April 4th, 2005, 02:12 AM
April 4th, 2005, 04:08 AM
I would definently recommend checking www.newegg.com the guys here at techzones put me onto it and its an awsome site.every and anything you need for very reasonable prices.
they have a ton of cases ranging anywhere from around $30 and up im sure you could find something to suit your needs
heres a few ive searched through that looks very nice for very low prices.
POWMAX Black/Silver Mid Tower ATX Case with 400W Power Supply, Side Window & handle, Model "CP0327PL-4" -RETAIL $34
Linkworld Black/Silver ATX Mid Tower Case, Model "3210-04-C2628" -RETAIL $34
Broadway Com Black ATX Mid Tower Case With 450W PSU, Model "204-4HA-BK" -RETAIL $37
AsiaPro ASYS Blue/White ATX Mid Tower Case With 450W PSU & Handle, Model "H7650W BLU/SLV" -RETAIL $38
Hope that helps ya out.good luck
April 4th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Whatever case you get, go for the toolless design. You need no tools to install the drives. Makes it simple. Opening the case is usually just a stap of a few simple levers.
I'd recommend any case from Coolermaster. Of the cases I've seen, they are some of the better built for the price that you pay.
That drive seems to be a nice one, supports dual Power Supplies, is ATX and the newer BTX compatible. And has plenty of room for expansion.
April 4th, 2005, 05:44 AM
Tools? Isn't it just a screwdriver?
April 4th, 2005, 06:02 AM
Yeah but you have to put up to 4 screws per drive... and it saves time. Slide drive in, flip lever. Finished. Plus the case access is screwless as well. And if you slip while tightening, you could do damage to surround components??
Originally Posted by lynchknot
I'd much prefer a toolless case design to one that requires tools. And then there is sorting out the thred types of the screws, the proper size, and so on... too much to deal with.
April 4th, 2005, 06:12 AM
Well my case came with two different thread pitches/one size - and doesn't require enough torque to slip. I guess you can if you use the wrong size screwdriver. It was a little time consuming (could have used a power screwdriver though) with all the screws but was fun nevertheless for my first home built. My old case had press on plastic fasteners for the MB - I did not like that at all.
April 4th, 2005, 06:21 AM
The Beast Master
Raid Max has some good cases as well....the one that I used for my new system has six fans total, with one directly over the graphics card....keeping your system cool with the least amount of effort....also comes with a 450 watt power supply(standard)...no tools required except for your MB installation.
April 4th, 2005, 06:28 AM
If price were no object then I would love one of these or any of these: http://www.sundialmicro.com/Lian-Li-...ases_1703.html
Last edited by lynchknot; April 4th, 2005 at 06:33 AM.
April 4th, 2005, 07:36 AM
April 9th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Many many thanks!!!! to all for your suggestions! We've taken a look around at all the links and we LOVE LOVE LOVE Boog's suggestion, the Coolermaster CM Stacker STC-T01! Its just what we need for space and cooling! Not to mention the "tool less" part of it, hubby will love that!
Its gonna look sweeeeeeet on my desk!
April 11th, 2005, 02:01 AM
thats a great case sharon, hope you get it
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April 11th, 2005, 06:32 AM
The Beast Master
Ditto on that one sharon....awesome....u go girl.
Originally Posted by cash_site