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How come all the cabinets having 200mm fans are the ones I am hearing about only now? :? I guess not many 200mm fans cabinet get that much attention compared to usual popular models.
CM H500 was a pretty good choice, heard it first from Paul's Hardware, almost forgot, then later saw it again on r/Battlestations a few weeks ago. 200mm is surely rare, not to forget at 8k+ in India, not many spend that much on a cabinet.
 
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LoL I recieved cabinet today, it was completely shattered inside, didnt bother taking it out..
Hope amazon gives proper replacement.. I asked for refund but they denied, citing seller doesnt have refund policy.
Now I am afraid of these tempered glass cabinets, maybe i did a mistake choosing a tempered panel
 

whitestar_999

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LoL I recieved cabinet today, it was completely shattered inside, didnt bother taking it out..
Hope amazon gives proper replacement.. I asked for refund but they denied, citing seller doesnt have refund policy.
Now I am afraid of these tempered glass cabinets, maybe i did a mistake choosing a tempered panel
You didn't order it from amazon fulfilled seller? Usually the other sites(prime,mdcomputers,vedant,theitdepot) pack cabinets really well.
 
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Okay, So I got the replacement, immediately I filed a refund request. I didn't open it. If it is approved, I'll order a cabinet WITHOUT tempered glass.

Sorry to bump this again, can you guys recommend good cabinet with good airflow, cable management, minimum 3 3.5 inch slots but no tempered glass.. Transparent plastic side panel is fine.. Mid tower only.
I know this is old school requirement and no retarded mInImAlIsM, but my experience with NX800 proved to me durability > looks. I might switch to a different city and I don't want to ship this cabinet there. My deep cool tesseract lasted me 7+ years, and its still solid, except it doesnt have much room for cable management.

Kindly suggest @whitestar_999 @chimera201 @anupam_pb
 
Okay, So I got the replacement, immediately I filed a refund request. I didn't open it. If it is approved, I'll order a cabinet WITHOUT tempered glass.

Sorry to bump this again, can you guys recommend good cabinet with good airflow, cable management, minimum 3 3.5 inch slots but no tempered glass.. Transparent plastic side panel is fine.. Mid tower only.
I know this is old school requirement and no retarded mInImAlIsM, but my experience with NX800 proved to me durability > looks. I might switch to a different city and I don't want to ship this cabinet there. My deep cool tesseract lasted me 7+ years, and its still solid, except it doesnt have much room for cable management.

Kindly suggest @whitestar_999 @chimera201 @anupam_pb
Tempered glass is the trend right now. Many people buy tempered glass cabinets online, some get broken due to shitty courier guys. Don't put lack of tempered glass as a requirement as you will likely then have to sacrifice some other stuff as well, most likely you will end with an inferior case.
 
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Yeah situation is unique but I dont want to risk it again, even if courier guys deliver properly, if I switch cities, I'll have to face same problem.

I'm okay with plastic window cases like those old school ones..
 
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Can you compare above with deepcool dshield v2. Seems neutral in terms of looks, is cheap and even though has only 2 3.5 inch space, I can expand into a 5.25 inch space with the saved cash.

If I'm not paying that premium for looks do you think the antec cabinet is worth it ? I imagine cable management would be good, but it has overkill amount of disk storage space I think, which is more suited for a server.

I'm okay with buying it if quality is good and it's worth it.
 
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Goodbye sexy case

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whitestar_999

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Can you compare above with deepcool dshield v2. Seems neutral in terms of looks, is cheap and even though has only 2 3.5 inch space, I can expand into a 5.25 inch space with the saved cash.

If I'm not paying that premium for looks do you think the antec cabinet is worth it ? I imagine cable management would be good, but it has overkill amount of disk storage space I think, which is more suited for a server.

I'm okay with buying it if quality is good and it's worth it.
I will check. As for overkill,yes for someone not using more than 3-4 hdd it is overkill but I can certainly make good use of it.:D
 

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Dukase V3 seems fine,dshield v2 is too basic & fine for a budget build with entry level processors/1050ti like setup but not sure if it can handle an overclocked ryzen 3500 or similar with a mid range graphics card without installing lots of fans & increased noise. As per that tomshardware review(do read it) I would say antec P101 is worth buying just for its silent operation & thermal performance if you can afford it.
 
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4 cases I shortlisted, will only buy from amazon/primeabgb or mdcomputers :

1. Corsair Obsidian 450d (Not available anywhere except some shady sites)
2. Deepcool Dukase v3 (Available in amazon - overclockerszone is the seller which I know is reliable, also available in mdcomputers for less price)
3. P101
4. CM 590 III

450d -> This is the cabinet I really want to get, willing to shell out upto 8k for it but will buy only from reliable sellers. Too bad its out of stock in mdcomputers.. Looks great, sleek, strong construction, great cable management.
Dukase v3 -> Great looker, has psu shroud, 3 hdd slots like i need, but how is cable management ? My current Deepcool tesseract has quite mediocre amount of space for cable management. When I bought it in 2013ish, it was fine cuz i didnt have much hdds etc to install but now its quite problematic, i just jam everything in.. Mind you tesseract is a very entry level case, dukase might be better or it might not be..
Can anyone tell me if the above cable management space seem sufficient ? I cant really tell.. If it is, this would be my choice.
P101 -> Great performer according to tomshardware but not a looker and is quite pricey. Has good cable management according to reviews.
CM 590III -> Very old school case, no fancy features like psu shroud.. Still looks like a performer and is quite cheaper than above.

Help me make a decision
@whitestar_999 @anupam_pb
 
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chimera201

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Can't really find a good non-tempered panel case.
Since Corsair 450D isn't available I guess you'll have to go with CM 590 III.
 
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So I bought deep cool dukase v3 from overclockerszone..
I'm well satisfied with cabinet . Initial impressions for cable management space is mediocre but I will make do because of psu shroud which should hide most of the cables underneath.
Cabinet finish quality is surprisingly good, definitely way better than expected. Much better than entry level tesseract.
It comes preassembled with Mobo standoffs and has a pouch full of screws and zip ties as well. Gj deepcool

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So I bought deep cool tesseract from overclockerszone..
I'm well satisfied with cabinet . Initial impressions for cable management space is mediocre but I will make do because of psu shroud which should hide most of the cables underneath.
Cabinet finish quality is surprisingly good, definitely way better than expected. Much better than entry level tesseract.
It comes preassembled with Mobo standoffs and has a pouch full of screws and zip ties as well. Gj deepcool

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Congratulations .. Did you assemble the set up ? If so can you please share some pics of the top portion of the cabinet - if possible with side panel removed.

Want to see clearance between top fan mount and top portion of the motherboard.
 
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