Looking for £60-70 all singing all dancing case...

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Adrian Kwa, Feb 17, 2004.

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    Adrian Kwa Guest

    Would be grateful if anyone could give me advice on a new computer case...

    Would like to get a case with windows, but I was just thinking: if you
    have big windows on the side and top, surely it would defeat the purpose
    of having an aluminium case is plastic doesn't conduct heat well. In
    which case, a steel case is just as good and is definitely cheaper. Right?

    Which case would you recommend if I would like one with at least a side
    panel window?

    Thanks.

    Adrian

    BTW I do overclock my P4 2.4 to 3.6 so heat is an issue. Thanks.
     
    Adrian Kwa, Feb 17, 2004
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    You should worry more about EMI emissions than heat dissipation IMO. Fans
    have more an effect at reducing heat than does an Aluminum case IMO.
    Aluminum has it's uses in terms of looking good though, being lightweight
    and solid.

    As for recommendations look at www.ebuyer.com at the superflower (i think
    that's the brand) and some of the thermaltake cases etc..... The reviews
    posted are helpful.
     
    tHatDudeUK, Feb 17, 2004
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    Trevor Best Guest

    I just bought the I-Chia case from there, £32 + VAT, amazing price for
    an aluminium case and comes with a 400W PSU although that will be
    junked in favour of my trusty Enermax. Has space for 3 fans but none
    were fitted.
     
    Trevor Best, Feb 17, 2004
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    Doug Ramage Guest

    I noticed Aria had some cases called Ferrari Enzo - in black, red or yellow.
    They may be more froth than substance, but looked intriguing in the pics.
     
    Doug Ramage, Feb 17, 2004
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  5. I'd sod the side panel and just get yourself a good quality case and
    doesn't rattle like a rattly thing.

    Try the ANTEC SLK3700-BQE @ KustomPCs.

    Has a nice Antec PSU installed and a 120mm exhaust fan both at the quiet
    end of the spectrum, but your going for the overclock switch the exhaust
    and add a front 120mm fan (which has a nice mesh air filter to keep crap
    out) and you should have no air flow issues. Take a look on
    uk.adverts.computer for posts by dorthy bradbury for decent low noise fans.

    Hardeep.
     
    Hardeep Rakhra, Feb 17, 2004
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    John Smith Guest

    John Smith, Feb 17, 2004
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    Stevie Boy Guest

    OR try www.casetek.com.tw Their Midi ATX cases look rather cool with plenty
    of drive slots, cooling and well built too... or at least from what I can
    see... considered one myself. Even have drive rail runners and top panel
    USB/Firewire support.

    Steve
     
    Stevie Boy, Feb 17, 2004
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