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June 13, 2003 7:47:35 AM

I've narrowed it down to 3 cases.

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=1..." target="_new">Lian-Li Model PC-60H1S</A>($65.00)

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=1..." target="_new">Chieftec Model AX-01SLD</A>($70.00)

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=1..." target="_new">Raidmax Model 268WSP</A>($42.99)<--- Are ya kidding?

Does anybody know anything about any of these cases? I don't really know much about what I should be looking for in a case.

Should I get one with those slider tray things? Removable mobo tray?

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June 13, 2003 1:45:52 PM

Well, Lian-Li and Coolermaster are some of the best. I don't personally like the bezel on this particular Lian-Li, but it appears to have the same chassis design as a <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=1..." target="_new">PC-60</A> which (IMO) is an excellent case. Everyone and their mother (and even their uncle) has a Chieftec/Antec/Chenming case and you know how that old saying goes: 100,000,000 people can't be wrong.

I don't know anything about Raidmax cases...never owned one.

I guess you probably can't go wrong with any of the cases you chose, it just comes down to personal preferance.
June 13, 2003 7:08:41 PM

Put my vote down for the Chieftec. It may be a played out case design but it looks like it has the most features out of the lot.

The Lan Li case is ugly, and the Raidmax's fan setup is wack. Four places for huge intake fans and only one little tiny place for a single exhaust fan. LAME!

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June 13, 2003 8:03:17 PM

Yea, the Lian-Li case is a little ghetto, but I like the clean layout. It already has a floppy drive and all the nice little front ports.

Thanks for the criticism guys! I need knowledge.

If anybody has a suggestion as to a better case for about the same money, PLEASE let me know.

Oh yea, does anyone know if that Chieftec case's front door panel is aluminum or plastic?

Thanks.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ltj311 on 06/13/03 04:17 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 13, 2003 8:42:57 PM

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Oh yea, does anyone know if that Chieftec case's front door panel is aluminum or plastic?

The entire front bezel is plastic including the door.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mister_e on 06/13/03 04:43 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 14, 2003 5:25:59 AM

Both the Lian Li and Chieftech cases you were looking at have plastic faces. I didn't even bother looking at the Raidmax.

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June 14, 2003 6:49:33 AM

Thanks guys. I don't know about you but I find that to be extremely ghetto. I would want a solid aluminum/metal feel for the door panel.


I guess that can probably negate any cases with front panels in my decision. I'm sure that any case with a solid aluminum panel is probably a little too pricey for me.
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