October 10th, 2002, 10:58 PM
Case for computer i'm building
What is a good case I should get for a amd system with a MSI Kt3 Ultra motherboard?
October 13th, 2002, 05:54 AM
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.
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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
October 13th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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.
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October 13th, 2002, 10:19 AM
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
October 13th, 2002, 11:29 AM
Heya... Just gonna move this over to Cases, Cooling, and Overclocking.
October 14th, 2002, 03:05 AM
The Antec brand and its variants (Chenming, Chieftec, Enermax, Thermaltake...) has received good feedbacks from members here.
For a link, click HERE.
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October 14th, 2002, 05:12 AM
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
ATI Radeon 8500LE 128
16X Pioneer DVD (slot)
12x10x32 CD-RW Plextor
512MB PC2700 Samsung DDR SDRAM
Windows XP Pro
October 16th, 2002, 06:51 AM
ANTEC gets my vote
try the 1040B (black)
keep howlin' at the moon
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3DMark 2001 score is 300 points worse than with my Athlon XP1700+ (9054 vs.9354 @290/290MHz + FSB 142MHz
October 16th, 2002, 06:51 PM
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.
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