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Old 20-03-13   #1
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Advice for Buying Gaming Cabinet


Hi Guys,

I've been researching about cabinets for the past week and plan to upgrade from my crap zebronics generic cabinet by the end of this month. I need a bit of help choosing a good cabinet under 4.2k. Features i need are :

Cable management
Tool-less
USB 3.0 front panel ( for future upgrades )
fancy look and window (if possible , not exactly a necessity)

So far i've shortlisted these three :

nzxt lena s ( but heard its a bit flimsy )
Cooler master Gladiator
BitFenix Outlaw APAC ( Stumbled across the review today )

My current config is :

core 2 e7500 / asus board
MSI twin frozr 560 ti
Seasonic s12 II bronze 520w PSU

I need to be able to fit the card spaciously. Suggestions outside of my three shortlisted candidates are welcome too.

Thanks !

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Bitfenix Outlaw/Shinobi should be your best bet if you can't find a Corsair Carbide 300/400R.
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Both carbide chasis are well above my price range of 4k sadly. So i guess only viable option is the outlaw APAC. What about cooler master gladiator or K380 series ?
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Try and get the Lancool cabinets, they should come under your budget and make a great choice. I am not too sold on budget gaming cabbies by Cooler Master and NZXT, though something like the Source 210 or the EVO series from them are certainly worth checking out.
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Alrite thanks. I've decided to break the bank and get the carbide 400R . Costs 5k here !
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^ That's a great choice you made there. As a previous owner of the same cabby, I can wholeheartedly say that you're in for a treat!
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Awesome cabinet, exactly what i was looking for. Brought it today . Here a pic after installation ! Thanks for the suggestion

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Congrats! Now manage those wires to make her more tidy.

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Yea she's a bit untidy, i've been trying to make her look better, might work on her tomorrow . I've got more questions about upgrades by the way , should i ask in this same topic or start a new one ?
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