pic relatedthey used to be grey boxes that have all the featuress available. then they started implementing glass side panels, rgb and eventually pc cases that look like aquariums.It's getting ridiculous frankly
you may still purchase a computer case with no glass panel
You can still buy grey boxes if you want your rig to overheat.
>>96086694Hyte Y60's a nice case. They realized it was too expensive to make and made a new boring box version.
>>96086806>>96086694imagine wanting to see you pc while playing games.fucking retarded concept.>no 5.25 driver bays for hotswaps.>retarded vertical gpu shit>less fans.
im still thinking of the spiral cases. infinite cooling if you set up the fans right
>>96086806>too expensive to makeit's $50 difference and the sides are not one big glass panel it's just three separate ones lol
>>96086860>HDDs in your caseew>gpu support sticksew>extra fans ew
>>96086694come home white man
>>96086910>>HDDs in your case>ewlmao i have two hdds and a optical disc drive
>>96086935i can still see the inside faggot
>>96086935I'm such a boomer that all I can think of when I see cases like this is where do I put my optical drives.
>>96086968Here you go
>>96086968They played it up for the picture, you can't really. The mesh side panel is pretty dense and so long as it's not stuffed with RGBTQ+ parts it's totally dark inside and you'll never notice. t. bought one of those and I love it. Also the power LED on the front is a soft orange/warm white instead of retina searing pure LED blue like my old case.>>96086971Not having spots for optical drives was a plus for me, as I never use them so it was pure wasted space. I'm sure there's a way though, if you really wanted to. Lot of removable panels and stuff.
>>96086935I really like this case, but having seen it in person: it's one of those steel cases that scratches easily. I would pay 50$+ to have an anodized aluminum version.
>>96087700Isn't that meme case that's meant to have no fans at all?
Name 10 cases
picrel serving me well since 2015
Let me guess, you "need" more?
>>96087729Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. (2012):A high-profile U.S. patent infringement case where Apple accused Samsung of copying design elements and software features used in iPhones and iPads.Microsoft Corp. v. United States (2016):A case regarding data privacy and the reach of U.S. search warrants for data stored overseas. Microsoft challenged the U.S. government's attempt to access customer emails stored in an Irish data center.Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc. (2018):A U.S. case concerning copyright and fair use related to Google's use of Java APIs in the Android operating system.Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc. (1984):A U.S. Supreme Court case that established the legality of home video recording using VCRs, shaping the concept of fair use and copyright law in the context of technology.Commodore International Ltd. v. CBM (1985):A case involving copyright infringement related to software for Commodore 64 computers.In re Bilski (2010):A U.S. Supreme Court case addressing the patentability of business methods and processes, clarifying the patent eligibility criteria.Aereo, Inc. v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (2014):A U.S. Supreme Court case involving copyright infringement and the legality of Aereo's streaming service that transmitted broadcast television over the internet.Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (1992):A case involving antitrust issues and allegations of monopolistic behavior in the microprocessor market.US v. Microsoft Corp. (2001):A U.S. antitrust case in which the U.S. government accused Microsoft of using its market dominance in operating systems to stifle competition.Stac Electronics v. Microsoft (1994):A patent infringement case where Stac Electronics accused Microsoft of infringing on its data compression patents, resulting in a significant settlement.
for me, it's the Cooler Master N200. Been using it for 8 years.
This guy's been with me since 2012 with 3 different builds with a 4th probably in 2025Why spend $100+ on a new case when the ATX standard hasn't changed?
>>96087829New GPUs are the size of a cinder block and I don't need internal racks for hdd/disc drives because I do not use them, and my face usb ports died on the old case.
thinly veiled poorfag thread
>>96086694Teenage Engineering Computer-1 doesn't have this problem. :^)
>>96087865Some cases from 2010s thought ahead of time and let you remove part of the hard drive bays to accommodate huge ass GPUs, though not having a use for HDDs / Disc Drives in general is probably the only valid argument outside of pic related for your last point
>>96086694>any case where you don't want a window are either $50 rosewill/thermaltake cases, or $200 ITX ovenboxesRGB was a mistake
>>96087758>>96087829I still use an Elite 430. Absolutely hate it to bits as I wanted something much smaller but back then no store would ship a case to my location and I had to pay $50~75 for it at CompUSA, and the thing is almost as flimsy as paper. I have no reason to replace it, though.>>96087865Don't get your point. I fit a 3070 ti in it just fine.
