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Windows 7: Case questions

17 Oct 2010   #1
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 
Case questions

So, my current case has a cover on the front that needs to be moved to expose drives and the front intake fan. I tire of this, and want to replace it.

My questions are of brand quality. I have 2 hours to submit my newegg order to take advantage of savings on a few weekend items.

NXZT - I have dealt with an old case of theirs, about 5 years ago. Are they still good quality?

XCLIO - Never handled their product, are they good?

Rosewill - Again, I have never handled their product, except fans and PSU. PSU was sturdy enough, though.


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18 Oct 2010   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have a link to the actual products?

Have a look here....https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...r-s-haf-x.html Can be had for around $200 bucks, or less.
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18 Oct 2010   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

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18 Oct 2010   #4
Kipper

 

I have reviewed cases for both Xcilo and NZXT; several this year for both companies. If you are thinking NZXT I would recommend the Phantom.

A nice chassis and not expensive by no means is the XION Predator.

If you are into luxury then I would suggest something from Lian Li, such as the PC-8FIR the Spider or the PC-B25S, this review will be published shortly so no link right now.

I hope you enjoy looking over my reviews and they help you decide.
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18 Oct 2010   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

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18 Oct 2010   #6
Kipper

 

Looking over your last post; Rosewill is of far less quality than NZXT.

For an 80.00 case you really should consider the XION Predator that I provided the link to the review. Some really nice features put together in a Mid tower. I would recommend some additional fans if you are doing any OC or running any of the Hot and Sweaty 480s from Nvidia.
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18 Oct 2010   #7
Kipper

 

The Xcilo Nighthawk I reviewed a while back you can look that review over if you like.

Xclio Nighthawk
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18 Oct 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

My internet is screwing up on me once again so I can't seem to pull up all the links you posted, but looking at some of the stuff, I see you want to keep your budget under $100.

A couple of things to consider is....

- Price
- Cable management
- Size - Will it fit/work with the space you have setup for it?
- Styling - you have to look at the case.
- Fans - lack of fans can add to price if you need to add them/add more.
- Build/Finish - Is it cheap build/material?
- Cooling - a cramped case can get hot quick.
- Do you need a full/med/mini tower... which goes to....
- How many drives will it hold?
- And most importantly.... How long do you plan on keeping the case. This affects "price"

Just a few things to think about
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18 Oct 2010   #9
Kipper

 

If you like the looks and features of the HAF-X you might want to take a look at the AZZA Hurrican 2000, I have reviewed the HAF-X and doing the Hurrican right now and the new Antec DF-85 is sitting here in line as I type this.

AZZA Hurrican 2000

Antec DF-85
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18 Oct 2010   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'd like a full tower, but I want to replace the fans and add more, so a mid tower is more my budget. I keep a cool 15C core temp, 30C HDD and board temp right now, with my GC maxing at 38C. I have chosen fans I like (proper air flow to dBA rating for my taste)

I'll be running 3 HDD's, maybe four later if I pick up a SSD
2 DVD ROM drives
1 random 5.25" drive bay accessory

I'd love some integrated cable management, but it's not a necessity. I have been doing my own CM for years. I have a large CPU cooler, but its not tall. My new GPU is a MSI cyclone, and those are the only things other than drives and the power supply that I keep in the case

I plan on keeping the case for a few years, but probably not forever.
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