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    View Poll Results: Choose a case

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    • CM 692

      5 33.33%
    • Enermax Fulmo

      1 6.67%
    • Carbide 500R Black

      4 26.67%
    • Carbide 500R White

      3 20.00%
    • NZXT 410 Gunmetal

      2 13.33%
    • NZXT 410 Black/Orange

      3 20.00%
    • NZXT 410 Black/White

      0 0%
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    Thread: Building a 5 year rig around 2600k. What case do you guys like better from the options

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    1. Member Power5's Avatar
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      04-25-2012 07:04 PM #1
      CM 692
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216


      Enermax Fulmo
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811124144


      Corsair 500R
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139009



      NZXT 410 Phantom
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146093





      I have a 2600k. I have a Asrock pro4 Z77. I have my old 4890 for now. I have a Corsair HX620. I will have 8gb high speed ram. I will have xspc rasa 750 rs240 water cooling kit. XSPC kit

      I like each case for different reasons. I think the 500R fits my hit list best but I do like the look of the 410. However it lacks one of my top hit list items of an external dock. I could add a bay I guess if it comes down to it but thats just more money and headache if anything goes wrong. Actually both my top choice are missing the external dock.
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      04-25-2012 07:31 PM #2
      I have the Corsair Obsidian 650D so I'm partial to the Corsairs you've posted. They're great cases.
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      04-25-2012 07:36 PM #3
      My stepson has the NZXT, it's really nice, but friggin huge.
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      04-25-2012 08:22 PM #4
      This is the 410 its not the full version. The water kit has a double 5.25 bay. So an optical would be the only other 5.25 possible. Though I do not use optical much anymore but its not as dead as the floppy/zip/tape yet. Problem is since neither the corsair or nzxt have an external dock slot I would need to add a swap bay. Or I could keep using my external dock on my desk when I needed it. Just hate pulling it out, plugging it in, and getting around to plug it into the computer. Dropping a drive in to a fixed kit is nice.
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      04-26-2012 06:29 AM #5
      that top-hot-swap feature is cool. It's up to you, i don't think any of those cases differ in quality, it's mostly features. If the swapping feature is what you want, go for the enermax.
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      04-26-2012 07:15 AM #6
      I like my case to have a flat top so I can put things on top of it...and looking at my case, I just noticed one of my kids put a DVD on top of the top exhaust fan Maybe that's not such a good idea. I have an Antec 900.
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      04-30-2012 07:12 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Loke View Post
      HP employee and a laptop guy. I haven't used any desktop cases in years so I can't recommend any specific models. Unless they've changed over the years, they're all great.
      What does working at HP have to do with this thread?

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      05-01-2012 05:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      What does working at HP have to do with this thread?
      I was asked if I recommended a specific Lian Li case. HP sells proprietary PCs in their own cases, not individual hardware. My last few PCs have been HP models. When you get something for free or cheap, you don't tend to buy expensive alternatives (like Lian Li).

      Why do people feel the need to call other people out on the Internet when they're only trying to help?

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      05-01-2012 08:47 PM #9
      I dont think he read the earlier posts. I completely understood your post though.

      I looked at a few Lian Li, so I looked at just about all Lian Li. They are just a bit too "sleek" for me. I want some design to my electronics not just a black box. Hell if they made beige you would think they sold old 386 machines but out of aluminum.
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      05-02-2012 11:37 AM #10
      Silverstone > Lian Li.

      Lian Li are like old MK3 VWs, the internals are structurally outdated. Silverstone are more like Audis, modern internals and great engineering.

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      05-03-2012 01:42 PM #11
      Got the case last night. Looks very nice. Very solid. Everything feels high quality. Installed MOBO, CPU, Ram. Going to install a HDD, optical and PSU tonight and get windows installed
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      05-04-2012 08:46 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      I dont think he read the earlier posts. I completely understood your post though.

      I looked at a few Lian Li, so I looked at just about all Lian Li. They are just a bit too "sleek" for me. I want some design to my electronics not just a black box. Hell if they made beige you would think they sold old 386 machines but out of aluminum.

      Only a few? There are hundreds of models, 30 just in the standard ATX size alone. Features and design? Now that I've looked at their current line up, Lian Li is still my favorite. I had a few 286, 386, and 486 PCs back in the day. This one isn't my style, but I never saw any back then that looked anything like this:
      http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=61&g=f

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      05-04-2012 08:59 PM #13
      Scan through these and tell me the major differences between the majority of them.

      http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...index=62&num=1
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      05-09-2012 01:55 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Loke View Post
      Only a few? There are hundreds of models, 30 just in the standard ATX size alone. Features and design? Now that I've looked at their current line up, Lian Li is still my favorite. I had a few 286, 386, and 486 PCs back in the day. This one isn't my style, but I never saw any back then that looked anything like this:
      http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=61&g=f
      Be careful on SOME Lian Li cases... they make an awesome looking modern/sleek style case however the ones with the backwards layout of PSU in front and the motherboard flipped to the opposite side absolutely suck as far as air flow goes.

      I just replaced my i7 920 w/ an i5 3570k. I did tests on both machines and with the front cover in place temps rise by at least 4-5C... There is a fan behind the front cover and on intake it totally reduces airflow and does similarly for exhausting if you use it in a different direction.

      The Lian Li's are generally very nice though. I have a PC-A05B and while it's a nice fit and finish the layout (reverse layout) is terrible.

      I do have my 3570k OC'd to 4.5ghz at around 1.24 core voltage. Temps are at 79C max (What a stock clocked 3570k will run on stock cooling (I have a Noctua HSF). All in a Lian-Li PC-A05B.

      Also, check out rocketfish cases at best buy... many of them are rebranded lian-li. I got a giant tower that could hold 12 3.5" HDDs for $50 when they were on sale (I bought 2). It was just a lian-li with a rocketfish sticker on the front and came w/ all the same hardware/screwdriver kit.
      Last edited by 1stRabbit; 05-09-2012 at 01:59 AM.

    15. 05-30-2012 09:33 AM #15
      After looking at the case, I really liked it, except for the side panel. I just wish it didn't have any cutouts and all red. Then after looking at the site, I see the PC-P80N which is the same exact case but black. I think this will be the case I get to replace the one I'm using for my unRaid server.......but I want red!


      http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=66&g=f



      Quote Originally Posted by Loke View Post
      Only a few? There are hundreds of models, 30 just in the standard ATX size alone. Features and design? Now that I've looked at their current line up, Lian Li is still my favorite. I had a few 286, 386, and 486 PCs back in the day. This one isn't my style, but I never saw any back then that looked anything like this:
      http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=61&g=f

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