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Recommendation for New Computer Case

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jlabit, Dec 17, 2006.

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  1. jlabit

    jlabit Thread Starter

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    I've about decided to upgrade to Conroe and will give my old computer to my son. Thinking I am going with the Conroe E6600 processor where I can install a good video card. I want at least 500 watts of power. Would prefer a case that already has a good power supply installed, although I will buy them separately and put them together if that is needed to get the quality I want. Quality is my primary concern. Also, I tend to stay away from the mini-ATX motherboards, preferring the standard ATX MB's. Anyone have a good experience with prebuilt case/power supply combos? Thanks for your assistance.
     
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  3. jlabit

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    Thank you Rich M. I see it at Newegg for $98.00. Going to go buy it now. Appreciate the advice.
     
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    I used Zip Zoom becausethe freight is free which makes it less than Newegg...but looking at Newegg there is a $50 rebate as well!
     
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    Here's a COOLER MASTER Centurion RC-531-KKN1 mid-tower. I recently picked up a couple of these up for my 64 bit AMD systems. I really like this case for the money, is has excellent cooling, looks good, and is inexpensive at $30. It doesn't include a P/S, but I don't see that as a liability, since I'd rather pick the components separately anyway. It includes one 120mm fan with blue LED's if you like lights.

    Things that I really like about this case are the excellent airflow with the large front grill, and the better than average quality of the metalwork, no sharp edges to cut you up. It also has five 5.25" bays, amazing for a case this size. It's not bad looking either.
     
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    Am I wrong and is there a plate behind the name or does this have no slot for a floppy drive? It's hard to see.
     
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    It actually has two slots for 3.5" devices, both can be internal or exposed on the front panel.

    EDIT: Duh! I meant one can be exposed on the front panel, brain fade there. :eek:
     
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    Just a quickie note: You said Sonata, but it linked to SonataII... which easily fixed a lot of the problems of the original Sonata - which was only QUIET until ya put the cover on it - then it was a wind tunnel.

    For those who don't like DOORs - Antec's P150 is a smoken case, very quiet and is of the latest designs from Antec.
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=140123
    (includes 430watt NEO Power supply)
     
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