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post #21 of 36
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I found a Antec900 for £75 atm and i think the 902 is hitting near £98 i am not really sure, as long as the graphics cards dont get bigger by the time i may upgrade because i am building a new system. I like the case and would love to keep it and just upgrade the actually system while maintaining my case to a good price, if i did have the money i would get a Lanboy
post #22 of 36
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Again, As I said above, Why bother with drilling and modding when you can just buy the upgraded, better version?
Why bother overclocking your CPU when you can buy a faster CPU? Why overclock a GPU when you can buy a faster one?

Same reason why everyone else is modding/overclocking their hardware, don't you agree?

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Why bother overclocking your CPU when you can buy a faster CPU? Why overclock a GPU when you can buy a faster one?

Same reason why everyone else is modding/overclocking their hardware, don't you agree?

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I would tottaly agree, i dont see why pay £20 more just for a few extra holes
post #24 of 36
Well if it's £20 then no.. -.- in my case it was only $10 .. wasn't that much of a difference so I went for the 902. No problem then, Good luck dealing with the cable management on that one
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I see what you mean well i am in two minds atm not sure what to do.
post #26 of 36
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I see what you mean well i am in two minds atm not sure what to do.
Get the 900. the 902 is all nice and sweet but it's not worth that much extra money. Just drill the holes. I personally wouldn't have the nerve but maybe you would
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900 is awful because of cable management. If you have a drill and drill bits then it's easy to mod. I think I have some old pictures of my modded 900. I'll look for them so you can see.
I was able to fit everything clean enough (i.e no cables obstructing air flow) with no modding whatsoever. That too with a non-modular power supply. I will take some PICs and post. Mind you it is not squeaky clean show worthy cable job - but one that keeps temps of my GPU & CPU below 30 degree at idle. So, I disagree that you cannot manage cables at all in this case.
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post #28 of 36
Make sure you do lots of research before modding. Some people went overboard and made it harder for themselves (like me). I cut a whole on the bottom so I can flip the PSU. This was a mistake and there are other ways to do this. If you decide to flip the PSU then don't cut the bottom. Draw a circle where the PSU fan is and drill small tiny wholes inside that circle. This should take you 10-15 min max. It'll look like a big circle with several dots inside of it, on the bottom of the case. Search OCN for different guides and wiring.

Also like Awaz said you can get good cable management w/o modding too. You just need to know where to insert the cable wires.
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post #29 of 36
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I was able to fit everything clean enough (i.e no cables obstructing air flow) with no modding whatsoever. That too with a non-modular power supply. I will take some PICs and post. Mind you it is not squeaky clean show worthy cable job - but one that keeps temps of my GPU & CPU below 30 degree at idle. So, I disagree that you cannot manage cables at all in this case.
The 900 isn't a horrible case. It's just not all that great for cable management and somewhat small. It's airflow is GREAT though. If you have the nerve and skills to mod it, you're good
post #30 of 36
After building in a 300... I don't think I'd ever build in an Antec mid tower again. The airflow is great, but damn that was a pain. The standard 900 doesn't look much improved.

Now that I've got a full tower I'm never looking back!
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