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    Question What case should i get people!?

    hi
    im just about to build my first pc. but the only thing in the way is what case to choose, i wanna do 8800 640's in sli and a bit of overclockin. ive got my eye on the antec p180 or 900 cases. is my eye looking in the right direction.
    cheers, ben

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    If you havent bought any of the graphics cards already then you are better off going for a single 8800GTX.
    Both the antec 900 and p180 are very good cases (the p182 is out now btw).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    8800GTS SLi completely & utterly pointless.

    Get a single GTX or Ultra.
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    i have a p180 and it is a really sweet case. Really well laid out intside as I am sure you know. well worth the £90 i spent on it
    Well, I can cut it in half!

    www.theeraserheads.com

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    In retrospect the gtx sounds better. Thanks everyoone!!

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    Second on the P180 case - no problems with mine. Except that somehow I wish it looked slightly more interesting (not garish)

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    I got a Lian-li case a little while back, best designed thing I've ever had, airflow is superb:

    http://www.lian-li.com/product/produ...index=4&type=a

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    I also agree you should check out the p182, im gna order one myself. Its design is superb an i already loved the p180.

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    p182 mirror finish limited edition

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1070.html

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    Definately get the Antec P182.
    I got my Antec P180b from KustomPCs and got the window mod done from them (its listed on their website with pics). Looks great, even better than I would have expected if the window was made from Antec in their factory.

    My friend asked a couple days back if they were willing to do the window mod on a p182 and they said that it can be done as long as you give them a call and explain it all, even though it currently isnt listed on their website.

    I really regret getting the P180B a little too early. The extra features in the P182 are great, and really do help with the wire management. The cooling is great and by having the psu in a seperate chamber, the psu fan never ramps up due to high temps again.

    I would recommend that you remove the middle HD cage for the 8800 in sli. Once removed, you will have plenty of spare room and loads of space for airflow around them.

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    email there sales team at sales@kustompcs.co.uk Graeme will help you and as he is the main guy at kustoms you request should happen without a hitch

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    before you go ahead with P182... please check the size of the power supplied.. their cable might force you remove the bottom fan...

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    Ive just got a P182 they are superb

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    My vote is an Akasa Eclipse 62. Lovely stuff!

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    If you have only got 1/2 hard drives in the bottom section, there is no need for the extra middle fan next to the psu because the psu fan can cool the hard drives more than enough.

    However, if you have got 4 hard drives in the bottom section, it may be best to keep the fan down there running at a low rpm to help keep the HDs cool.

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    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1048.html

    Deeper and no fiddling with the HDD cage to make space for the 8800GTX.
    Or

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=509738

    Both are more expensive but are absolutely superb.

    If I was choosing again, I have the LianLi as per link, I would go for the Silverstone. A lot more room.
    Comes down to your budget really.

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