Do you like this case? Which one...?!

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  1. In terms of "Bling" factor the Xion wins - and its the only one that appears to have 2 x 120mm fans installed.
  2. I think spending a little bit more for one of these would give you more long term satisfaction.

    Antec 200
    50$ shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129070
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfCJBOSh06c

    NZXT Gamma
    $49 shipped
    http://www.buy.com/prod/gamma-chassis-mid-tower-11-bays-black/q/loc/101/212712598.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCTK_7miEoE

    NZXT Beta EVO
    $54 shipped
    http://www.buy.com/prod/beta-evo-chassis-mid-tower-9-bays-black/q/loc/101/212712596.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiXDgIMZ1sk

    NZXT M59
    $56 shipped
    http://www.buy.com/prod/m59-chassis-mid-tower-11-bays-black/q/loc/101/212712597.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lue7vlG8To

    Cooler Master Gladiator 600
    $63 shipped
    http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-master-gladiator-600-chassis-mid-tower-11-bays-black/q/loc/101/211272040.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IfHjTmAPlQ

    The first 3 really need at least one additional fan and while those prices are the best I could find at the moment they're not really discounted that much so you might be able to get a better deal if you're willing to wait a couple of weeks.

    (I'll let you be the judge of some of these case's questionable styling)

    Edit: Added links to 3dgameman's video reviews of these cases so you can get a good look at the features.
  3. Of the 2 you picked the Xion wins in my book for having 2 120mm fans. Of Logans suggestions I would go with the cooler master gadiator or the nzxt m59. Having your HDDs twisted 90 degrees makes cable management easier and adds a little extra room for those longer graphics card. Even in my antec 1200 I can't put a hdd in from of my gtx285.
  4. What kind of powersupply do you have? If you have a PSU that draws air from the bottom, it will not be good for a top mounted PSU casing as hot air will be stuck on the top of the case ( the part of the case at the back of the PSU ) and will affect your system temperature.

    And do you already have a cooler or planning to buy one?

    For me, deciding on a case depends on these as if you get anyone of your original choices and then plan to buy a cooler later, you will be limited to the low profile ones. So tell us this and we will advice you on best case for your budget.
  5. Of the cases that have been listed, I'd probably buy the Antec 200, but my taste in bling is minimal.
    On a tight budget though, check out any of the cheap Rosewill cases; plan to add a front 120mm fan if you need more cooling than the standard 120mm rear fan alone provides. These cases are typically <=$30 plus shipping, or as low as $40 total.
  6. PsyKhiqZero said:
    Of the 2 you picked the Xion wins in my book for having 2 120mm fans. Of Logans suggestions I would go with the cooler master gadiator or the nzxt m59. Having your HDDs twisted 90 degrees makes cable management easier and adds a little extra room for those longer graphics card. Even in my antec 1200 I can't put a hdd in from of my gtx285.


    I actually really like this one...
    http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Tower-interior-chassis-CS-NT-M59/dp/B002OEBILK
  7. randomkid said:
    What kind of powersupply do you have? If you have a PSU that draws air from the bottom, it will not be good for a top mounted PSU casing as hot air will be stuck on the top of the case ( the part of the case at the back of the PSU ) and will affect your system temperature.

    And do you already have a cooler or planning to buy one?

    For me, deciding on a case depends on these as if you get anyone of your original choices and then plan to buy a cooler later, you will be limited to the low profile ones. So tell us this and we will advice you on best case for your budget.


    I got a free 550 Watt Antec Neopower.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16817103941

    It was from my dad.
  8. If you can stretch the budget a bit while waiting for a MIR - then this Thermaltake V9 Black edition would be my choice with 2x 120 mm fans and 2x 230mm fans included for $99.99 - $15 for the Promo code and then - $20 for the MIR for a final cost of $65 !
  9. :o that looks nicee :) but it would take $25 more to get that one..... :/
  10. nickelodeon said:
    :o that looks nicee :) but it would take $25 more to get that one..... :/


    Maybe Dad could lend it to you until the MIR comes back - and by the time it comes back he might forget about it and let you keep the $20 rebate for something else !!
  11. nickelodeon said:
    I got a free 550 Watt Antec Neopower.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16817103941

    It was from my dad.


    That is good one.

    As for the case:

    The NZXT M59 Classic Series may appear cheaper but as you can see in the pictures it does not have any fan at all. Easily could cost to $80 to furnish. The Thermaltake V9 Black Edition comes complete with top, side, front and rear fans. The only drawback I can see for this is whether you will be able to mount a high profile Coller ( ~160mm ) because it seems that the side fan will be on the way.
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