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Cases and your thoughts on them

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http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.a ... =1852#Tab0

HI peeps as the subject sais. I am looking at the case in the link. It has no side panels weighs a shade over 8Kg. Has lots of airflow. But how will it mod. I think the case is rather stylish and could work gr8 for a decent mod.
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Re: Won't this case be nice for modding :?:

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erm ... i doubt you'll find many modders on here who would even consider promoting anything with the dreaded tt logo on it (and for good reason too!). samaya, perhaps, but i reckon i can predict djv's answer to this ...
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Stuart, care to elaborate. What is the problem?
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I like the case, and modding it should be fun

Ps stuart why so neg about tt?
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Because thermaltake is the epitome of bull crap.

The case looks really good IMO, but it's thermaltake, and that alone is enough for me to avoid it.
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Raud, Tt CPU coolers and PSUs have been a bit dodgy, and now "they" have the notion that ALL Tt products are carp. You should give "they" a :smack: and get the product you want. Read some reviews and if they are favourable, buy it.

I don't see why you say it has no side panels though...
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UrBaN wrote:Raud, Tt CPU coolers and PSUs have been a bit dodgy, and now "they" have the notion that ALL Tt products are carp. You should give "they" a :smack: and get the product you want. Read some reviews and if they are favourable, buy it.
Thanks. I actually wanted to go for the Speedo case. It looks brilliant and from what i have read it is very durable and not too heavy for its size. Only downside is the price tag.
UrBaN wrote: I don't see why you say it has no side panels though...
:oops: Meant to say it has no plexi side panels that you can see through.
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Nice case... But isn't it already modded?

Price tag (in SA after shipping)? Can I use it as a weapon as well? :twisted:
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UrBaN wrote:Raud, Tt CPU coolers and PSUs have been a bit dodgy, and now "they" have the notion that ALL Tt products are carp. You should give "they" a :smack: and get the product you want.
I've had Cases, PSUs, coolers, Watercooling systems, CCFLs, LED fans, 5.25" fan controllers, etc, all from TT. I've had a load of TT products, and i can say from first hand experience: Every single TT product i've ever had was absolutely CRAP. If 100% of the products i've ever had from TT were crap, is it bad of me to avoid them? No ;)

TT products are the sort of quality you'd expect from a flea market in a small fishing village in Vietnam.
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DAE_JA_VOO, so to put what you just said into perspective I should never buy any AMD products as every AMD product I ever owned ended up back in the hands of the supplier :?:
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*strolls in and sits down with some popcorn*
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Augur, DAE_JA_VOO and myself don't fight. We may have different opinions and we debate the validity of those opinions without trying to convince the other to change those opinions.
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Lol, no offence intended just lurking

I'm always tempted to Buy Tt but so far I've been unable to find anybody who would recommend them over a competing brand.
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Check this

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Well i have a TT CPU cooler and it ran almost non stop for 3 years.

If TT products were that bad, they'd be out of business?

Read reviews!
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RuadRauFlessa wrote:DAE_JA_VOO, so to put what you just said into perspective I should never buy any AMD products as every AMD product I ever owned ended up back in the hands of the supplier :?:
Well, if that were the case, yes. If every single AMD chip i had ever bought had packed up on me, and that number exceeded 4 or 5, i wouldn't buy it again.

The difference here, is that AMD has an excellent reputation, and busted chips are not common. TT products are generally known to be absolutely pathetic, and faulty/poor quality products are commonplace with TT.


RuadRauFlessa wrote:Augur, DAE_JA_VOO and myself don't fight. We may have different opinions and we debate the validity of those opinions without trying to convince the other to change those opinions.
Yeah :) It's great. We never argue, ever; we debate :)
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nice... i like it!
its an easier black to keep clean than a piano black :)

i also liked the TT Lanbox! freaking nice case too! for me that is
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DAE_JA_VOO, Is there a stylish alternative you could recommend in the place of this one. I want something with a clean smooth look. And please no plastic covers over it like my current Vento7700. The only thing I would have changed about my rig if I had to go back and buy it again, would be the Vento. Would have gotten something totally diffirent. Please note thought that I would like the psu and hdd's to be below the mobo with a devider between the two if possible.
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Post by DAE_JA_VOO »

Dude, i can recommend a few cases, but they're all pricey.

Seriously, there are pretty much NO cases that i would recommend other than those from Lian Li or Silverstone. The CM690 is awesome, really really awesome, and there are one or two other cases that are great, but if you really want quality, stick with the two brands i mentioned above.
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*runs of to check out http://www.silverstonetek.com*

Just one correction. Price does not really bother me if I am convinced that what I am getting is worth the price tag.
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Stuart wrote:erm ... i doubt you'll find many modders on here who would even consider promoting anything with the dreaded tt logo on it (and for good reason too!). samaya, perhaps, but i reckon i can predict djv's answer to this ...
ME??!!! Screw you hippie... :mrgreen:

I don't like TT 'cause I had a CPU cooler fail which had dire consequences for my MoBo at the time...

As for the case, its not bad but I don't think it would mod well. The case has all these fancy little plasticky looking bits on it and you will have to remove them for modding (if you go all out that is). Take the top cover with ventilation slots at the back, you cannot change that without almost destroying it. If you basically change anything that has to do with airflow the cases characteristics will change and the airflow you had would probably be messed up. So you would basically only be able to mod the side panels.
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Samaya, Thanks you are the first to actually address my initial question.
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Samaya wrote:
Stuart wrote:erm ... i doubt you'll find many modders on here who would even consider promoting anything with the dreaded tt logo on it (and for good reason too!). samaya, perhaps, but i reckon i can predict djv's answer to this ...
ME??!!! Screw you hippie... :mrgreen:
lol ... what i MEANT to say is that i haven't heard you ranting about tt the way the other modders do. i now know for future reference. :P
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Ok had a look at all the cases at silverstonetek and none of them interest me in the slightest. Having a look at Cooler Master now
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Raud I'll bring mine with on Saturday and you can see if you like it :)

It's the CM690.
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