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a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:08:03 AM

Personal thoughts on this case?
weak points strong points i can get a black and green one for 100$ new keep that in mind.

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June 10, 2011 4:12:31 AM

where? i just watched a ton of reviews on it and decided its going to be my case. theres a combo on newegg atm that takes it down to 120$ but obviously 100$ is better.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:27:02 AM

Im a stock holder on Tigerdirect, enough to where i get a nice discount on some items.
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a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:27:46 AM

I have my current build in my sig and i want to get this one ready for bulldozer try to have the best of both worlds lol.
June 10, 2011 4:33:11 AM

neat. well from what i've seen and read:
Pros-
Mostly open design
Lots of room
Rail based HDD mounts
Neat spring loaded thumbscrews
Lots of tooless stuff
Cable management stuff everywhere
Removable top makes it easy to mess with the ports and such there

Opinion/Either way-
Looks good/unique
Fan controls on the outside of case @ 20w per fan max of 5

Cons-
No usb 3.0 port
The door/cover directly blocks a good spot for an intake fan
No removable mobo tray
You can't get the sexy red one for 100$ :( 
Price is steep at 140$ with the 1200 and 932 so close but at 100$ it'd be nice for you.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:36:13 AM

I dont like the fact that its 99.99999% plastic. and with that gloss its a finger print magnet.
June 10, 2011 4:43:46 AM

cia24 said:
I dont like the fact that its 99.99999% plastic. and with that gloss its a finger print magnet.

Its actually not that much plastic. One of the reviews I saw the guy took off the majority of the plastic. He also commented on how surprisingly study the plastic parts were, but at its core the case is mostly steel, not plastic. As for fingerprints, well thats true but I don't find myself fondling my case too often...
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:46:49 AM

LOL! I change parts so much its not funny lol, more or less i like the look of the case i dont like the fact that it only comes with half the fans so adding more will have to happen
June 10, 2011 4:50:44 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZxhvfSVLpM

Heres the review I'm talking about. check the 5 minute mark to see the top plastic taken off, and the 4:20 mark to see the front plastic taken off. you can see its almost all steel remaining so at least you don't have to worry about that.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:52:04 AM

Well no crap the frame is metal lol, i meant the shell sorry i worded this wrong.
June 10, 2011 9:25:13 AM

cia24 said:
Personal thoughts on this case?
weak points strong points i can get a black and green one for 100$ new keep that in mind.


Can you link me to the black and green case? I've only ever seen the 3 basic colours. (im in canada)
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 10:36:45 AM

The best in looks would probably be the white one. But i also do think the plasticky feel is something which i don't like as well. But for a cheap price at that its a good buy!
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 11:50:41 AM

I have a friend who has the white version, and although it looks very nice it does not feel as good quality as my Antec 1200 v3.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 11:54:14 AM

Yeah i would say that it only looks good, but the feel is just not there.

I think women would like it and also noobs! :na: 
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 2:43:32 PM

Lmmfao, I need a case that is going to fit the cooler-master v10 in it the choices seem to be slim. I already have the cooler so what do you recommend then? This is a personal opinion but i think that everything that Antec makes is cheap crap IMO.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 2:45:31 PM

Silverstone FT02. Raven may also fit.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 2:46:40 PM

I have the rv01 the v10 fits in there, but that cases cooling is crap, I dont like the rv02 and the ft02 is a bit pricey.
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:03:07 PM

The only other option that comes to mind is the HAF-X or the RV03!
a b ) Power supply
June 10, 2011 4:23:35 PM

rv03 has horrible ratings lol.
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