early 2000s case for sleeper/retro build.

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  1. Billy the Dimwit

    Billy the Dimwit [H]Lite

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    nope
     
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  2. DigitalPanhandler

    DigitalPanhandler Limp Gawd

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    may or may not be your cup of tea, but ive ALWAYS liked these antec cases from the 2000-2005 era (timing may be a bit off)

    antec_sx1030b.jpg

    there were so many cool cases, and for that matter, case mods that came out of those.....


    that's a Antec SX1030b

    there were some other versions of the same thing, without the drive bay door.... which always lost my interest....
     
  3. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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    man we sure have come a long way...i had to google those parts..but now i remember
     
  4. DigitalPanhandler

    DigitalPanhandler Limp Gawd

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    I dunno man, I woulda went with some Delta 600000 decibel fans.... they were the shit! (for drowning out the parents)

    :D
     
  5. Denpepe

    Denpepe Gawd

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    I used to have a Xaser III fireball edition, was not a bad case, did get the paint to peel of by resting my leg on it all the time :p
     
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  6. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    inwin a500 or q500 and delta fans.
     
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  7. Blue Fox

    Blue Fox [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Lian Li PC-V1000 (or the bigger PC-V2000) is ~15 years old now and honestly hasn't dated much. It's still completely viable for modern builds in terms of cooling even.
     
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    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    dwd999 Limp Gawd

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    I remember those old Antec cases, I also had a SX1030b around 2002 or 2003. I had it fully loaded with fans because I was having a cooling problem, I think I was using Vantec fans and a Zalman cooler. But the noise got to me and when Antec released the Sonata cases, I switched to those and got into low noise computing. I guess today's equivalent would be Antec's P7 Silent which includes a throwback ODD slot for a real old style look. For me, I'm now using a NZXT H230 (which has sadly been discontinued) and a couple of Silverstone Grandia GD09 cases for HTPC applications and that old desktop look.
     
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  10. rudy

    rudy [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I am still using a thermaltake shark funny thing is that case has the best newest parts.
     
  11. Kelvarr

    Kelvarr 2[H]4U

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    I have one of those sitting in my basement, unused.
    I also have my current build in a Corsair 750D, and a server in a Rocketfish Full Tower (the all-aluminum one with the door).
     
  12. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    Doesn't matter what case.. just make sure it's beige and you put in lots of high RPM 80mm fans to get that proper sound..
     
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  13. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    delta black labels. he can recreate the [H] blowhole cases.
     
  14. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Dum

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    Antec Sonata would like to have a word with you about that Beige requirement.

    https://techreport.com/review/6247/antec-sonata-atx-case
     
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    bastage Pics of your wife?

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  16. ChrisS1081

    ChrisS1081 n00bie

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    I always loved my Lian Li case from early 2000. I forget the model but it was very plain but very sleek looking.
     
  17. revenant

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    Antec super lanboy? Lianli v1000b? or ChenMeng 601AE.
     
  18. SamirD

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    This would be your baby if you really want that look:
    http://www.calpc.com/catalog/full_tower.html

    We got one with 14 5.25" bays for our p166+ Cyrix build back in the day. Weighs a ton! But really stands out as a no-nonsense case from that era. :)
     
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  19. drescherjm

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    I have two of them here at home and a few of them at work.