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Coolermaster Wavemaster vs Chieftec Matrix?

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turbodeuce

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Hello,
this is my first post on the oc forums, but i've been browsing for a bit now trying to figure out what I'm going to get for my new system.

I am trying to decide between this coolermaster:
http://www.directron.com/tact01.html
and this chieftec
http://store.yahoo.com/directron/amx01bnd.html

Now the wavemaster definitely looks a *little cooler, but I don't really see a justification in the 2x price of it.

This one also caught my eye, for something in between the two:
http://www.directron.com/301t3s.html

Any suggestions?

tia
 

Robrules18

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well ill do it before deathnight... http://store.yahoo.com/directron/cslx6a19bl.html

thats a nice case will be picking one up myslef soon, has 2 120mm fan spots and has a decent 300W PSU if that all the wattage u need. all for 39

but if you want the full tower like the matrix then may i reccomend the Aopen H700b its 110 bucsk on newegg and comes with a 350W fortron PSU.

*EDIT* whoops that is the mid size matrix, oh well ,y reccomendation of the Aopen still satnds nice case if you dont wanna move it.
 

Deathknight

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Robrules18 said:

:cry: Stealing my thunder... ;)

Yeah I love the LX-6A19. A nice all around midsized case. I was thrown initially too, thinking that matrix was the huge one. If you are looking for a good mid sized case the check out the LX-6A19.

I agree as far as full sized cases go, the Aopen H700b is awesome.

As for the cooler master well thats a matter of preference. You are not stretching your dollar as far as you could be on other cases, but you are getting one of the highest quality aluminum cases you can buy. If you like the coolermaster I would suggest you also check out Lian-Li (the PC-60 or PC-65 would be in the same size range as that coolermaster). If you have never seen a cooler master in person well its kinda amazing how such a simple case design can look so sharp, but it really does.
 

Tawcan

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Unless you have the money there really no point buying the wavemaster. LX-6A19 is a great case esp the fact you can use 120mm fans. :)
 

Sirius

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I like the wavemaster case. The only thing is there is not alot of room inside for any mods, and all you can use is 80mm fans. Other then that it is a nice case. I put a 120mm window panel to help out with the air flow and to cool things down abit.