Solved

case aesthetics

Posted on 2004-09-06
13
272 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
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
0
Comment
Question by:radomirthegreat
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • +1
13 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
woodendude earned 75 total points
Comment Utility
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:buckeyes33
buckeyes33 earned 25 total points
Comment Utility
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.  
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:tmj883
Comment Utility
Enermax's high end cases have a beautiful "automotive" style finish that looks great...aluminum body...etc. T
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:woodendude
Comment Utility
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:radomirthegreat
Comment Utility
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?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:woodendude
Comment Utility
http://www.dealtime.com/xPP-PC_Cases    They carry pretty much every case on the market, have a look.
0
What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:radomirthegreat
Comment Utility
They do, indeed.  I've been using Newegg, but this should be much more efficient.  Thank you very much.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:woodendude
Comment Utility
You're welcome!
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
Comment Utility
As long as you stay away from plastic you should be fine.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:radomirthegreat
Comment Utility
Plastic?  What's plastic?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
Comment Utility
a cheap case that has a plastic outer.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:radomirthegreat
Comment Utility
Well, I wasn't being serious.  But thank you.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
Comment Utility
lol
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now