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    New Case

    I'm looking for a new case.

    Any suggestions?

    Links to the websites will be helpful.

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    A maximum budget of £40 inc VAT and delivery.

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    The edit button might help, won't get people thinking you're spamming then.

    What do you like? Aluminium? Perspex? Steel? You after good cooling? Silence? Large Towers? Small mini towers? Desktops? SFF's? Help us out a little!

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    i got a super flower yesterday for £30, and i love it. (www.ebuyer.co.uk)
    i post pics 2morow if you want

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    • Matt_2000_17's system
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    not bothered about it being aluminium, perspex or steel. Must be good cooling. As for size, somewhere in the region of a mid tower with window. Anything silver aswell.

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    Best option is to have a quick look at ebuyer, they do tonnes of cases at cheap prices. Mostly will be steel I think and if that isn't a problem then go for it.

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    I have that case now. I find it too boring now, so i'm changing it.

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    Yep, i got that case in Rhythmic green which is Beige case and perspexy green front (looks better than sounds!). the worse thing is the multicoloured fan on sidewindow but thats nothing major!
    Its good for coolonmg as it has room for two fans at the front (with clips already mounted so no screwing) for HDD cooling and general intake of air plus room for either 1x 120mm fan at back or 2x 80mm fans plus the afformentioned side fan. so 5 fan spaces in total.

    Also it has no sharp edges, has thumbscrews, is not flimsy, and looks the biz.

    I got my brother one for his rig too that im just building but I went for the Silver one and it has a dullish grey/silver entire case with the perspexy silvery/blue front panels (looks GREAT), and combined with a silver floppy drive is brilliant and I recommend it heartily!

    Only downpoints are that the MoBo has to support 3-pin on the headers for Power LED (as the MSI K7N2-L Delta DOES NOT) otherwise you wont get the nifty little 'Blue Power LED' on the front.

    Also it has cathode tubes (which you CAN unplug inside) which look great and you can lock them on what colour you like but whenevr you reboot you have to re-lock it again.

    i'd give it 9/10 and WELL worth the price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ady168uk
    Best option is to have a quick look at ebuyer, they do tonnes of cases at cheap prices. Mostly will be steel I think and if that isn't a problem then go for it.

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    bah! what a wasted post then! you should have said what u were upgrading from before that!
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    2700+@175fsb/2257mhz, Soltek 75FRN-L, 2x512mb TwinMOS on TwinMOS 3200 RAM (Dual Channel) @175 (synced with fsb) 8-3-3-2.5 timings, 120gb 8mb Cache ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax +, 80gb Maxtor ATA133, 256mb Sapphir radeon 9800XT @ stock, 19" Hansol 920P.

    Currently Building for brother:
    3200+@200fsb, MSI K7N2-L Delta, 2x 512mb Crucial 3200 RAM@200 (single channel) 8-3-3-3, 200gb 8mb cache ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax+, 256mb Leadtek a350 GeForceFX 5900 ultra @485/922, 19" Iiyama MST

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    I've decided to up my budget to £60

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    Is the budget of £60 just for case or do you need PSU as well?

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    got a 400W PSU. I just need the case.

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    Quite like the look of the Antec 1000AMG - got the 660 which is quite nice but the 1000 looks way better and you already have the psu. don't know how much delivery is but it's about the right price.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Antec_160.html

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    for that price look aluminium, and the lower end CoolerMaster or lian li s

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