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post #1 of 11
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im currently mid upgrade (couldnt afford a full upgrade all at once) and im not sure what to go with for a case although i have been thinking about going with an Antec Dark Fleet Series DF10 but i would like some owner feedback if at all possible.

What id like to know is:
1, is it quiet
2, is it cool
3, could i potentially get two nice juicy GPU's in there
4, how is it for cable management

anyone that can shed some light on the subject would be appreciated

P.s. if not this one then what case would you all suggest im not rele fussed if its a full or mid tower but ill only have about £100 to spend.

no hurry like i cant get it for about 6weeks anyway

cheers
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post #2 of 11
aaaah but hte darkfleet is fugly....

get a p183 they are goooorgeous.

the antec 900 original is a lovely case but cable management is mostly via a mod but otherwise i love the case, ,cooling is great, its amazingly simple to put stuff in it and it will take a true and a full size gfx card i have my 280 in there nicely smile.gif

p183 is amazingly lovely, as all of the p*** series were/are
    
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post #3 of 11
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Nooooooooooo the dark fleet cases look good!!!!!

One of my mates just upgraded from a p183 and dont get me rong it looks sexy but he has serious problems with airflow making gooling almost impossible so i dont want to be going for something like that! as for the 900 its a vv nice case i have another mate that uses one but if i where to go with that id have to get the 902 cos in my house i need dust filters and goose struggled to get filers into his!

I do love the look of This but i dont know how well built its gonna be
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post #4 of 11
I would be a bit worry in terms of your third point with Antec cases.

Often enough, the graphic card come into conflict with the hard drives.

So I would take a look at that.

Also, cable management in the DF-10 is pretty bad, or non-existence.

My friend has a DF-35. It's an okay case.

I don't really like the 5.25" drive hinges in the front.. they don't seem to serve a purpose and really bothersome.

For the money, I think you can find a better case.
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post #5 of 11
@mightylobo -

in regards to antec 900 cases and the graphics card all the bays are 5.25 and there are two hdd cages each holding 3 drives each. if you have a very long gfx card not only do most drive still fit anyway but you can rearrange the two cages to whatever config you want, put them at the top if you wanted above the gfx cards, this is where mine are you can get at least three up there if you had tri-sli in it or something and really needed the space at the bottom so dont let that put you off, its one of its individual features tongue.gif

as for dust filter ive never really used them, i have an air compressor and a true 120 which even when it gets full of dust still keeps my i3 at 49 load at 4.5ghz tongue.gif

and im glad someone likes the dark fleet cases, i suppose someone has to Xd each to their own, some love the looks of the haf-x :S something going wrong there imho.

i like the scout too but have not experienced it first hand. played with the mini-p180 which was a lovely case
    
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I'm that friend and the Antec P182/3 series are horrendeous! I'd never get one again and I have three Antec cases in the house! It was stated as being better cooled because of the three chamber design but I had horrible temperatures in there. Currently waiting for a CM Storm Sniper to settle my woes.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by anadalite;12623483 
aaaah but hte darkfleet is fugly....

get a p183 they are goooorgeous.

the antec 900 original is a lovely case but cable management is mostly via a mod but otherwise i love the case, ,cooling is great, its amazingly simple to put stuff in it and it will take a true and a full size gfx card i have my 280 in there nicely smile.gif

p183 is amazingly lovely, as all of the p*** series were/are

Either way, ALL Antec cases are ugly and cheap.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;12641246 
Either way, ALL Antec cases are ugly and cheap.

Nah, I have a Sonata Piano Black which is a a very nice build. Not enthusiast level, but great for a home PC. I also use the Fusion HTPC case, which is fantastic. Very cool inside, easy to install and the LCD screen and software is great too.
    
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post #9 of 11
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Currently waiting for a CM Storm Sniper to settle my woes.
an what a beauty it is too!
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post #10 of 11
I don't think you can get much better than the CM 690II Adv for a cheap mid tower case.

Cable management has been non-existent on every Antec case I've had. I really don't get how Antec can be so far behind in terms of features like tool-less installation and the positioning of the HDD cages. It looks like you'd need to completely dismantle your system to add a new hard drive - a fairly small upgrade! I don't think Antec cases are very well designed, they just seem badly thought out from the beginning.

Temperatures might be quite good, but the fans have been fairly noisy. And they're dust monsters!

Just my opinion. smile.gif
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