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a b ) Power supply
March 11, 2010 7:17:20 PM


I'm looking to buy a new computer case. One I hope to keep for several years.
It needs to support ATX-Full MB, longer than normal video card, and have the hard drives down at the base of the case.

I'd prefer the case to be compartmentalized in a manner similar to the old HP Blackbird case. I found the design of that case to be very efficient.

I would also prefer the case to have a back panel that I could run my cables through so they wouldn't be inside the primary compartment of the case (except for connections of course).

I'm not worried about cost, and I don't need any bling on the case. I just want a big, and efficient case that will provide excellent cooling.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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March 11, 2010 7:28:42 PM

For my latest build, I'm using a Lian Li PC-K60WB - Fits the bill. Doesn't have a removable motherboard tray, though. It's steel, not aluminum. And the fittings are plastic. But for a hundred bucks, it's really hard to argue those points. 120mm exhaust fan in the usual place, 3 140mm fans - 2 exhaust in the top, and one at the bottom as an intake. It's a little deeper than a standard case, and will fit the latest (really big) GPU's. PSU mounts in the bottom of the case, as does the HDD rack. Nearly tool~less, with levers and latches for almost everything, including the PCI slots.

{edit} I did drool over this customized Lian Li V1110A for a long time... But didn't...
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a c 248 ) Power supply
March 12, 2010 3:34:25 AM

+1 what hunter 315 said.
March 12, 2010 9:08:05 PM

Can't go wrong with the Antec line, 900, 902, 1200 they are all modular so you can put the HDD's wherever you like, buy a 120 fan for the side and you will never want for cooling. The HAF line is dead sexy as well but I like the looks of the Antec better. Get a 1200(or p193) and you can get the CP Series power supply from Antec that is seriously nice. Finally I am considering the Silverstone Raven RE2, but it may not be to your taste.

disclaimer: I own an Antec 900 right now.