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    what case?

    hi guys, after looking at reviews etc i have picked up to knowa couple of cases what case would you think i should get as a newbie builder?

    antec p183
    corsair (monster)
    lian li a71f
    zalman hs1000

    i love the corsair but it does not do well with air cooling, i dont want to go to water cooling as yet!
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    Re: what case?

    Not seen any reviews of the zalman but its cheap compared to that corsair...

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    Re: what case?

    The Zalman does seem very good (I think the OP means the GS1000)
    I'd go for the black and silver version over the stirght black one.


    Although at £150 it's a bit too pricey for what it is for my tastes.

    Personally I'd go for a Lancool, these are a new subsidiary of Lian Li, basically they are Lian Li cases but in steel so cheaper but a bit heavier.
    Ether the K58
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...ol/PC-K58.html
    review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/L...Dragonlord_K58

    or K62
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...ol/PC-K62.html
    Review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...se-review.html

    It's a shame but the case halfway between them, the K60, is not being sold anyware I can find in the uk

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    Re: what case?

    The GS1000 is only £115 at ebuyer. That's the plain black version though.

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    Re: what case?

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...S1000-HS1.html

    i was looking at the hs2 version not the gs1000

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    Re: what case?

    Gs1000 worth the extra tenner imo

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    Re: what case?

    Ahh the MS1000 I'd say it's also ok, for the cost I'd still go for a Lancool

    Also there is one major factor that puts me right off the MS1000

    (left image) PCI Card Holder
    I hate thoes things, never seen one that works well and having the rear panel totally flat tends to make it far weaker.
    Saying that I've only ever seen pci card holders on very cheap cases, so maybe it'll not be too bad when made well out of steel that's not the thickness of tissue paper.

    I don't think you'd go wrong with the MS1000

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    Re: what case?

    +1 for a Lancool.

    Lian Li build quality, but not Lian Li pricing. Best of both worlds, imo.

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