I'm weighing my options on the CoolerMaster Praetorian, the Antec P160, and the Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (so far, liking the CoolerMaster better). My AOpen HX-08 is still an awesome case, but weighs a ton, is extremely bulky, and it's finally come to a point where it's nice to have front-mounted USB2 and IEEE1394 ports for occasional plug-in of digital camera, iPod, etc .
For some good pictures on the CoolerMaster, OCIA has a review, good pictures, though I the rest of the review was average. Too bad it's really hard to find one in silver right now.http://www.ocia.net/reviews/prae/prae.shtml
duh. only just noticed this part of your post.
can't believe i missed it before - i read this thread a few times.
i guess i was too focued on the first part - where you talk about communications with Chenbro.
if you don't mind my asking, why did you end up choosing the P160, if before you favored the Praetorian ?
(gonna read that review now)
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
M.C. Escher - Reptilien