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post #1 of 9
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Thermaltake Matrix, Antec NSK4480 and NZXT Alpha. For me they will cost AUS$99, 104 and 96 respectively.
Not sure if you guys heard of the last one but its looks good to me.
Would like your opinion on looks, usability, value(the first 2 got included power supllies) and the likes.
I've read quite a few reviews on those cases, but will still like this forums opinion.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
Thermaltake Matrix: Ugly as sin, I wouldn't touch it with a 50 foot stick.

Antec NSK4480: Very plain jane looking, could be excellent grounds for a modding project. Some of these come with an Antec Earthwatts 380W PSU too.

NZXT Alpha: Very sleek, attractive case, but only supports MATX. The windowless version looks like a P182 knock-off. Unfortunatly, this case is incompatible with your current motherboard.

I think if you're going to build a new PC, and decide to go mini, definitely pick the NZXT Alpha. If you want a normal mid-tower, choose the Antec case.
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post #3 of 9
NZXT is mid tower isn't it?
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post #4 of 9
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Thanks ILOVEPOTtery.
And yeah they're all mid towers.

Any more views? ^_^
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post #5 of 9
get a rocketfish like everyone else,cheap,sleek moddable need i say anything else one of the best buys of 2008 if you ask me,i modding one now,even tho i paid the full 119.00 worth every penny,imo
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hmm...i have a abit ip35 mobo (atx form factor) will that fit the nzxt alpha? im pretty sure it will, just making sure before i buy it.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mistashen View Post
hmm...i have a abit ip35 mobo (atx form factor) will that fit the nzxt alpha? im pretty sure it will, just making sure before i buy it.
yes of coarse it will fit,imo
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mistashen View Post
hmm...i have a abit ip35 mobo (atx form factor) will that fit the nzxt alpha? im pretty sure it will, just making sure before i buy it.
It's got seven expansion ports, so you're definitely fine.
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post #9 of 9
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Nah I don't think I'll want the RocketFish. Its too plain for me and over my price range. Since I don't have a credit card and live in Australia it'll be pretty hard to find too in stores.

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NZXT Alpha:Very sleek, attractive case, but only supports MATX
from ILOVEPOTtery

Only supports MATX?

http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/cases/nzxt-alpha/2/
Ones of the images show the supported motherboard types etched into the panel.

Its supports more than MATX right?

Me new into building computers, so thanks for any help.
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