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Old 01-27-2005, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am looking for a computer case wich is both nice looking (preferably a side window) and has real good cooling, i am kinda lost in all the cases out there, what would you guys recommend for $100 and under.

This case is kinda where i am at right now, reviews say its not bad, but not the best either.

i dont care about the psu, i am changing that.
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The one thing I like about it is the hard drive bays. How they are not in the same allignment as the 5.25 bays. I often swap hard drives and this is one thing I will look for in my next case. Its a decent case, but you might want to look for something wiht 120mm case fans rather than 80mm, 120 will move more air and will create less noise.
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Old 01-27-2005, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, that case is basicly the same as mine and its abit noisy, won't keep you up at night, but it could be quieter
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yeah i have heard it is slightly noisy. Is the cooling good though or not?
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Yeah, the cooling is quite good
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That case has a crappy PS as well, i have the same PS
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That case has a crappy PS as well, i have the same PS
He is changing it
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yeah, the psu does suck, i decided to go with the ocz powerstream 520, it got awesome reviews and has plenty of power, i dont want to have to worry about lack of power.
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i am looking for a computer case wich is both nice looking (preferably a side window) and has real good cooling, i am kinda lost in all the cases out there, what would you guys recommend for $100 and under.

This case is kinda where i am at right now, reviews say its not bad, but not the best either.

i dont care about the psu, i am changing that.
That's a pretty cool case. Nice price too, considering it includes a 420W PSU.

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Looks nice, check out Antec SuperLanBoy
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