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mothow Jun 02, 2009, 09:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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What do you guys think about this case?I ordered one but now im not sure ill like it.I still have time to cancle it


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G. G. Jun 02, 2009, 09:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CM Storm Sniper
Nice clean case. Dont cancel the order. You'll will be happy with it.. If I needed a tower case, this case would be on the top of the list, but for my situation.... a desktop is all the way for me.....

CM Storm Sniper Review - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2009/01/12/cooler-maste...r-review/1

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Plug & Play Jun 03, 2009, 12:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tom,

You seriously need some artistic merit....hell why not get the Antec P series.

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Personally I think that case is way to over the top for my tastes. There is too much going on in the design for me, I prefer simple cases like those from Lian Li, I also like the Antec 1200 even if it is a bit on the showy side. But if you like the way it looks then that is all that matters.

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Jun 03, 2009, 01:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ugh, Lian Li ... overpriced Rosewill cases if you ask me.

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Mothow to be honest that's one of the best case designs I've seen. Sure I'm tired of the black and blue leds look but the interior is unmatched. Hell! You'll be hapy that you won't need to remove your entire mobo just to clean the heatsink fan.

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Adam Kolak Jun 03, 2009, 01:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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McFly said:
Ugh, Lian Li ... overpriced Rosewill cases if you ask me.

Comparing Lian Li to Rosewill, now that's a crime. :P

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Adam Kolak (38980) said on Jun 03, 2009 at 10:42am PDT:
Comparing Lian Li to Rosewill, now that's a crime. :P

Okay, I suppose that's true. Rosewill: cheap quality with cheap prices. Lian Li: solid quality, but f**king retarded prices, and mostly fugly to boot.

I know this isn't one of their bread-and-butter cases, but:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112174

$609!?! For that ugly disaster?

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Meats_Of_Evil said:
Mothow to be honest that's one of the best case designs I've seen. Sure I'm tired of the black and blue leds look but the interior is unmatched. Hell! You'll be hapy that you won't need to remove your entire mobo just to clean the heatsink fan.


Meats you gotta be kidding me....is that heat getting to you.:blush:

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McFly said:
Adam Kolak (38980) said on Jun 03, 2009 at 10:42am PDT:
Comparing Lian Li to Rosewill, now that's a crime. :P

Okay, I suppose that's true. Rosewill: cheap quality with cheap prices. Lian Li: solid quality, but f**king retarded prices, and mostly fugly to boot.

I know this isn't one of their bread-and-butter cases, but:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112174

$609!?! For that ugly disaster?

I don't like that at all, I like the simpler Lian Li cases such as this one, the PC-7B, one of my favorite cases. You can also order a window side panel for it form Lian Li for $20 or so, Performance PCs has them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112099

I'm also a fan Silverstone cases, basically anything simple with a brushed aluminum design.

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Maybe that's it: brushed aluminum. Too Mac-ish for me.

So a mere $109 gets me a ridiculously entry-level-looking windowed case? Sweet!

mothow Jun 03, 2009, 07:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 03, 2009, 07:54pm EDT

 
>> Re: CM Storm Sniper
Adam

I usally like the same type of cases as you do.I was orignally gonna get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112195
But after shipping it was the same price.

But i went with this case because ill be able to do a lot nicer wire management compared to the Lian Li or my current 690.And the only thing over the top about this cases is the stupid fan controller.Other than that i like it

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mothow Jun 04, 2009, 05:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well i just got it 20 minutes ago.And let me tell you.This case is built like a tank.It also looks much better in person than in pic's.Now im not at all upset about buying this case.And I cant wait til saturday so i can set it all up.I will post some pic's for you guys to drool over.

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Adam Kolak Jun 04, 2009, 11:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CM Storm Sniper
Yeah, I'd love to see some pics of it, especially with your hardware inside. I have no doubts about the build quality as it is a Cooler Master. Will be interesting to see if I change my mind about the design of it though.

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mothow Jun 05, 2009, 08:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Adam this case isnt flashy or anything.The only complaint i really have is the fan controller.They really could of done it with having to have the giant knob.I will be replacing it with something smaller if i can find something that doesnt look tacky.But seriously other than that knob its a rather plain case with some nice feature's

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Plug & Play Jun 05, 2009, 09:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sorry Tom I just cant take to it..it looks like a radiator. Is it the Coolermaster Stacker 690 you have at the moment. Man that is a great case if it is, I think that the best case at the moment for a gaming/media rig is the Antec 1200 Rev 2.0....Also I dont know how people like Lan-Li cases...OMG they are the WORST EVER!

But I just read an interesting article that states that cases with the large fan on the side panel where far and away the best performers. Rather then having big fans on top or front epecially since the GPU's are getting bigger and hotter.

Tom you really have a massive setup now....you must be selling your body to finance all this gear and I bet you are still eyeing up something else.

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mothow Jun 05, 2009, 12:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have the CM 690 and it looks like a rats nest inside.Noway to hide wires and its also an oven.

The Antec 1200 is nice but i dont like it.I was also looking at the HAF 932 but its ugly and has red LEDs and i hate red.I got this more for the ability to keep my stuff cooler because its really a full tower.Its like my old ULTRA case which was listed as a mid tower but was everybit a full tower.And believe it or not i like the looks of the Sniper.I have since day one when it frist came out.The scout is nice also but to small for my setup.I also almost went with the CM ATCS 840 RC but im not paying $200+ shipping for a box..lol.

Cases i was considering
Azza Solan 1000
HAF 932
Antec 900 two
CM Sniper
CM Scout
Lian Li PC-60FWB
Lian Li PC-7FW
Thermaltake Spedo
SILVERSTONE FT01-BW

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Edited: Jun 06, 2009, 11:13pm EDT

 
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Edited: Jun 06, 2009, 05:19pm EDT

 
>> Re: CM Storm Sniper
Im gonna take a pic of the CM 690 side by side with the Sniper.This case wont fit on my Desk.The bottom shelf is to low and i had to moved up awhile ago so my Ultra Aluminus would fit but this case is bigger than the Aluminus was and a lot wider

.I still have a lot of work left to do on this.I want the cable's all tucked away nice and neat(plenty of space for that) and i need to install my Sunbeam Fan controller and my Floppy Disk Drive and my other DVD burner. Then i have to figure out where im gonna put this sucker.Or am i just gonna take the shelves of my Desk.

Well i took the shelf out but now my desk looks weird

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Edited: Jun 06, 2009, 05:24pm EDT

 
>> Re: CM Storm Sniper
This case is great, those pics confirmed it. Sure Gary, it may not look nice but you got to admit its interior is very well build. Tooless design, great cable management unlike the Antec 900, good airflow, heatsink removal without removing entire motherboard! What more do you want? ;)

you want stylish take a look at this. I just it yesterday, seriously only the looks of it makes me want to ditch this ugly piece ofs**t Antec 900. BFG Phobos, alhough it's a pre-built system by BFG I wish they would make the case commercially available. Seriously, to me this has the, "You might have the same top of the line hardware that I have, but since I'm richer than you my case looks better" kind of look lol!

Judge for yerselves:
http://www.bfgsystems.com/

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Adam Kolak Jun 06, 2009, 08:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CM Storm Sniper
Looks nicer in your pictures then the ones I've seen online, and the inside looks like a great design as well. The exterior design looks nice, at least with the case open, still not a big fan of the huge radiator design on top though.

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