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    Question Case suggestions appreciated

    Hey folks I have been thinking about replacing my case with a Full Tower or a large Mid Tower.

    I would like it to have at least 5 5.25 bays and room to hold at least 6 3.5 HD's. I want it to be a plain jane case preferrably squared off no round panels or corners. Flat on the top. Black in color preffered. A removable Mother board tray would be nice. Top or bottom PSU mounting does not matter.
    One biggy I would ike is a large as possible clear side panel with NO design or fan.

    I just looked at all the Thermaltake cases on Newegg.ca and they only carry 3 of which none matched my want list. On Newegg.com they have about 34 thermaltake cases of which none matched my wants list?

    I also like most people do not want to spend much if not needed. I am going to look at the Antec cases next to see what I can come up with.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    what's your budget and any plan to do watercooling setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
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    it's a big fat case but it's not his taste. He wants a square plain jane case and affordable.

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    Lancool DragonLord K62.

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    I don't think it's big enough for him. He's might doesn't like the shape of the window, not enough HDD bay and fixed mobo tray.

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    My latest build is in an Antec Nine Hundred. Great case. Is large enough for all the hardware, but not too big to take to LAN parties. Is very solid and has plenty of options for modding. Antec have a few options these days that look great for large builds. The PC-K62 is a pretty sweet looking case also.
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    You might wanna take a look at the Cooler Master ATCS 840. It's a big case, six 3,5" drive bays and 5,25" bays, removable motherboard tray with ball bearing, plenty of room and great airflow. I switched from a Lian Li mid-tower case to the 840, and I haven't regretted it for one moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hams View Post
    I also like most people do not want to spend much if not needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kibondo View Post
    You might wanna take a look at the Cooler Master ATCS 840. It's a big case, six 3,5" drive bays and 5,25" bays, removable motherboard tray with ball bearing, plenty of room and great airflow. I switched from a Lian Li mid-tower case to the 840, and I haven't regretted it for one moment.
    ahhh....good choice but we still have to wait to hear from 4hams about his budget?
    840 cost closely to $220CND, the K62 is about $130CND. It's not bad price to get all the features like Lian Li case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    what's your budget and any plan to do watercooling setup?
    Water cooling will probably be soethingto tryout down the road!

    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
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    This is a very nice case. has the 5.25 drive bays I want and the 3.5! Does not have a clear sidepanel although it is mesh to allow for lighting to show through and the side fan could be removed? It is ready for water cooling if I decide to go that route later! Not as squared off as I would like but it is growing on me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Lancool DragonLord K62.
    This case is very nice looking with a great feature set! but it does not have the 3.5 disk space I would like. or the removable Motherboard tray.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    I don't think it's big enough for him. He's might doesn't like the shape of the window, not enough HDD bay and fixed mobo tray.
    You hit the nail on the head.


    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and keep them coming. I will probably not invest in a case till January but i am an impulse buyer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kibondo View Post
    You might wanna take a look at the Cooler Master ATCS 840. It's a big case, six 3,5" drive bays and 5,25" bays, removable motherboard tray with ball bearing, plenty of room and great airflow. I switched from a Lian Li mid-tower case to the 840, and I haven't regretted it for one moment.
    This is a nice case also andhas all the space I would like but does not have a clear side panel.

    @ $200.00 U.S. it is a little more than I want to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyx_The_Mage View Post
    My latest build is in an Antec Nine Hundred. Great case. Is large enough for all the hardware, but not too big to take to LAN parties. Is very solid and has plenty of options for modding. Antec have a few options these days that look great for large builds. The PC-K62 is a pretty sweet looking case also.
    The Antec 900 is another nice case but has a weird shaped side panel and only has 3 5.25 bays. But the price is right at $149.99 Canadian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    ahhh....good choice but we still have to wait to hear from 4hams about his budget?
    840 cost closely to $220CND, the K62 is about $130CND. It's not bad price to get all the features like Lian Li case.
    As for the budget I would like to stay around $150.00 Canadian if possible? Does the K62 have a removable Motherboard tray. Could not find any mention of it on the website?

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    Keep the suggestions coming folks as I have a few more months before I plan to purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hams View Post
    As for the budget I would like to stay around $150.00 Canadian if possible? Does the K62 have a removable Motherboard tray. Could not find any mention of it on the website?
    No mobo tray removable.....click here to watch the review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4XCT...layer_embedded


    Alrighty then, budget is under $150CDN.
    Here is my suggestion case.....CoolerMaster CM690 Midtower http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...roduct_id=2710. It has all the features close enought to what you are looking for; 5x5.25" and 5x3.5" bays, flat top and square enough for you too, tool less case and it's cost ony $82CDN http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=COOLERMASTER

    Two draws back are; one no window. Hey you can mod this by yourself, go to HomeDepot get a piece of arcylic for under $30CDN, 12"x24" pc. You can have two windows out of this sheet, one extra for backup just incase you screwed up the first one.

    Second, no internal watercooling friendly setup.

    Hey you can't ask too much from a $82 case. So overall with window mod will cost you under $150CDN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    No mobo tray removable.....click here to watch the review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4XCT...layer_embedded


    Alrighty then, budget is under $150CDN.
    Here is my suggestion case.....CoolerMaster CM690 Midtower http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...roduct_id=2710. It has all the features close enought to what you are looking for; 5x5.25" and 5x3.5" bays, flat top and square enough for you too, tool less case and it's cost ony $82CDN http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=COOLERMASTER

    Two draws back are; one no window. Hey you can mod this by yourself, go to HomeDepot get a piece of arcylic for under $30CDN, 12"x24" pc. You can have two windows out of this sheet, one extra for backup just incase you screwed up the first one.

    Second, no internal watercooling friendly setup.

    Hey you can't ask too much from a $82 case. So overall with window mod will cost you under $150CDN.
    Yes I should be able to Mod the side panel. It can fit hard drives and optical drives I want. But then I could also stick with the case I have and do the same mod to it?

    Oh decisions, decisions... LOL

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    How about Ultra M923?
    10x5.25" and 7x3.5" bays, it's on sale right now at http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...620&CatId=1510 for $135CDN from $210 but still no window panel through.

    Check it out.

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