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    New Case

    Looking for a new case, and looking for recommendations.
    Currently been thinking of antec 900 but seen alot of bad reviews but looking for a few things definetly needed.

    At least 120 mm intake and exhaust
    Sidewards Hard drive cage
    Has to fit my 8800gts in it so cant be to small.
    Pref Silver in colour.

    Price would prefer under £70 same as antec 900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozwin View Post

    Sidewards Hard drive cage
    What do you mean - cage pointing to back of case or to the side of the case?

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    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
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      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    What do you mean - cage pointing to back of case or to the side of the case?
    Wasnt quite sure myself.

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    For the £ i'd agree with DratUK & go PC60 Plus
    Lian li is real quality.

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    How much is the Eclipse retailing for nowdays? Excellent case...

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    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
      • Operating System:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    How much is the Eclipse retailing for nowdays? Excellent case...
    £88 on Scan so out of his price bracket

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    • DratUK's system
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      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
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      • Operating System:
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    Found another one. Bit OTT for me I prefer the Lian Li plain approach but for the money this provides very very good cooling more flexibility in placing drive and if you like lighted systems this fits the bill.

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

    £63.00

    Reviews
    http://www.bigbruin.com/2006/armorjr_1

    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=915&pageID=2233

    Good luck in your choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    What do you mean - cage pointing to back of case or to the side of the case?
    towards side like the lian li is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozwin View Post
    towards side like the lian li is
    do you mean like the antec sonata - i like this feature also


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    yes exactly like that.

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    there is another thing i quite like about the antec 900 thats the psu is at the bottom which i consider a very good design, only problem is only the antec 900 that i know of does this for a good price, some dearer ones do it but i dont want to pay to much for just a case.

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    Well, if you have a case with the psu at the bottom, be sure that your 12v EPS cable will reach, or you need an extension for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    as for -ve reviews about the 900 I can only say good things about it except for the weight and all the fans being std molex connectors. However, its a fantastic case, and I've seen few -ve reviews. Be careful about psu though as mentioned above as it can be a stretch with some psu/mobo combos...and, the HDDs are mounted the normal way ofc. Highly recommend it.

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    na my 4 pin cable is huge i have to tie it and hide it at current its so big, and i do love the antec 900, and weight isnt really a problem as i only move it upstairs and down again every now and then at most.

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