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It looks ok but a 120mm fan would have been better, also if the side panel is mostly made of that material then I think your parts would get all dusty and you would have to wipe them alot, it looks like an atx compatible case although it does have some good features like fan control and temp display, I think cooling might be a problem unless you get water cooling and the dust you'd get through the side panel.
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Ultra Aluminus: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3995
Antec P180: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017
Sunbeam Transformer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004
XCLIO A380: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103010
Lian Li PC-61: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112025

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It looks ok but a 120mm fan would have been better, also if the side panel is mostly made of that material then I think your parts would get all dusty and you would have to wipe them alot, it looks like an atx compatible case although it does have some good features like fan control and temp display, I think cooling might be a problem unless you get water cooling and the dust you'd get through the side panel.

so give me a suggestion
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XCLIO A380: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103010

Those are my suggestions.
That XCLIO looks like it's gonna eat me :O What a good looking case, must have good ventelation? Eh?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103010


i like this one, how is it with the cooling. r these two fans for show or what?

can they get it done? do i have options for more? doesn't seem it...?
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No, those fans have incredible airflow at nearly silent operational noise. Very good fans, and 2 are, of course, better than one.
    
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post #18 of 40
Important things to look for in case:

1. Backpanel configuration (it'll decide what format you can put in it).
2. Available 5.25" bays (more the better).
3. Motherboard size (a case that can take extended m/bs has more room -- and greatly appreciated as some cases are just tooooo damn tight!!).
4. Can accept 120mm fans, or can easily be modded to accept them.
5. Fans do what they're intended, not ruin airflow (some cases lean more for show than cooling).
5. Motherboard tray (makes inserting/removing a motherboard easier).
6. How the PSU is mounted (odd configuration can bring you grief).
7. How easy it is to remove drives from the 5.25" and 3.5" bays (quick release brackets makes it soooo much easier to switch components).
8. HDD drive bay doesn't interfere with longer videocards.
9. Enough airspace between the DVD drives and the PSU (major heat source there, why there's blowholes).
10. If there's frontend USB/Audio/Mic/Firewire plugs (hopefully with complete pin connectors and not 20 1 pins that take a microscope to read the tiny print on them to know their voltage....ggggggrrrrrrr).
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post #19 of 40
yeah great airflow seems to have space inside nice design, yeah definitely a nice case.
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Originally Posted by LV4NYG View Post
ok so i'm thinking of buliding a computer with audio in mind. First thing i'll need is a case....or is it? Do you have to account for what you'll need first? I'd say of course, but what about the future? I don't like buying things to have to do it again later. Even if I do have to get a case later, I would prefer is to be much later.

so I know expasion is one thing you'll look for, what else?

is alot of it looks?

what about these different fan options?

should you get one with a psu already installed?

and my BIG ONE, how do you know which mobo will adapted to the case?

FEEL FREE TO ADD IN OTHER INTEREST I'M NOT THINKING OF

thnx all

For audio I would look for a case that keeps your rig's decibels down as much
as possible. P180 is a great selection because of its reinforced panels and
high build quality and very quiet built in Antec fans.

It is almost always a good idea to purchase your PSU separately, because a
PSU that comes with a case is usually a stock and low quality - and a good
performing PSU is the heartbeat of your system - and if your heartbeat
ain't good, your whole system will suffer. A bad PSU can destroy the rest
of your rig's components and can cause all sorts of headaches. Also
consider how quiet your PSU is. The Seasonic 600 is a quiet PSU.

I would purchase a fanless designed mobo - again to keep
your decibels down. There are a number of them out there including the
mobo I have: the a8n-sli premium - however that is a bit high-end and you
could spend less.

I guess I'm mentioning components I have in my own rig
because my own build goal was to have a high performance but quiet rig.
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