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Which Antec ATX Case Should I Use?

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November 15, 2011 12:18:46 AM

Hey all,

I'm rebuilding my own PC for Battlefield 3 & will use one of these Cases. The case I don't use will be used to rebuild my folk's HTPC. Help me decide which Antec ATX case to use for my Gaming PC, as I upgrade here?

My current case of 6 years is an Antec SUPER LANBOY Silver anodized aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case. I love it, bought it for $100 six years ago, & it's still LIKE NEW! It's lightweight, has the cool, 3.5" HDD trays you slide in from the side. It has two, 120mm, blue-LED fans in it, etc. Here it is on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also just received this new Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case (includes one rear 120mm & one top 140mm Tricool fan) today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My Question is: Which Case should I Use & Why, please? I'm leaning towards reusing my Super Lanboy. THANKS for you help in deciding.

Here are my Gaming PC's internals:

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

Biostar TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (I use my MB's onboard Audio & Bose satellite speakers & a sub-woofer)

Corsiar Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

XFX HD-687X-CNFC Radeon HD 6870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP, here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (My OS & BF3 installed here)

WD 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Modular Power Supply

2 of: Kingwin 120x120mm Long Life Bearing Blue LED Case Fan

Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System PCI Fan Card with Dual Adjustable 70mm UV LED Fans (Blue)

SilverStone AEROSLOT Maximum Vented PCI Slot Covers

SILVERSTONE SDP08 3.5 to 2 X 2.5-Inch SSD Bay Converter

Hanns G 23", 2ms, Widescreen Monitor

and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS

Thanks Again. :) 

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November 15, 2011 7:12:29 AM

Wow. 33 Reads yet Zero replies. Can I get a few opinions here? It's a simple choice between 2 Antec cases. :( 
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November 24, 2011 5:39:03 PM

Go for whichever. I would personally go for the newer case, as I prefer its looks over the older case. But really, if the case has done you well for all of these years already, there isn't really any need to replace it now.

The only reason why you may want to change case is if you weren't getting adequate airflow in the old case, however I doubt that you'd still be using the case after all this time if this was the case.
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November 24, 2011 6:44:34 PM

The 300 features superior cooling.
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December 11, 2011 11:23:38 PM

Me? I would go for the 300, as I don't like the looks of the other one. But really if both are ATX cases, than it doesn't change anything to go with the other one.
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December 12, 2011 9:39:26 PM

You could for the newer version, but it is overpriced imo.
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