Aluminum Cases

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I want a aluminum case but haven't found any on the net that have caught my eye. Anyone know fo any site that offer quality aluminum cases?
 

Mavicator

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Lian-Li is definately the way to go. I love mine. Cooler Master also makes nice ones but I don't like the way they look as much as Lian-Li.

Here's a couple more links for Lian-Li:

http://www.dansdata.com/pc60.htm
http://www.hitechmods.com/my_pc/my_pc.htm
http://www.humpster.net/Case.html

Search "Lian-Li review" on the net and you'll find tons of reviews. I'd bet money you won't find even one review that says anything but excellent things about Lian-Li.


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Speaking of better cooling cases, I'm amazed that I never see anyone talking about the Koolance water-cooled cases. They cost the same and are supposed to provide superior cooling to everything else short of a pelltier.
What gives you guys?

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I would think that the cases you mention are good, but we're not talking all about cooling here...

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I realize that the Lian Li is a quality case. My computer buddy rubbed one in my face and I ogled it for quite awhile.
But there's plenty of well-made steel cases out there for a fraction of the cost, so what's the point of aluminum?
1. Something unique and pointlessly extravegant, much like that black CUSL2-C motherboard.
2. Cooling, or perceived cooling potential.
I think that I'm going to have to whip out the temp sensors and do a little comparing, although my big steel case will never look as bitchin' as my pal's Lian-Li.

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Porkloin

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Which is great......if you schlepp the computer up the mountain on your back. Or if you have it precariously perched on a shelf made of the same craftsmanship as some of the ducting and watercooling projects that I've seen proudly displayed on the web.
I don't mean to be a pain. All I want is for someone to admit that they're attracted to the latest, greatest, most expensive goody that the magazine writers go on about like a monkey is attracted to a shiny, colorful bobble.
C'mon, admit it.

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I have a Cooler Master ATC-201 which you can check out on their website: www.coolermaster.com. I preferred the look of the Cooler Master over the Lian-Li. It is somewhat larger than my old case making it much easier to work in. You can find them at www.compuplus.com and at http://store.yahoo.com/thechipmerchant/cases.html which also has Lian Li aluminum cases.
 

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Sure, we're all attracted to the newest, greatest stuff. But I bought the Lian-Li mainly for its great looks, excellant cooling and quality of manufacture. The weight is a help since I DO in fact cart my machine around sometimes.

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the problems with the cases are they are sh!t expensive... (around 200 pounds in the uk...) they are otherwise good... not too heavy... conduct heat away quite nicely... etc...

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