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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavv View Post
    Airflow in the Aerocool cases I linked is better then in any other case you will find
    You think?

    My Antec900 would take some beating.

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Noones mentioned the Antec 900 or P182 I thought they were supposed to be really good cases...

    EDIT: Blitzen just posted the exact same minute

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Yea the Antec 900 pwns the Aerocool.

    I would like to modify what I said to - No other case around £50 beats the Aerocool for cooling

    I would like an Antec 900...

    I just realised it has a windowed side panel OMG want!

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    I was optimistic about spending more than 30 quid on a case until a while back, you get what you pay for. For me, well sibling, it was worth spending extra and getting the Antec 900. When the fans are on high, its like a wind tunnel but the temps seems to be in line with the room temperature.

    Apparently the NZXT cases are very good, love the look of the Lexa case. I've posted a link for another of the NZXT cases, seems to be reasonably priced, although I can't comment on its cooling abilities or useability.

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    NZXT Alpha Black Mid Tower Case - With E-SATA Port - No PSU - Ebuyer
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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    im using the Antec p180 v2. its a whole lot better than the more expensive navigator case i had. good air flow, cable management, it looks nice and its well made.

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavv View Post
    I personally wouldnt reccomend any case without a side intake fan, but its up to you which one you get.
    We'll just have to agree to disagree then I think a side intake fan is *only* useful when you have a retail cooler on your CPU. If you're concerned about temperatures then the CPU cooler is going to be the first thing you change at which point side intake fans are a hinderance to airflow not a benefit.

    If you want to spend a bit more and give yourself a smug 'premium case' feeling then I agree the antec 900 looks nice - again later revisions correct some of the flaws of first generation cases. You have to choose your components with a bit more care with the 900 (esp PSU cable length).

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    im not keen on the A case,

    yes the 900 is very a good case and so is the p180

    but is it just me or does the 900 look ugly, i looked at it and yes cooling is great but its... ugly

    any agree or disagree ?

    the NZXT cases look so hot, £40 as well. does any 1 have one or know some whos ones got one ? i need to now bout its cooling abiltys before the plunge, at the moment im really thinking about the C690.

    the p180 looks good great compartments, cable managment lookes easy, but platic door has been mentioned by the public, and also i dnt like the divider from cpu to motherboard. and well ive been talking about cases around£35-£50 for last couple of hours so now £80 sounds like alot lol

    Bhavv u do really love that case dont u

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Well the Antec 900 does have a 20cm fan over the CPU

    So is that an even bigger hindrance then my 12 cm fan over my Silent knight II?

    Think about it for a minute. I have a Silent Knight II (pretty big) heating up and blowing hot air to my exhaust fan.

    Now if I put a 12 or 20 cm fan over that, it is going to create a direct intake point ove an exhaust point.

    Colder air blows directly onto the CPU cooler, and gets blown out by it and the exhaust. -5 degrees C?

    Reviews on the Antec 900 case show it having a cooler CPU temperature then any other case it was reviewed against, so that intake fan has to be doing something!

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest View Post

    Bhavv u do really love that case dont u

    Forest
    I like fans, more fans, lots of fans, and more cool glowy blue fans

    The more cooling my case has the better.

    The only place I currently still need a fan is over my memory. Im lookig at the Antec spot fan which clips just about anywhere onto a motherboard hole.

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhavv View Post
    Well the Antec 900 does have a 20cm fan over the CPU

    So is that an even bigger hindrance then my 12 cm fan over my Silent knight II?
    I'm confused. I said that side intake fans are a hinderance. The Antec 900 does not have a side intake fan, so how could it have a hinderance? The airflow of the Antec 900 is actually remarkably similar to that of my centurion 5 - the only difference being that they use an exhaust fan on top of the case rather than me using the PSU as an additional exhaust fan. The 900 PSU sits at the bottom and provides additional exhaust.

    (the big 200cm fan on the 900 is exhaust remember - not intake)

    Think about it for a minute. I have a Silent Knight II (pretty big) heating up and blowing hot air to my exhaust fan.

    Now if I put a 12 or 20 cm fan over that, it is going to create a direct intake point ove an exhaust point.

    Colder air blows directly onto the CPU cooler, and gets blown out by it and the exhaust. -5 degrees C?
    Only if your CPU cooler is a vertical intake design - and as mentioned only retail coolers are. Any decent aftermarket cooler takes air from the front of the case and moves it backwards inline with an exhaust fan - as such a front to back airflow like the centurian and antec cases is better. Side intake fans above the CPU disturb the front to back airflow.

    Reviews on the Antec 900 case show it having a cooler CPU temperature then any other case it was reviewed against, so that intake fan has to be doing something!
    It doesn't have a side or big intake fan, so I'm not surprised

    But yes, I can see where Forest is coming from, the 900 does have a very agressive look to it - looks wise I do prefer a more traditional shape like the coolermaster cases.

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    yh, didnt think i was alone. the only fans i really want is a fan to keep my drives cool, a couple of fans to create a really good airflow, and a fan to keep my graphics card cool, im soon to purchase a 8800GT and they havent got huge fans, and there loud things at 100% so i wanted to take a bit of strain of that, my big typhoon can cover cpu (and half of the motherboard) lol but yh, ive also got some fettish about blue lighting u should see my case at the moment , psu lights are blue, every light in my case is blue. so when i saw the C90 blue fan behind that awsome mesh design, i nearly fainted

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    If you can stretch the budget a little bit I saw an Antec P182 on eBuyer once for £75. Virtually silent case with a decent PSU and looks nice. Also easy to build with

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    For the C90:

    Window side pannel

    Cooler Master

    or normal.

    disadvantage with window you lose one fan, but you can see your rig ?

    what do you reckon ? whats your preference looks or cooling

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    Are you sticking the case on your desk or under it?

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    underneath, its a glass desk so.. yh and its got a ledge for it underneath

    whooo just modded my other case, man i love 400w drills, made new spaces for my loved fans lol

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    Re: Best Gaming Case For around £60

    I've got mine under the desk now so don't miss having a windowed side panel. But the top fan thats missing from the panle with the window is not a big deal as i think your big typhon would obstruct the the top fan in the side panel as my ultima 90 does this.

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    yh it does in my current case i had to take it out beacuse they interfered with each other to much so i took the fan out and made the wholes just a vent... so i could go for the window.....mmm i think the window looks better but there not easy to find

    i think i will go for the C90 i need some quit blue neon fans but they got to be silent ish, any one have any or no of any ?

    i found some hiper fans

    Hiper 120mm HiperFlow Chrome Blade Case Fan With Blue LED - 3pin Adaptor with Screws - Ebuyer

    is 20dBA alot of noice ?

    also coolmaster do some

    Cooler Master

    19.3 dB-A how quit is that ?

    thanks for all the help guyz, probably order them tonight, im using ebuyer...

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