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    Case for £35

    Any one know much about this case? Good, bad?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=534748
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    Looks ok, but i cant see any intake for the front fan, it may as well not be there if it cant get any air.

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    I havent used that case but have built a lot of pcs using cheap cases of about 35 quid. They are fine for standard pcs but if ur gonna be clocking then you`ll wanna spend a bit more cash

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    You can get a way better case than that for only £15 more, try the Antec Nine Hundred.

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    Agree with the above^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 900 hundred is better and worth it.

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    i have the coolermaster RC-534 (Actually i have 2 ), i think they look good and can support three 120mm fans... pretty good for £35 around...

    they also look much better than some of the other cases ive seen

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    Akasa Zen is £28 and much better than that thing.

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    have to agree with staffsmike, the akasa zen looks very nice in white.

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    staffsMike beat me to it, but you could do a lot worse than the Zen if you are trying to build to a (tight) budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    Looks ok, but i cant see any intake for the front fan, it may as well not be there if it cant get any air.
    It says 1 intake and 1 exhaust fan, nothing about either being at the front?
    It does look a good case but zen case looks better option
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446040

    seems to be a popular case round these parts.

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    The intake generally is at the front, unless there happens also to be a side mounted or top mounted fan in the picture. Usually they are in addition to the front fan though...

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    as said further up if you want a cheap good case that isnt tacky plastic i think coolermaster cannot be beaten imo.
    but for more money antec 900 is way better for airflow

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    Akasa do a fantastic range of cheap cases which are more than suitable even for realitively high end pcs. The Akasa Zen looks a great case for the money. When i first built my c2d system I got a cheap akasa case with a 500W winpower (:S) psu for <&#163;30, and it did a brilliant job. Plenty of fan mounts and reasonably good airflow. PSU was rubbish and noisy though, but did the job until I got the 900 and an antec neo psu. Try the Zen methinks, though if you have the cash spare, the 900 is a fantastic case for the money.

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    I'd have to agree with the Akasa Zen too.
    Not the best case in the world, but well worth the money, it's included dual 120mm fans are apparently pretty decent performers too.
    If you buy from Aria, as the cost is just over £30, you only pay £20.49 + P&P
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    The Zen also pleases the ladies ;]

    Getting one for the misses because, and i quote "it looks like a mac" ....

    Thinking about it, i dno if that's good or bad!

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    Looks like I will be getting a Zen then! Nah this is for my neisse and nephew, the misses wants and I quote "A Mac laptop thingy"! grrr
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