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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Depends a bit on your needs... but I would say the Antec if you want a cool, overclocking friendly case... but if you want a silent case then there might be better ones...

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    If it were out of the three listed I'd go with the Coolermaster.

    However, I'd choose a completely different case if not restricted to the choices
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    Preferably black (black/silver), good cooling, quiet and maybe a side panel, but not too important, I just like the look of peoples rigs with all the expensive parts on show

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Antec/coolermaster is a pretty close battle. i would probs go the cooler master just cuz it looks nicer but IMO the P182 beats em both. Ok so you wont be able to see your fancy parts but its really nice to work with, extremely quiet and looks dead stylish

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Antec for efficient cooling.

    Coolermaster for sleek looks and most likely quieter.

    Aspire - imho i dont like the look of it

    Overall, it all depends on what your tastes are...bare in mind you will be living with the case for the life of teh pc...unless you decide to change later.

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    OK, thanks for you opinions!

    So, if I was to buy the Antec 900, and maybe buy alternative 120mm 'silent' fans for it, would it be as quiet as the Coolmaster CM-690?



    ok now Im liking the Coolmaster now that ive looked at it in detail... maybe it will help if I listed my system spec:

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Out of those three i would probably go for the Antec, maybe not , maybe i would go for the Coolermaster. It's a tough choice between those two but it is your choice.

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty_Bam View Post
    OK, thanks for you opinions!

    So, if I was to buy the Antec 900, and maybe buy alternative 120mm 'silent' fans for it, would it be as quiet as the Coolmaster CM-690?



    ok now Im liking the Coolmaster now that ive looked at it in detail... maybe it will help if I listed my system spec:

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    it would probs be about as queit as it anyway tbh. Both cases are fine for your spec.

    the decision really is, which one can you see on/under your desk?

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Also I would prefer the Coolermasters HDD bays compared with the Antecs and if you wanted a window there's a snazzy window panel available.
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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    The 900 will run cooler, and if you turn the fans down then it can be quieter too. The only thing is that you really need some filters for the 120mm fans, and a cover for the biggie if you turn the PC off.

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    OK I've read in a few places that the 900 tends to allow more dust in if you don't use filters..and as for the big, I think I may even find my dog in there one morning

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    I had an antec 900 for a few days . It's a dust magnet

    Have you looked at the akasa Mirage?

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    Re: In Your Opinion.. what's the better case?

    Quote Originally Posted by PC User View Post
    I had an antec 900 for a few days . It's a dust magnet

    Have you looked at the akasa Mirage?
    Have you tried dusting?

    On a more serious note, both the 900 and the 690 are good quality cases and will perform much on a par with each other in general terms. So the main question is do you like the look of the 900 more than the 690 and is it worth the extra money to you? If dust is a potential problem dust filters are not exactly an expensive thing to buy, just remember to factor them in if you think you require them.

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