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post #1 of 19
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I made the sad mistake of buying a pre-built Alienware where everything would be done for me. Now I've spent the last 2 years upgrading it to make it less crappy; I've bought new RAM, installed and H50, got some new heatsinks, but one thing is, I ******* hate this case. I really want to upgrade it but I'm afraid I've never really done any cable management, and I don't want to take apart the h50 that took me a good 2 hours to put in. Any suggestions whether or not to get a new case and which to get would be much appreciated.
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El Computron
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post #2 of 19
its not that hard to change everything seeing that ur current specs are standard.
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post #3 of 19
That aurora of yours is a pretty *****in case, but if it doesnt make you happy then sell it and buy a new one. Or see if a friend has a case lying around that you fancy. If you spent two hours installing that H50 think about this..." Do I really want to do that again?" ;b
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post #4 of 19
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If you spent two hours installing that H50 think about this..." Do I really want to do that again?" ;b
Well, I mean the hardest part was getting the backplate on, so in reality installing the h50 again would take like 10 minutes.. I just always wanted something with a windowed side panel...
El Computron
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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El Computron
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1 TB (2X500 RAID 0) Seagate Barracuda OCZ Vector 150 120 gb 2 LG DVD drives XSPC rasa 240 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Asus VG278 144hz Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000w 
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HAF X Razer Gaming Mouse Raytheon Pad Asus Xonar DX 7.1 
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post #5 of 19
Haf X 942!!!!!!
Air 540
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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Intel 520 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 1TB NZXT Havik 140 W7-Home Edition x64bit 
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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post #6 of 19
haf x one vote also
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I7-3930K@4.6GHZ ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME EVGA GTX680 SLI Corsair Vengence DDR3 16GB 1600@8-8-8-24 
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Intel 520 Series 180GB SSD+WD Caviar Black 1TB ... RASA KIT EX360 WINDOWS 7 64 BIT Acer GD235HZ 120HZ 
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CORSAIR AX1200 COOLERMASTER HAF X-942 
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post #7 of 19
Raven 2, Fortress 2, NZXT Phantom, Antec 1200, Corsair 800d, ohhhhhh gawd it can go on foreveri have three for those already, its like im a collector for just cases....hahha
 
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Q9550 (E0) @ 4.2ghz (1.360) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 7970 oc windforce, 6870CF, 4870CF an Eyefinity Corsair dominator4gb new GSkill 4gb @ oced 1158mhz 
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Intel X25-V SSD&WD 640gb cav black, 750gb cav blk Windows 7 home premium 64bit Dell 23"LCD 2xBenQs 21.5"LED Eyefinity Razer Black Widow Mech. and Logitech illuminated 
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Corsair AX750w Gold before was Ocz gameXtream 850w Silverstone Raven 2 new NZXT Phantom (white) Logitech G 500 steelseries 
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Intel X25-V SSD&WD 640gb cav black, 750gb cav blk Windows 7 home premium 64bit Dell 23"LCD 2xBenQs 21.5"LED Eyefinity Razer Black Widow Mech. and Logitech illuminated 
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Corsair AX750w Gold before was Ocz gameXtream 850w Silverstone Raven 2 new NZXT Phantom (white) Logitech G 500 steelseries 
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post #8 of 19
HAF X or Silverstone Raven 02-EW.
    
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB and 1TB Dell U2311H Thermaltake 650W Lancool PC-K62 
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Phenom II X4 965 (C3) Gigabyte 790FX UD5P (rev. 1) HIS HD 5850 @ 775/1000 2x2 GB, Viper 1333Mhz, CL7 
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post #9 of 19

HAFX942 Beast of a case !
Air 540
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ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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Intel 520 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 1TB NZXT Havik 140 W7-Home Edition x64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.5@ 1920x1080 120hz Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlit Corsair AX 750 Corsair Air 540 
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Logitech G700  GIGABYTE GP-MP8000 Extreme Accuracy Gaming Pad 
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post #10 of 19
a lot of people will want to buy your alienware case for like 200$. I vote for Raven 2
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