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    Beantech Igloos

    At the moment I have a Chieftec Dragon - it's a great case, but I would prefer something lighter. So, how's a Beantech Igloo? It comes down to three things:

    1. Cooling
    2. Weight - my Chieftec Dragon is too heavy to lug around!
    3. Space - is it a decent case to work inside?

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    Edit: Is the difference between the Igloo 1 and 2 just style?
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    ive been thinking the same thing lately and wandering around the interweb i stubled upon this

    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Revie..._Li_PC-7_Plus/

    looks fairly sinilar to the beantech and most other lian li cases, should be cheap and light and most importantly uses 120mm fans intake and exhast, looks like a good bet to me.

    sorry not to really answer your question but i thought you might be interested?

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    Thanks for the recommendation, do you know of any shops where you can buy it?
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    Not got my system running in it yet - but it's a nice design. Just don't try to fit too much watercooling kit into it (like me ) I think I got mine from TheCoolingShop.
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    according to another site, the pc7 plus will be out at the end of the month.

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    the Beantech is a great case for the price that Komplett are selling it (btw sold in the US as the Kingwin 424)

    1. cooling - it's fine. 120mm fans would have been nice but you can't have everything. You have it supplied with 1x80mm rear & 2x80mm front (front fans have a speed controller behind the front fascia which pulls off easily).
    2. weight is no problem.
    3. Its an easy case to work in - especially as with a slide out mobo tray you can do a fair amount out of the case

    The only real negative is that the side panels are a tight fit & have no integral grip for removing - but you develop the technique.

    )h & yes, the only difference is the style of the front panel.

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    Also BeanTechs have nice quick-locking mechanisms for the drives. You slide them in, push the lock forward, press it down and the drive is secure

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    Right then, unless anybody can find something better for around the same price, I'll be ordering an Igloo 1 tomorrow night.
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    You'll get the one with a blue tinted window if you know what's good for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    You'll get the one with a blue tinted window if you know what's good for you
    You mean the Igloo 2, or an actual window?
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    where do you buy the ones with the windows in the UK. only place i have seen is komplett that sells the case then the side panel from kustompcs

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    Oh, I can't find the version I have for sale any more
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    These are cracking cases for the price you pay for them. Had one before and the side panel is thin enough so that a simple Dremel cut through it easily for a side window that was installed.

    As for room, fitting a watercooling kit into it was a bit of a bum, I had to cut away the bottom of the drive cages to fit the rad in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    Oh, I can't find the version I have for sale any more
    Well, I don't like windows on a case anyway - I don't have the desire to peer inside very so often. Besides, my computer sits beneath my desk, so it doesn't matter too much what it looks like.

    I'll be sad to see me Chieftec Dragon go though - it is an excellent case.
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