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DeSade
08-02-2010, 10:30 AM
I have done a search but nothing specific comes up, might be something buried in the other threads but its not apparent.

Can you please post your recommendations for a nice computer case.

Ideally it should have

very good venting/air flow
swing out drive bays
hinged side
screwless would be great but only if its still secure (not sure I trust screwless)
Lots of room so mid tower is a minimum, full tower is probably too big.
lots of fan space
easy-mount motherboard
cable management

Cheers

Speedy Gonzales
08-02-2010, 10:35 AM
Youre right there. These are MEANT to be screwless. BUT, the card reader on this, will fall out (inside the case), if you dont screw it in

Sweep
08-02-2010, 10:41 AM
My pick:-

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=378312

It would help if you have a price you want to pay though.

DeSade
08-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Less than $500

DeSade
08-02-2010, 12:32 PM
My pick:-

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=378312

It would help if you have a price you want to pay though.

Thats a monster of a case.

Can you vouch for the screwless'ness of the case?
Its pretty hard to find cases like this on display to go and look at for myself.

SolMiester
08-02-2010, 12:36 PM
This is my pick of the best of the best....

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=383165

Brooko
08-02-2010, 12:41 PM
One of the better cases around for the price ATM:

LIAN-LI LANCOOL DRAGONLORD PC-K62B BLACK INTERIOR W/WINDOW (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=10170)

$199 incl GST and delivery - Computer Lounge

DeSade
08-02-2010, 12:42 PM
This is my pick of the best of the best....

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=383165

I like it no doubt there but $600 is a big bite of the bank account, true it is only $100 above my "max" so not discounting it.

Sweep
08-02-2010, 12:48 PM
Thats a monster of a case.

Can you vouch for the screwless'ness of the case?
Its pretty hard to find cases like this on display to go and look at for myself.

Well I have never had any problems with the few Lian Li case units I have put together.

SolMiester
08-02-2010, 01:22 PM
I like it no doubt there but $600 is a big bite of the bank account, true it is only $100 above my "max" so not discounting it.

This case will outlast several builds. My own case is on its 3rd..I know $600 is alot, quality isnt cheap though, did you check out the cable magement?

DeSade
08-02-2010, 06:16 PM
I like it SolMiester, its a very nice case but I just can't see myself dropping $600 on a case.

LIAN-LI LANCOOL DRAGONLORD PC-K62B BLACK INTERIOR W/WINDOW

This one is in the lead so far.

qazwsxokmijn
08-02-2010, 06:43 PM
I've got two Silverstone TJ09s for 180 each if you're keen?

DeSade
08-02-2010, 08:37 PM
I've got two Silverstone TJ09s for 180 each if you're keen?

Condition?

qazwsxokmijn
08-02-2010, 09:41 PM
The silver you can see here:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/forum/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=1814

it's in good condition.

The black one:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=265376635

Of course, with the modded-on rad, it should be more expensive but what the hell.....$180 each. Good cond. Hope you're in Auckland if you want them!

DeSade
08-02-2010, 09:53 PM
I am in Christchurch.
Not really interested in going for a water-cooled option this time around.
Thanks for the offer thou

stormdragon
09-02-2010, 09:24 AM
SolMiester's case for $500 from PlayTech (http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=/ID=6544/SID=1051025654/productdetails.html)

Battleneter2
09-02-2010, 01:01 PM
One of the better cases around for the price ATM:

LIAN-LI LANCOOL DRAGONLORD PC-K62B BLACK INTERIOR W/WINDOW (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=10170)

$199 incl GST and delivery - Computer Lounge

Yea I used the K62 in my current rig, nice to build in not the prettiest case but the cooling is good, very good value.

DeSade
09-02-2010, 06:33 PM
Looked alright in the pictures, what is not good about its appearance?

DeSade
10-02-2010, 08:39 PM
Decided to go with Sol's case.
Thanks for the input everyone.