes it the best of quality

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2.4C @ 3.0G
Asus P4C800
Corsair 2x512 3200
Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
80G Seagate S-ATA150
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