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    Question Cheap case to fit 8800GTS

    Just wondering what you guys would recommend?

    Just want cheap a cheap game case, no frills ATX, fits a 8800GTS, plus all my other stuff (see sig)

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    Last edited by poindextermatic; 07-05-2007 at 09:30 AM.
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    I'd recomend a Jeantech Phong II then. Smart case, well built & about £50. Plenty of reviews rate it against more expensive models.
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    This one is on the high side of cheap, but will definately handle your needs, and has a pretty good airflow for keeping things cool. Only thing you'd have to double check is whether your motherboard is rated for running inverted.

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    If you want a cheap case, go for an AKASA Zen (Black) ~£30. I have the same case and it fits my 8800GTS fine. However due to the HDD cage facing the mobo and not the side panel you may not be able to use 1 of the 4 HDD bays.

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    the gts doesn't reach the end of an ATX motherboard so it will fit pretty much anything.

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    JeanTech Phong 2 would have my vote.

    Details here and its only £35.00.
    Front temp display 140 mm fan front 120mm rear quiet and very good cooling

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    Yeah, I realise the card will prob fit most ATX cases, but I've heard a few ppl have had problems fitting them as they are quite long.

    I currently have a eyeQi case, it's big and heavy and has a swing door on the front that makes it unpractical for my needs, i just need simple/cheap.

    The zen one looks good to me, £30 or less is all I need in a case - thanks C2Dan! - I won't need 4HDD bays either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    JeanTech Phong 2 would have my vote.

    Details here and its only £35.00.
    Front temp display 140 mm fan front 120mm rear quiet and very good cooling
    Nice for the price! but I can't see the front of the case so not much point , thanks.
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    Pic of the front here on the Custom PC review
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    No sorry, I mean where I have my PC on my desk I can't see the front of it, just the side, so no point having nice one with LED's on front of it etc, thanks anyway!

    I should have kept my old cases, threw them away -doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic View Post
    No sorry, I mean where I have my PC on my desk I can't see the front of it, just the side, so no point having nice one with LED's on front of it etc, thanks anyway!

    I should have kept my old cases, threw them away -doh!
    Tell me about it, 2 Cheiftec cases and some no names that I should have kept. Still its always good to choose a new one.
    The Zen is a nice looking case. Going for Apple MAC white or PC Black?

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    Black all the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    Pic of the front here on the Custom PC review
    The review says, "The Phong II displays a lot of attention to detail when it comes to cooling and noise reduction."

    I have a Jeantech (not Phong) - it's cool, light & well-made, but quiet NOT! But mine probably isn't designed for quietness & my components are noisy. G

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    Antec SLK3000B. can be had for less than £30 and is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Antec SLK3000B. can be had for less than £30 and is excellent.
    My vote goes for the above.

    I've built a couple of systems in the above case and it's very good value for the money. Can remove the door as well.

    I've built a system in the Zen and IMO the SLK3000B is much better.

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