Antec 900 @ Newegg
The Antec 900 is on sale at Newegg for $59.99, it is a $100+ case and I recently bought one for $100 I would strongly suggest it at such a low price.
THat is a great price. Fry's had the 900 for $59.99 a few months ago. I saw this last night:
I needed to get a 6 foot long, USB 2.0, A/B external cable for one of my girlfriends. The local Best Buy, Office Max, and Radio Shack wanted between $27.00 and $32.00 for one Belkin USB cable. I knew the price was too high. When I got home I checked pricegrabber.com. Best Byte Computers had the Belkin Pro cable for $1.10. I purchased three cables. The total cost including first class mail was $8.10. Now if they only discounted the rest of the computer parts like that!!!
I put one on my xmas list to replace my coolermaster. I have to order the fan filters to avoid the dust problem that this awesome case is plagued with.
If anyone else is interested: http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=58327&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
Posted in wrong thread, our threads have similar titles lol, But I did pick up one for the same price at a local store near me. I saw it on newegg but wasnt sure I wanted it and hesitated till it was too late, and figured I got down to the store where I knew they had it on sale and took a look at it and reluctantly bought it, and im happy I did.
Dam near got hit by a bunch of crazy drives on the way there as well, for some reason Black Friday means stupid and reckless drivers are out today. Sad thing is I drive an old junker im the last person most people would want to cut off and here people were trying to cut me off in their nice BMW's and Mercedes, I don't know what they were thinking.
It's a nice looking case as it is nearly identical to the Antec 900 -- how you justify it is far better in looks I do not know. As far as quality - that I think is also opinionated (as you can see in the below cons). I think I'll stick with my Antec 900 order.
* Lots of fans
* Good front I/O panel placement
* Drive cages
* Watercooling ready
* Easy installation of 5.25 / 3.5" devices
* Alright design for what it's worth
* Cheap plastic finish
* Need to remove panel to remove drive cage
* Delicate front panel pins
* No indents on side panels -- hard to pull them out
* A bit loud / poor acoustics
* No removable motherboard tray
badge said:THat is a great price. Fry's had the 900 for $59.99 a few months ago. I saw this last night:
I saw this just today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043
How's that for a hot deal?
JohnnyLucky said:WOW! Antec Twelve Hundred for $119.00 and free shipping. It's bargain basement time.
Yeah really. If I was building my system now I'd probably be getting this myself. Even though I really like the CoolerMaster HAF 932 (which I understand you own and seem to be quite impressed with ), I'd rather save the ~$65 with the 1200 at this price.
Interior space of the Antec 900 is sort of limited but enough, sometimes. The Tempest has a clean open unblocked 10 inches of space between the edge of the motherboard and the front of the case. I could Crossfire/SLi 18" video cards in this with no problem. Not to mention a server/skulltrail board with still 4-5inches before the front of the case.
Opinion regardless, but for extreme systems with multiple/large video cards I highly susgest the Tempest over the 900.
I thought about the 1200 over 900 just for the fact that the 1200 has filters on the fans straight out of the box; the above link for the fan filters solved that problem for the 900.
One gripe I had with the 1200 is the massive size plus excessive fans; I have no problem with all of that cold-air but I'm sure those fans make noise. The 900 doesn't restrict my needs in any way as I only need to fit 1 eVGA 8800 GTS 512 w\ no plans for SLi. To each his own though, both are great cases depending on your needs.