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Old 03-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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So, the Cosmos 1000 wasn't a good case for me. Luckily I have a friend who is buying it off from me. I need to find a new case that

A) Is a full tower.
B) Has great cable management.
C) Is no more than $225.
D) I prefer something that looks like it holds a powerful build, but doesn't light up like a 4th of July fireworks show.

Please, absolutely no recommendations for the Antec 1200 or the Cooler Master Cosmos S.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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It's not exactly any holiday display but sees effective cooling for under $200! What would that be? Have a look at the Antec 1200. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043

Three front 120mm fans would see plenty of cooler air drawn in across drives and throughout the case there being a gaming style. The bays see pull out foreward drive cages 3 each that can also be turned around and used as three more 5 1/4" bays for cooling tanks for liquid cooling if used, audio control panels, etc..
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It's not exactly any holiday display but sees effective cooling for under $200! What would that be? Have a look at the Antec 1200. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043

Three front 120mm fans would see plenty of cooler air drawn in across drives and throughout the case there being a gaming style. The bays see pull out foreward drive cages 3 each that can also be turned around and used as three more 5 1/4" bays for cooling tanks for liquid cooling if used, audio control panels, etc..
I really like the Cosmos, it just doesn't work with my hardware. I'm going to start parting out my hardware I guess. I got a laptop and it's all I really use.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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I would have to see a link for the Cosmos since I usually look over a ton of cases like the NZXT model seen for quite a bit less at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146029

That's a plain look over the blue led lit Antec model. No thrills while that's also a great brand to consider. Those two were simply selected from 3 full pages of cases seen at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...819209&name=No

Another place to compare is seen at http://www.xoxide.com/full-tower-cases.html Which model Cosmos are you running there? http://www.coolermaster.com/products...&cateid=000018
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The Cosmos 1000
http://www.coolermaster.com/products...ate=17&id=2584

I'm just thinking about going for the Cosmos S. I'll just cut a few holes here and there. Plus, it will save me time because I won't have to paint the inside black anymore. I really haven't seen a case that made me go "ooh and ah" like the Cosmos did.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:59 PM   #6
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COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

One of the other Cooler Master full towers shows the unpainted there. But black or dark colors tends to hold heat while lighter colors tends to reflect heat by the same token.

The 1200 model linked earlier would see the extra cool room air drawn in to compensate for the painted interior once you get past the blue leds or replace those with the plain or multi color Antec 120s which simply amounts to seeing a slight rainbow coloring on the fan blades without the led lighting blasting out at you.
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Here ya go: GIGABYTE GZ-FA2CA-AJB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower - Big, light, plenty of cooling and well built.
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The HAF, Cosmos S and this Element S look nice. What do you guys think about the element?

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/ElementS/index.html
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Unfortunately it won't do much for me here while ThermalTake puts out some good products. For the next build here I will still be looking at a mid not full tower like the Antec 900-2 to replace the 900 in use now. They moved the ports and power, reset buttons forward on that one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129058

The Element S model you selected there is also a mid tower case seen for even less at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133077
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How bout this one?

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