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    New case

    Currently i have a Thermaltake Soprano case and need something a little larger to allow for better airfliow and cable management. Have my eye on...

    1. Gigabyte Aurora 570


    2. Xclio Windtunnel Extreme


    A friend has the older gen of the Gigabyte, it has plenty of room, this one is a little bigger which is fine by me. Just wondered if anyone has any experience of either case and just wanted some opinions.

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    The windtunnel i dont think is actually that wide inside, i think the case without the side panel is only 185mm wide. Might be a squeeze/imposiible to fit a bit tower heatsink.
    Have a look at the akasa eclipse, so much room and good build quality.

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    whats your current case you could just mod a giant fan in the side yourself and solve your problem with minimum cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    The windtunnel i dont think is actually that wide inside, i think the case without the side panel is only 185mm wide. Might be a squeeze/imposiible to fit a bit tower heatsink.
    Have a look at the akasa eclipse, so much room and good build quality.
    The windtunnel is about 200-210 wide when you take into account the size of the side panel fans. The Akasa is ok but would prefer a case with a front door panel, the Akasa Mirage has the door but my X-Fi control panel would prevent it closing (emailed Akasa to check this out) as in my current case.

    Quote Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
    whats your current case you could just mod a giant fan in the side yourself and solve your problem with minimum cost
    My current case (Thermaltake Soprano) is a squeeze and it will be impossible to add any more hdd or upgrade my gfx, currently the hdd and gfx overlap but it only fits as the hdd are placed above the gfx.

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    What about some of the bigger thermaltakes like the shark (looks amazing) or the armour

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    aye ^^ if I had the money I would have gone with the Akasa Mirage, or thermaltakes armour
    Last edited by Oobie-; 23-05-2007 at 12:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzla View Post
    The Akasa is ok but would prefer a case with a front door panel, the Akasa Mirage has the door but my X-Fi control panel would prevent it closing (emailed Akasa to check this out) as in my current case.
    Some reviews of the Mirage 62 state that it's possible to set devices (including control panels) further back into the case (due to the size) so that the knobs themselves are flush with the front, thereby allowing the door to close.

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    I bought the Mirage and a Scythe Karma Meter and was aware there would be problems with the front door and the protruding knobs.

    To get around this I've currently removed the preforated plastic panel from the back of the door and the Karma Meter can now be mounted flush with the case front and the knobs fit nicely in between the doors vertical 'slats'.

    I plan to cut off the solid part of the plastic panel down the button side of the door as it holds the door mounted buttons and LED lenses in place! There are 4 or so screws to hold this side on so it should all be secure still. This will also free up air flow thorugh the door to the front case fan.

    I may even get round to putting the Akasa Paxmate I got in and finally wiring up the Karma Meter to the fans and temp sensors.

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    If you get the wind tunnel let us know how you get on because I quite like the idea of that case.

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    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16670)...VC3000BWS.aspx

    Thermaltakes Jr version of the Armour

    http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C.../vc3000swa.asp

    http://www.bigbruin.com/2006/armorjr_1
    Review
    Plenty of cooling better build quality than the Gigabyte and will take Thermaltakes Watercooled system if you wish.

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