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    Good Case

    Hey all, I currently have a Shuttle Sn95g5 but it's small form is starting to bother me, wanting to back into some customization I'd like a reccomendation on a good case. I had a lian-li pc65b and loved it. Im looking for a new case preferably black with a window and around 100 dollars maybe 120. I like the Chenbro Gaming Bomb II but 200 bucks is too much to spend on a case. Thanks in advance.

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    The lian lis have a very nice understated look.

    You shouldn't want the case so scream "Look at my front" you want a window with lights in it to contrast the panel and say look at my lovely internals.
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    If I was going to get the Kingwin then Id probably just get a lian-li, 2 problems with the lian-li is that there's no front firewire ports, and that the back has no 120mm fan, stuck with 80mm

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    Just as a joke this, but that has firewire ;p

    http://www.lian-li.com/Product/OA/OA_F1.htm

    On a more serious note,

    The PC-777 Memorial case (AKA THE Shell) has firewire and 120mm fans.

    So does the PC-1000 series of cases, they actually have 3x120mm fans and firewire.

    With the PC-1000 series a nice cold cathode or a few LEDS at the front inside will illuminate the whole of the front panel really nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theokandroid
    If I was going to get the Kingwin then Id probably just get a lian-li, 2 problems with the lian-li is that there's no front firewire ports, and that the back has no 120mm fan, stuck with 80mm
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    Most lian-li cases use those annoying snap in standoffs. It's hell if you switch motherboards often. Some of the newer ones use the far superior screw in stand-offs.

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    I find that a large case is better for modding, becuase theres more room to hide cables and put lights etc. Especially if you want a water cooling kit too.

    I have a Lian-Li PC71 in black. It doesnt have a window, and was around £130. I cut my own window in it and sprayed the inside black. Great case, lightweight.

    Apart from the 'anoying standoffs' mentioned earlier with Lian-Li cases, its wicked.
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    I got my PC-65 today, love it, amazing quality of build and finish.

    The Akaska Eclipse you might want to look at, but it has some tacky plastic bits, like the door i think, and i would expect to be a little disapointed by the quality going from a Lian Li case.

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    There is no door on the akasa eclipse. The plastics are of very high quality and tbh don't look outof place imho.

    I find it easier to work on than the pc-6x series of cases and it cools better whilst being quieter
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