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    Question Aluminum Case vs Metal Case

    Ok guys as the subject says Aluminum Case vs Metal Case
    which 1 is best. THE case im looking @ comes in both Aluminum and Metal its £23 pound's more for the Aluminum Case so is it woth paying the extra are not ?? thanks guys


    this is the case spec for both of them Aluminum / Metal

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    If you like your LAN parties then a metal case would weigh you down, also i've found better cooling on alu cases than the steel cases.

    plus if u want to do any case mods alu is alot easier to cut than steel!

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    Go for aluminium.
    a) lighter
    b) cooler
    c) quiter
    d) easier to mod (havent tried with mine tho.)

    Will

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    iv not bean to a LAN party so thats out the way the only time the case is going to be moved is for moveing stuff about in it

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    Aluminum has a lot of advantages like Blockers points out,

    Where steel has 2 advantages..... 1.)cheaper and 2.) better EMI/RF protection.

    But the chances of you having a problem from radio waves,etc... is very slim.

    And if you're going to mod it and put a window in then you have no protection anyway.

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    I'd definitely go ALU now all the way, it makes things so much easier to deal with. Instead of having to move it even 5 meters to have a play with the internals, it doesn't break my back, but hey i'm talking about a shuttle, but my mates cm201 alu case is very light, and the only weakness i would mention is that it feels kinda britle even if it isn't.

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    heh i love the way this is 'aluminium or metal', isnt aluminium metal ? anyhow, if you've got enough money, you should go for the aluminium version - especially if you are gonna be moving it about...

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    apart form the front of this case, isnt it the same as the thermal take ones, though a lot cheaper, and imo nicer... they ahev the same insides iirc, might be good for my next case

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    ALU all the way

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    there is no contest, alu all the way if the funds permit it!
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    ok ally it is then i realy wont to get this case naw but theres a pc faire this saterday so may wait till after i bean there and hade a look

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    Originally posted by streetster
    heh i love the way this is 'aluminium or metal', isnt aluminium metal ? anyhow, if you've got enough money, you should go for the aluminium version - especially if you are gonna be moving it about...

    Mark
    it's considerably less of a metal than steel if you're being pedantic about it, since it lies closer to the right hand (non-metal) side of the periodic table.

    </geek>

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    Hey,

    By Jesus... lol thats the exact same case I was about to change to. Where did you find it for £23 Planetside ? cheapest I can find it for is £73. Yes it is the same as the TT cases but with a diff front cover, tho for some reason it dosen't seem to come with any fans.

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    Originally posted by Byatt
    it's considerably less of a metal than steel if you're being pedantic about it, since it lies closer to the right hand (non-metal) side of the periodic table.

    </geek>
    Closer than what? Steel isn't a metal. Take another look at your periodic table - steel doesn't appear, because it's a mix of iron and carbon (and because carbon is a non-metal, steel isn't even an alloy, which is what a lot of people would call it. FWIW, the correct term for it is "impure metal"). Aluminium on the other hand scrapes in far enough to the left of the periodic table to be a metal. </geek>

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    After we have done picking peanuts out of poo the simple answer is go alu

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    its £23 pound's more for the Aluminum
    read it again Dave_07.

    and again....
    its £23 pound's more for the Aluminum

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