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Actually I briefly considered it for my build, but the coloured strip at the front freaked me out.  :smile:

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Huge...

 

Actually I briefly considered it for my build, but the coloured strip at the front freaked me out.  :smile:

 

Yeah, don't like the green. The red is OK, but I would prefer all black.

 

I'm just doing some curious looking around, cause' when I grab My 1080 Gtx it will be part of a completely new build from the ground up.

 

This one is nice and huge two, but also monstrously pricey:

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Great cases. Aluminium or steel? The only thing I don't like about the one above is all that stuff between the front and motherboard, restricting airflow.

 

I'm an aluminium freak. In my opinion, once we have sampled an aluminium case, we don't go back.

 

I have a Lian Li X510. Beautifully put together. Very expensive for what it is though. But I love it.

 

No optical bays, don't need em, have an external blue ray drive. And to be honest, that's an advantage as the three 120 fans at the front are really close to the motherboard for awesome cooling.

 

It's a tall case, with hard drive bays at the top. So two 120 fan mount at the rear.

 

Also has space for a 240 AIO at the top. Or indeed a 360 rad at the front.

 

The bottom mounted PSU vents are a joke though, very restrictive, and don't even align with my Enermax PSU fan. So I modified it for PSU fan up mounting.

 

 

http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-x510/

 

 

You may like this guy...

 

 

http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-o8s/

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While some look for the largest...

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And i fit my i7 6700K 4.8GHz / DDR4 3733MHz / GTX980-soon-to-be-1080 / Corsair "watercooler" and 3 SSDs in there :) :) :)

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While some look for the largest...

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And i fit my i7 6700K 4.8GHz / DDR4 3733MHz / GTX980-soon-to-be-1080 / Corsair "watercooler" and 3 SSDs in there :) :) :)

 

 

You must be Doctor Who. The internal dimensions of your case exist in another dimension. It's bigger on the inside than outside.  :smile:

 

Any issues with temps in such a small case?

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HAHAHAH that's true!!!!

 

No issues, temperature inside the case is usually on the 38c mark. Summer elevates a few degrees only, my house is 'fresh'.

 

Fresh air comes in from the front, crosses the watercooler radiator to the inside, keeping it cool. Any hot air remaining is exhausted by the top fan.

 

Both bigger heat producers exhaust directly to the outside of the case as well (GFX card and PSU).

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See, I learned early to go for the bigger cases not just for temperature control, but because my first experiences with small (cheap) cases led to skinned knuckles, fights with fitting and screwing motherboards and heat sinks in, and lots of cuts on jagged metal edges......

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Having that many hard drives in a case is silly.  When you need that many drive bays, get a dedicated NAS on a 10 Gbit network, and it'll be much better.

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Yeah, i started big, got tired of it and went for Lian-Li high quality mini-ITX stuff. If i could have a single 2TB U.2 SSD i'd be in heaven.

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Yeah, i started big, got tired of it and went for Lian-Li high quality mini-ITX stuff. If i could have a single 2TB U.2 SSD i'd be in heaven.

 

 

Actuality I was going to build my daughter a mini ITX system. With this case...

 

http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q36/

 

In champagne gold.

 

She changed her mind at the last minute and bought a Macbook Air.

 

On the subject of Macbook Air's... anyone know anything about security for such. AV etc? PM me though so as not to divert this thread.

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All said, Antec make great cases. I have their 900/2 and it's by far one of the best cases I've invested in. The rooftop 240mm fan alone justifies the purchase as it, and the 2 fans in the front and 2 more at the rear, plus a Noctua D-14 CPU cooler keep the O/c under control.

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@HiFlyer

 

 

What about the Corsair 750D Airflow Edition?

 

http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/obsidian-series-750d-airflow-edition-full-tower-atx-case

 

I know someone who has one, he loves it.

 

£139.

 

Or the 760T

 

http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/graphite-series-760t-arctic-white-full-tower-windowed-case

 

Both very nice. And of  course I like the options without the windows. I think I've outgrown (mostly) my "bling" phase, at least beyond the point where I once wanted disco lights and stuff.  :smile:

 

The power supplys also caught my eye! Very nice looking for cable management purposes, and something for me to think about.

I like my CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer.

 

Hmmmmmmm....... Case design (external) is a bit too flashy for me. I've gotten a taste for understated/elegant. (sometimes known as boring)

Having that many hard drives in a case is silly.  When you need that many drive bays, get a dedicated NAS on a 10 Gbit network, and it'll be much better.

 

Scout motto "Be Prepared!"

 

Might not ever use em' but it doesn't hurt to have em'  :dance:

Since I haven't updated in a few years, this is going to have to be a "from the ground up" build. I'm looking at everything, including stuff like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2543214

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I'm obviously biased because I've got one but the Phanteks Enthoo Pro is a great case, particularly for the money. Big, easy to work with and so many cooling options. Have a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc. I got the windowless model (even cheaper) as mine sits under my desk out of sight. Highly recommended.

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I'm obviously biased because I've got one but the Phanteks Enthoo Pro is a great case, particularly for the money. Big, easy to work with and so many cooling options. Have a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc. I got the windowless model (even cheaper) as mine sits under my desk out of sight. Highly recommended.

 

Definitely a nice case but not quite for me, mostly because of the little door at the top, covering the USB ports and stuff. Eventually I would break that somehow, and have to cry.  :lol:

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While some look for the largest...

q18-11.jpg

And i fit my i7 6700K 4.8GHz / DDR4 3733MHz / GTX980-soon-to-be-1080 / Corsair "watercooler" and 3 SSDs in there :) :) :)

I'm with you. I hate big cases

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I'm with you. I hate big cases

 

And I hate microwave ovens for my graphics cards and cpu, which is what small cases can become.  :Nail Biting:

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And I hate microwave ovens for my graphics cards and cpu, which is what small cases can become.  :Nail Biting:

Yeah. But I don't run super high end hardware with overclock.

I prefer seeing my GPU at 75 while gaming on summer than having a full tower that leaves no space on my desk the whole year :D

Also I am a sucker for 100% silent PC. That pushed me once to install an GeminiiS without the fan with my old i3!

The temps were fine! 100% fanless when listening to music or doing collage works

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Yeah. But I don't run super high end hardware with overclock.

I prefer seeing my GPU at 75 while gaming on summer than having a full tower that leaves no space on my desk the whole year :D

 

What fun is it not to have the newest of the new if you are starting a fresh build..........  :wub:

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What fun is it not to have the newest of the new if you are starting a fresh build..........  :wub:

Not possible when you live in a 3rd world country!

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Not possible when you live in a 3rd world country!

 

I never thought of that.....  :sad:

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