Overall best case

Enclosures and acoustic damping to help quiet them.

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Overall best case

Post by Dos_Junkie » Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:49 pm

I know when someone asks "what is the best case?" it entales two things:
1) immediate personal preference
2) delayed intellectual questionaire concerning what best means to the first

WHen I say best, I'm talking of sleek, elegant design; a bezel (preferably of some metal and not plastic); reletive case silence (low-noise 80mm or 120mm stock fans, solidly built, etc.); ATX prefered, tower optional.

I was looking at the Wave Master but due to some....let's just say uninspiring reviews on the front intake, I am loath to purchase now. I've checked out the standard brands on newegg but nothing compares to the elegance of the wavemaster *sigh* and unless I want to spend $200 on a Lian-Li (which I won't), I'm stuck.

I know many people here visit international sites that sell cases newegg or a google search would never show up. Wondering if anyone has any recommendation for a elegant, "doored", solid case.

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:30 pm

Your idea of "sleek, elegant design" is yours alone, we can't make that decision for you. All you can do is look at the both the SPCR "Recommended Cases" and the SPCR case reviews themselves and see which, if any, flip your switch.

In the meantime, forget about the Wavemaster, or it's cousin, the Silverstone SS-TJ05. Both have quite poor airflow and would not make a good case to use for building a quiet PC.
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Post by oceancyc » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:16 pm

Lian Li PC-V1000. Perfection..... IMO anyways :D
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Post by sthayashi » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:42 pm

How about a desk? To my eye, it's the perfect mix of functionality and style.

EDIT: Fixed link :oops:
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Post by oceancyc » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:12 pm

sthayashi wrote:How about a desk? To my eye, it's the perfect mix of functionality and style.
Is it just me or does your link link right back to this same topic?
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Post by TimO » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:15 pm

oceancyc wrote:
sthayashi wrote:How about a desk? To my eye, it's the perfect mix of functionality and style.
Is it just me or does your link link right back to this same topic?
It's not just you. I'm interested in seeing the "desk" too, but the link is bad.

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Post by sthayashi » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:34 pm

That's what happens when you don't pay attention to which browser window you copy and paste from.... I fixed the link, but here it is again for the truly lazy

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Post by bchung » Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:22 am

My vote goes for:

ATX Chilli Pro 1/4"

It was a bit of work to get it silent, but after planning the mods out beforehand, its taken me 3 days to execute the mods. Silent. Sleek. Small. Totally gorgeous. I don't think I'll ever use a different case.

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