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|11-10-2012 01:25 PM|
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|11-10-2012 08:45 AM|
Great unRAID case
I loved it so much, I bought this for my new desktop pc about 6 months ago, and I just bought one again, with this deal, to replace the case on my Windows server PC as well.
|11-10-2012 06:47 AM|
|rjs987||anyone ever put an Ceton Infini TV tuner in this case, does this case work well as an HTPC w/ this tuner?|
|11-09-2012 05:19 PM|
|11-09-2012 05:15 PM|
|11-09-2012 04:49 PM|
|snowcrash||Nice case. Going to pass though due to lack of front USB 3.0 ports. Was going to buy it to help a friend build his new gaming rig but I'll wait for the new version to go on sale.|
|11-09-2012 04:44 PM|
I have this case and I like it. It's so spacious that you just need a gentle breeze inside to keep it cool. That's pretty much what fan noise is... trying to blow fast air through a small space. The included fans work just fine, but I got some slower ones with a fan controller, put it on slowest speed, and you can't even hear my system. The case also has a fan filter on the front, so it helps keep dust out. The only thing I wish is that it didn't have the top fan opening or the opening was flat. Then I can put something flat on the top of the case.
Get this case. What more could you want?
|11-09-2012 03:13 PM|
|swd||I love this case so much. I'm running it with 3 x Tri-Cool 120mm and the included 140mm fan all set on low and it stays plenty cool and is very quiet. Not silent, but very quiet. One thing to note is if you have pets, it's a good idea keep an eye on the front of the case since hair can build up pretty quick. I just go over mine with the the hose every time I vacuum.|
|11-09-2012 02:00 PM|
The classic budget build case. Great airflow if you set up your intake/exhausts properly. Very solid construction, quiet for the price, and not too heavy. Plenty of room inside as mine fits both an ATI 5870 (huge graphics card) and a Hyper 212+ CPU cooler (also pretty enormous) with room to spare.
It lacks some of the bells and whistles of newer cases (no USB 3.0 or tool-less drive bays). It's also annoying that the headphone/microphone jacks are directly above one of the drive bays (my headphone cable hangs in front of my DVD drive), but that is a very minor design issue that rarely comes up these days. There isn't a fancy cable routing system, but there are places and basic cutouts to loop around some of your longer cables.
This is an older design for a case and often hits around $40 without a rebate involved, so at this price it's a pretty decent deal. It has an excellent reputation for a reason. It is definitely one of the best cases for budget builds and overclocking that you can find in this price range. It also just plain looks nice, while many cases at this price point do not. Very simple case without all the XTREME GAMERZ attitude. You can put in some LED case fans if that is your thing, but I really prefer the understated styling (and the ability to sleep in the same room) of having no lights.
|11-09-2012 11:20 AM|
Great case for a great price.
I've had the "Illusion" version of this for about 2 years and love it.
Somebody mentioned the NZXT Source 210.
I did 2 builds with that case a few months ago, never again.
It looks and feels cheap and is very difficult to work in.
|11-09-2012 11:11 AM|
|zodiak||Love this case. Both of my PC's are built in one. Easy to work with, plenty of airflow and a classier look.|
|11-09-2012 10:38 AM|
Several of the cases you have listed are personally better to yourself, others have given you several reasons those cases are not better. Gaming, Desktop, and HTPC also determine if the case is better fitted for someones needs.
|11-09-2012 10:32 AM|
|werdwerdus||These are working great, I have 3 on dedicated WCG/GPUGrid crunchers. Even with 2 GTX 660 TI gpus and quad core CPUs, the powerful 140mm top fan and 120mm back fans, plus an added high speed side 120mm fan keep everything very cool under 100% 24/7 use. Only issue was no cable route for the CPU cable but I just literally tucked it behind the motherboard on the top and then through the cpu cutout on the motherboard tray.|
|11-09-2012 10:11 AM|
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