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Windows 7: What Case

09 Jun 2010   #1
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 
What Case

Ok i need some help deciding between the antec 300 and thermaltake M9 case, both are priced about the same at my local computer store.

Can anyone recommend one over the other and why?

Thanks for any advice.


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09 Jun 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seems you could go either way and have a good looking pc.

My two cents: The Antec states that it has washable dust filters. Any dust filter is a plus.

The states that it has a glossy finish--fingerprint magnet!

My sources:
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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09 Jun 2010   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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09 Jun 2010   #4
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Reviews are the best things to read to get a general idea of how it will be. They'll point out the pros and cons of each case, so gives you a good idea of where you stand with them after reading.
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09 Jun 2010   #5
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I have read the reviews but was just wondering if anyone on here actually used any of these cases.
At the moment I am using the thermaltake V9 which is ok but feels a bit on the cheap side.

Thanks for the replies.
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09 Jun 2010   #6
Tang

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM
 
 

I've got an Antec 1200 and found that cleaning the filters is kind of a pain. In order to get to them, you have to un-thumbscrew the drive cage to pull the filter. Needless to say, I only have half the thumbscrews in these days ::Grin::
Other than that - the Antec is a GREAT breathing case
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09 Jun 2010   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have the Antec 300 Illusion. Great case, no cons for me. Great cooling, looks good (I prefer simple). Plenty of room. All I can say. A Guy
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09 Jun 2010   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Just built a new system for my brother and we used the NZXT Hades case. I liked it so much I order myself one tonight.

NZXT :: Unique. Unprecendented. Inspired - Hades Product Detail

Might be worth a look.

Jim
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10 Jun 2010   #9
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by twdawson View Post
I have read the reviews but was just wondering if anyone on here actually used any of these cases.
At the moment I am using the thermaltake V9 which is ok but feels a bit on the cheap side.

Thanks for the replies.
One of my mates has the Thermaltake M9 with the windowed side panel. Beautiful case provided you clean the dust out every three or four months (something he is yet to do...). Dust aside though the cooling is pretty damn good, I don't have numbers but it keeps his GTX 280 and Q9400 at comfortable temps.
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10 Jun 2010   #10
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I went for the thermaltake M9 after looking at both of them in the local computer shop and the build quality is much better than the V9 I was using.
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