Best Full ATX Case?

Currently I'm testing out a desktop with a ThermalTake Element V case. Now I never loved carrying that thing around, because it's extremely heavy. Does this apply to full ATX cases in general? Or is there a gem in the rough that offers that same roominess in a much much lighter frame? :D This is my first time with a full ATX case, and I must say the size and weight isn't lan party friendly!
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  1. r_manic said:
    Currently I'm testing out a desktop with a ThermalTake Element V case. Now I never loved carrying that thing around, because it's extremely heavy. Does this apply to full ATX cases in general? Or is there a gem in the rough that offers that same roominess in a much much lighter frame? :D This is my first time with a full ATX case, and I must say the size and weight isn't lan party friendly!

    I feel your pain... My Antec 1200 case isn't LAN party friendly. I would say it is cross the board with Full Size ATX cases (big and heavy).

    If you are looking for a big case but not quite as heavy, I would look at either the Cooler Master HAF 922 or Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced. These cases are big but not as heavy as a Full Size ATX case.

    niklas_13 provide what many would say is the best Full Size ATX case but it will be heavy. :D
  2. Another idea is the Cooler Master Scout. Its not a full tower (if thats what you mean by full size ATX) but it does fit ATX motherboards and it has a really convenient handle for lugging it around. I think it looks weird but it sure is convenient.
  3. Cooler master CM690 (both the first and the second edition)
    or
    Antec 900 or 1200

    I use currently : Cooler master CM690 the first edition, since my PC is already more than 2 years.
  4. Corsair 800D is 16 Kg = 35 lb

    CM-922 9.5 Kg = 21 lb ( but its not a full ATX case

    This one is 7.35 Kg and is Full tower ATX case and is about 16 lb http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart?action=ITEM&prod_id=CANZZERO2

    Hope this helps :)
  5. HAF 932 wins hands down in terms of performance.
  6. Err i would say really depends on budget

    Budget/mATX
    Cooler Master 341
    Rosewill R102-P-BK

    Budget/ATX
    NZXT Beta EVO
    Antec 200/300

    most here just shout the obvious/highest priced options with little to no experience actual on the ground building over a range of hardware/price points...
  7. batuchka said:
    Err i would say really depends on budget

    Budget/mATX
    Cooler Master 341
    Rosewill R102-P-BK

    Budget/ATX

    NZXT Beta EVO
    Antec 200/300

    most here just shout the obvious/highest priced options with little to no experience actual on the ground building over a range of hardware/price points...


    And others cant see the topic best full ATX case :kaola:
  8. Unfortunately even the Lian-Li's and Silverstones which are aluminum chassis full towers are heavy. Just the nature of the beast when it comes large desktops.

    Antec will be releasing a a freeform tower in the near future called the Lanboy Air. Not positive if it's full tower though, might look into it as it appears to be quite light.
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