21 Key Stages in the Evolution of the Computer Case

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emzfrendcrisis

No HP blackbird? Although it was at first just a HP case, they did sell some to the public (as far as I know, one of the dream machines rested in one).

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tedpc01

I love my HAF X. It's so large it's a beast, but I love it!

 

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JohnMD1022

A few seconds each, with Photoshop Elements or something similar, adjusting Brightness/Contrast of each photo would have been a great improvement

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compguytracy

July 2004, If it was so frickin heavy, why a kick ass then? and really, no alienware cases???

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xXSINS OF WARXx

I thought alienware cases were proprietary?

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xXSINS OF WARXx

I am in love with corsair's obsidian series, specifically the 650D. It is definitely the chassis for my next build, unless they make an 850D.

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reimermatt

I have a lan boy air and my god i love it. My next case I am using for my next computer is a antec skeleton. Any questions hit me up reimermatt@gmail.com

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warptek2010

Maybe not everyones cup of tea but I love my Azza Hurrican. So roomy and a really cool stealth fighter vibe going for it.

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ChatterboxChuck

Had never heard of the Azza Hurrican, I think I may have just found my next PC case. Thanks.

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athlon11

No Cooler Master Wave Master, none of the Alienware or Voodoo cases? No HP Raven case? There are a lot of cool cases in this list but also a lot that were left out.

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stinger608

Agreed!!! And didn't even mention the HAF series?????? 932, 922, or the 912? What gives there MPC?

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Torqumada286

I like my Gigabyte 3d Aurora 570

http://www.pcforce.co.nz/images/aurora570.jpg

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Cooketh

I still use the Xaser series from Thermaltake. Heavy as hell, but the most heavy duty case on earth. It's a tank.

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aferrara50

How were Mountain Mods, Danger Den, Little Devil, and Case labs left out of this? The rest are budget crap comparatively plus the level 10 is an awful enthusiast platform.

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MattyMattMatt

Are all these cases supposed to be good, because they certainly aren't. Lanboy Air? One of the worst in the world. Phantom? Plastic heaven lulz.

 

I was hoping for an actual evolution, like showing old cases from 20 years ago. I remember those horrors and was looking to relive the cut fingers.

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ChatterboxChuck

I actually thought this article would be about how the case features changed and what we might see in future cases. Instead I got a bunch of pictures with too short descriptions on most (nothing on some) that never really gave much of an idea as to why these were evolutions at all.

Not sure whats the deal with Maximum PC writers but I am starting to notice their articles get smaller, weaker and barely worth reading every day. I could have written a better piece.

I am also impressed the Haf X wasn't even mentioned. You want evolution, that case is definitely fits the concept together with the Thermaltake Level 10 and Level 10 GT.

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rawrnomnom

after building in the thermaltake v series cases for a couple customers... i can honestly say i will never buy or reccomend them again. little to no space for cable management. and poor airflow for their size, there are way better cases out there. Now the corsair cases...

 

*drool*

 

Silverstone has some nice cases for their budget line now too... 

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gogochicken

I really like the NZXT Phantom.

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bautrey

Can't wait to build my new PC in the Lanboy Air!!  

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Omegasupreme80

I'm a fan of the Cooler Master HAF 922, but I have to admit, the Corsair 650D intrigues me...

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