>>96087953Buy a "for parts" ThinkCentre / OptiPlex off eBay and take the enterprise sleeperbox pill
>>96087924Can you even customize front panels like that with modern cases?
>>96088005If they have a 5.25" external bay sureThey still exist still, but only for a niche market. A lot of them being for HTPCs
>>96086694Teenage engineering happened
>>96086694Those glass panels are only bought by trannies that need their lgbt rgb colors in their face 24/7
My favorite thing to look at when looking at cases are people instantly shattering their tempered glass panels
>>96086694Because pic related is literally a showcase case to show off LGBTQ lightings and muh cable management. The only thing that's changed significantly is going from Acrylic window to full glass side panels, and removal of 5.25 bays on the front for more fan mounts.Modern high end parts are housefire-tier and case design from a decade ago, and just 10 years ago it was still common to see system with no fans relying entirely on a top mounted PSU to exhaust all the heat from inside the case.
>>96087716aluminum scratches just as easy and unless it the expensive kind which still loses it's color and still protected all you get is aluminum rust powder
>>96088697zoomer takeyou never went to lan parties with that fag everyone was jealous of with the cold cathodes or UV parts. only underaged and nofriends get pissy about riced PCs
>>96088795>aluminum>rustlol all aluminum is covered by an oxide layer that prevents it from oxidizing further.
>not having an exposed metal case that is an old case with all the plastic removed with blood stains on it because someone accidentally cut their foot on it
>>96087963>Don't get your point. I fit a 3070 ti in it just fine.brand shills want you to spend money on an overpriced 4000 series card when you don't really need to
>>96088931>uv partsMan I remember this. Do they still make these or is it all rgb now?
>>96089033UV reactive soft tubing and UV reactive liquid cooling dyes are definitely still a thing. motherboards and GPUs not so much. still can buy all the same fans from back then though, although they are shit by modern standards.
>>96088956that is rust fag. it's powdery shit that falls off when you touch it.
>>96086694Where do I put the 5.25" Blu-Ray drive?
Where's Corsair Obsidian anon? With the double 4090s
>>96087758i had to have enough room for my 4080 and my optical drives (2). so i got that monster thermaltake made back in 2015 or something, did have an mk2 but it barely fit it, and im future proofing and llike lots of big filtered no noise making fans. core v71
>>96086694It's because people want to flex what hardware they have inside because it's gotten so expensive and overdesigned itself.
>>96086935I've got one and pretty happy with it. Still got the original 2 140mm fans up front, kinda considering going 3x 120 but not sure if worth it.
>>96086775how is glass helping with the heat problem
>>96086694>and eventually pc cases that look like aquariumsI'm about to be 30 years old and I'm really liking the aquarium aesthetic, now if it were m-atx instead of e-atx I would consider buying it, I don't want my pc to take that much space.
>>96089968Whatever the fuck you're talking about is not aluminium, aluminium doesn't rust and it's oxide is one of the hardest substances on earth, there is no way you will be able to just scratch it off.
We have to go back anons
Any modern case that is not the Nanoxia Deep Silence series is empirically haram.Thank me later for speaking the truth all of /g/ thinks but never realized themselves yet.
>>96086935Someone sauce me.Where can I find one of these?
Remember what they took from you.
>>96092680fractal northeverywherei dont know what ppl see in those, they look like some weird fengshui air purifier or some shit.
>>96092848It depends on the current setup and styling of where you want to put it, along with personal taste. I'm envisioning it in my entertainment center and connected to the TV, where I would value the stealth and minimalism.I don't think it would want it in my office, since I prefer to see my build and it wouldn't fit the vibes.
>>96086694glass is actually better for noise so at least it has that going for it
>>96087700Looks like Tower 1 desu
>>96086806I don't need glass, just give me air flow and ample cable space ffs.
>>96086694>>96086806>Front glass>Ports at the bottom>Side facing fansBleh. Pic related is where it's at.
