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Build Advice Case Decisions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Topper96, 22 Aug 2011.

  1. Topper96

    Topper96 What's a Dremel?

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    I am building a new PC with a budget of around £600 max
    and looking at Cheap- ish cases for my system and need some advice about case Fans and airflow

    I will be running a i5-2500k cpu, and using EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SSC Graphics Card - 1GB.

    The Zalman Z9 plus Has 4 case fans included and room for additional fans aswell. but it is at the limit of what i want to spend on the case.
    Or do i buy a cheaper case Like the Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case that only includes 1 fan and buy extra fans?

    Or do i need 4 Fans?

    any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    For a cheap case the antec 100 is the best and it really is worth spending more on a fractal design r3 (I have one and it's great :D)

    Edit: I built my dads pc in an antec and it good other than it has limited room behind the mobo for cable management and the stock fans are loud (although have 3 speed settings).
    If you can't afford the r3 then the antec would be my second choice.
     
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  3. ryan498

    ryan498 What's a Dremel?

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    I have the same case as you have now. I have recently been looking at the Corsair Carbide Series 400R .. it looks like a really nice case and only £80 from scan :)
     
  4. Topper96

    Topper96 What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmm im not sure i can spend that Amount of money on the case...... i do like the antec 100 and it is definatly an option.

    Cheers
     
  5. sakzzz

    sakzzz Minimodder

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    Got a similar config with an antec 100 recently. Its a budget case that just WORKS. U get a rear 120 mil and a 140mil fan for the top with it. I am planning to buy a couple of 120 fans,for the side and the front. Will cost me 10 quid. So ya, antec 100 + few fans would work just fine.
     
  6. ryan498

    ryan498 What's a Dremel?

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    Sure. I thought it was pretty cheap for a corsair case, I'm seriously thinking about getting it.
     
  7. Topper96

    Topper96 What's a Dremel?

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    I do like the Antec 100 but the Z9 plus is around about the same price but has 2 more case fans?? isnt it worth just getting that instead??
     
  8. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    CPC recommend the 100 for a budget case :)
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Edit : Damn cell phone, edited the wrong thread .... Anted 100 all the way
     
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  10. Durd

    Durd Minimodder

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    I find they're fine on the medium setting, maybe I'm going deaf :hehe:
     
  11. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    Getting a 2nd hand case can save alot of $$$ and you'll never know unless your Pc is over desk or in middle of room
     
  12. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    There may be an r3 on the for sale bit soon from what I can see £50 posted if I remember correctly.

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
  13. Topper96

    Topper96 What's a Dremel?

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    that would be nice but im still a newbie so i dont have access to the sale room thing :( ..

    i am looking on Ebay for 2nd hand cases but there isnt one that takes my fancy atm but something might come up :O
     

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