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Which case? £60ish, large space, smart looking

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Participant, 17 Jun 2006.

  1. Participant

    Caporegime

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    I'm after a new stylish but smart (low key, not garish and funky) case for around £60. What are my options?

    It should be able to house 4 HDDs and 2 DVD-type drives. I'd also like it to be very well made for cooling, but also quiet. I like the more simple and professional look.
     
  2. james.miller

    Capodecina

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    lian-li pc7 plus :)
     
  3. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Looking at that it looks excellent. I'd go for the black version ;)

    Any others I should be looking at?
     
  4. Messiah Khan

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    Thats the end of that thread then ;)

    Edit; No point looking at others really. For the price, its by far the best. And your doing right in getting the black one. :)
     
  5. utherpendragon

    Hitman

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    I'd also look at the antec p150. It's a little more than £60 but comes with a psu that can be used (very nice psu for a non sli or crossfire system), or sold to recoup a lot of the cases cost. good cooling, very quiet, 2 stealthed dvd drives, 3 suspended hd cradles to prevent hd vibration noise (4 hds can be screwed in, or you can use the 3 cradles and the included 5.25 to 3.5 inch floppy bay to house the fourth hard disk).
     
  6. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I have actually just bought an Akasa paxpower 460 so a PSU isn't necessary but I will certainly look at that also.
     
  7. Yewen

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    PC7+ does not have some slight build quality issues like the P150 does.

    The stealth bays can break quite easy if you do not install the drive just right.

    The Pc7+ fights with cases more than twice its price, it is well worth the money and looks stunning in person. :)
     
  8. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Thank you.

    Please can you clarify how many fans the PC7+ comes with? I've read an article that says it comes with two 120mm fans and a slot for an 80mm fan at the top, yet the OcUK product page says 1 x 120mm + 1 x 80 mm?
     
  9. Yewen

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    OcUK ship a 120mm/120mm version with a top 80mm blowhole.

    It comes with two ADDA branded 120mm fans usually. :)
     
  10. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Cheers dudes, end of thread methinks as messiah says!

    It does look uber-sexy.
     
  11. utherpendragon

    Hitman

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    Can you supply a link to such issues, as I've been looking at getting a p150. If its a case of being careful thats ok, but if its a problem with design or constuction faults thats another matter altogether.
     
  12. Yewen

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    Happened to three seperate people on this forum, and I know of a mate who had trouble with the CD drive but not to the same extent.

    Something the reviews do not pick up, just going to search CC for p150 now. The threads may have been pruned.
     
  13. WJA96

    Capodecina

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    Excellent choice of PSU - now - assuming you haven't ordered the case yet, there is a PC-7+ in the B-grades section for £46+shipping.

    Don't walk, run.
     
  14. Yewen

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  15. WJA96

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    If I recall correctly, Antec will replace all broken ones though as they accept that they are fiddly and confusing to fit correctly.
     
  16. Yewen

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    Yup within a few days, the Antec support is very good, but something like this should not happen in the first place.
     
  17. utherpendragon

    Hitman

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    certainly something to consider when putting everything together, but hugely relieving to hear that antec support are so good.
     
  18. Yewen

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    The support is best in buisness really, and buisness, for anything. :p

    If they know about the issue they really do get it sorted fast.

    But as I say, easier if you do not have the trouble in the first place. :)
     
  19. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Thanks, I've looked at it, but it doesn't say what's wrong with it. Is it entirely a gamble when buying from the b-grade section?
     
  20. Yewen

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    Yeh it is a gamble, but it is usually the box has gotten a little wet or worn.

    OcUK will not tell you what is wrong with it incase they have two, and then send the other one.

    If you want a bargain it is worth it, as it is usually the box that is the problem.

    Just depends if you want to make a great buy and even better one. :)