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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

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  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

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  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    47.6%
  4. No it's crap!

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    I am considering the Define R3, mainly because I don't need all that space and it got a very good review on bit-tech.

    Also it's a little cheaper which is nice. Anyone have any thoughts on this or similar mid-tower cases that might be worth a look? I don't mind spending more for better cooling performance. My main requirement would be ability to fit a H60 type water cooler to it when I upgrade to Ivy Bridge next year (or BD even sooner!).

    Cheers
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    If my friend didnt pay me the money he owed i would have gone for the R3 - I was really getting desperate for a new case.
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    I think i will hang on and see if i can pick up a special or offer on a nice case. Your right this case is decent and i could use it for another year or so but i dont like the air flow intake for example there is only one intake fan and 3 exhaust and even then the intake fan is pushing straight onto the hard drive cage.

    I like how its super easy to hide cables and the tooless design is amazing. Its possible to only have to screw in the motherboard everything else like the pci retention mechanisms work perfect.

    I was looking at the Lancool PC K9 with the side panel window but it has no top fan, although it does have 2 front panel intake fans and you can detach the 2nd hard drive cage. I also considered the Fractle Design R3 but i dont know about that as i have a thing for side panel windows. Considered the Corsair 600T in white but the price is ridiculous for a mid tower.
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    yeah, Im missing the side panel in my 902, I had blue neons in there.

    I could mod myself a side panel after i pay £30 for a dremel but i lose all that soundproofing this XL comes with and that stuff is expensive.
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Why bother with side panel and fancy lightings when the Fractal Design case is a "clean look" case?
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    Because deep inside im a child at heart and things look cooler covered in Neons.

    Id have neons underneath my tea cup if i was that good at modding
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    i agree with that, at the end of the day it does look awesome to have a massive blue glow coming out of my PC

    +1 on the neons


    in other color related choice, would you guys ever consider having a pink laptop if it was the best value for money?
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    depends on the exchange rate - I can sell it somewhere else for more money then what i paid for it then yes i would.
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Speaking of pink laptops, my friend (yes she is a girl) wants a pink laptop. Not just pink cover, it must be pretty pink. What are my options? So far only Asus and Sony shows any sign of promise, and her current pink laptop is an MSI one.
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    It costs less then £10 for a can of pink spray paint, some old news paper and masking tape
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Is she your girlfriend? :p
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    Ok, will suggest this, but I don't think she will be too keen

    Fortunately not. She is a good friend, but horrible girlfriend material.
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    Just because she can drink your weight in alcohol doesnt make her a horrible girlfriend
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    this laptop is such good value for money it's making me think about buying it, i can solve the entire problem with it being pink just by putting a cover on it/painting it when the warranty's out

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Dell_Inspiron_15R_1085129.html

    but if someone you know wants it pink...

    Or if you want something cheaper

    how about luminous rose? http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-g6-1185sa-15-6-laptop-luminous-rose-10783804-pdt.html
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    She doesn't drink. At all. You see the problem there?
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    not really, after all, the only real requirement is that she can cook:laugh:
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    So shes horrible girlfriend material because she doesnt drink and get wasted enough to let you have sack time with her??? how sad you must be
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    She cant really cook either. Well, she can cook well enough for you to eat her foods, but nothing amazing. I am a better chef than her.

    She has 13 dogs, 10 birds, lots of koi and a turtle. Her house is almost like a zoo, I am not kidding.
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    get rid of the 13 dogs (let's face it, they are horrible animals to actually live with, almost as bad as cats) and it sounds good, think of the space her house will have when you 'accidently' let all of them escape (outside the house of course, you wouldn't want to be in a house with that many animals)
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Why so many dogs, they crap all over the place.
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    The Dell with the i3 is a beast deal as the gpu is great for a lappy.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Fractal_Design/Define_Mini/1.html
    Fractal Define Mini, such a nice looking m-atx case. You could build a silent mini pc in that wee thing. I like mid towers but that would just be really nice to stuff under a desk or beside a tv. Manages to keep all the features of the R3 but in a slightly smaller form factor.
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    that's not the real problem, the real problems are

    a)Dog hair gets onto everything
    b)You will end up being unable to move as dogs seem to think the best place to be is right where you want to go, eventually you end up walking into the dog, then depending on the size of the dog, one of you will get hurt
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    c)shes into beastiality
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    The dogs live outside the house (remember I am just an illegal immigrant in Soviet Britain), and she has told her current boyfriend that she is going to abandon him if he ever suggests to get rid of the dogs. Some of her dogs bite, so I am not going anywhere close to them.
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    That's disgusting also dog hairs are not good for computers or allergies.

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