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Poll Results: What case to Get (See Pictures, Pros and Cons below)

 
  • 13% (4)
    Antec P180
  • 36% (11)
    Gigabyte 3D Aurora (Generation 2)
  • 16% (5)
    Lian Li PC-65B
  • 10% (3)
    Lian Li PC-60B
  • 23% (7)
    None, I will post what I recommend
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post #21 of 47
I like this thread, I'm also debated between the Gigabyte and one of those Lian Li. My current Lian Li is a beast, but is way to big, and kinda noisy do to the thin alumnium and size.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112509
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post #22 of 47
Chieftec Dragon or Matrix. It's like $55~ from directron.com.

You can just get one of those babies and mod it. It's very easy to mod it, too.

Plague has is w/c set up fit in there, and believe me, his pump is pretty big. It's just that he leaves the side panel open for better cooling (I think) and to prevent vibration.

As for phase change support, just mod it.
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post #23 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
It's the bottom? Are you sure, because all the pictures I have seen show it on the top... Anyways, will this fit in a normal case?
Because are the pictures are of it inverted. Usually the fan points down in a normal case, but for display purposes, the photos are taken with the unit upside down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Mumbles
My current Lian Li is a beast, but is way to big, and kinda noisy do to the thin alumnium and size.
Also, the V-Series do not use thin aluminum. Their side panels are solid 1/8" aluminum sheets.
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post #24 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun
Because are the pictures are of it inverted. Usually the fan points down in a normal case, but for display purposes, the photos are taken with the unit upside down.
LOL! Thats a real confusing thing to do... So which way does the fan blow?
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post #25 of 47
my only concern is how big and how heavy it is. if you don't plan on moving it, which i'm assuming since you're thinking of phase or WC, then it shouldn't be a problem.

my doors haven't warped, but even if it did i can easily call Antec for a replacement. what i like are the rubber grommets for the HD, seperate thermal zones and the fact that it's simple on the outside. if you want one with a bolt on window, i guess you can buy it from here.



here are some pics of mine. i was going to make a thread about my recent build process, but i haven't gotten around to it.









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post #26 of 47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018

You may also want to take a look at this case.
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post #27 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Mumbles
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018

You may also want to take a look at this case.
I'm really not into the case "Bling Bling"
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post #28 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
LOL! Thats a real confusing thing to do... So which way does the fan blow?
The bottom (or top) fan sucks air into the unit and the "rear" fan exhausts it out of the case.
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640GB WD Black Samsung SATA 7 64 Ultimate 20" Acer WS 
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Filco 104 Cherry Brown Corsair 520HX Three Hundred MX310 
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AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Asus A7V8X-LA X850Pro 1GB Kingston 
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post #29 of 47
Thread Starter 
I am starting to lean towards the Gigabyte, as someone pointed out, a simple mod can make it phase change ready, and it has 3x120mm fans.
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post #30 of 47
I voted for the Gigabyte 3D Aurora, but I'd also reccomend the TT Xaser Armor. Same price, I think it's bigger. It's a heavy sucker, though.
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