>>96093931>Fractal Define 7 I raise my glass to you, fellow user of taste
>>96093941It's actually a Define C, Define 7's predecessor.
>>96093931>>96093941>>96093970Imo define cases with glass side panels are stupid.
>>96094146I just like looking at my hardware.
>>96094227I dont, because it reminds me that i shilled out for my cases and everything else is heavily budgeted... the 12 harddrives in there also didnt help.
...and for me it's Fractal Design Pop Air: a surprisingly heavy mf
you have to look for small batch cases for cool stuff. pic related is one I am hoping to buy. guy who makes it said he'd consider selling a small run
>>96094462Oh, that looks really nice, expensive though.
>>96094227the problem about a side panel is that dust quickly clogs up cases, so you need to dust much more often to keep up appearances.
>>96094462>>96094571couldn't you just use that wooden fractal case and get a custom cut reeded glass side panel to achieve this for a fractal of the cost?
>>96094623similar but I have been digging the vertical look hes going for. i always liked the ft02
slient cases are memes btw, shit airflows means need higher rpm to reach same temp>t. corsair 100r owner
>>96086694Modern cases are made with the assumption that you're going to be overclocking a 7950x3d and have only m2 drives.
cases look like aquariums because water cooling means you can keep fish in there
>>96094944The lack of mineral oil pcs really pains me
>>96094960they haven't invented fish that can live in mineral oil yet
>>96095055Gonna dip my mobo in candlewax
>>96086694>they used to be grey boxes that have all the featuress available. then they started implementing glass side panels, rgb and eventually pc cases that look like aquariums.>>It's getting ridiculous franklyYou're looking at the wrong cases.
>>96086860> vertical GPU’sMmmm yes, continue to support your bulking GPU with 4 tiny screws along the back of the computer case. I’m sure those will be able to hold your 10+ pound brick that vibrates due to spinning fans.
>>96086694I want an aquarium looking tower that I can fill with mineral oil and have little fishes in it.
>>96094944>poo in loop
>>96087829I’ve still got my HAF-922 in the closet with my 2 ATI 5870’s. I was hoping to repurpose the case, but I should really just recycle it.
>>96096017Works great, except it needs a blood sacrifice to overclock.
>>96096026>>96087829>>96087865>>96087963>not the evoFucking amateurs
>>96091472most powerful builds require water cooling to begin with and it doesn't really require every panel on a case to function as a intake or exahust. One triple intake and one triple exhaust is really all you need. Back in the day cases were poorly designed and never had airflow in mind. Nowadays cases are so well optimized for airflow and since most people are atleast running an AIO, something with a fuck huge heatsink or full water cooling build you can make the extra panels for glass.
let me guess
>>96096441I prefer their htpc line
Come home white man
>>96096956THE GREAT DUST MAGNET OF BOOMERMASTER
this is just autism anonnobody looks at their PC more than a few times a year, when you build it its in your vision a lot but after that not so much
>>96088931>cold cathodes or UV partsNot the same thing. Everything comes with RGB now so it's not impressive having it in your PC, but cold cathodes and UV parts are something that actually required some dedication to get set up right so it's much more impressive.
>>96097418Just clean your house you fucking retard
>>96097418Its how you know it has the best airflow.
Gamers Nexus (tech jesus) really cemented the idea that cases with good airflow are also the quiet cases.Before tech jesus, companies like Corsair and Be Quiet used to sell trash hotboxes with "insulation" to keep noise levels down.Dual chamber cases like the O11 Dynamic are a natural evolution to the popularity of AIOs. With an AIO you do not need extra height for an air cooler, which means the back of the case can be wider to accomodate a different design.
What does a case actually do? Just use self taping screws and risers and screw everything to the underside of your desk.
>>96094623>for a fractal of the costUnderrated pun
>>96097487>actually required dedication>readily available off the shelf plug-and-play cold cathode kits (including UV cold cathodes)>UV reactive parts available directly from OEMscongenital zoomermindedness. go away, the adults are talking here.
>>96086694OP not a faggot today. Where do I find new ATX and EATX beige box cases? Does anyone even make them anymore?
>>96094462>bespoke fractal north with 5% more wood for 5x the priceBrilliant stuff
>>96096358> most people are running water coolersWhat the fuck are you saying
What's a stylish case design with pemty of room to accommodate two graphics cards and that lets me put in a BD drive?
