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Budget of £100, can you help me find a case?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by hyperst, 27 Sep 2009.

  1. hyperst

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    hi, i have a budget of £100 for a new case , trouble is now after reading so many reviews i cant find what i want, am i expecting too much:D
    aluminum would be nice
    all black inside and out would be nice (dont think any aluminum ones are)
    if the psu goes at the bottom would like it to have vents in it
    plenty of room for big graphics cards of the next type, new nvidia or atis
    plenty of fans if possible, or at least options of adding extras
    oh and good cable management is a must
    maybe better with out window as every one i see looks like it shows too much if you know what i mean, dont wanna see hdd`s and such

    is this too much of a ask with a £100 budget?
     
  2. DavieJG

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  3. widnesjohn

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    yeah it is hard to find the perfect case on a budget i hate plastic on my case anywere lol except the window
     
  4. hyperst

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    have been looking at the lian li`s unfotunatly this dosnt have any vents for the psu, only two fans , and that window isnt very appealing to me, liitle too much on show oh and dosnt really have any cable managment, oh its so hard finding the right case:confused:
     
  5. hyperst

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    ive been looking at the pc7f with the view on doing a few mods to it to allow the psu to breath abit and posible adding in a couple of 120mm fans in the roof and a small window, but after going on to the site i realised there is a pc7fn model that address`s a few of the pc7f let downs, but cant find it on sale anywhere
     
  6. hyperst

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    well decided on the lian li pc50 armoursuit, after a couple of mods to fans and put a window in i think i`ll be happy
     
  7. pastymuncher

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    It's a good case but i found it to be very cramped after coming from a TT Armour. Build quality is excellent which is to be expected from Lian Li. OCUK's price is a bit steep though. There is a windowed version available now as well.

    An alternative is the Lancool Dragon-Lord PC-K62. It's steel but has exactly the same features as the PC-P50 plus a window but for £50 less. Lancool is the budget arm of Lian Li so quality is still high. If i knew this case was coming out i would'nt have got the PC-P50.
     
  8. hyperst

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    yeah i did see the k62 and it was appealing but the aluminum of the pc50 swayed me lol, and i will add a mindow at some point, ive had a big case before and to be honest i allways thought everything looked a bit lost in it, how do you find the cable managment in your pc50 is it as good as it looks, oh and got it for £118 inc delivery which for the extra £30 over the k62 thought it was worth it
     
  9. pastymuncher

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    Cable management is ok but the psu's main 24pin lead makes thing's interesting. Lian Li could have done with making a extra 5mm of space behind the rear of the mobo tray. The cut out's in the side of the hdd rack/mobo tray could do with being a little bigger too.
     
  10. C64

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  11. GJS1

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    haf 932? maby - they're cheap and have nice airflow
     
  12. Shakeel

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    haf 922?
     
  13. GJS1

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    either yeah
     
  14. daz.wallace

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    This is the case I decided on, the place I got it from are out of stock atm but I am in no rush. The reason I ordered that one is exactly the reason you stated, it addresses the pc7f's let downs
     
  15. faugusztin

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  16. hyperst

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    i couldnt find any stock of pc7fn , so ordered the pc50 armoursuit

    there nice but too late as i have the pc50 armoursiut now

    dont think the fans are upto much though in the armoursuit, they dont seem to push much air about unfortunatly, will be swapping them out soon though
     
  17. pastymuncher

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    The roof exhaust fans are good but i swapped the front intake and rear exhausts for Yate Loons. I got a extra hdd cage as well with another 120mm Yate Loon on it giving me two intakes and three exhausts. It works well and temps are lower than they were in my old TT armour, not to mention better looking and quieter.
     
  18. GJS1

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    any pics of your setup?
     
  19. pastymuncher

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    Not a very good one but here you go

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    Lower hdd cage sticks out further because it's not the correct one. They were unavailable at the time so i made do with another one.
     
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