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    What system chassis?

    I was hoping for some advice on a system chassis.

    My current pc is housed in a Chenbro Xpyder (first edition) which is absolutely great, but I'm now looking to put together a new (additioanl) rig, and am trying to decide between the following:

    Antec P180; or
    Coolermaster Stacker RC 832 (or 830 Evo)

    The P180 didn't get a great review from Hexus, but there are plenty of great personal reviews out there. I do have reservations about the PSU compartment though.

    The CM Stacker on the otherhand is very expensive.

    What I'm looking for is something well built, flexible (i.e. could fit an 8800GTX/ATI equivalent when released if I ever get round to buying one!) and not too ugly.

    Any thoughts from you all would be greatfully received.

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    CM Stacker would take my vote, fits mammoth graphics cards in with relative ease

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    What about the akasa mirage, got lots of space and good cooling:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=424680

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    Akasa Eclipse 62, same as above but not as ugly:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=137809
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    Yea the Akasa's are pretty good too, well worth a look

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    • Hidden Hippo's system
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    The stacker has acres of space inside, although my personaly vote would be for the Thermaltake Armour. There is plenty of space inside and there are lots of nice places to route cables and other wiring that you could want. Also comes with a decent number of quiet and effective fans, although I am considering replacing mine for something a little beefier.

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    • DratUK's system
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    the Stacker looks better but as you say far more expensive.

    Perhaps something slightly different
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=462686

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6383&page=1

    Not the perfect case as you will see from the review but niggles rather than major issues.

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    G70 :d
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    Antec P180. Really great case, lots of good detailed and favourable reviews. See my spec for what is in mine, it is cool and quiet, and I am really happy with it. Custom PC rate it as the Best case (Elite) all round.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    G70 :d
    and blow the budget entirely outta the water

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    water
    Water, yes, good idea, and a G70
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Water, yes, good idea, and a G70
    Twisting my words

    Yes, I suppose you have a point

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    I've got a P180 and love it.

    I'll try and answer any questions you might have!

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    Surprised no one mentioned the antec nine hundred or does it have drawbacks??.

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    looks 'orrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Akasa Eclipse 62, same as above but not as ugly:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=137809
    Great case

    I even rolled my chair into it by accidnet and not even a scratch

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