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Cases My dream case :)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MarkW7, 25 Mar 2009.

  1. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Hi all,

    I have put together a few PC's but i'm looking for a decent case that's here to stay!

    Requirements; [Feel free to correct, comment :)

    - Cheap
    - Black [Mainly]

    Below i have a few pictures i grabbed of google that i'd like in a case;

    First off i'd love a fan that covered the whole of the side panel! Preferably neon [blue] (i don't like the look of this but i just grabbed the pic]

    [​IMG]

    2: Simple front design - All it needs is a power button, usb, speaker and mic like below is perfect;

    [​IMG]

    3rd; 120mm intakes?

    [​IMG]


    Other things;

    PSU placement; Top or bottom?
    CD/HDD Racks.

    All i need is one cd space and 2 harddrive spaces.
    But what i am looking at is a fan controller for the big side fan because it wont need to be on full alot yet with my current specs. - Were would it go (2nd cd bay? or floppy bay?)

    Not sure of anything else? I know it's not a wow! case but i like things simple and think it'll look good for me feel free to say what ever pops into your head.

    :D Thanks all!
     
  2. Koolpc

    Koolpc New Member

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    Antec 300 is an awesome case. You could always mod it.
     
  3. Mokey Mokey

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    There are a lot of cases that have large (230mm) fans on the side panels, but Aerocool is the only company I have seen that makes full fan (400mm) side panels and they all look like the one you have pictured.
     
  4. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    I really like the look of the Antec but then buying a fan with fan controller wire on will cost a bit and then if i muck it up.

    Yeah, them 400cm would be great but they look horrible by aerocool.
     
  5. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    u dont ask for much! a fan that covers the side of the case, there must only be a couple in existence
     
  6. Koolpc

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    Don't see the point in having a fan that big anyway? I don't have any case fans in my case and the temps are always low!!
     
  7. MarkW7

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    Lol :p Well a big one will be fine.
     
  8. Mokey Mokey

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    If you really want a large fan on your side panel, you should go with a 230mm. It centers all the cool air on just the motherboard instead of pointlessly blowing air on the drive cage.

    Price range?
     
  9. Spoooon

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    Thermaltake kandalf with the extra side pannel with the big fan on comes to mind with what your asking for, it includes everything you want :)
     
  10. Guest-23315

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    Just get an Antec 300 and bolt a 250mm fan to the side panel.
     
  11. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    I dont want to do it wrong though and were would i find a big fan?
     
  12. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    look up "extractor fan" on Ebay :)
     
  13. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    Antec 300 have 2 120mm holes on the side, one at CPU's spot the other at GPU's spot, surely that's already enough

    also, Antec sells their 200mm on their website, if you really need such big fan
     
  15. MarkW7

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    I'm looking for a 360mm :D:)

    Antec 300 looks nice and is fairly cheap compared to others [Maybe second hand :)]
     
  16. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    I vote Antec 300, then cut a fat hole in the sidepanel and fit that 360mm fan you linked to.

    If you don't have the tools/expertise, I suspect there's some sort of local shop that'll do it for you :)

    Also, to correct Wuyanxu up there, standard Antec 300 sidepanels only have one place for a 120mm fan. I should know, I've got one ;)

    Also, don't go for the 19$ silver paint option. Antec 300s are black, and black will look best (and save you monies!)
     
  17. MarkW7

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    Yep, will be getting it all black - $19 is for shipping to UK, says it'll take a month unless the postage almost doubles!

    But i suppose this'll give me time to find an antec 300 cheaper.
     
  18. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    thanks.

    i saw 2 holes on the side panel of my housemate's 300, thought one can mount 2 fans....... only one then, which one? the CPU one?
     
  19. MarkW7

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    The side is a 120mm for Graphic's card cooling :)

    Woo - Just bought that 360mm fan totalled to; £32.65 :(
     
  20. Mokey Mokey

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    Don't forget to post some pictures when you get the fan installed. :D
     

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