Thread: Best case for modding?
June 26th, 2003, 08:42 PM #1
Best case for modding?
I'm in the R&D stage of my case mod, as soon as I sell my Dell and downgrade to a more basic computer, I've got a couple ideas I want to try. What's the VERY BEST case for modding? It doesn't matter the color b/c I'll end up painting it, and I's like to add my own windows, so it basically just needs to be a box.
So I guess what I'm asking is,
Is one brand better than another?
What material is most conducive (sp) to cutting, aluminum, stell, etc...
Also, how do you attatch windows? The shapes I'm cutting out are somewhat complex, so do I just rivet the plexi or whatever on behind it?
Bear in mind, I've done only one simple mod, but I'm going BIG this time, so any pointers are appreciated!
June 26th, 2003, 09:00 PM #2RicheemxXGuest
June 26th, 2003, 09:15 PM #3
yeah I would go with chieftec too but not that particular caseEveryone looks for a purpose in life. Some of us never find it.
June 26th, 2003, 09:22 PM #4
Why not rockpile, which one would you pick? A less flashy front might be a good idea so I can mod it too
June 26th, 2003, 09:25 PM #5
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Well, I'd say go for aluminum if you can find one in your price range/fits you requirements for your mods. Aluminum is easier to work with ( cut through ), but less forgiving to accidents ( dents ).
I'd say get whatever case you like, and buy your power supply seperately if the case isn't a well known brand ( Antec, etc )
I haven't totally decided, but my next case is either Aluminum, or full out Plexi/Acrylic.this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
June 26th, 2003, 09:32 PM #6
Those full acrylic are cool, but too much $$$ for me! I'm wanting to do a racing or college sports team theme, so any ideas there would be cool too. You just might be able to guess the college team, and as far as racing, I'm goin' nascar...
June 26th, 2003, 09:32 PM #7RicheemxXGuest
yeah i don't mean that particular one they also had black and blue I think but I'd do with an aluminum version of that case just gave that link for a idea of what I meant here's the ones at newegg but i can't find them w/o the window http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...tby=14&order=1
June 26th, 2003, 09:53 PM #8
June 28th, 2003, 01:53 AM #9
Cool, thanks for the help guys, hopefully I'll get started next week sometime
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July 3rd, 2003, 06:52 PM #11
"Any case is good just make sure its nice and u dont screw up."
I agree... i dont know the ins and outs of all the different metals and im pretty sure i've only worked with steel as all the cases ive modded have been at least 4 years old if not older... but i'd personally pick one that you like more than what someone says is easiest to mod, ive not had any problems modding any specific case and frankly if you're diligent enough and really want to do it bad enough you'll make any mod work on any case you see fit.
my 2 cents
July 3rd, 2003, 07:03 PM #12
Thanks guys, got my chenming case today, I'm very pleased with it so far...
July 3rd, 2003, 07:08 PM #13
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heres a nice one, definately good for modding, slightly premodded as well...its a thrmaltake, and looks great...full ATX tower...check it out HERE
hers a pick of the internal workings:
and one of the exterior:
hope this helps ya out, seems to be a great case..nice for OC'ing too...
July 4th, 2003, 07:15 PM #14
Most cases are aluminum i think they all are. Except for the ones that are clear.
July 5th, 2003, 03:00 PM #15
the case that LordKwiKSilva00 suggested is an awesome case. go with it if have the $$$$
July 6th, 2003, 06:21 PM #16
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check this plexi case out
this is the one i think i am gong to go with.
not bad price either..$79.00
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July 6th, 2003, 06:58 PM #17
I bought this case in February. I like it best as it is adonized black on the inside as well. No bare aluminum anywhere.6 case fans included.Plus the motherboard and I/O slots slide out of the back so you can install everything out side of the case and slide it in throught the back.I just leave the side off of it with tri-color fans.
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July 6th, 2003, 08:11 PM #18
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I am a big fan of Lian Li cases. They are really snazzy, but when you see the price tag you'll probably go into shock.
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