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http://www.antec.com/us/productDetai...?ProdID=15139#

im in the process of upgradeing my case .
what do you think of this case??

any suggestions would be great .
thanks for reading .
cheers .
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post #2 of 35
If your looking for more proformance than style then yeah its a good case.
post #3 of 35
It looks alright, although I'm more for a bit of flash, and not so hot on front bezels in general. Check out what the guys on NCIX had to say about it.
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post #4 of 35
Selection of a case is often based on taste. The Sonata is a quiet case, but acn be a little cramped....

You already have a good PSU, so you won't need that. How about this Coolermaster?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER
    
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post #5 of 35
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i didnt realize that there was a power supply included .
as was stated , my power supply is fine . its a antec truepower 550 . its working fine . only 4 months old .

well , a stylish case would be good , but to be honest , id perfer a performance case . lots of air flow . lots of fans ..

what are some good brandname cases , with no power supply.

is there case reviews?? any links??
thank for replying .
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post #6 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Selection of a case is often based on taste. The Sonata is a quiet case, but acn be a little cramped....

You already have a good PSU, so you won't need that. How about this Coolermaster?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=COOLERMASTER
thanks for the reply . ive read a review on that case . it seems to be half decent . even a bit below my budget . ive seen cases with a fan in the side , blowing on the gpu so to speak .
is that a good idea??
im new to this , im thinking a fan blowing on the graphics card , is great .
correct me if im wrong .

i guess i could mode the coolermaster , and fit a fan in the side??
thanks for replying .
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post #7 of 35
What is your budget?
    
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post #8 of 35
Depending upon your budget if you are after a case with high performance and decent looks I would have to say the Antec P180B would be my choice

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post #9 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niko-Time
What is your budget?
$120.00 canidian .. roughly .
i should have mentioned that in my first post .
sorry about that .
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post #10 of 35
Ah in that case the P180 would probably be a bit too pricy.

There is nothing wrong with the Sonata II but it will be a little cramped.

To give you an idea of compactness with hardware in there, It is nearly identical in size to my own case.



Not a lot of space really
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