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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by infrared, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. infrared

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    I've finally decided that i'm going to finish my computer by buying a case for it! Mostly because i'd like to take it to lan parties, and round to some of my m8's houses.

    I'm really stuck, and have run out of ideas, so hopefully some of you will be able to recommend something sweet!

    Obviously needs to meed the following:

    good airflow, (but not necessarily a turbine on the front! :laugh:)
    Good Quality (no cheap plasticy cases)
    A flat top so i can mount my double 120mm radiator on the top with some risers.

    Other than that, all suggestions are welcome, I'm happy to spend up to £100, but preferably below £80.

    Thanks! :)
     
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    will wonders never cease !!! Your actually going to put your rig in a REAL case???? :)
     
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    Get something with a front 120, rear 120, and decent interior space. The new thermaltake's are nice along with the gigabyte cases. Go take a look.
     
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    Thanks kenny, i will check that out :)

    lol, yeah! I used to have one a few years ago, i kinda didn't like it though. I kept the motherboard tray for the risers though, which is what's supporting my motherboard atm.
     
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    The Antec 900 might suit your needs. The Gigabyte cases are also good (like KennyT772 mentioned earlier), however I decided on the Antec 900 over Gigabyte's lineup.
     
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    Yeah, the antec 900 is pretty nice, but i need something with a flat top so i can copy Judas3's idea :D

    I want to mount my radiator like this:

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I'd definatly have a Torture rack, but it might not be so suited for lans :p
     
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    All good suggestions so far.

    Quite a nice way of mounting the rad there sneekypete, but i don't really want to put exhaust air through the rad, hence why i wanted to mount it on top instead of behind the 120mm exhaust fan like swiftech recommend.

    Hmm, the coolermaster ones are ok i suppose, a bit on the cheap side imho though.
     
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    np m8 but mine really never exausted any real heat as the 3speed 120's do one hell of a job cooling.
     
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    Ok, i'll put that on the maybe list then, it's a lovely case.

    I'm off to bed anyway, keep the suggestions comin everyone!

    Goodnight :)
     
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    yeah true say but somebody gotta give that 'budget option'!
     
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    I would say the cooler master cosmos, but it is pricey, but you can put those radiators inside, and on top, for it does support 3x 120mm fans on the top.

    edit: i cannot confirm, but you can but the same radiator inside, but it seems it only supports two fans...not sure.

    edit two, yea, it only has two on top...not three. never mind this case ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    my vote goes for the antec 900 with some mods :)
     
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    That is a pretty sweet case, but at the end of the review under "Pro's" it reads:
    Do you know that it's steel?
    :confused:
     
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    My bad :slap::slap: it only the MB tray that is steel
     
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    Lian-Li. I've got a PC-Plus 7 (i think, the names are confusing lol). It's only got an 80 at the top, but I know there are a few versions with 120s.

    They are great quality, all have flat tops. Great Airflow. They are a bit pricey, but you really do get what you pay for :)
     
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