1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

computer case

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bazookafx, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. bazookafx

    bazookafx Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    okay to be blunt, i hate my computer case. So i wanna know where to get some sleek/afordable computer cases with a power supply if possible.
     
  2. mikeh0303

    mikeh0303 Regular member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    getting a case with a PSU is not a good idea, the PSU usually breaks very soon and they are of poor quality. Their wattage is usually overrated.

    You can find good cases without PSUs at places like-

    www.newegg.com
    www.canadacomputers.com
    www.tigerdirect.ca /.com
     
  3. BadBone

    BadBone Guest

    Or, if your like you could customize your old one, with your own tricked out designs.
     
  4. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,329
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Like Sophocles said, NEVER buy a Case that comes with a Power supply or if you do, never use that power supply - they're always rubbish and usually see your PC go up in smoke.
    I'd recommend buying whatever takes your fancy as long as it's a Midi tower or Full tower, and Full ATX specification, not MicroATX.
    As for the power supply, Hiper Type-Rs, Seasonic S12s, Corsair HXs and Enermax Liberties are quite safe bets.
     
  5. bazookafx

    bazookafx Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    well you see, im looking for a desktop case, the ones that go horizontal? i need it to fit in a certin spot in my room
     
  6. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,329
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Best thing to look for these days is an "HTPC" case. They're marketed as home theaters but they work in the same way. How about the NZXT Duet?
     
  7. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    5,830
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    I have an Ultra Grid case, it came with a power supply. I havent had a problem, but I did read some reviews about it and they said it was good. By the way if you are buying from tigerdirect don't put too much faith in their rebates.
     
  8. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,329
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    It was good while it worked, and then blew up in a shower of sparks a year later. That's what they didn't tell you. It's not always the case but it's VERY common, so why take the risk?

    Agreed on the rebates, don't expect anything.
     
  9. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    5,830
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    sammorris did that Ultra power supply blow up on you?
     
  10. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    33,329
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Never owned one. I had a Magna which failed, and a Qtec which didn't explode, but overvolted and destroyed a hard disk, some RAM and a floppy drive, not to mention me losing 180GB of data.
     
  11. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    5,830
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Thank god, I got worried there for a bit. lol
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2007

Share This Page