Jump to content
Cogency

Computer Cases.

Recommended Posts

Gonna dump stuff that I find about them in here. Feel free to chat along.

 

 

Corsair's new 450D looks like an excellent case if you are in the market for one. Price seems solid also.

 

 

[H] review;  http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/07/16/corsair_obsidian_series_450d_midtower_pc_case_review/1#.U8bqX_mSx8E

 

obsidian-450d-1-1280x1024.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Phantek's Enthoo Primo is fantastic if you're wanting a full tower with loads of air/water cooling potential. I love mine.

http://www.phanteks.com/enthoo-primo.html

 

Budget friendly and slightly smaller Enthoo Pro and Enthoo Luxe too:

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Pro.html

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Luxe.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why do you all like lame cases with side windows? It's like driving a car around with a see through bonnet.

 

I have a... http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-163-AN&groupid=2362&catid=160 - much less retarded :D

I have that case (The P183) and I love it. But it is old and does not handle performance parts very well. The Enthoo Primo has a similarly clean design and the sidewindow can be replaced or easily drilled into to attach side fans. Making a hole in the p183 sidepanel was a nightmare :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont like sidewindows either, but sometimes you dont have the option. (And most of the time the reviews/press pics are with window to show the option)

Doesnt matter for me tho, because you cant see either side anyway in my desk setup.

 

I have the P182 btw prequel to that P183, with the clean front and not those retarded holes. :P

 

EHEHE

Edited by Cogency

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im very happy with the case i got, the Corsair Carbide 540 one.

 

Airflow is awesome and just like the enthoo primo you get a really clean build since psu and all cables and shit go behind the mobo.

 

And its pretty cheap.

 

carbide-air-540-5-1280x1024.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah actually mines the 182 rather than the 183... Have had it for years. I did struggle a little with space for the larger gfx cards but just removing the middle harddrive bay worked for me. They should just make cases with solid/windowed options (or maybe they do already?).

 

That corsair one looks quite cool - but guess it takes up more floor/desk space being square like that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does, its about the same width as two normal cases, or maybe 1.5 fatty gamercase, so if space is an issue its no good hehe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Enthoo Primo comes in white!

 

I NEED ONE!

White... really? I have lost all respect for you............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the Corsair Obsidian Series 550D a little while ago. It is one awesome case! Magnetic dustfilters. Noise dampening foam. Elegant front. Easy click locks for sides and top/side panels. If it could do my dishes I would marry it!corsair550d-3b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gonna dump stuff that I find about them in here. Feel free to chat along.

Corsair's new 450D looks like an excellent case if you are in the market for one. Price seems solid also.

[H] review;  http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/07/16/corsair_obsidian_series_450d_midtower_pc_case_review/1#.U8bqX_mSx8E

I have the 'same one' but without the window called the 300R

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6055/corsair-carbide-300r-case-review-corsair-for-the-masses

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this is the one i want to buy 

Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green
 
corsair_vengeance_c70_semitorre_atx_verd
 
B)  B)  B)  B)  B)  B)

Edited by Meilink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why is the case important?. Should a computer not be as invisible as possible in the modern world?

Just my thoughts. That's why I took a basic looking case without a window or neon fans etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And that is exactly why the case is incredibly important. Especially with a computer that packs a little punch.

Edited by Cogency

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only things i really think about is how easy it is to build in, how clean the build will be and how good airflow it might have. Outside looks dont matter much, but ofc its a plus if it doesnt look like a giant turd..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why is the case important?. Should a computer not be as invisible as possible in the modern world?

It's simple enough, you can't have an invisible gaming box yet so in the meantime you need a decent case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The missus needed a new PC, so I shopped around for something that she would A: like the look of and B: had good removable dust filters.

 

The result is the NZXT H440 in white, and I have to say I'm jealous, it's really well thought and and put together

 

H440_White_Main_24x32in.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All these cases are just... boxes... Recently a friend of mine which pretty much has no clue about pc's asked me to put one together for him. Not a single pc case he saw he liked, the ones he did like were personal mod projects which turned out awesome, and we'd never be able to get the same results

 

It's actually kinda sad that there seems to be no market for pc cases that can become center pieces or conversation starters for a room such as:

 

7UOpgHY.jpg

 

http://www.geekcivilization.com/stargate-pc-case-mod/

 

 

Or who doesn't like R2D2?

 

pkyDtiB.jpg

 

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/23/r2d2-casemod-is-affordable-convincing-evidence-of-our-continued/

 

 

This one just makes me think one thing: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! This one really is worth looking at, the work the dude put into it, it's pretty epic imo.

 

HTrPQs4.jpg

 

http://englishrussia.com/2009/04/08/russian-wall-e-case-mod/

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem with case mods like those is either going to be cost, or having access to someone who has the skill to make one. Which is essentially the same problem because if you don't have a personal friendship with the latter, then the former will be the barrier.

 

In that case I'll take a well designed case like the one I bought for the missus (which I'm jealous of if you didn't notice already).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats the one I bought the Missus Cog.

 

Quiet, lots of options for routing cables, mounting for SSD's, seperate compartment for the PSU, dust filters front and bottom (PSU mounted fan down), front are magnetic.

Top of the case is designed for mounting liquid cooling radiators too.

 

Best case I've ever bought, might have to get one for myself

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...