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    A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    After doing a little research I've put the basic specs of my system together, but the one thing I just can't decide on is the case. I'd like something that really stands out, like the imposing and awe-inspiring z5500s. I'm hoping to have these on one side of the tv and the pc on the other. I've looked at the Lian Li Tyr X2000 and it looks big enough to strike fear and inspiration into anyone; but at $520 (probably end up being £300) they are quite an unwarranted stretch. What case should I buy if money was no problem? And what would be the best option if I didn't want to spend more than £200?

    Out of interest, my current proposed build is this:

    q6600 £125
    corsair 4gb £55
    asus p5k premium £100
    hd 4850 £125
    samsung 750gb £60
    be quiet 650w £100
    total - £565
    case £?

    max (hopefully!) <£800

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    So what you're saying is.. you actually think lian li are on to something with the X2000?

    You strange person

    Silvertone TJ-09 is very nice looking from the front, TJ-07 is a bit of a monster, looks a bit odd from the front as you can have 5.25" drives all the way down lol

    Antec P182, might be nice but probably a bit understated if you want something bold like the X2000, Antec 1200 maybe, probably a bit cheesey though.

    Lian Li sell a lot of other equally over priced cases I'm sure there is one to suit.

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    Don't go for the P5K premium board unless you can get it for cheap... its really old now, go for x38/x48/p45

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    Oops thought you had already bought this stuff, yeah as SIM says the P5Q (P45) has replaced the P5K

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    I'm not convinced that a Be Quiet PSU is the best buy either.

    Nice review of a nice case Clunk. Pity the smaller brother isn't built quite so nicely.

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    QTF 1+

    Thats the one to get

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    haha, yeah maybe i'm the only person who thinks the x2000 might be worth the co2 emitted producing it , my main gripe about the temjins is that they are generally all big huge rectangular boxes... the pc-a77 looks like an absolute monster i have to say, more than enough space, features and generally anodised aluminium than i need; definitely looking into that.

    About the P5Q, I've heard various reports that they don't overclock well, and the only real advantage they give is 2 full width PCIe lanes. 4850 will keep me going for a long while, and by then I can just get an X2 card or even next generation; the P45 chipset just doesnt provide enough of an advantage for the price.

    4 rails, every cable is modular and very quiet, the Be Quiet Dark Power seems like a perfect PSU if it really upsets you then I'll get a Corsair HX series since they advertise so much here

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    I'd try and pick up an X38 chipset, they're EOL and are just the early non-cherry-picked X48s. Shouldn't cost much more than the top-end P35 boards now.

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    I just love the Coolermaster Cosmos S...
    It looks different, if not a little bit sporty(if sporty is the right word choice), and is well setup i'd say. Especially if you ever think of going watercooled. Lots of Space inside and you can easily mount a
    240mmx 120mm Rad in the roof or the rear.
    The intake fan vents have removable panels to install filters and if you're going for a Quad core then best go for Watercooled Mobo so ya can clock hell outa ya chip

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    I only have one thing against Be Quiet. No-one has one, including reviewers. You absolutely can't go by specs alone when choosing a PSU.

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    Is this for a HTPC or gaming? The title says living room, but its a gaming spec PC?

    If you're looking for something to go under your TV then the Antec Fusion is an excellent choice. It'll take a few 120mm fans, as well as a Scythe Mini Ninja. Graet cooling and full PSU and full height cards accepted.

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    If you want something really imposing try and find a Mozart TX http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1134&ID=1415. I've seen a few knocking around on ebay shops (new) and such like.
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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    WOW, that Mozart TX looks like some sort of stem cell cloning machine, except better; you'd be able to produce Grade A british beef with that. Yeah I'm gonna check out the price of that thing now: probably out of my reach...

    The Antec Fusion was no1 on my list for a long while, until I realised that having z5500 on one side of your tv is gonna look wierd if you don't have something equally massive on the other side. Still, I'm definitely not ruling out the Antec, its a great looking case!

    And yes, it is going to be a gaming htpc... if that makes sense

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    Re: A stunning case to sit in the living room!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    WOW, that Mozart TX looks like some sort of stem cell cloning machine, except better; you'd be able to produce Grade A british beef with that. Yeah I'm gonna check out the price of that thing now: probably out of my reach...
    If you trust the fleabay vendors it could be yours for just under £140...
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