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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jeff Hine, 8 Aug 2019.

  1. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    ... or a better equivalent, that could (at some point) be better suited to watercooling than an Antec P280.

    Absolute tops, budget-wise? £100... and no more than 240mm wide, either.
     
  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    You could try a Fractal Design Define R5, should be able to find one under £100 with a bit of shopping around. I'm very happy with mine.

    Not sure how well suited it is to water cooling but, the front drive cages can all be removed, the lid is long enough for 3 14cm fans and, it's "only" 232mm wide.
     
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    What he said, Fractal are awesome for the price, some other ones well worth a look in that sub £100 price range:
    Lian Li PC-O11 Air
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
    Silverstone RL06 Pro
    Be quiet Pure Base 600

    (in no particular order)
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    For watercooling or just for better airflow in general, I'd go with a meshify c. It's also quite compact at 409 x 217 x 453mm, but you can still fit a 360 rad in the front and a 240 in the roof. And it's only £80, you can get one with darker tinted glass for a bit more stealth, or a windowless version if you don't care to see inside. But if you're watercooling why wouldn't you? :naughty:
     
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  5. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Is that the baby brother of the one in this video?
    ... where my PC lives, only the front is visible anyway
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Yeh kind of. The meshify c came first, about 2 years ago I think. the meshify s2 came later as a meshed version of the define s2 for better airflow.
     
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    Been looking at Fractal Define cases... the C looks smaller than the S but costs more (miniaturisation premium?). The S looks ideally priced, but is the C worth considering, given that it's a tad slimmer (similar to my P280)...?
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Where are you seeing it cheaper? C is £80 while the S2 is £120 on scan.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Ah sorry. The define, not meshify. The define s will be heavily reduced to shift old stock since there's the new model (s2) out. The define cases won't have as good airflow as the meshify, particularly for radiators, so you'd need to run your fans at a higher speed to compensate. If noise isn't an issue for you then that's not to much of a problem, but something to be aware of when choosing your fans.
     
  11. Jeff Hine

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    I probably make more noise than any PC... :p
    My P280 has 2x 120mm TrueQuiet in addition to the 3 fans that came supplied with the case.
     

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