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  1. tkpenalty New Member

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    Hey guys, just to ask you I am lost, I got too many cases to choose from, so yeah what case can i get for around $150AUD? I would like you guys to help me find one, as this one "sucks". Anyways I want the cases to have the following features:


    -Be at least 46cm long
    -HDDs MUST NOT overlap motherboard
    -Case window if possible
    -No ducting if possible
    -120mm fans
    -Not necessarily tooless, I dont mind
    -Must have a considerable amount of space between drive bays and motherboard.


    So yeah, those are the features, I am looking at buying the following:

    -Antec SOLO
    -Centurion 5
    -Antec Plus View


    Cases that I have blacklisted:

    -Thermaltake Soprano/DX
    -Thermaltake Armor JR
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    centurion's (all of them) arent bad but only have a small hard disk bay, though you'd be ok if you only have 1 or 2 hard drives
    antec solo's are pretty nice (look at a few reviews to see if it is big enough for you though, its not that big inside

    i too am looking for a new case, and nearly every case bar huge ones are just too damn cramped, ideally id like something thats big enough for one of those 2900xtx's (yes i know they were cancelled, but hey, just in case (groan))

    plus, whats youre view on doors?
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    stackers are damn nice, but in england theyre damned expensive, i guess its the same in aussie, also i forgot to mention the akasa eclipse62 (or mirage if you like doors), bit ugly front, but the inside is uber cool(its painted black) and its about half the price of most other cases of that quality
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    Caught me in an edit. Added Antec P180 or Nine Hundred, as thoughts.
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    Cheapest P180 I could find was $200+ SHipping :(

    The antec 900 is about $190
    The Stacker 810 is approx $200

    Stacker 830 is $260 :D
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    $50 aint a lot of difference when your shopping for quality though.
    Sometimes you have to make a sacrifice and go over budget.
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    HD2900XTX will be only the same size as the HD2900XT.

    Dude I am EXTREMELY POV atm.
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    Point of View :p?

    Im assuming you mean pissed off.
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    i am povo.
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    what about the akasa eclipse 62?

    560mm long,2x120mm fans,biiig gap twixt board and drives,window,niiice anodised black interior.
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    dude its more than $150 AUD.
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    Do you guys have a minimum wage in Austalia?
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    them things are over £100 in the u.k , i very much doubt theyre 150aud or less, however the cheaper gigabytes aint too bad (triton, poseidon, gz-x1) internally almost identical to coolermaster centurions


    p.s. what are some good aussie stores for price comparison?
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    Australia really needs a Newegg type place to shop. What daoes $150AU equate to in USD?
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    around $123...
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    But I imagine things are more expensive over there, so I should be searching in the $100 US range?
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    Yeah probably

    I use www.staticice.com.au
    Its like a compilation of hardware prices from the major australian hardware/software outlets in the form of a search engine
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    Sorry tk, I don't know what you mean.

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