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    Alright for some. I have to wait another 2 weeks before getitng paid from work.

    How much did you pay for the case and which site did you order from?

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    • Allen's system
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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCA_2d013_2dAN

    May not be the absolute cheapest, but I ordered a ferw other things which were cheap so to save postage it kind of balanced it out.

    Should be home when I get there! w00t \o/

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    so tempted by the SR-71. but im not sure if i can justify £120. and even then id be too tempted to get the £150 version...

    i dunno!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    so tempted by the SR-71. but im not sure if i can justify £120. and even then id be too tempted to get the £150 version...

    i dunno!
    Read 1 review of the Antec P160 and i can Gaurentee that you will want this case.

    Was the case for me anyway.

    Anyway Allen: Congrats on getting the case . Be another week or 2 before I get my case which may be upsetting but considering im still to purchase most of my parts then it doesn't seem like to long.
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    yeh ive read loads, tbh im torn. i think they are both great!
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    couple of questions about the P160:

    1. what are the audio ports on the front for? headphones and line in?

    2. are all the front panel ports easy to hook up to motherboards?

    3. how good is the included fan? is it so noisy you'll want to replace it straight away? is it worth buying a front intake?
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    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2x8GB
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 960 PRO + 512GB Samsung 960 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
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    Mine came yesterday. WOW! It's amazing!!

    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    couple of questions about the P160:

    1. what are the audio ports on the front for? headphones and line in
    Can't remember, will check tonight. Think it is just those two though.

    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    2. are all the front panel ports easy to hook up to motherboards?
    Yes. The cables are clearly labelled, and as long as you have your motherboard manual at hand, it'll be a piece of cake.

    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    3. how good is the included fan? is it so noisy you'll want to replace it straight away? is it worth buying a front intake?
    Not sure about official measurements, but it's very very quiet and pushes a lot of air through.

    If you do get it though, you'll notice how damn light the case is. I'm no bodybuilder, but I could hold the case underneath and hold it level with my head for ages without my arm getting weak. This leads you to believe that it's flimsy, but once you get the sides off and start working inside, you won't believe how amazingly built this case is.

    It has a removable motherboard tray, removable hard drive trays with rubber grommets, clips for your 5.25" drives so they slide into position like the hard drive trays, removable tray for the front fan as it's mounted infront of the hard drive bays (which are accross the case so the backs of the drives are facing you when looking in the side), removable floppy drive tray and thumbscrews everywhere!! Pics to come later maybe, if I can be arsed to take it all apart again.

    Once on, the floppy drive and 2 of your 5.25" drives are covered with matching faces which look superb. There's some nice bl00 LED's on the front by the filter which looks sexxeh and the display is pretty cool too! Shows two different temps inside the case (pins can be attached anywhere).

    One thing that annoyed me and nearly led to a bent panel, was the way to get all of the sides and front off. It isn't clearly explained in the manual. You have to undo the thumbscrews for the lockable side first, remove that panel. Then take off the front by squeezing the green latches at the front on the inside then pulling the front off from the bottom first. THEN you can undo the thumbscrews for the other panel (front and back) and remove it.

    There's just so much space too, plenty above the PSU for a blowhole and fan perhaps? Or possibly a rad if you're watercooling. Haven't yet got my rig overclocked or closed up so I can't judge on it's cooling performance yet, but I'm sure I'll be happy with it when I compare it to my steel monster!

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