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September 14, 2010 2:11:25 AM

Hi, i want a case that is full tower, black interior, big side window and i dont want the antec 1200... i saw it and its panel looks like sand paper

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a c 248 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 4:00:37 AM

What is your price limit?

Do you want a classic black case or lots of bling? You mentioned a large side window. Do you also want case fans with led lights? If so, then which color?

September 14, 2010 4:04:44 AM

i just want those things that i specificated... if it fits in the specification its ok... and if it has led i want them blue and if it havnt i plan to put in cathodes
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a c 91 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 4:20:25 AM

Get the Corsair 700D and mod the side panel.. Or get the Lian-Li PC A70F along with a windowed side panel (available separately from Lian-Li itself) and spray paint the interior as black..
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 5:40:43 AM

Juanchioo said:
...and i dont want the antec 1200... i saw it and its panel looks like sand paper


Haha its so true. I think they have 10 year olds spray painting their cases.

Silverstone RV02:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Woops: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

One of the absolute best air cooled cases on the market and made by one of the best computer case manufacturers out there. Silverstone quality is high end, and is far, far better than Antec.

If you want the more classy version:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Reviews:
http://silverstonetek.com/raven/products/r-review.php?m...
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 5:57:05 AM
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 6:01:40 AM



Hes from Australia, and the PC-A70F is like $300 over there.

Converted the links:

HAF X and HAF 932 (I don't recommned, they tend to be ugly, loud, and don't outperform the RV02)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Storm Sniper (Inferior cooling to HAF series and RV02, but a nice case besides that):
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
a c 91 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 8:13:45 AM

Problem is that OP has asked for a full tower.. There are plenty of excellent mid-tower options fitting all of OP's requirements.. Now if only he could adjust..
September 14, 2010 11:40:41 AM

Emperus said:
Problem is that OP has asked for a full tower.. There are plenty of excellent mid-tower options fitting all of OP's requirements.. Now if only he could adjust..


Yeah, if he could I would suggest a CoolerMaster Scout.

It's more than enough room for me with plenty of fans.
Some want it all....
September 14, 2010 4:29:20 PM

im not from australia.... im from argentina... and the prolbem with the raven rv02 is that this will be my first build and that case wil make the things more hard... and also i dont like to hay the motherboard conections on the top...
September 14, 2010 4:35:13 PM

also.. is the interior on the rv01 black??
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 6:36:20 PM

Yes the interior is black. Also it is not all that hard to build in the RV02, Silverstone practically holds your hand but it is pretty simple. Cable management is easy, most things are tool-less. And the different motherboard orientation doesn't effect the build much. It is also more full tower than mid tower, look at the dimensions, its pretty damn big!

If your Argentinean, why are you buying from an Australian website?
September 14, 2010 6:46:34 PM

i never say that i wanted to buy from an australian website lol....

i like the design of the rv01 but i just saw that its motherboard its 90ยบ changed too... i want a normal one... lol this is very hard why nohone makes a black interior case with big side window and full tower :p  its now hard at all
September 14, 2010 7:02:16 PM

it is silver interior :S i hate it u.u i want it black
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 7:09:47 PM

Juanchioo said:
it is silver interior :S i hate it u.u i want it black


Have you looked at the CoolerMaster HAF X? Also I think NZXT do a few full tower cases with a side window and black interior.
September 14, 2010 7:14:49 PM

i hate red :S but when i say hate is hate lol i dont like it at all
a c 91 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 7:23:05 PM

Juanchioo said:
i hate red :S but when i say hate is hate lol i dont like it at all


You can actually turn off the LED via the provided switch.. Anyway, why don't you consider opting for a mid tower.? What sort of rig do you posses that calls you to go for a full tower only.?
September 14, 2010 7:31:46 PM

i want to buy the case and want to support biggest card that will come out in the future i want to have it a long time
a c 91 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 7:44:32 PM

