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    Cheap ATX case

    I'm thinking of donating my old i7920 to my stepson. But we need a cheap case with adequate ventilation
    What would you recommend ?
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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    This can take upto an 11" graphics card:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silve...usb-30-w-o-psu

    This can take upto a 16" graphics card:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/enerm...idi-tower-case

    This can take upto a 12.5" graphics card:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/therm...5-sata-w-o-psu

    It also has a hard drive docking port.

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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    He's got an XFX 6850, Standard edition. Not sure how long it is. 10" ?
    That PS05 looks great. Does it come with any fans ?
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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    He's got an XFX 6850, Standard edition. Not sure how long it is. 10" ?
    That PS05 looks great. Does it come with any fans ?
    It comes with a single 120MM fan.

    This comes with two 120MM fans:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec...usb-30-w-o-psu

    It can take upto a 10.5" long graphics card.

    This comes with a single 120MM fan and a single 140MM fan:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec...g-case-w-o-psu

    It can take upto 12" long graphics cards.

    This comes with two 120MM fans and a single 140MM fan:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...usb-30-w-o-psu

    It can take graphics cards upto 17.7" in length.

    There are also the Zalman cases which I like.

    The Z9 has three 120MM fans:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/zalma...e-case-w-o-psu

    It can take upto an 11.4" graphics card.

    The Zalman Z11 Plus has three 120MM fans and two 80MM fans:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/zalma...r-case-w-o-psu

    It can take upto an 11.4" graphics card.

    What is your maximum budget?

    I would probably show your son the cases on this webpage:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...formance-cases

    He could see what cases he likes the look of most.

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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    As ever Cat I am in awe of your knowledge !
    Probably max £40.
    What's your opinion of the CM335 ?
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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    As ever Cat I am in awe of your knowledge !
    Probably max £40.
    What's your opinion of the CM335 ?
    Not worth it nowadays IMHO.

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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    I'm going to jump in before Pob to recommend Casecom! Ebuyer have a range of Casecom K-series cases starting at £20, with bottom mounted PSUs and plenty of fan mounts. Check out http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...ltersubcat=418 - ignore the generic C-series cases, have a look at the K-series ones: both Pob and I have used these in builds and have been pleasantly surprised by just how much case you get for your money

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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    damn you scaryjim

    the C series is cheap flimsy junk, K series is decent, K5 is slightly better than the KM it's just a slight tweak to the design that fixed a couple of minor issues in the KM

    I'll be selling my old KM-6788 shortly, I'll do it for you with fans if you like

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    Forgot about the K series!

    Might have saved me a lot of posts!!

    The Casecom K5-9388 appears to have a removable hard drive cage,which means long cards should also fit fine.
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    Re: Cheap ATX case

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    damn you scaryjim

    the C series is cheap flimsy junk, K series is decent, K5 is slightly better than the KM it's just a slight tweak to the design that fixed a couple of minor issues in the KM

    I'll be selling my old KM-6788 shortly, I'll do it for you with fans if you like
    Might well be interested. How much are you after ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Forgot about the K series!

    Might have saved me a lot of posts!!

    The Casecom K5-9388 appears to have a removable hard drive cage,which means long cards should also fit fine.
    Styill very much appreciated !
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    Might well be interested. How much are you after ?
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    We have a forum for that kind of thing, gentlemen - if you're going to discuss that kind of deal please take it to a Wanted/For Sale thread. Hardware is for help and advice, after all

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    We have a forum for that kind of thing, gentlemen - if you're going to discuss that kind of deal please take it to a Wanted/For Sale thread. Hardware is for help and advice, after all

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    Wouldn't the hat fall off the cat??


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    Well, yes, if I tried to put a hat on my cat it would fall off, then the cat would savage it. That's what cats do

    And now I need to tell myself off for going off topic

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