New Case Needed!

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New Case Needed!

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:43 pm

My case sucks :P
It doesnt even have a system fan for crying out loud!

I'm not being silly when i'm assuming you can put a Micro-ATX MB into a full sized ATX case am I? I want to clarify this before I start 'shopping'.
Do you guys know of any good cases out there? lol, ok what I mean is:

My current case is too cramped:

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I would like to be able to space out stuff, drives especially as they are well too hot.

I live in the UK, so any case suggestions would have to be available over here! I guess my budget is around £50 (~$100) :P

The position of the ports on the back aren't important are they? Because i was wondering if they are case specific, or if the metal plate comes off somehow.
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One more thing, between the FDD and the bottom DVD drive is a multi card reader thing (can see the 'space' it occupies at the top pic, i think it would just fit in a normal 5.25" bay, but aren't sure. Anyone have any opinions on that? (Multi card reader front pic:)
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I know i only ever ask loads of stuff on here, but you guys are the best and always reply to my questions! This one's for you all: :drinkers:

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Post by kenc51 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:47 pm

Do you want support for alot of HDD's?
Do you want silence?

Do you want a big or small case?

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Post by FZ1 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:08 pm

Yes yes, give us requirements! :-k
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Post by Kerii » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:11 pm

ATX will take microATX boards just fine. :P

As for a bigger case, would a mid-tower be enough?
I think a full tower would be a bit overkill.

Fry's has a pretty decent selection at fairly decent prices, and they ship internationally.
http://shop2.outpost.com/category/Outpo ... /Mid+Tower
http://shop2.outpost.com/category/Outpo ... Full+Tower

Can't go wrong with the Antec Sonata I/II (very quiet) or the P160. :mrgreen:
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Post by kenc51 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:22 pm

I use the P160 for the rig in the sig.....

Super case...support for 5 HDD's more if use use other means ;)

But I think it's above your £50 budget.....the Antec sonata (thanx kerii for the suggestion) is a great case...very low-noise and comes with a low-noise PSU which will run your current system fine....It's might be slightly over budget but worth it...(less than the P160)

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:45 pm

i'd be willing to sell you my case... it's a thermaltake tsunami dream (silver with window)
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Post by killswitch83 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:16 pm

you like Tt too eh? it's definitely a good case! of course, you can't beat the Sonata II either, it's a great case with a damn good PSU.....well worth the cash you pay for it IMO. Of course, with all that space, you can't go wrong with the Tt Tsunami Dream either. :)
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:36 am

Ideally I would like to upgrade to watercooling some time in the future (wouldn't we all!), so a totally silent case isnt essential.

The mid-case idea sounds great.

As for the hard drives, space for 4/5 sounds good. Bear in Mind I currently only have 2 HDD's but might expand. :P
Though if there is adequate space between drives for good cooling less drive slots is ok.

Cheers for the thoughts so far. (I'll have to check them out later though!)

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Post by kenc51 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:06 am

Here's 2 cases so far......

You can try here for a Chieftec CH-03 Case.....

Or this Thermaltake Xaser Tsunami case -> also available in Silver

Both should be in your budget....The links are to the .ie version of the site, just change it to .co.uk for your prices!!!

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:22 am

I got a thermaltake shark, its light holds lots and has a "wire hiding" system in it. The honeycomb design on the side i think is excellent and kind of adds a nice touch with the right lighting. LOL

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Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:31 am

That's a pretty cool case. What fans are in it 80mm or 120mm?
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Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:33 am

WOW...went to their site - check out this case - I like!
http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/ta ... 001sna.htm
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Post by kenc51 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:38 am

very nice case.....looks super...I'm not mad about the watercooling kit...

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Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:43 am

Me either but you could prolly mount the swiftech Apex kit on there (that's what I was thinking when i saw it).
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:55 am

Vstrom wrote:That's a pretty cool case. What fans are in it 80mm or 120mm?
comes with 2 120mm fans, 1 in front and one in back.
Vstrom wrote:WOW...went to their site - check out this case - I like!
http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/ta ... 001sna.htm
going to lans much? i hope not because 19.7kg is quite heavy if im not mistaken. LOL but yes that is a very nice case , i read maxpc review on it and it was pretty sweet.
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Post by sbohdan » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:03 am

http://www.chieftec.com/products/Workcolor/BA-02.htm

all screw-less, spacious and well designed
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Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:27 am

DragonCooler wrote:going to lans much? i hope not because 19.7kg is quite heavy if im not mistaken. LOL but yes that is a very nice case , i read maxpc review on it and it was pretty sweet.
No, I never take my PC anywhere. I don't really have anyone close to me that I know of that I could LAN with. BF2 would be a sweet Lanparty game. KILL KILL!
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Post by infinitevalence » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:18 am

If your willing to spend up to $100USD then i would look at Lian Li, they make some top notch cases and they should be availible there.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/ ... Cases.html

Im a big fan of the PC-61
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Post by kenc51 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:20 am

infinitevalence wrote:If your willing to spend up to $100USD then i would look at Lian Li, they make some top notch cases and they should be availible there.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/ ... Cases.html

Im a big fan of the PC-61
It can also be modded to have an LCD display and watercooling.... ;)

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Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:15 pm

I have the PC-60 case and it is built very nicley. They make good quality stuff. My gripes are that the 80mm fans are noisy as hell (replaced with panaflo's - much better) and even though the airflow is supposedly good, it still runs a little warm.
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