Picking a case, please not another black box

I need help picking out a case.

My mobo is ATX
Only need 2 x 5.25" drives, as many 3.5" and 2.5" as it comes with.

I would like it to be relatively quiet, and have decent airflow/fans,
as well as not being excessively large (use your own judgement).

Please, not another black box. I'd like my case to be mildy visually interesting,
and not because I have pretty LEDs in it. Something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058
is okay, because it has some architectural design to it.

I'm open to colors, shapes, etc.
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  1. What is your price limit?

    here are a few

    NZXT Phantom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146074
    In white with red trim but has a couple other colors.
    Thermaltake level 10 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133188

    Thermaltake Armor+ MX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133062

    Apevia X-Cruiser2 Green http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144243
  2. White Corsair 600T.
  3. Take a walk on the wild side



    I have yet to dip my toe in this water but I've got a few ideas -- none that really involve a great deal of lighting (think H2O). My understanding is that pics don't really do acrylic cases justice as lighting effects are normally seen in person as much more subtle if done correctly. Everyone seems to warn: watch your finger prints and be careful not to scratch anything.

    I'm not quite ready to put a render farm on the wall ...



    :lol:

    but with a little imagination and handy work you can build something really special ...

  4. You picked a black case... The only thing "architectural" about it is the strange angles. how bout something like this...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811166042

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811166032
    for the stand up version

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156250

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144208

    All for under 100...
  5. You know, Henry Ford once said something that is quite applicable here.
    "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black."

    He did this cause black paint was the quickest to dry and it also reduced production costs because he only needed one colour of paint, black.

    How is this applicable to your question? You decide...
  6. I didn't down a budget because I'm pretty open to anything, though I will most likely go with a case under $150.

    The black case I picked to link was an example of the closest I would be willing to get to a black box.

    I like that third one you posted mrmotion
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156250
    Very pretty. I like the black version as well.

    Also, wisecracker, that stained glass case is awesome.
  7. jacksrequiem said:
    I didn't down a budget because I'm pretty open to anything, though I will most likely go with a case under $150.

    The black case I picked to link was an example of the closest I would be willing to get to a black box.

    I like that third one you posted mrmotion
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156250
    Very pretty. I like the black version as well.

    Also, wisecracker, that stained glass case is awesome.


    Yup -- stained glass would be classy & great, but I'll betcha a nickel it's an applique like this



    They goof around experimenting in their fav graphics program ...


    And it's off to the local hobby shop for the kit(s) -- $25-$30 should cover it (and the side of that acrylic case in whatever design floats yer boat - LOL)

    They make kits with the fake 'lead came' -- use an edge detect effect on an image as a base outline and start experimenting with your layout. Depending upon your horn dawg level you could start with an ATI Ruby conversion ...





    Once you determine your design edge layout and colors, you could even print it out and tape it to the inside of the acrylic as a template

    [:jaydeejohn:5]
  8. jsc said:
    White Corsair 600T.

    I like that one myself, as well :D!!

    You have the Antec Lanboy cases: Antec Lanboy Air or their DF-xx cases: Antec Dark Fleet Cases
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