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    Cheidtec Matrix tower for 20 quid bargain or not worth the metal its made of?

    Seen this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55650 on ebuyer and thinking that cheiftec cases are supposed to be fairly good thought it was a bit of a bargain. What do you think, anygood for the price or a pile of junk?

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    Try asking in the case section next time
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    Bargin, i remember when these cases were 90+ quid. Go get one, you won't be dissapointed.

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    I just bought the chieftec bx-01 and it's a great case, really nice to work in and a steal at £30, went to my local pc shop and they had the same case for £70.

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    Hi joely - I have a silver Matrix, so i can speak from experiance..they're good cases. Be aware the this is a FULL TOWER case, just read the reviews - it has 6 outer 5's, 2 outer 3's and 6 inner 3's . It comes within about 2 inches of the underside of my desk. It's nice

    ok i'll break it down for you.

    GOOD

    huge
    loads of bays
    2 removable hard drive cages (3 drives in each)
    brill quality
    Fans : 3 front, 1 side, 2 rear
    plus room above the psu for either a 92mm fan, 120mm fan with modding, a 2nd psu or a watercooling radiator.
    Cable routing
    Excellent Metallic finish
    Drive Rails
    Really Heavy so no bugger could ever run off with it.
    Buttons have lovely action
    Door hides beige drives

    Cons:

    no removable mobo tray
    psu support can block airflow from fans on bottom of psu, but this can be fixed by drilling 2 hooles and sliding the support foward a bit.


    All in all, if ur not going for a shuttle then this is an excellent opposite: loads of room for any upgrade you could wasnt to do, very high quality, looks the buissness. I bought mine form komplett and it cost me £90 inc a psu - So Ebuyer knocking these out for £29 is a real steal.

    Cant recommend highly enough for a serious case.

    hope this helps

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    You don't really need a removable tray in a matrix since its soooooo large

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    I bought a BX-02 from Ebuyer when they were doing them for £20 - it came in an Ebuyer branded box and had obviously been dropped before going in the box. However, because they're made from such good quality steel, damage was minimal and easily corrected.

    So, I'd say 'go for it' but be aware that it may be £20 for a reason.

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    ebuyer 8-)...:@ lol maybe nice if it arrives that is.and if they dont try and charge ya like 15-20quid just for postage8-)

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