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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by David, 12 Jul 2012.

  1. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    My trusty Lian Li V1200+ is going under the knife again soon, and I need an inexpensive temporary home for her guts.

    I wont be sticking the full loop in there - I'll use one of my H50s for the CPU in the interim and I'll stick the GTX295 on a 240mm skinny rad if needs be.

    So, to recap, I need a cheap (very cheap) yet capable chassis with a rear 120mm mount for the H50, with room for at least a 240mm rad (if not a 360), and space for a standard ATX mobo. I don't mind if I have to mod the roof or the floor to accommodate the rad.

    What do you guys think, any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    What about a fractal core?
     
  3. Wing Zero

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    Xigmatech Utgard IIRC is not a bad case, with a 340 mount in the roof and 120 on the rear.. just have to find one still on sale (don't know if the Midgard would also do, they look similar internally).

    Failing that, a cheap Antec 100/300 with a roof mod to fit your rad would do.
     
  4. Instagib

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    Haf 922 fits the bill, but I don't know how much they go for these days. Also, what's your definition of cheap?
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    The core is mATX isn't it?

    I had a look at the 100, but modding the roof looks like a PITA, with that plastic effort on the top. However, the 300 might do the trick.

    Cheers
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    The cheaper the better - it will probably only be used for a few weeks and, if I have to mod it, it'll be practically worthless afterwards. So, I don't want to cough up more than £35-£40.

    Actually, thinking about it, I might stick up a wanted thread in the marketplace. Someone might have a hacked up case going cheap.
     
  7. murraynt

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    I think the core 3000 is ATX.

    The BitFenix Shinobi costs about 40 quid and it's a nice case.
     
  8. David

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    The Core 3000 looks bloody lovely, actually.
     
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    I have a Storm Scout in the box at home which has been used for about 2 months then put in the attic for the past 6months or more. Not sure if it fits the bill though? If it does you can have it for £20 posted or something?

    EDIT: I know for definite a H50 can fit on the back. Not sure about the top or front for a rad though, you might have to google a little.
     
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    If spreadie doesn't want it I'd take it for that price.
     
  11. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Let me do a spot of googling and get back to you, el2k. :thumb:
     
  12. David

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    PM'd
     
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  14. David

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    Acrylic cases tend to be dust magnets, filters or not.
     
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    Ya especially when it's on the floor and I have a short haired dog.
     
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    Case arrived this afternoon. :thumb:

    I was expecting something a bit beat up and tatty, but it's in very nice condition. Thank you, mate. +rep

    Regards

    Dave
     
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    No problem mate, as I said only used it for maybe a month or two and then just put it in the loft.

    Hope you get it to do what you want!
     
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    Up and running. It isn't pretty - not had time for cable management yet - but I've fitted the H50 on the CPU and I'm running a separate loop for the gfx card. Only using a single 120 Stealth Rad - it's just about coping, and I can always go push/pull if it struggles.

    I drilled out the rivets for the lower drive cage and just stuck the rad on the front fan. I'll need to be a little more creative to shoehorn a 240 rad in there, but I think it's doable. :)
     

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