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    ...to another case, a righteous case.

    I have to do away with the current one, (Coolermaster Ammo).
    It sux bawls, it's ugly, it's flimsy, it's too fucking loud.
    Got it because it offered great airflow at a really cheap price,
    but, alas, you get what you pay for.

    So, here's what I'm currently eye-balling:

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...emno=A1306810#
    The Stacker, enough said.
    This model in particular, because it has the dual 120mm rear fans.

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...emno=A1307023#
    Antec P180. My other Antec (CS600 SOHO) is rock solid....I'm a believer.

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...emno=A1308008#
    Silverstone. Pre-fabbed for redundant PSU installation. Buttloads of cooling.
    This one has produced both a stirring in my loins, and a scream of protest from my wallet.
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    The TJ-07 would be an excellent option if you plan on watercooling.
    The lower compartment can easily accomodate a 120.3 rad and the sidepanels are conveniently vented.
    It is a bit pricey though.

    The Stacker is my choice for an all around platform but not the 810...I much prefer the original STC-t01 with the upper PSU mount (makes wire management/concealment much easier).
    Extra 120mm exhaust fans don't impress me much, so that feature on the 810 doesn't trump the dual PSU mounts of the t01, IMO.

    No experience with the Antecs although I've heard of quality control issues and extreme wire management hassles in the P-160's. Maybe that has been addressed with the new version.

    In general, I tend to shy away from "compartmented" cases simply because of how much they limit install options.
    I suppose it depends on what you plan on stuffing into it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    The TJ-07 would be an excellent option......It is a bit pricey though.
    A bit pricey? Sheesh, I'm currently looking for my hacksaw...
    to give them the arm & leg they're asking for it.

    I really like that case, think that might be the one.
    (I may take another look at the Stacker, after reading your reply,
    but I may just have to splurge on the Silverstone.)

    Need to see if PC Club can order the black one, though.
    I went to Silverstone's site and took a look at it,
    I think I like it better than the silver.

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-tj07.htm

    -edit- damn I have poor observational skills....the black Silverstone is listed in PC Club's site...
    Last edited by fkdup74; 03-03-2006 at 05:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...emno=A1307023#
    Antec P180. My other Antec (CS600 SOHO) is rock solid....I'm a believer.
    A friend of mine has one of these. seems to be an excellent case, other than the fact that it looks like a refidgerator.
    Plan for the worst, hope for the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempestv
    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...emno=A1307023#
    Antec P180. My other Antec (CS600 SOHO) is rock solid....I'm a believer.
    A friend of mine has one of these. seems to be an excellent case, other than the fact that it looks like a refidgerator.
    Hey, I like the plain styling.
    You probably noticed that none of the cases I linked to are very "complicated" in appearance....
    Thing is with that case though, it looks like the only practical cooling option for the HDDs is intake fans.
    (doesn't appear to be enough venting to run the fans as exhaust)
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
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    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    meh. guess it will be the Silverstone.
    I saw a Stacker 810 for a fair price ($165),
    but clocker soured me on that idea...thanks bud....

    actually, I almost got it, then started thinking....
    about how getting the Stacker meant not getting the Silverstone,
    and that kinda killed it right there

    -edit- of course, I could get the Stacker now, and in a couple of weeks get the Silverstone...
    Last edited by fkdup74; 03-04-2006 at 12:06 AM.
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    -edit- of course, I could get the Stacker now, and in a couple of weeks get the Silverstone...
    If you want to get rid of the Stacker in a few weeks, let me know.
    I'd kinda like a black one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    -edit- of course, I could get the Stacker now, and in a couple of weeks get the Silverstone...
    If you want to get rid of the Stacker in a few weeks, let me know.
    I'd kinda like a black one.
    I thought you had a black one....

    must be some other clocker/sprocket's biaatch

    but yeah, if you're serious, if I decide to let it go, you get first dibs
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    I dont know anything about cases but I would probbly go with the Silverstone. I like the exterior look of it and the inside is nicely layed out.

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    The coolest thing about the TJ07 is the way it's built.
    The top, front and bottom are all one piece of molded alloy bent in automotive style presses.
    SS also claims to have used screws instead of rivets in assembly, so removing interior panels (which I would almost certainly do) should be a snap.
    It appears that the mobo tray could be flipped to BTX config with little trauma (again, something I would at least attempt).

    Man, I hope you get it...I'd dearly love to hear some first hand impressions of this beast.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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