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Overall best case

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:49 pm
by Dos_Junkie
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.

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:30 pm
by Ralf Hutter
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.

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:16 pm
by oceancyc
Lian Li PC-V1000. Perfection..... IMO anyways :D

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:27 pm
by Nice Marmot

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:42 pm
by sthayashi
How about a desk? To my eye, it's the perfect mix of functionality and style.

EDIT: Fixed link :oops:

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:12 pm
by oceancyc
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?

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:15 pm
by TimO
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.

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:34 pm
by sthayashi
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

Rusty's Desk computer

Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:22 am
by bchung
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.