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Its either one of these or building one and really dont have the time.
I built my own desk and my trusty P180 sticks out about 4 inches and becaus eof that I kicked the door and broke it off and constantly hit my Frackin knee on it. Both of these will fit perfect as I have 18" depth. so which one till I get off my donkey (as my mom in law says) and just build it right into the desk ( have planns already)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0323929

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0283272

I trust your input and cant wait to hear the comments.
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The thermaltake, just nice having a black interior.
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The 2 cases are similar and so I prefer the Thermaltake V3 as it is cheaper.

However, as the PC will sit inside a desk cabinet (which I only assume the worst – very cramped with no or small ventilation), thermal management/ventilation outside the case is going to be critical. I cannot comment further until I see a few pics of the inside and outside of that desk.

One last word: you said the desk cabinet has 18'' clearance in depth but these cases have depth more than that. The 300 is 18.3'' and the V3 is 18.6''. Suggest you to double check this.
post #4 of 5
*owns two Antec Three's* V3 no contest! For that price and it has a painted interior seems like a great buy!

*edit* AND it has a ten dollar mail in rebate........
Edited by Junkboy - 5/31/11 at 1:29am
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post #5 of 5
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Well here is the desk(Sorry crap phone pic)
also i can build out the desk by .5" or more maybe go 3/4 and add it to the back. Think I will go thermaltake and slowly build the wood case for that side.

As you can see no real airflow restrictions as I will not be enclosing it.


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