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Which Case?
Antec Three Hundred 50%  50%  [ 8 ]
Thermaltake V9 Black Edition 25%  25%  [ 4 ]
ése ELLIPSIS 25%  25%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:42 am 
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I'm on the market for a new computer chassis, and I'm having a bit of difficulty deciding between one of three options.

My Specs:
PSU - PCPC Silencer 750W
MOBO - MSI 650i SLI
CPU - Core2 Duo e8400 @ 3.6 GHz on Zalman 7700-Cu
RAM - 2GB A-Data DDR2-800 @ 2.1V 4-3-3-9
GPU - Geforce 9800GTX+


First of all, the Antec 300.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

+ All 120mm+ fans, including a 140mm on top
+ Filtered intake, absolutely a must
+ Quiet
+ Sturdy
+ Cheap

- Kinda watered down
- Not much of an upgrade in terms of size
- Gray/metal interior


Next up, the Thermaltake V9 Black Edition

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133074

+ 2x 230mm fans, one on top
+ Filtered Front and bottom intake
+ Black Interior
+ Mostly tool-less
+ Fully Featured
+ Side-insertion for HDDs
+ More roomy

- Known to be flimsy and/or cheaply built.
- Side 230mm fan not filtered
- PSU intake is useless w/ the Silencer


And last but not least, my "Ellipsis" design.

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=95386

+ Custom Design
+ Very Sturdy
+ Quiet
+ Good Cooling (May put PSU on bottom and 120mm or even a 250mm Fan on top, though this make increase dust, but still cleaner than the alternative cases)
+ Easily removed filters
+ ALL intake is filtered
+ Side window
+ Good Wire-routing
+ Roomy
+ Good woodworking project

- I have to build the thing.
- likely More Expensive
- time-consuming
- heavy
- The custom filters are harder to clean.
- Can't get it RIGHT NOW before college starts (project for the weekends)
- Probably no front USB
- Woodworking tools are buried in the Himalayas (or the garage).

Got any feedback?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:49 am 
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What are you looking at putting in the case? Big GPU and CPU coolers? Lots of hard drives?

Out of them all I would say go for the Antec 300, its a treat to work with. However for large GPUs there will be space problems...

That large case you want to make though.. Honestly I think in the end (even if it takes longer) you would be more happy with that knowing you made it all on your own and didn't just order it, plus you can get exactly what you want.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:58 am 
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Defiant wrote:
What are you looking at putting in the case? Big GPU and CPU coolers? Lots of hard drives?

Out of them all I would say go for the Antec 300, its a treat to work with. However for large GPUs there will be space problems...

That large case you want to make though.. Honestly I think in the end (even if it takes longer) you would be more happy with that knowing you made it all on your own and didn't just order it, plus you can get exactly what you want.


Thanks for the Reminder :wink:

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USe the wooden one. Anything created with inventor= win!


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If you build it, it will be FREAKING AWESOME. Your design FTW.

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IF you don't feel like building urs(coz urs really looks nice) i would go with the 300,just did a build with it and i loved working with it.

Great cable management
good airflow(with 2 extra intake fans)
lots of room for a mid case
you could even fit WC in it if you wanted

And if you painted the gey metal a nice black it would look sweet :wink:


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The Antec 300 is really easy to build in. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:36 am 
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**Acidburn** wrote:
The Antec 300 is really easy to build in. :)


Actually I ended up getting the Antec 900. I still want to build this freakin thing, but I just needed a case for college.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:17 pm 
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900 is a quality case, my friend recently did a build in it and he loved it.

Out of curiousity, and cause the 900 is pretty big, will you be staying in a small dorm room?


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zippzom wrote:
900 is a quality case, my friend recently did a build in it and he loved it.

Out of curiousity, and cause the 900 is pretty big, will you be staying in a small dorm room?


I actually got a single suite to myself. the dorms here at USI have HVAC with thermostats, too. I keep my room at 69F but it usually hangs between 67 and 76. it's easily the loudest setup I've made, but that's not saying much. It's still fairly quiet, and I have the fan controls wired out the back so I can crank it up when gaming and crank it down to reduce noise.

Also, I painted it all glossy black (Though I underestimated the need for primer).

right now, I have dust cloths over the intake fans, so it looks kinda ghetto. In the first week, it accumulated more dust than most computers take in a month.


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