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    £150 for a motherboard, case, PSU.

    hi guys.

    I have £150 to spend on the above.

    Pretty much decided on a motherboard - Abit NF7-S (v2.0) from the bargin basement bit of www.aria.co.uk

    But have £100 left to spend on a nice case (lian-li/coolmaster) and a got PSU. 400ish watts.

    Will
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    http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=59491 - 450W CWT. Most definitely.

    Ebuyer for the coolermaster? Especially if you've got a free delivery token, that'll shave quite a few pounds off the costs.

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    Not going to ebuyer for anything......ever again.

    Whats delivery like from scan?
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    £7 or so for delivery from scan... rather expensive

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    Anyone know what the lain-li PC-7 is like? it is pretty much the same as the PC-60, without a fan on top, fan controller, or removable motherbaord tray....and its £20 cheaper.

    So far its £148 (NF7-S/PC-7/450watt) excluding PP...
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    How about a PC-50, also from Aria? It's very similar to a PC-60, but it's dinky and cute! If space isn't an issue, ie, you're not going to want to use watercooling, I'd say get the PC-50. Tenner cheaper than the PC-7, and it looks nicer, imo.

    Scan delivery is very good, although it is slightly expensive. More often than not, however, it's next day delivery, which is always good

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    got a super flower from ebuyer, i know you dont like them, but to me its a good case, pics here UNDER SERLEX. PRICE=£30
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...0&pagenumber=1

    5 fans, 3 hdd bays, lots of room

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    you could get a casetek case from scan as for the price these are HUGE and have ample space for addons such as loads of drives, optical drives and loads of cooling

    Here is a sneak peek of the case for you to have a butchers at

    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...JsX3BhZ2U9Mw==

    I have this case at the moment, the cooling possibilities are awesome - and for an extra 10 quid you can get a clearside panel for this case as well

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    I wasnt too keen on the PC-50, as you actually have to put the PSU infront of the CPU, and side on...which i thought would lead to it getting hotter. As it would be used with a xp1800 pally, which is already at 50-60...

    Sorry serlex - the case looks nice, but ebuyer is a no-no.

    And wildmonkey - i do quite like the look of that case (Casetek 1018BM) however, after getting my lian-li PC-60 im quite a fan of aluminmum cases as they are so light.

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    shame mate, i got a nice cheiftec bx case coming from ebuyer, £35 inc.

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    Blockers - heres the Aluminium version of the casetek case

    http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=58928

    Obviously a price increase by for the money, its an awesome case. I have the black model and even tho' its like 25-30 Kgs with all the gear in ( PSU, mobo etc ) I think the weights an advantage as its harder to knock over

    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockers
    Thanks for the input guys.

    I wasnt too keen on the PC-50, as you actually have to put the PSU infront of the CPU, and side on...which i thought would lead to it getting hotter. As it would be used with a xp1800 pally, which is already at 50-60...

    Sorry serlex - the case looks nice, but ebuyer is a no-no.

    And wildmonkey - i do quite like the look of that case (Casetek 1018BM) however, after getting my lian-li PC-60 im quite a fan of aluminmum cases as they are so light.

    Will

    I have a silver casetek case and I can say it is a really GREAT case !

    Unfortunately for me scan only stock the silver and blue windows for the cases and not sure if having one side panel with a window a different colour would look right :-/
    Scan say they are trying to source the silver windows ..... But is it just me or wouldnt the place to get them from be the manufacturer ?

    Anyway, if you want alu this is what you want :

    http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=58928

    Its the sivler casetek case in Alu, I am starting to wish I had got the Alu version now. But when I bought mine it cost me £60 for the plain version, and was more like £80-£85 for the Alu version, so its a great deal if you ask me .

    I highly recommend this case, and since its so big the extra ports on top are really handy as you can easily plug your headphones or whatever in and you have plenty of cable reach left.
    Buy it ! Coupled with a CWT PSU it will probably just go to your £150 budget, maybe a bit over, but trust me its worth it . oh and one thing about the description on scan, it really doesnt do it justice, take a look at caseteks actual site, for a start it has 7 80mm fan mounts, not 2 as scan say
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    In my opinion, http://www.microdirect.co.uk is THE PLACE to buy...

    ...followed by http://www.overclock.co.uk/ and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ for wel priced high performance stuff enthusiast stuff like pc cases. Also browse http://www.xcase.co.uk/.

    The Cooler Master Centurion or Lian Li PC7 are all that is within your grasp if you want a decent quality PSU.

    The Centurion is £40, and the Lian Li is £65.

    Then get a Thermaltake 480W PSU for £50.

    You might think this is out of proportion - if you don't have a high power system with many fans and hard drives, you could get a cheaper power supply from QTec for £20, and get a better case.

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