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    Help Choose a case

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=584958
    which i would add a 120mm fan to front and back.

    or

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=501972
    with added 120mm fan on side.

    And other case for under £70 you would recommend please do, also if you could find any information or a review on the windtunel that would be very greatful.

    Overall at the minute the windtunnel is my fav for sheer size cooling ability and obveously nicer features and looks tbh.

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    btw please dont say the xclio will be crap quality etc as i have one of there powersupplies and im very happy with it.

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    here is xcilo's page on the windtunnel.
    http://www.xclio.com/product/wind_tu...unnel_page.htm

    it looks like an interesting case.it all depends on the build quality. if you do get the xcilo you will have to tell me. but if you want guaranteed quality go for the antec
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    Having just got an antec p182 i have to say you can't argue with their build quality and value for money.

    That said, I do really want to know if that xclio is any good so if you buy it you have to do a nice big review

    I'd say if you have some serious gfx cooling to do get the xclio if not maybe just the antec...but secretly (not so now ive just said it) id say get the xclio lol

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    Or you could go for a desk fan jammed in the side
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=584953

    http://www.xclio.com/htm/case_Propeller.htm

    Jokeing aside, the theory behind the 2 120mm fans low down should be good, supplying quantities of cool air to rise up through the case.

    I do worry about a PSU at the bottom of a case if you use on of the PSUs that use a single 120mm fan on the bottom, esp as in my case (just a cheap-o one) I've had to remove my Zalman rear case fan as I discovered it was sucking so much air it was interfearing with the air flow of the PSU right above it.
    Granted you could turn the psu upside down, but the 200mm in the top and 120mm at the back are going to be sucking air away from the psu (as there is no devider on that Antec case), should be ok with a front to back air flow PSU design as the front fans will blow air at it
    Last edited by Pob255; 16-06-2007 at 01:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    na not as good a case, no sidewards hard drive cage no toolless etc so ill probs buy the windtunnel and ill try and review it guys.

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    You posted befor my edit I was not 100% serious

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    lol

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    If I were you I would spend the little extra for a p182, but looking at what you have I would get the antec 900, the build quality is top notch on it.

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    id vote for the first one.. looks a sturdy case... looks great too(i mean out of the norm but still looks good)... its steel construction so that adds to rigidity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leepox View Post
    id vote for the first one.. looks a sturdy case... looks great too(i mean out of the norm but still looks good)... its steel construction so that adds to rigidity
    yep and i dont move my pc much so i dont mind about heavy/big cases.

    but i think comparing it and the 182 i dont know which one is better but there is a fairly nice price diffrence and the xclio will have better cooling.

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=509814

    Only takes a 92mm up front, but TBH it's unlikely you'd need it. The included drive suspension is a blessing.

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    Do me a favour please () and try out the Wind Tunnel.

    I'm not intending on changing cases at the moment (have an Eclipse and P180)

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    im pretty sure im getting it anyway, and most likely putting a blue led 120 mm (maybe coolermaster from scan) on rthe back and a normal 120mm fan on the front or if it will fit a 140mm blue led fan, but basicly im gonna mod it to hell with as much cooling as possible but keeping it fairly quiet .

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    I also like the look of that Xclio chassis, would be very interested in a review of it, cheers.

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