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Need help deciding on case

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Durothil, Jul 27, 2004.

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  1. Durothil

    Durothil Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone, just trying to get some finality to my new computer build here and I wanted some opinions on cases. After much research and the like, I have settled on, http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-144&depa=0.
    As far as the power supply, which one of the next two would you guys help recommend, http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-922&depa=0, this is the one I really want or, http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-924&depa=0.
    Now as far as the case, I chose that for its big size and room to work on the mobo if need be and since I won't be doing any oc'ing at all heat won't be much trouble there. But does the case look like it can take a couple of extra fans such as, http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-129-230&depa=0. Lemme know guys and I'll take steps to try and get something that will remain COOL at all times if this case doesn't meet your par. Thanks.
     
  2. saikee

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    Never can afford an aluminium case but $120 is a lot of bread for a box.

    The case is not much different from my top one costing £45 or $75 but at leat it got a LCD panel with temperature probes into CPU, mobo and the video card with the day and time information, moving CD and hard disk graphics. It came with a 400watt psu too. In the past I have never spend more than £25 on an ATX case but two weeks ago I paid £35 for box because it has 5x5.25" bays which is ideal for disk copying work..
     
  3. gotrootdude

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    First off, let me say I believe the LED fans are a complete waste of money. Especially if your paying $10 each for them. If your going to pay $10 a fan, at least get some panaflos. Else, NewEgg.com has a special volume discount on their Speeze 80mm DC Case fan (item N82E16835150007), buy 10 for $10 with free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-150-007&depa=0
    They are 31.7CFM 28db fans and work great.

    As far as cool cases, let me recommend the one I'm useing on my personal.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-144-076&depa=0
    available in Red, Yellow, Green, Black, or Silver (mine is Red and came with a 420W PS, don't know why newegg is selling it with a 350w). It has connectors for USB2.0, Firewire, and audio connections, as well as the power and reset switch on top of the case for easy access. The door really quiets the sound of the CD drives.. The finish is an automotive epoxy with a lot of attention to detail. It also runs extremely cool, in fact I'm running my Barton without a fan on the heatsink in it (not by choice, I was blowing out the dust and broke a fan blade). Reviews can be found here.. http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=+x-infinity

    You can see for yourself that each review gives it a excellent rating. There are a few reviews that say the mobo tray isn't removable, this is incorrect, the mobo tray is removable.
     
  4. gotrootdude

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    Forgot to mention, I modded mine a bit by drilling a small hole through the plexy and adding a toggle to switch off the lights. The case is quite bright, and if you get one you may wish to do something similar. But all in all, excellent cooling, solid body, great looks, removable tray, good switch placing, plenty of drive space, silent operation.
     
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