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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2002

    Case for computer i'm building

    What is a good case I should get for a amd system with a MSI Kt3 Ultra motherboard?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    My vote is for either the PC60 or PC70 cases from Lian Li. Build quality is superb and the PC70 case I use easily swallows 5 SCSI drives and 3 SCSI CD-ROMs. It depends on how much expansion you plan to do, though.

    The only real complaint I have is I wish they'd have used coarse threads on the thumbscrews, instead of fine threads with an aluminum case.

    My $0.02...
    P4 2.5 Engineering Sample C1 stepping on Asus P4B266 w/512 MB PC2700
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro w/Sony E500
    Adaptec 19160 SCSI w/Seagate X15, 2xQuantum Atlas 10kII 73.4GB, 2xSeagate 73LP 73.4GB
    Pioneer 305S slot load DVD (SCSI), Plextor 40TSi (SCSI), Yamaha 2200S 20x burner (SCSI)
    SB Live Platinum 5.1 w/Yamaha TSS1
    Lian Li PC70 w/Enermax 531W p/s

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Nottingham Uni, England
    deppends what you're looking for and how much you have to spend really:

    The Lian Li cases are nice and made of Alu so they're light and cool.

    The Coolermaster ones look Sweeeet but are expencive

    If you're on a budget and don't care about the looks too much, the Globalwin 802 is for you.
    AHHH, I think my computer's got a Virus!

    Oh no, that's Windows XP

    Chimaera: Twin Athlon MP 1900+ @ 1824Mhz, GeForce 3 TI500, 512Megs Crucial RegECC, 100GB Total HDD, SuSE Linux 7.3 + Windoze XP Pro

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    I have the Lian Li PC68

    It's a really nice case with lots of room, great cooling, a filter to keep out the dust bunnies, and adjustable case fans.

    However, it wasn't cheap. And Lian Li cases do not include a power supply (not necessarily a bad thing....but adds to the price tag when you add a nice PS).

    Good price/performance is available with Antec cases. They look cool (Alienware use Antec cases) and many include good power supplies.
    now that my specs are respectable, I might as well list them again:

    2500+ Barton @ 2346mhz, Swiftech MC462a/80mm Sanyo Denki fan
    Abit NF7-S v 2.0
    2x256 Ocz PC3500 DDR
    128 mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Lian-Li PC-68 case
    Enermax 431 watt PS
    blah blah blah
    blah blah blah

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Heya... Just gonna move this over to Cases, Cooling, and Overclocking.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    The Antec brand and its variants (Chenming, Chieftec, Enermax, Thermaltake...) has received good feedbacks from members here.
    For a link, click HERE.
    "I know nothing."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    San Diego, CA
    I liked the Antec Cases...
    But if you are going to get a case get something decent the first time... SO you don't end up wasting money...
    ASUS A7V333 ATHLON XP 1800+ @ 1533
    VOLCANO 7+
    ATI Radeon 8500LE 128
    16X Pioneer DVD (slot)
    12x10x32 CD-RW Plextor
    512MB PC2700 Samsung DDR SDRAM
    SBLive! Value
    Windows XP Pro

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    The Tundra Plains
    ANTEC gets my vote

    try the 1040B (black)
    keep howlin' at the moon

    P4 2.6C/ Gigabyte GA-8KNXP/ 512MB DDR400 Kingston PC3200 CL3/ 2 x Maxtor 60GB 7,200 ATA133/ ATi Radeon 8500 64MB Retail/ LG CD-R 24x-10x-40x / LG CD ROM 52x/ Chieftec Case + window/ Enermax 431 watt PSU/ Viewsonic G790 19"/ Windows 98 SE
    3DMark 2001 score is 300 points worse than with my Athlon XP1700+ (9054 vs.9354 @290/290MHz + FSB 142MHz

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
    Actually Antec has put out some new cases this year in their Performance series (ie. 630, 830, 1030, and 1240) including a Pluss and II model. These add front USB and FireWire and one adds a fan on the side. They also added a new color (to their Black and Beige) AMG (Antec Metalic Grey). Some of the closes of the Antec 1030 from Cheiftec. This is a good example:

    It comes with a 400w AMD approved power supply and two case fans (with room for two more) for $79. Add a nice blue cold cathode light:

    For $15. That would be about $115 shipped.
    AMD Phenom II x4 945 3Ghz | ASUS M4A77TD | 2X WD 1TB SATA 2 hard drive | 2x2GB Corsair XMS3 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS | ATI TV Wonder Theater Pro 550 | Antec P-160 case | Antec 650w Earth Watts | LG Blu-ray Super Drive | LG DVD RW | Windows 7 Pro

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