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post #31 of 58
Just saw a few pics, looks awesome.

On topic: I just ordered the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570. Dude, I'm like you, real picky. I wanted a window, quality, organization (cable management), clean look, space, and not a loud case. This case is everything I want. There is one flaw, the intake, which I am going to correct once I get it. I'm going to see if I can drill some holes in the side of the HD cage and then place a 120mm fan on the left side of the HD tray facing the GPU; this will help increase the flow. If the fans suck, I'll replace them with some Yate Loons and then add in a UV cold cathode light

I've seen this case in person, and it's very light, high quality, and very good looking. I am so excited for the large spacious area, window/grill side panel, and all the other goodies.

Take a look at this site, they're very honest:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/hardw...se-review.html

Good luck, make the right choice! There is a case for everyone.
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post #32 of 58
Before you go pulling the trigger, have you considered Lian-Li cases?
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post #33 of 58
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You live in West Palm Beach? I live in Miami. Yes I saw Lian-Li and they are overpriced and more for huge server setups and I don't need those. The gigabyte looks good but why didn't they include a side panel fan? I could always buy a fan and like tieback it to the side grill or something. The case looks enormous.
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post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by FR4GG3R420 View Post
You live in West Palm Beach? I live in Miami. Yes I saw Lian-Li and they are overpriced and more for huge server setups and I don't need those. The gigabyte looks good but why didn't they include a side panel fan? I could always buy a fan and like tieback it to the side grill or something. The case looks enormous.
If it's too big, go with the regular Aurora (not the 570). It's smaller. But I would rather have the extra space.
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post #36 of 58
Yea, SoFla is where its at Lian-Li's full towers are a bit on the pricey side, but I guess they're just not for everyone. Buy whatever you think will look best on your desk and have what you need. It's how I chose the Lian-Li.
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post #37 of 58
I doubt the Aurora is going to fit on many desks... Thing is massive.
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post #38 of 58
Thread Starter 
Guys you got xfire,steam,msn or aim so we can talk more about cases. I'm leading my side on that Gigabyte but that Silverstone one looked nice and I like the fact it has holes to put fans to cool down the hard drives.
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post #39 of 58
Can't really do much on the company internet here, I'm lucky I can even access this site. Always watching over my shoulder, hoping my boss doesn't see..
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300GB WD VelociRaptor, 320GB WD Caviar 7200 Lite-On 20X DVD+R Ubuntu 10.04 x64 / Vista Home Premium x64 Samsung 226BW 
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300GB WD VelociRaptor, 320GB WD Caviar 7200 Lite-On 20X DVD+R Ubuntu 10.04 x64 / Vista Home Premium x64 Samsung 226BW 
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post #40 of 58
Thread Starter 
The gigabyte seems really nice and having everything I want in a case. I wish they put an extra 120mm fan on the HD cage and an extra 120mm on the vented side to ensure maximum air flow.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 7200RPM 55.5GB SONY CD-RW and Lite-on DVD Windows XP Pro Acer AL1715 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Memorex Coolmax 450w 140mm Fan Powmax Dell Optical 
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Using my desk @ the time! 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 7200RPM 55.5GB SONY CD-RW and Lite-on DVD Windows XP Pro Acer AL1715 17" LCD 
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Memorex Coolmax 450w 140mm Fan Powmax Dell Optical 
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