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    Red face 'Pretty' cases?

    So a mate of mine has asked me to build him a new pc, and has stipulated that he wants a really nice looking chassis to put his new system in.

    The issue is that, like me, he's not particularly fond of the current "square monolithic" style cases seem to all be going down, with harsh edges and hard lines (Yes im looking at you Corsair Obsidian ).

    Now IMO the two most beautiful cases ever made are the Lian Li v2000, and the silverstone TJ-07... and only the silverstone seems to still be in production. He offered to buy my own current v2000 off me, but I turned him down given that its now irreplaceable

    He does likes the looks of the TJ-07 - and Scan still sell both colours - but he is a little concerned about its use of 80mm rear fans - especially as he's planning on a gtx460 SLI setup, so cooling is something of a priority (but not the be all and end all if nothing better appears).

    So my question is, are the any 'pretty' cases in a similar vein to the v2000 / tj07 that I've overlooked for him that are still readily available to buy?
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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    I love the TJ-07... as far as pretty cases go, I've never seen anything to beat it.

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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    What about the Corsair 700D/800D cases?

    120/140mm fans are used in these to give good airflow and quieter cooling and I think they are quite nice in design

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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    He specifically mentioned the Corsair as being unpopular with his mate, think you might be onto a loser there Lee

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    Silverstone FT02? Lovely case to work with and cooling is definately top rate if your not heading for W/C

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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    How about a Media Case?

    Or a Thermaltake Soprano if you need a tower design? (not my type though)

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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    Also the original Fortress FT01, it's not a big as the TJ07 but a lot will come down to what you plan to put in it.
    Might be hard to find these days but you may be able to pick one up cheap.

    Coolermaster ATCS 840

    As a wild card the new NZXT Phantom

    However as WinDy now do world wide shipping they would be worth a look, although I don't know what the costs will be like
    http://en.www-online.jp/
    I just love the FX2000r4 in the black knight colour scheme

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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    this is gonna be cheap!!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_5518wt_932

    nice mini tj07

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    ATCS 840. Always wanted one
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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    I love my TJ07

    I have had it for a while, and I dont see me replacing it any time soon, I love the layout, and the looks!

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    Got a cooler master cosmos here. Visually I love it, though it's not perfect for things like cable management it's great for acoustics, ease of use etc..
    if you don't like the door there is the cosmos s.
    Surely you're best just browsing scan / ebuyer etc..., making a shortlist of cases you like the look of then asking on here if anything is bad about them (again, noise, cable management, card depth etc...)
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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    Silverstone FT02R-W, it's not cheap but it's lovely and looks like it'd be an awesome case to boot!

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=1194123
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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    Did you know that the Lian Li V series is being reintroduced? Release date 20th October, 2010. No prices yet as far as I'm aware.

    http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upl...020/flyer.html

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    Re: 'Pretty' cases?

    I've always liked Coolermaster cases, I held onto my ATCS 201 SXK for five years! I only have a laptop now, but if I were in the market for a desktop case I'd stick with Coolermaster, probably the RC-690.

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