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Final showdown! ANTEC vs. CHIEFTEC

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SFOD-D LoneWolf, 13 May 2004.

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Which case?

  1. Antec PLUSVIEW 1000AMG

    39 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. Chieftec BX

    76 vote(s)
    66.1%
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  1. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    Much obliged guys!!

    Do you think the colour of the front bezel looks similiar to the Aerogate2 silver bezel??







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  2. TMM

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    nah, aerogate is much lighter.
     
  3. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    So do you think that the black Aerogate would be a closer match?
    I happen to have one lying around, and I would'nt want to buy a silver one...







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  4. TMM

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    I painted my floppy black, looks better than silver or beige, but still a little out of place.

    your best bet would be to buy some grey metallic paint and spray the aerogate
     
  5. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    I just might do that if I buy the Antec 1000AMG







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  6. Zidane

    Zidane New Member

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    i must be weird.....

    i dont like either, they both seem to have doors on the front, and i just dont like doors, i always have them open for access to my drives and they just get in the way (but with a little :dremel: that wont be a problem :naughty: )

    out of the two, i like the cheiftec best. those antec look a bit cheap and tacky, a bit of a grill at the bottom and then just an expanse of plastic. the cheiftec one is nicer, it has character with the grille design thing on the front.

    i also must be weird, it seems like im the only one here who thinks pc boxes should be rectangular (the cheiftec case is a nice shape, the antec looks like it has a sot of sloping front).

    i like the cheiftec case better, its the one out of the two that made me think "i could buy that, and cut a hole in it, and it would look cool"
     
  7. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    Not everyone likes cases with doors, and certainly not everyone HAS to like 'em!








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    I think the Chieftec is looking much better than the Antec...
     
  9. ConKbot of Doom

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    :eyebrow:

    Or you could just push the tab on the top hinge and take the door off. :p

    Thats ok, I know some people like destroying things, personally I prefer a crowbar.
     
  10. Xipher

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    Why does this thread keep getting a new last post time? even though when you read the thread it states it was posted earlier? :wallbash:
     
  11. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    I get that too....
    I think that this thread is special :hehe:





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  12. Go4t

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    it happens when people vote
     
  13. Xipher

    Xipher New Member

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    AHHH, that explains it, never noticed that on other boards though, maybe I am just blind:wallbash:
     
  14. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    TBH, that Chieftec looks a bit odd to me :eyebrow:. But since it's new, their are endless modding ideas.

    But I want someone to answer my question: why are Antecs and Chieftecs so similar? i.e. nearly identical chassis's (whats the plural of chassis :p), those easy-removal drive rails, etc.
     
  15. Xipher

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    Because Antec actually uses Cheiftec's chassis as a base, and builds the extra on top. Although I am sure some of the changes Antec made were later added by Cheiftec.
     
  16. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    So hows this legal? Does Antec pay Chieftec to use it? Or does Chieftec just not care (or even worse, are oblivious of it) :p
     
  17. Xipher

    Xipher New Member

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    Well, they buy the frames in Bulk, basicly the same thing Alienware did/does.
    Its not like Cheiftec isn't getting paid for the stuff Antec buys.
     
  18. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    coolermaster have one based on a very sililar chassis aswell, it was reviewed here ages ago.
     
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    the chassis is made in the same factory, and then Antec, and chieftec buy the chassis and add there own details.
     
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    Chieftec makes Antec's chassis. The insides of both of the cases are going to be pretty much the same. The Chieftec is pretty new, so it might have some slight chassis changes, but other than that, you're just going on looks and price. I personally like the look of the Antec a lot more. And just because its been modded a lot, doesn't mean you can't do something original with it.. be creative :dremel:
     
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