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Antec 900 vs. TT Armor case for new build

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January 19, 2007 3:48:57 PM

Hi all. I'm building for the first time and wanted to get some feedback. I'm looking into an Antec 900 vs. thermaltake armor case. Opinions on which is better?
January 19, 2007 3:51:07 PM

Nine Hundred is cramped and gets messy. Be aware.
January 19, 2007 4:23:09 PM

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Nine Hundred is cramped and gets messy. Be aware.


Its only messy if your lazy with your cables. This thread will give you two opinions, both polar opposites, there is another thread here that you may find very useful: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Antec-Hundred-Antec-P180-ftopict215591.html


Some say its hard to work with, some say they have no problems. In any case, what is agreed on is that its a bloody good case for keeping your components cool. What its not so good at is being silent (though its nowhere near noisy). At the end of the day, look at the the reviews for the 900, all very good indeed and is generally very favourably priced, if you like it, I would thoroughly recommend you buy it.

Some reviews:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/387/5

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2036697,00.asp

http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/antecninehundred/index7.php
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January 19, 2007 11:37:27 PM

I'd suggest you go into a retail store and look closely at them both... you don't really get a feel from them just from pictures..
January 20, 2007 12:04:27 AM

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I'd suggest you go into a retail store and look closely at them both... you don't really get a feel from them just from pictures..


i agree
January 20, 2007 12:25:24 AM

I recommend the Armor, as I own one and I'm very satisfied with this case. Spacious, good vents and looks nice as well.
January 20, 2007 1:12:29 AM

I got the Antec 900 because I didn't need/want a huge full tower case. I would recommend the Thermaltake Armor, it's spacious, easy to work with good cooling from what I've heard.
January 20, 2007 2:26:17 AM

That Armors huge and pricey, antec's pretty good. I think the 900 probably better since it has like 5 fans, 2 intakes and 3 exhaust. But if your going water cooled then Armors made for that. :D 
January 20, 2007 2:42:27 AM

Well there is only a $15 difference between TT Armor and Antec Nine Hundred on Newegg :) .
January 20, 2007 2:59:42 AM

The Armor has plenty of room to move around/situate cables and such in, and runs cooler with fewer fans.

Kinda boils down to a space issue. if you are tight on space, the 900 might be your boy, if you have some room, the Armor will be a ggod fit!
January 20, 2007 2:00:43 PM

If it's only $15, I say go with the armor. But you should go to your retail computer store to have a look at them both none the least.
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