Gaming Case; CANT DECIDE!!

I have all my parts picked out, but the last and possible one of the most important parts (to me) is the case.
I really would love a full aluminum case such as the HP Blackbird; which i was told by HP i could purchase for an insane 1000$ (case only!) or a gutted out mac pro. the full aluminum case would give me some leeway on my water cooling setup if it really comes down to it.
if you have any other suggestions please tell me, im not all that dead set on these two if i can find better.
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  1. $1000 dollars for a case, please! you can get a solid case for a hundred dollars or so look on newegg or some other sites please.1000 dollar case lol!
  2. Why must it be aluminum?
    Antec's 900 is a great case with ports for water hoses in the back of the case.
    As does the Antec 300, and the 1200.
    So for $50 you can get the 300, $100 the 900, and $250 the 1200.
    Thermaltake has a trick case with built in water cooling.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133050
    Plus you can pimp it with an optional LCD screen.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007+1055007957&Page=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE
    So you have all kinds of options.
  3. the full aluminum case acts as a giant heatsink, and ive never really liked the antecs but then again never really looked at them. i guess i should do that lol
  4. LIAN LI... Just about their whole range is full aluminium
  5. bobbknight said:
    Why must it be aluminum?
    Antec's 900 is a great case with ports for water hoses in the back of the case.
    As does the Antec 300, and the 1200.
    So for $50 you can get the 300, $100 the 900, and $250 the 1200.
    Thermaltake has a trick case with built in water cooling.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133050
    Plus you can pimp it with an optional LCD screen.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007+1055007957&Page=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE
    So you have all kinds of options.

    If I didn't see that with my own eyes I would never believe it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. bobbknight said:
    Why must it be aluminum?
    Antec's 900 is a great case with ports for water hoses in the back of the case.
    As does the Antec 300, and the 1200.
    So for $50 you can get the 300, $100 the 900, and $250 the 1200.
    Thermaltake has a trick case with built in water cooling.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133050
    Plus you can pimp it with an optional LCD screen.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007+1055007957&Page=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE
    So you have all kinds of options.

    sory , ment for inspector 71
  7. typerazor said:
    I have all my parts picked out, but the last and possible one of the most important parts (to me) is the case.
    I really would love a full aluminum case such as the HP Blackbird; which i was told by HP i could purchase for an insane 1000$ (case only!) or a gutted out mac pro. the full aluminum case would give me some leeway on my water cooling setup if it really comes down to it.
    if you have any other suggestions please tell me, im not all that dead set on these two if i can find better.


    Might as well buy the whole rig for 1999 - it's on sale

    http://www.thenextbench.com/hpg/blog?blog.id=hpblog
  8. my CM Stacker 830 is all aluminum and costs about ~$300...i like it very much =] thinking about modding it though
  9. JessMyz said:
    Might as well buy the whole rig for 1999 - it's on sale

    http://www.thenextbench.com/hpg/blog?blog.id=hpblog



    Scratch that - better yet win it for free.

    HP has some "Dorm Storm" contest going on where they are giving way a free Blackbird.

    Worth a shot - http://www.hp.com/hho/shaun/sweepstakes.html
  10. Just make your own.. Just buy:



    slap your MB on it, your done!! :oops:
  11. thanks for the link, thats amazing. if i win you can totally have the laptop!
    and that would be a sweet idea, i could probably cook steaks on the other side with it.
  12. Go for Asus Vento 3600, its very good gaming case under £100. Only drawback i see is there is no PSU included, you have to buy seperate power supply
  13. lian li.

    nuff said.
  14. i just glanced at the lian li stuff, they have some nice cases coming out in august.
    and i need a 1000w. going with the corsair hx1000w modular, 87% eff
  15. ^off topic the Corsair has been getting awesome reviews, checkout the one on johnnyguru
  16. Devilz said:
    Go for Asus Vento 3600, its very good gaming case under £100. Only drawback i see is there is no PSU included, you have to buy seperate power supply

    No, don't go with either of the Asus Vento 3600 or the 7700. The 3600 has a horrible air intake design to it and it still uses 80mm fans. The Vento 7700, which I have previously owned, isn't as glamorous either. The 7700 does not bring in much air at all. The front 80mm intake is obstructed by several things, but if you do get the 7700 you can cust a hole in the side and mod a side fan in it. Stay away from the "gaming" chassis from ASUS. If I had the cash to drop right now I'd get this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119103
  17. if you looking for a power supply this combo has got great reviews.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119136
  18. ^nice catch.
  19. i agree with chookman, get a good coolermaster or a lian li. both excelent case manufactures, full aluminium.
  20. ok, im going to go with a lian-li, the clearance for headsinks, fans and water cooling is just perfect on them.
    as i was checking them out, i found a great case that i think would make a great home storage server (X3360, 8-10TB, ATX mobo, etc)
    its the PC-A77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112176
    what do you guys think? also that is the difference in the PC-A77 and PC-A77B
    ps, i +repd everyone i could for your help!
  21. PC-A77A, is Silver
    PC-A77B, is Black finish

    If you like that one check the A70 and the A7010 (A7010 is a newer revision of the A70). A77 is based on the same model. There is also the A71 and i think its A7110 that have front door added.

    I did a bit of a review on the A70 here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/249841-28-lian-case-review-pics-included
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