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    What is a cool looking aluminum case with a side window and a top window on it? Not too expansive.

    And also what is the best mobo that will support AMD 2000+-2200+ XP?

    If you can provide links to the case I would appreciate it very much.

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    I am aware of cases that have a side window but I can't say that I know any that have them on the side and the top.

    You can get a full plexiglass case but they cost a bit.

    Other than that, do a search for Lian-Li cases on www.google.com and that should give you a good number of hits.
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    NewEgg has a selection of mod'd cases. They have this one listed as aluminum. I did not know they had an aluminum knock-off of the Antec 1030 case, but I guess they do now. $129 for a custome paint, window, aluminum, and window. WOW!!! They have it in Blue, Black, and Yellow too.





    CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Aluminum Workstation Tower with Plastic Front Cover) Green w/acrylic window Color; 420 watts AMD Approved Power Supply Front Accessible: 4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5", Internal: 4 x 3.5". Power Supply: Turbo Link (P4) 420 watts ATX 12V- w/ 2 Case Fans Compare to Antec SX1040 and Save Weights Only 18LBs!

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...log=304&DEPA=1

    This is likely the cosest you will get:



    Kingwin All Aluminum 13-Bay Mid tower Premoded case KT-436 Silver with 3 windows (Left, Right, and Top) and Clear Acrylic Panel Specifications:
    3 Clear Windows (Left, Right and Top)
    Dimensions: 500 mm x 210 mm x 460 mm
    Drive Bays 4 x 5.25" - 3x 3.5" - 6 x 3.5" (Hidden)
    Material: Aluminum Alloy
    4 x 80mm Ball Bearing Case Fans
    4 Front USB Ports 2 for front USB 2 for rear
    Speaker/Mic/Firewire ports as well in front
    Slide Out Mother Board Plate for easy instalation No Power Supply

    It is a bit pricier at $165 from NewEgg also and it does not include a PS. They too have it in Blue and Black with gold trim.



    Lian-Li PC-65 USB-B, 12-Bay, Aluminum Cases, ( with Transparent side cover & 1 Fan on the Top for extra cooling ). Color: Silver. MID ATX Tower with 4 80mm fans. 4 USB(1.1) ports at the front. Size: 490(L)x210(W)x450(H)mm Total 12 device bays: four 5.25, three3.5 and 5 hidden. Pentium 4 compatible. Power Supply Sold Separately

    Again pretty pricy at $175 with no PS.

    The Kingwin fits the bill better, but I think the Chieftec is much better looking case and a MUCH better deal and it comes with a power supply to boot.
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    Oh and if you did not notice the Kingwin has three windows; Top, Left and Right. Pretty unusual, but I guess it looks OK.

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    Found some more here:

    http://www.directron.com/premodded.html

    Directron SF-201T-Blue aluminum $169


    Directron SF201T series of aluminum computer tower case $169


    Lian Li PC65-USB Elegant All-Aluminum Mid-tower Case $176


    Lian-Li full-tower ATX all-aluminum case $249


    Directron ATX228AW aluminum mid-tower case $170 (w/ PS)


    ATX288USB All Aluminum Mid-Tower case $156 (w/ PS)


    These are all aluminum case and most have no power supplies. They are a bit pricy, but most aluminum cases are. I think only the top two have top windows.

    I also found a 996SE PreMod1 for $89 with no PS:



    http://www.bestbyte.net/Category.cfm...ID=30&Keyword=

    They have a few other cases too, but they are along the same lines, just differant cooling or sizes.
    Last edited by Todd a; July 11th, 2002 at 09:55 AM.
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    I also found another of the ones up above. It's called a SkyHawk A288C RaidMax. It comes with no PS and they charge about $17 for shipping, but they only want $65 for this.





    http://www.savingxoom.com/228caswitcro.html

    They do have some genaric PS to through in if you are interested. A 425w for about $20 extra. It has a combined 3.3 a 5v of 210w. I think most Athlons only need about 150 or so.
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