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Lookin into gettin a CoolerMaster Chassis

Post by Bboy Corrosive » Tue May 01, 2007 11:48 am

Whathca think of this one

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... tID=450657

Most of them in the price range dont seem to vary too much beyond design really, so i figure this mid range one would be fine

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Manufacturer: Coolermaster
Form Factor: ATX
uATX
Material: Aluminum
Front Panel: 1 x Firewire
1 x Line Out
1 x Mic In
2 x USB 2.0
PSU : None
Drive Bays: 2 x 3.5" External
4 x 3.5" Internal
4 x 5.25" External
Fan Bays: 1 x 120mm
Fans: 1 x 120mm
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Post by Double Drop » Tue May 01, 2007 11:59 am

Not bad, for seventy quid though I reckon there'd be better cases...

Similar sort of thing but a bit cheaper: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... subcat=715

This for £40 before the ten pounds off through Google Payments: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125092

In fact here the same case for £60 if you get the £10 off: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114255

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Post by Bboy Corrosive » Tue May 01, 2007 12:30 pm

yeh, am weighin up the delivery cost thing at the mo as that's how they usually sting you i've noticed, although on ebuyer it does appear you can go super saver 5 working days and make it a hell of a lot cheaper, i might be sensable and wait til nearer the end of the month or maybe even god forbid save up for it over 2 months :lol:

nex tthing on the agenda is to start saving up for the big overhaul nearer the end of the year, new CPU, mobo, memory, and i'll be well and truly future proof for a while, only irritating thing is when i upgrade the mobo it wont have agp on it most likely so i'll have to go and get a new graphics card :roll:

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Post by dagoon » Tue May 01, 2007 2:23 pm

why not get a antec p160 or p180.

My case :D http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/99890

The new p180

Black - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/100727
Silver - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91721

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Post by Bboy Corrosive » Tue May 01, 2007 2:30 pm

DaGooN wrote:why not get a antec p160 or p180.

My case :D http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/99890

The new p180

Black - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/100727
Silver - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91721
looks nice, i see the sides have aluminium in them but the rest appears to be steel, i might be wrong though i was thinkin all aluminium would be good, i like the chambers idea, but 5 fans, isnt that going to mash up and seriously drain a PSU? especially if your graohics card already needs a minium of 480W?

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Post by Bboy Corrosive » Tue May 01, 2007 2:36 pm

ARGH even more tempting, i just finally sorted that bank funding thing in paypal and shifted £40 into my bank, hmmm do i do i not :badgrin:

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Post by Beagle » Tue May 01, 2007 3:31 pm

I agree with DaGoon - get an Antec p180 in lovely piano black. Cool, and quiet. 8)

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Post by fannypad » Tue May 01, 2007 11:49 pm

Yep, the P180 is the best sub-£100 case around right now, very well designed with separate airflow paths for the main thermal areas, pre-installed rubber damping for the hard drives, multi layer panels etc. Fill it with a couple of low speed 120mm fans and a passively cooled graphics card and you won't know the PC is on.

Aluminium cases are only useful if you specifically need a light unit to lug around all the time; otherwise they're flimsy and rattly compared to a solid thick steel case which also does a far better job of suppressing fan noise and vibration.

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Post by Bboy Corrosive » Wed May 02, 2007 4:18 pm

i think i'll ave that p180 and grab another couple fans from maplin to max it out on the cooleage :D

am also seein how much our reseller at work can do it for, also if i get it delivered to work there's no delivery cost which knocks off about £15 :D

am assuming i should be ok wattage-wise, i got a 570W psu

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Post by ripple » Wed May 02, 2007 4:43 pm

Ive got the antec 180. Its a good case, only let down by the flimsy door on it. Other than that though it is very quiet, and very easy to work on. Would recommend it

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Post by Bboy Corrosive » Wed May 02, 2007 4:46 pm

RIPPLE wrote:Ive got the antec 180. Its a good case, only let down by the flimsy door on it. Other than that though it is very quiet, and very easy to work on. Would recommend it
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Post by dagoon » Wed May 02, 2007 6:24 pm

Bboy Corrosive wrote:am assuming i should be ok wattage-wise, i got a 570W psu
yea you should be fine with that. all depends on what you will have running in it, like gfx card ? 128,256 or 512, soundcard, 120mm fans x4 ect

just think of the power your be sucking out from it & way it up on the stuff your be putting in.

here my P160 ;)
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Post by soopaslooth » Wed May 02, 2007 11:09 pm

I've just built myself a system with a P180 - best case I've ever had, would definitely recommend it.

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Post by Bboy Corrosive » Thu May 03, 2007 10:03 am

niceness, just got it nice and cheap from Ebuyer, they give you £10 off usin this google checkout thing on orders over £30, and i chose the 5 day delivery makin it free :D will use the money saved to get the extra fans later in the month Image

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Post by fannypad » Thu May 03, 2007 10:10 am

Don't bother, the P180 already comes with three decent 120mm fans.

If you want a silent rig you're better off spending the cash on a decent CPU cooler like a Thermalright Ultra 120 or Scythe Infinity and a quality low speed 120mm fan to go with it like a Noctua NF-S12 or a Nexus.

If you're going to be running the machine at stock speeds or a moderate overclock then just ditch two of the preinstalled fans altogether and run the rear one at low speed.

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