The biggest card a case can support depends on the distance between the case rear end and the hard drive mounting cage(s) which are generally located towards the front end.. A full tower need not have it more compared to a mid tower.. For example, a HD 5970 fits inside a CM Storm Sniper (mid tower) more easily compared to inside the Antec 1200 (full tower)..
a c 248 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 7:55:05 PM

You posted: "i want to buy the case and want to support biggest card that will come out in the future i want to have it a long time"

That does not necessarily mean a full tower case. Instead, what you need to look at is the length of the case. The distance from front to back and the orientation of the internal drive cage will determine if an extra large video card will fit inside the case. You will need to search for a pc case that is over 20 inches (508 mm) in length. The longer, the better.

Here is a link to a full tower example:

http://www.mountainmods.com/pinnacle-24-cyo-p-498.html

here is a link to a mid-tower example:

http://www.mountainmods.com/monticle-24-cyo-p-500.html

In the future we will see cpu's and gpu's integrated into a single chip. When the integrated chips become practical and affordable, then video cards as we know them will probably disappear.
September 14, 2010 7:58:27 PM

ohh also i will be using noctua nh-d14 so i need it fits it
a c 248 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 8:03:14 PM

A pc case that is at least 8 inches (203 mm) wide can easily accomodate the large 120mm tower style cpu heatsinks.
September 14, 2010 8:05:31 PM

ok...i check the lancool pc k62, its very nice but the only problem is that it seems to be short :S
a c 91 ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 8:22:55 PM

Check out the NZXT Tempest Evo
September 14, 2010 8:36:11 PM

well i will put it in the possible list, look a little small i like the look of big cases... i like the nzxt pphantom but i hat that it doesnt has a side window
September 14, 2010 8:57:20 PM

I have this case, The only thing I dont like is if you use a large heatsink you may have to remove the side fan. It is about the same as an Antec 900/1200 Larger than a 900 and smaller than a 1200.

AZZA Solano 1000 Black:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You cant beat the price. I dont know if you can find it in Argentina though.
Here are some reviews, the second one is on the Solano 1000R but it is the same case as above just has red interior and red fans.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1044/1/

I know you said you dont like red but it is a great review.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

If you dont like this case the second link has reviews on just about any popular case out there.
September 14, 2010 8:59:52 PM

lol those azza cases a company from my country made exatly the same cases... but they are bad quality in my country and im form argentina...
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 9:01:57 PM

Jesus my Spanish is rusty, and I can't find any online venders IN Argentina, only ones to ship to Argentina.
September 14, 2010 9:21:10 PM

Juanchioo said:
lol those azza cases a company from my country made exatly the same cases... but they are bad quality in my country and im form argentina...




The quality here in the states is great, up there with the Antec cases considering they look exactly like the the Antec cases. The SalanoR got one of the highest case reviews on benchmarkreviews.com.
September 14, 2010 9:33:20 PM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
The quality here in the states is great, up there with the Antec cases considering they look exactly like the the Antec cases. The SalanoR got one of the highest case reviews on benchmarkreviews.com.



lol but here a company from here called sentey (its very bad) copy the desings
a b ) Power supply
September 14, 2010 9:38:47 PM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
The quality here in the states is great, up there with the Antec cases considering they look exactly like the the Antec cases. The SalanoR got one of the highest case reviews on benchmarkreviews.com.


Antec quality is pretty poor actually...
September 14, 2010 10:04:27 PM

Ok maybe not the best quality cases but for the price they arent to bad. I have an Antec 900 and a Salano 1000 and the Salano quality is better in my opinion. They both have more than enough air flow and space to accomidate almost any rig. (the Salano more than the Antec)
I can only talk about the quality of the cases I have owned and I havent owned a whole lot of name brand cases mostly because of price so I may change the way I see the two cases I own if I were to buy something a little more expensive but for the money and the quality of my cases I am very happy. :D 
September 14, 2010 10:14:00 PM

i liked the antec look so i went to a shop to see it.. and when i saw it i didnt like it... againg its like sand papper :|
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