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    Good case?

    Right well im looking for a case that is small for lans but can fit everything i need, i would like something small but medium size is ok just that i need to actually fit my components in it and to have good airflow.

    What it needs to fit is:
    ATX motherboard(unless theres matx motherboards with x8/x8 sli which ill get down the line)
    Room for 2x 460's and enough room to fix longer cards if ever needed.
    Ok cable management
    Space for a maximum of 4 storage drives (will be 3 normally, 1 ssd 2xhdd)
    space for 3 DVD bays.

    And the most important, space to mount a 360mm rad..... externally so im not fussed with mounting it on top or what not just as long as there is enough length etc. And then internally i would need space for a laing ddc pump with xspc res top.

    Any suggestions? Budget is probably <£50 so cheapest is better .
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    Re: Good case?

    Have a look here - a good range of cases. I've used them and they have good CS. (And although this is the second time I've recommended them in 24 hours, I don't work for them!)
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    Re: Good case?

    Cooler Master storm scout?

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    Re: Good case?

    The 460 is shorter than an ATX motherboard so no ATX motherboard sized case should have an issue with that.
    4 hard drives and 3 dvd's . . . again you'll be hard pushed to find an ATX case that cannot do that.
    360mm rad..... externally
    if you mean just stand the rad on top of the case, then all you need is one that is minimum 3609mm long, again you'll be hard pushed to find an ATX case that's less than that in length.

    If you willing to do minor modding (like cutting holes to run cables) then you've got a massive range of cases open to you.

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    Re: Good case?

    Thanks for the suggestions, been looking at the scout and it appears that a 360mm rad can be added internally with slight modding... thinking about it i guess i would like to have it mounting a 360mm rad inside as it means theres no risk of damage or something and would make it even easier to move around.

    Still looking at that store and checking ebay to see if a cheap scout has come up, if i can get it as cheap as possible (i dont mind damage) then im happy!.

    edit: hmm, the more i look the more i think that getting an internal mounting for the rad is impossible.. the scout doesnt fit it (sniper does with heavy modding). Thinking i should just get the cheapest case that looks ok to me and just drill holes for tubing on the top of the case... so hard deciding

    What about this case? http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NZXT-...r-Case-w-o-PSU
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    Re: Good case?

    You could try the new Lian Li P 80 It's lightweight so there is no problem moving it.

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    Re: Good case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    From what I can remember about that case is it comes with only 1 fan included so you'll probably need more. Apart from that it looks ok if your sure it satisfies all of your requirements.

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    Re: Good case?

    not fussed about the fans really, if it has 1 intake and 1 exhaust then its fine since its only the gpu and motherboard that needs air cooling.

    I think ill mount it facing down so would need to drill a honeycomb type filter..... or should i do something else? Like a dremel and cut the fan size out?
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    Re: Good case?

    right, still looking for case so more suggestions appreciated .

    Im still thinking about getting the Beta evo as there are already 2 roof top grills for fans, which means id only need to sort out one more fan vent. But im trying to think of how i would even the air flow, 3 exhausts from the rad and 1 on the rear would be too much for the 1x 120mm fan intake right?.

    Also, any suggestions on how to cut this fan vent? Should i get a rotary tool? I found this draper one here : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294 Now from past experience with draper tools they are very good, never been sure on these type of tools though however they have been getting good customer reviews... added with some of good cutting disks i should be good to go correct? Are there better tools out there for <£25?

    Maybe i should expand my case dimensions? I guess i could go to anything under 15KG and a touch smaller than the corsair 800D. But the budget would still be <£50.

    Ugh this is such an annoying decision .
    edit: Also why the hell are some of my posts getting hyper linked to ebay? they seem to be edited by SkimLinks or something stupid... is it my end or not?
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