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Best Full Tower Case: Armor TT vs Antec 1200 vs Cosmos 1000

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Best Tower Case @ these prices

Total: 101 votes (52 blank votes)

  • Thermaltake Armor w/ 25cm fan ($142)
  • 24 %
  • Antec 1200 ($188):
  • 51 %
  • Cosmos 1000 ($220)
  • 26 %
May 22, 2008 2:13:38 AM

oka plz vote..and give me a piece of mind...trying to figure out the best Full Tower....consider the prices below. They are the final price (including shipping/tax)

Thermaltake Armor ($142): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 1200 ($188): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cosmos 1000 ($220): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking about Cosmos S ...but its was out of my range
May 22, 2008 2:36:01 AM

I personal have a Thermaltake Armor case and can say I love it. Its huge inside and got lots of room. Its good good cooling and is over all a joy to work with. Its a awsome case with a side window I will add mine doesnt have the side fan so I would think with the side fan the cooling would be even better.

I have seen a Cosmos 1000 (friend has one) and i will say its got a lot of space in it and is extremely open inside. It also cools really really well. But I Personally feel its a tad over priced at 220.00 dollers. but if your looking for a case with out a side window its not a bad option if you dont mind spending the money.

I have never played with that model Antec case so I cant really give you a opinon on it but i can say all the antec cases I have worked on in the past have been of good quality and solid cases.

No one more thing I will add but I am thinking you know this but the Thermaltake and Coolmaster cases way a LOT moving them around can be a real chore. I know my Thermaltake case fully loaded weights around 40lbs and my friends Coolmaster case isnt much lighter. So if your going to be transporting them you might want to look at a smaller case. If your looking for a Tank either of the two cases will work perfect.
May 22, 2008 2:49:32 AM

I don't plan to move them too much...I just want the best Full Tower case for $100-$200 range...


Sometimes I think I should get a Mid Tower for like $70 and upgrade me Q6600 to the Q9450 (>.<) I have a P35-DS3L mobo.

PS: I have 3 HDs (1 is a raptor)...and I can see my self getting another 1...so i like space.
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May 22, 2008 3:04:55 AM

I also have the thermaltake armor case. Love it, theres lots of space and its great for cooling. If your not going to move your case around a lot then I highly recommend it.
May 22, 2008 3:05:41 AM

I have a Thermaltake Armor and Armor+ both with side fans and love them both.
May 22, 2008 3:29:11 AM

I have the Antec P-180 case, and even though it is a "mid" sized case, I have 2x 8800 GTX's sli'd, with a swiftech pump, 2x 120 rads, bay resevoir, 4x hd's, 2x dvd-rw's, and a bay psu.

EVERYTHING is inside the case, and quiet as a mouse farting. Gonna have to add a third rad to the top, as the q9450 gets slightly warm oc'd to 3.4.

I like the solid side, no visible fan aspect of it, and you can get them for around $88 AR.

BUT, if bigger is better, the TT Kandalf gets my vote.......
May 22, 2008 1:08:07 PM

well I just want the best full tower case....and these 3 are the ones that fit my $100-$200 range....can anyone think of a better case than the TT Armor, Antec 1200, or Cosmos at this range?

BTW: are u guys saying Armor TT coz of the discount price/value ($142) or because you think its better than Antec 1200?
May 22, 2008 7:50:14 PM

need more votes...its still 3 votes for TT and 3 for Antec 1200 >.<
June 5, 2008 9:13:01 AM

Whats up guys. I ma new here and need some help with a case as well. I am looking for very good full tower case. I currently have a mid tower antec and find it hard to keep it neet with the water cooling. Is that armor ay good ? was looking at this one though http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What do guys think? I do like that thermal take though!!!!
June 5, 2008 10:57:47 AM

I love the Antec 1200. Awesome ariflow, and slide out motherboard tray. I would take the TT Armor if no Antec's were available.
July 4, 2009 10:01:15 AM

Nix725 said:
I love the Antec 1200. Awesome ariflow, and slide out motherboard tray. I would take the TT Armor if no Antec's were available.

"SLide Out Motherboard Tray" ?????????????????????????? I donot think that Antec 1200 has Removable Mobo tray. By the way. IS Antec 1200 better than Thermaltake Xaser Vi????????
December 3, 2009 12:07:56 PM

I too am looking for a good full tower case and the Antec 1200 seems like the best because of the removeable filters on each intake fan. I have the Antec 900 and without the fiters I have to take the case out side and use compressed air to blow out all the dust that accumulates inside the case.
December 3, 2009 10:21:02 PM

Antec 1200 for sure, just got mine a few days ago and began my build. What a joy it is excellent airflow, tons of space, and that black interior just looks sooooo good.
December 4, 2009 12:48:12 AM

Voted. Then realized this thread has been necro'd.

Anyways, I also prefer haf. lian li has a few awesome cases too. But of the 3, 1200 has the best balance of aesthetics and functionality imo :D 
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