>>96094146the only stupid thing is you putting everything on your desk anon
>>96096128Maybe it doesn't use Intel.
Its an actual struggle if you want a plain case with decent airflow. I put my tower under my desk to my left. I have an ancient thermaltake armor case that could probably be replaced but a plain solid side case is challenging to find. A lot of the mesh cases posted above look cool, but I just never will need or want a glass-sided case ever again. Spending an extra $300-600 on RGB and dumb shit just doesn't do it for me. I use a computer to play games, not to stare at it like its art. I understand these manufacturers don't mind making flashy zoomer shit since they'll pay for it, and out of interest of simplifying production they're not making plain shit for boomers like me anymore.
>>96094462>Wood grain>tented glass on the sideThat would look good in my apartment with all the wood furniture. The more technocrats subvert the world into somthing anti-Human, the more I want to surround myself with "natural" looking things.You think I could get a carpenter to make a pc case like that one?
>>96099820>>96099829>>96099753>>96099628>>96099418why there is no such a case:1. it will not take ATX powersupply but an SFX to save space2. it will not save space in such a manner that you need to use ITX, instead there is a few centimeters extra space to put in m-atx motherboard3. power supply is not above or below motherboard it will sit in front with a extension cable that goes to the back and the power cord extension doesnt add to the height of the case since it goes underneat motherboard tray4. as a result this tower case is slightly wider than usual but nothing freak, we are talking about 2 cm5. power supply does not sit in front of GPU area so you can use quite a long GPU6. hdd cage (for the 3.5" HDDs) does sit in front of GPU but you can remove it..7. back side has space for 9cm exhaust fan but front cant take 12 cm8. you can put extra 12 cm to the side panel if you wishThe result? It is not nearly as tall case as other m-atx but maybe one of the least tall everheight is 25cm roughly and often we are looking something that is 30cm or moreIt has quite a bit of length though, it may not fit nicely if you put it super short board/shellf with 30cm depththere will be virtually none empty space innit , especially if you have a pcie GPU
>>96087770>have normal sized PSU and/or motherboardyeah i kinda do
>>96096441Would be nice if Silverstone do another refresh of the SG13 with some slightly more modern looks (WOOD?) and maybe better cooling options.
>>96092946This is exactly where mine is, I put some of those stick on felt feet on the side and it fits perfectly horizontally in my entertainment center with matching wood.I do everything from a comfy recliner with a big lap board.
>>96086806>>96086694both of these are really nice and i hope to see this trend continue.and the only reason i say this is because officially i have not had a legitimate reason to use the modded atapi I-HAS dvd burner to burn 360 games in about 10 years. and if i EVER need to use it for whatever reason, i can buy a usb enclosure for it now.
>>96099829>he thinks thats everythingLmao child
Fuck that rich kid with the UV decked out laser tag shit. You only played Tiberium Sun!!! & your dads a fucking mobster
>>96096441this thing is awful to build in and cooked the hell out of my gpu, not to mention how you have to choose either a loud low profile cpu fan or have a loud SFX power supply. retarded case
>>96100050What is this post
>>96098111Who do you think you are fooling kid? That shit only came way later. I'm talking about the mid 90s here. Now piss off gen alpha faggot.
>>96086738This but it's ridiculous you have to search for the non-glass version.>>96096358>One triple intake and one triple exhaust is really all you need.Six fans is "all" I need?Total of two case fans work perfectly fine. The case fan meme has gotten out of hand.>Back in the day cases were poorly designed and never had airflow in mind. Nowadays cases are so well optimized for airflowAirflow airflow airflow, not again. The air inside a PC case moves at snail's pace, there's no aerodynamics concerned.And have you like ever looked inside a PC case? Show me what's "airflow" about it. Sharp corners everywhere.
>>96088795...but importantly anodized metal is not painted, you dumb fuck. So the scratch isn't noticable. Plus that model's paint comes off really easy. Much easier than scratching aluminum would be.
>>96092848>FagshuiObvious hifi inspiration should be obvious even to you, absolute retard zoomer.It reminds me of my father's B&O 1000 speaker cabinets.