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Hello.  I would like to know what is the case with the smoothest surface.  Maybe a surface like that of a trackball mouse.  Could anyone point me in the right direction?  I am not necessarily looking for fiberglass cases - just a well-polished case made of alluminum or steel will do.  Aside from that, I'd like for it to be fully enclosed at the front (door, sliding cover, etc).  This is for a family friend but it's not urgent because the order will likely be placed next month.

Thank you very much,
Radomir Jordanovic
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I personally have the last case in that list and I would give it an excellent rating.  It is very smooth on top and would work for a track ball mouse.  I would not want to put an optical mouse on the case, as it would probably reflect to much to have good prefomance with an optical mouse.  Being able to move the drive bays around easily is good and the case has good cooling capabilities.  It also has a front filter that is a live saver when it comes to keeping dust out of the case.

There are several cases like the Antecs, chieftec cases are very very similar all for about the same price.  There are several other companies that have these cases.  I believe they are made by one manufacturer and then the front is changed for the companies that sell them.  If you look around you will be able to find the cheapest ones.  Right now steel cases are cheaper then aluminum, but the steel cases are heavy.  Mine weighs 29 lbs empty and about 60 plus lbs with everything in there.  
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Enermax's high end cases have a beautiful "automotive" style finish that looks great...aluminum body...etc. T
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They're all great cases!  I have an Antec SX830 and it's perfectly all right.  Although I can't understand the hype for good cases (other than lan party potential), at least the companies are getting creative and that's nice...  Anyway, this case isn't truly anything special.  It'll be for a P3 system, so getting a case that costs more than all the parts all together doesn't make sense.  Do the cheaper glossy Enermax cases have "automotive" finishes?
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http://www.dealtime.com/xPP-PC_Cases    They carry pretty much every case on the market, have a look.
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They do, indeed.  I've been using Newegg, but this should be much more efficient.  Thank you very much.
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You're welcome!
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As long as you stay away from plastic you should be fine.
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Plastic?  What's plastic?
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a cheap case that has a plastic outer.
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Well, I wasn't being serious.  But thank you.
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lol
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