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October 22, 2008 2:11:55 AM

a bunch of cases and I can't decide, so you be the judge. Take into account quality, price, and ventilation.

also, if there is a better case, but not much defference in price, do mention it

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October 22, 2008 2:18:40 AM

Antec 1200? Its a little more, but definately a nice case.
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October 22, 2008 2:53:23 AM

I took a look at the cases you are interested in. There is a price range from $50 to $150. I also noticed that you are interested in mid-tower cases and full tower cases.

Is $150 your upper limit?

Are you a gamer?

Are you going to be moving the case from time to time?

Do you need space for a large cpu heatsink and/or a large video card?

October 22, 2008 7:17:56 PM

Umm, yea lemme check.
Im gonna need an atx mobo with 1 hard drive and one dvd/ cd burner thingy. a 4850 or 9800 gtx+
I am kinda a gamer, and no I probably will not be moving it too much
Im not sure bout the size of the cpu fan or video card
a c 246 ) Power supply
October 22, 2008 7:34:11 PM

Your components make this fairly easy. You don't have a mile long list of components and peripherals. You'll be fine with a mid-tower case. The CoolerMaster 690 and the Antec 900 you listed in your original post will both work for you. Both of them are very good cases. All you have to do is decide which one you prefer.

Good Luck!
a b ) Power supply
October 24, 2008 3:28:28 PM

Ref: johnnyLuck
Recently bought the CoolerMaster 690. Not a lover of this case, although it may be OK for ipoopfool'sl current configuration. Well Built, but not the best design

If under a desk the front panel connectors (USB/firewire/esata) are located on top making it hard to use (Had to cut a notch out of under-the-desk self.

Fans on top are a nonstandard 15 mm (vs 25 mm) size. Also if you have a rear facing HSF and a rear exhaust fan the top fan will be ounterproductive to the air flow across the Processor heaf sink.

If you use a larger size PSU (I have an Antex 850), you cannot mount a intake fan at the bottom. I have a fan there, but it just sits there - no screws. FINE for standard sized PSU.

The front intake fan is very weak and the HDD cage blocks/restrict the air flow. In fact I replaced the two supplied fans (Added cost).

Dumb! I had read the Newegg reviews - should have known better!
a c 246 ) Power supply
October 24, 2008 7:16:34 PM


Well now, your post is a perfect example of personal preferences. Everybody has their own specific requirements, personal preferences, and opinions. Luckily there are hundreds of cases to choose from. There's something for everyone.