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07-26-2000, 03:52 AM
Sounds kewl coleslaw, thanx for the tip.
Brandon: Can that case support 3 or 4 hard drives? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/redface.gif
07-26-2000, 08:56 AM
Hi, sorry this is a little off topic, but I was wondering if anyone has found some good deals on a new ATX computer case, because my ABIT BX133-RAID motherboard is layed out badly for my current case.
Thanx in advance...
P.S.: Also, any recommendations on an attractive/functional case are greatly appreciated, my price limit is ~ $80
07-26-2000, 08:59 AM
www.colorcases.com (http://www.colorcases.com) has some pretty funky cases. what size power supply are you looking for (250W, 300W)? how many bays do you need? info such as this would help.
07-26-2000, 09:14 AM
<dd>1. 300W Power supply
<dd>2. 2 5.25 bays
<dd>3. 1 3.5 bay
<dd>4. ATX Form Factor
<dd>5. 3 HDD Bays
<dd>1. Moderately attractive, not a standard beige one (superficiality counts in this case). Excuse the unintended pun. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
<dd>2. Mid Tower
<dd>3. About $0 - $50 hopefully, I don't want to break my cc http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif
Overall, I am just looking for recommendations, dependent a tiny bit more on functionality than on "wow factor" and attractivity. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
P.S.: Thanx for helping, coleslaw..
07-26-2000, 09:20 AM
This is my favorite cheap mid tower case: http://store.yahoo.com/thechipmerchant/41550-0.html
It's really nice for only $62 + shipping. It has a 300 watt PS but it is beige.
07-26-2000, 09:36 AM
rogeryang, i know it requires extra work on your part, but spray paint can do wonders for a plain-jane beige case. one of my roomies bought a case and applied a coat of "crackle" paint to his case (after removing all buttons, etc.). upon spray painted onto the crackle layer, the paint dried in a marblized pattern and is really very cool. he used a black base coat with blue spray paint. pretty cool!
07-26-2000, 04:41 PM
07-26-2000, 07:00 PM
Can someone please help on my two topics? http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif
Anything, throw me a bone here http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
07-26-2000, 08:36 PM
Umm do be sure if you paint the case to block the little ventilation holes so you don't heat things up more than necessary...
07-27-2000, 03:09 AM
enlight 7237 or 7233 $56
antec ks282 with 300W $60
search "enlight", "antec", then you can see them.
I got Antec 300 watt ATX case from onvia for $58and it's great.
It has everything rogeryang has posted with some more addition.
07-27-2000, 03:55 AM
Coleslaw, What kind of paint was it exactly. I need to get a new look for my plain-beige case.
07-27-2000, 05:03 AM
Here is what you do, leave a two year old with some felt tip markers in the same room with the computer go grab a sandwich..... bam you have yourself a newly decorated case. Such is the case with mine.
I should charge for these tips!
07-27-2000, 05:21 AM
Acutally, I might shoot mine with a paintball gun. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
07-27-2000, 11:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Speedfreak:
Coleslaw, What kind of paint was it exactly. I need to get a new look for my plain-beige case.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>speedfreak, that paint that my friend used was ralph lauren (yes, even ralph lauren makes paint now) crackle paint. it might have been called old fashioned crackle or something like that. anyway, you first paint your case with one color as a base coat. then, after the first coat is dried, you apply the crackle paint, which is clear. finally, when the crackle is dry, you apply the final coat. something about the composition of the crackle paint causes a layer ontop of it to crack when drying. so what you end up with is this marbelized look. you don't have to use spray paint, but to simplify things, my friend did and it turned out pretty neat. you can find the crackle paint at home improvement stores such as home depot and lowe's. just make sure that you remove any led's, buttons, etc. before you paint! oh, and one more thing, try the paints out on something plastic before you do it on your case; find the effect that you want http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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07-27-2000, 02:35 PM
Alright, cool. Thanks coleslaw. I think I will be trying this in the near future.
07-27-2000, 02:51 PM
regarding the yahoo store with the 62 dollar zephyr case, I went to checkout and I saaw this message:
Attention New York customers: We have been informed that credit card numbers from your state have recently been stolen. To protect your accounts we will verify your order via the telephone number(s) entered below. If we cannot contact you, your order will not be shipped. As another method of eliminating the fraud occurring in this area, your Billing and Shipping addresses must match. Your patience is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
That does not make me the least bit happy, living in NY. I am gonna pass on that and go to the geeks.
07-28-2000, 12:34 AM
Thank you all very much for your help on these topics. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
07-28-2000, 08:59 AM
I'm thinking about snagging this one, not really snazzy, but a little better than plain old beige. $50 shipped, but with a 250W power supply.
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