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    Starting to spec. up a new PC for a friend; he doesn't want anything flashy - mainly office stuff.

    Looked at the Antec NSK4000-EU; the pics. show only front and rear, but Antec's details show that it has holes in the side - don't want those!

    The Gigabyte GZ-X1-V2 looks OK, but does any one know if it has holes in the side panel? The pic. doesn't show any, but...

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...-Black-w-o-PSU
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    Re: Cases

    It's pretty much an intel (and perhaps amd) requirement to have holes in the side for the CPU cooler to pull air in.

    Some might not but a lot do.

    Things like the like Akasa Eclipse and Antec P182 don't though.. So I might be wrong lol

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    Re: Cases

    What do you mean holes in the side panel? Don't really understand what you mean. Like behind the motherboard tray, for cable tidying? Or on the other side panel, like a window?

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    Re: Cases



    do you mean like that?
    that's a very good case btw, only £40 from most decent e-Tailors

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    Re: Cases

    like this I take it to mean


    not meant for a fan.. just holes.

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    Re: Cases

    Yep, they're the beasties that I don't want or need - planning a system that'll idle at about 40-45W input, similar to the one that I built about 18 months ago.

    First block: Mobo is overdue since 30th. August! Not a vital component, though.
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    Re: Cases

    yes they do
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2360

    You may want to look at the NZxt hush, that has no side vents, although it does have a blue led fan which may not be liked (always swap it for a non led fan)
    http://www.nzxt.com/products/hu001/

    Or the Lancool K7
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/L...oned_K7/3.html no vents except the front and back.
    Made by Lian-Li, steel frame alumimium panels, good quality.

    Also the Antec Sonata III has no side vents
    Last edited by Pob255; 26-11-2008 at 12:05 AM.

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    Re: Cases

    How much are we spending on this case? Do I need to reign in my thinking a bit I can think of the perfect small case with no holes on the sides but guessing it will be ~£90 when released Silverstone SG04 (not the H version with the handle) http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...=SG04&area=usa

    If that is perhaps just a touch on the expensive side the Antec Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata 550 plus and Sonata III all have no side vents (and are good value including those with the PSUs they are decent PSU's by the way no need to replace them) and the Lian-Li PC60F, PC8, PCA05, PCA06 and PCA09 all less than £80 (except the Antec's with PSU's)

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    Re: Cases

    Yes, the Solo is lovely, but I'm very limited on price (but I'll not cut back on the PSU).
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    Re: Cases

    Just get the NSK, doesn't really matter that much if it's got holes does it? Or buy a barebones asus, they look very officey.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...X-Case-w-o-PSU
    Last edited by Dreaming; 26-11-2008 at 12:38 AM.
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    Re: Cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    yes they do
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2360

    You may want to look at the NZxt hush, that has no side vents, although it does have a blue led fan which may not be liked (always swap it for a non led fan)
    http://www.nzxt.com/products/hu001/

    Or the Lancool K7
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/L...oned_K7/3.html no vents except the front and back.
    Made by Lian-Li, steel frame alumimium panels, good quality.

    Also the Antec Sonata III has no side vents
    Thanks for the link to Gigabyte.
    I can't understand this - the pic. on Scan's site doesn't seem to show vents (although black is the worst 'colour') Just got the manual - 3MB for 1 page B&W! Anyway, the spec. on G's site mentions the vent.

    The 'flashy' case is er, flashy; the Lancool looks good but too dear.

    um, getting a bit stuck here.
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    Re: Cases

    Why does it matter if there are vents?

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    Re: Cases

    How much are you prepared to spend on the case and PSU together? If you say £80 then the Antec Sonata 3 is for you £82 from Scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec...-500W-aPFC-PSU and Ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128045

    Very good PSU not the standard junk supplied normally with cases.

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    Antec sonata 3 + 500 earthwatt psu £82
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128045

    and the earthwatt psu is not cutting back, they are very good units made by seasonic
    Jonnyguru review http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story4&reid=35

    what are the rest of the bit's going into it?
    mATX motherboard?

    EDIT: webby beat me to it while looking for the review

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    Re: Cases

    Mwahahahahaha!

    But yeah as we both said those Earthwatts PSUs are good quality definitely worth considering the cases which include them they make for very good value.

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    Re: Cases

    Quote Originally Posted by NeedMoarFarms View Post
    Why does it matter if there are vents?
    Not needed and lets out noise. To me, looks ugly. The chap who wants the PC is a forensic scientist, so he doesn't like anything flashy and wazocky.
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