In Pictures: Five More Mainstream Gaming Cases, Previewed

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Thomas Soderstrom

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.

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  • assafbt
    Thanks, but personally, I find these picture previews EXHAUSTING to browse through
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  • EzioAs
    Cooling wise, I'm guessing the eleven hundred will come out on top
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  • amuffin
    That is correct^^ The Eleven Hundred is one of the cases I have seen that has superb cooling over the competition. I recommend it to anyone who needs a well rounded and cooled system :)
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  • jimmysmitty
    EzioAsCooling wise, I'm guessing the eleven hundred will come out on top


    Depends. More holes are not always better. Their Dark Fleets are pretty horrible when it comes to cooling.

    I still prefer my Corsair 500R as these cases are either bland or ugly.
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  • monkeymonk
    I lilke the side panel on the eleven hundred and the fan behind the cpu is cool too.
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  • refillable
    Antec 1100. Who is with me? :)
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  • Onus
    I like the 1100 also, but would probably prefer a version without the big window.

    The Raidmax looked like gimmicky junk.
    CM has too many "oops"es.
    The Fractal Designs and Silverstone cases also didn't quite "get it right," at least not for me; but I could probably make them work. The aesthetics were good on them.
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  • old mann
    Didn't care fore any of these. All seemed boxy and without personality. Whatever the price point is for these, it is probably too high. Hopefully, the next segment will show the HAF XM or the NZXT Phantom 410. These are supposed to be gaming cases yet, they lack most of the features of an enthusiast case. Heck, I'd pick the Rosewill CHALLENGER over any of these and it's only fifty bucks.
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  • ivyanev
    I would never buy/recommend a case with top mounted fan: just begs to spill something on.
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  • element1981
    I've had numerous cases including the Antec 900 and 300. I just upgraded to the Antec 1100 for my main PC and have been extremely pleased with it. I mounted 2 more 120mm fans behind the front panel and the cooling is nothing short of amazing. It's a relatively simple looking case, but it's elegance is in it's simplicity. It does everything exceedingly well. Installation was a breeze and future modifications will be easy with the extra interior space. You'd have to pay double the cost of this case to get something that exceeds it significantly in features. An all around great case, and I'd definitely recommend it over any other case in the $80-120 range.
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  • spookyman
    Cases are more a personal preference then design.
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  • greenrider02
    Did I miss the prices?
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  • eddieroolz
    I bought the Antec P280, which is very similar to the Antec 1100. So far, I'm loving the spacious inside and excellent cable management.
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  • jaquith
    refillableAntec 1100. Who is with me?

    Unless a case can properly house a 2x120 (H100) or larger radiator I'm not with you. Also, I don't like any windows with 'fan holes' (anything) drilled into a clear side panel.
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  • freggo
    Hard to navigate and collect info to compare.
    Let's stick to a more user friendly layout, shall we ?
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  • akarusakage
    Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 M#: VN300M1W2 is without a doubt the Current Reigning Champ for ultimate Gaming Case, and any1 who believes otherwise i demand u give name and model number to anything better...
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  • Crashman
    greenrider02Did I miss the prices?
    Full review with prices coming soon!
    freggoHard to navigate and collect info to compare.Let's stick to a more user friendly layout, shall we ?
    Full review with a comparison table coming soon!
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  • assafbt
    Thanks, but personally, I find these picture previews EXHAUSTING to browse through
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  • freggo
    CrashmanFull review with prices coming soon!Full review with a comparison table coming soon!


    Ah, a word from the powers behind the scenes. Glad to see that our comments are being read and taken notice off !! :-)
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  • EzioAs
    Anonymous said:
    Ah, a word from the powers behind the scenes. Glad to see that our comments are being read and taken notice off !! :-)


    FYI, Tom's Hardware staff always read our comments and feedback
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  • g-unit1111
    Raidmax!!!! That Raidmax case is one of the worst-looking ones I've ever seen - now I remember why I don't recommend that brand.
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