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    Wink case sites needed

    looking for a new case budget of about £50 seen so many im stuck which to get for my e8400 any sites would be a help.
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    Re: case sites needed

    I realise that this is over your budget but:

    http://forums.hexus.net/current-barg...1-79-99-a.html

    At this price, it`s pretty tempting.

    You could try:

    XCASE No1 For pc computer cases, atx cases & rackmount cases

    They are expensive IMO (prices are plus vat. I think), but they do have a comprehensive site. It may however result in further confusion, good luck.

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    Re: case sites needed

    The Antec 900 is £65 (Scan) or, closer to your budget the Antec Solo £56 (Amazon, Ebuyer).

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    Re: case sites needed

    Akasa Zen from Scan Computers UK @ £25

    Akasa ZEN V2 from Scan Computers UK @ £30

    ...I wouldn't discount the Akasa Zen's.
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    Re: case sites needed

    Coolermaster CM-690 has been said to be quite good and in your budget (almost £51.70) Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    Site wise you are pretty much going to be looking at the major component retailers so
    Scan
    Ebuyer
    Specialtech
    Tekheads
    Overclockers

    to name but a few also people have been suggesting cases (like I did adding another to the mix ) but it all depends on what you want from it. If you want great cooling then the CM-690 and Antec 900 offer this if you want quiet then the Antec Solo could be the way to go if you want a well made box to house your components which has reasonable airflow and is okay in the noise department then the Akasa Zen could be the way forward all the cases have a target audience what you have to decide is which features are the most important to you. Also (perhaps the most important thing) if your going to be looking at it all day then get a case which you find aesthetically pleasing no point in buying the Antec 900 if you think its the ugliest thing in the world equally if your never going to look at it as it will be hidden under a desk don't pay extra for looks!

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    Re: case sites needed

    first off: dont like the stacker at all i need to have no front door on it as i use the dvd drives a lot, and again its way over my budget, been looking at xcase great choices just left me wondering about more options.
    again with the jeantech it has them draws on a button in past experince i had drives catching them etc so id prefur a case with just push out brackets.
    same problem with the akasa case as i did like that but 2 reviews of the doors catching put me off that one.
    anten 900 didnt like it either and over budget as well.
    antec solo was too basic looking for £50 id expect more for the money lookswise.
    so far the coolermaster seems top vote right now for which i will check out info more on.
    i appreciate the effort guys but nothing yet to set my heart racing to buy, least u know how fussy i am about a case...lol
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    Re: case sites needed

    Must be this, surely:

    Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS II Aluminium Midi-Tower Case - Black

    Have them at Ebuyer etc. as well.

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    Re: case sites needed

    Quote Originally Posted by csi_grissom View Post
    same problem with the akasa case as i did like that but 2 reviews of the doors catching put me off that one.
    No problem with the Akasa Zen. Done a few builds with it now and it's a cracker for the price.

    And I dare say any faults with it might have been rectified in version 2, but I never encountered anything to moan at, especially for the price. I've yet to find out the changes for version 2, be interesting (or not) to see.
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    Re: case sites needed

    looking at the lian-li it reads a good one to consider m8 thanks.
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    Re: case sites needed

    wot i do like about the lian-li is the hard drive bay right next to the 120mm fan as i have about 3 x sata 2 500gb to keep cool...
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    Re: case sites needed

    I think for the price the Lian-li is a bargain, i`m a Blacksmith & I think it`s worth it for the aluminium alone.

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    Re: case sites needed

    Gotta be the PC-7 PLUS II here too. Miles ahead of the others at this price point.

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    Re: case sites needed

    wheres the best price for it u seen guys?
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    Re: case sites needed

    Seems cheapest at ebuyer and they have the free delivery too. Annoyingly the black PC7 is £7 more than the silver one.

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    Re: case sites needed

    Also take a look at these:
    Coolermaster Centurion 534 which is a bargain @£35
    Coolermaster Black Centurion 534 - No PSU - Ebuyer

    or if you like a bit more bling these thermaltake cases have windowed versions, or a side window can be purchased seperately at a later date:
    Thermaltake Soprano VX
    THERMALTAKE CASE SOPRANO VX VD6000BNS BLACK - No Psu - XCASE No1 For pc computer cases, atx cases & rackmount cases

    Thermaltake Bach VX
    THERMALTAKE CASE BACH VX VF4000BWS BLACK - NO PSU - XCASE No1 For pc computer cases, atx cases & rackmount cases

    or how about this Nzxt Case, again a windowed version is available if you shop around:
    NZXT Alpha NZXT ALPHA Classic Series case - Aria Technology

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