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New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:35 pm

Hi Guys,

I am wanting to buy a new case. Firstly cause mine is too big for where it is suppose to be and secondly cause I need one with more fan space/better air flow and after having a look on several sites, have found nothing.

Requirements:

Motherboard is: Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm (not forgetting the graphics card)
One with the cable hiding system.
Filters over the fans (though not essential)
Not fussed on case colour but fan LEDs to be blue or green me thinks
I want it to look good nothing boring but not horrible either.
Not bothered if it comes with or without a PSU
£65 I think is a good price for the right case.
the gap that it is to go in is : H - 410mm W - 300mm D - 460mm
Want one that stands up.
If it helps I currently have a silver xblade tower. Type xblade in google it will come up.

Any suggestions or where else to look (have looked on Amazon Ebuyer and Xcases) welcome

Thank you

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Re: New Case

Post by DragonFury » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:29 pm

have you looked into mATX chassis? Here is a list of them
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Re: New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:15 am

Yep have done that though the filters.

I have found a couple of cases that have caught my eye. Just wondering how important a side fan is?? Will it make any difference once the cables are out of the way??

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Re: New Case

Post by DragonFury » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:32 am

it helps out, but not always required.
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Re: New Case

Post by pakthedude » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:19 pm

I will recommend Fractal Design Define Mini

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=58

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Re: New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:53 am

This is more what I am looking for.

Just needs to look catching and not plain.
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Re: New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:40 am

Ok to help I have done this.

20120615_180545 2.jpg
This is my current set up


As you can see the tower is too big for the gap it is meant to go in and there are two main issues with it where it is.

1. Because of the support board at back of desk, I can't push it all the way back (power cable)

2. Because of point one, I constantly hit the blasted thing cause, like most, I sit at the middle(ish) point of the desk.

I am thinking of getting a new desk but want one similar to this one. Tower space slide out bit (big enough for keyboard and mouse)

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Re: New Case

Post by DragonFury » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:00 am

putting a chassis in an enclosed space not wise.
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Re: New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:12 pm

I know that's why I'm looking for a new desk. But surely if the gap is big enough then air would still circulate.

Having said that, I'm all for advice so what sort of desk should I be looking for??

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Re: New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:17 am

Ok I have found a desk that I like and I can also have a decent sized tower as well.

http://www.staples.co.uk/furniture/workstations-desks/mobile-workstations/ohio-workstation-beech?campaign=Criteo&ns_campaign=Criteo&ns_mchannel=Retargeting&ns_source=DR&ns_linkname=392950&ns_fees=0&sec_type=ext&utm_source=Criteo&utm_medium=Retargeting&utm_campaign=392950&utm_term=active

Would this be a more suited desk?

The space for the PC tower measures at

H:560mm, W:250mm, D: Around 450mm-500mm
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Re: New Case

Post by DJ Tucker » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:12 am

Definatly wouldn't put a case into a closed space like that. Don't get me wrong, that desk looks good but you'll have very little room for the side fan. In order for a side fan to work properly you need at least 10cm of space between the fan and the wall/desk. Anyway this is the mATX case i would get :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z9-Plus- ... 95&sr=1-11
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Re: New Case

Post by Neptune24 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Ok so after a lot (and I looked at well over 200 cases) I have found and ordered a new PC case.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermaltake-Com ... 819&sr=8-1

I shall update with pics and such when it is here and everything is installed

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Re: New Case

Post by gni2 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:27 pm

Not sure if this one has already been suggested but the
"DIYPC Cuboid-R Black/Red Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case Standard ATX / PS II Power Supply" is a beast
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