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    Should I upgrade my LianLi to an Antec P180

    I'm considering changing my case and was wondering if it is worth the time, money and effort? Comments would be much appreciated.

    I currently have a Lian Li PC-7 Aluminum case. It has a

    Athlon X2-3800 running at 2.2GHZ (still can't get it to 2.4GHZ). Idle Temp 45 degrees, load is 50-55 degrees. System Temp is approx 40 degrees.
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    Why would you want to change the case? I have one and they look nice, but I'm not sure I'd swap case just for the sake of it!

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    Antec P180 is pretty crap for water cooling if you ever wanna go down that route.
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    Noooooo. Lian Li's are lush. Sometimes I wish I'd bought one. Then I see how cool my motherboard runs with the crossflow fan and I think: nah
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    I got watercooling in mine, and it's OK.... I got a monster 3x120 Fan radiator so I had to mount it on the outside though....

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    The p180 cases are oooooo so quiet, thats the best thing about them. Built a system with one of these and struggle to tell if its on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG
    The p180 cases are oooooo so quiet, thats the best thing about them. Built a system with one of these and struggle to tell if its on...

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    Agreed. Esp compared to my last overclocked AXP system with built in jet turbine

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    Not much point in changing the case unless you have a good reason.

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    Yeah, the Lian Li PC7 are quite decent case IMO. If u want a P180 then why dont try something spacious like Akasa Eclipse or the Lian Li v1000 or the PC-767
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    I replaced my lian li pc6 with an antec slk300b. It was just too noisey or didn't pass enough air with the fans turned down. Also with a cheaper case I spent some of the money I got got back from selling the lian li on a 500w seasonic. Seriously reduced the noise of my rig.

    The moral I would say is that you don't need a p180 but get a case with 120mm fan holes and get a couple of good 120mm fans to keep it cool and very quiet.

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    I had a similar Lian Li case and I have to say I was never very happy with it, 80mm fans are noisy and the airflow inside the case didn't seem very good. At least they've come down from the ridiculous price they used to cost though.

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    if you're likely to be lugging the computer around i'd say stick with the lian li. the antec is pretty heavy...

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    Yeh the Antec is a lovely case once you got it setup but it is a pain in the arse to install and immensly heavy.

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    Do you think it is worth changing my case with the temps?

    Athlon X2-3800 running at 2.2GHZ (still can't get it to 2.4GHZ). Idle Temp 45 degrees, load is 50-55 degrees. System Temp is approx 40 degrees.

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    i think u better have a look @ air flow rather than a new case.
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    Your overclock is most likely limited by your RAM (unless your running with a divider). Your system temp is quite high though, so maybe you should invest or mod some better cooling.

    Is it the PC-7 or PC-7 Plus?

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