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Help with a new case. Suggestions pls

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:44 pm
by Silviu
Read the next post please, i can`t post links in first post

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:45 pm
by Silviu
Hello, and hope i post in the right place.
Lately i searched a lot for a good case that fits my budget ( ~100 euro) but i really can`t decide what should i take or not
Oh my rig is : without that A+case
In that 100 euro must be 2 120 mm fans ( i stopped at Antec Tricool 120 since i found them pretty ok and not so loud and it also have 3 speed settings ):
I found many cases and don`t know from which to choose
Now i have a verry cheap case ~10 euro and 3 cheap coolers that were on max ~3000 rpm but the noise was way too loud, i modifed them to 5V but still not so quiet and was verry hot inside, i had to let the case open and get all my coolers out. My temps are in idle with the case opened ~32-35 HDD, 55-58 Video, 29-32 Cpu, 44-46 mainboard. ( with it closed was +~3 4 on all components) I`m mostly concerned about the mainboard temp. Nothing is overclocked on my comp all are stock values. In load are +5-10 more on almost all pieces ... with the case closed i got to 75 on gpu playing crysis all day and 54 on motherboard
I found 3 cases that i kinda liked:
1 -
At this i like the lcd screen i mean at this price .. is nice and also have a lcd screen is good i guess price is ~65 euro in my country without coolers and shipping. On this i wanted to add 1 cooler on side and 1 in front
2 - ... Clio2.html
This i like the big cooler 250 mm but don`t know if it`s not too loud
Price is ~ 51 euro in my country. On this i wanted to add 1 cooler in front and 1 in back
3 -
This i found it new ... i like the openair ideea, i heard the temps are ok in it and with 2 coolers Antec 120 is verry cold, i`m not sure about the airflow if it`s correctly with all those holes. Price is ~50 euro in my country. On this i wanted to add 1 cooler in front and 1 in back
What i need from a case ..., to have lower temps then my curently open case and not to bee verry loud ...
I`m open for new suggestions about those 3 or new ones in same price range. Thank u and sorry if the post is too long hope is ok

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:11 pm
by amjedm
Number 1 looks nice in my opinion. You can also mount side fans - 120mm (2) or 80mm fans.

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:27 am
by thejamppa
1st one has excellent finger guard and you can remove them with screws making your fans spin higher and general less turbulence sound. I think I would take 1st one.

Yesico seems nice too. It would need some slight modifications which require tools to remove finger guards. But it should be quite good case, although open air design would allow every single noise have direct sound path.

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:28 am
by Arvo
We have lately built two PCs (similar to your spec - C2D CPU and 8800GTS or HD3870 video), using next cases (because I don't know, which country you're from, I linked from .de):

Coolermaster Cavalier CAV-T03, 60 EUR
Compucase midi server case 6920BS-UG, 55 EUR

Both cases are sold without PSU and fans. They itself are not very quiet, but using good PSU and speed-controlled 120mm fans, both systems became enough quiet for everyday use.
NB! Compucase has only one side panel removable - in case you want to add some acoustic dampening material, it may be complicated.

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:31 pm
by Silviu
I`m from Romania, i only found here the Coolermaster on 1 shop, must look for some more reviews, the compucase did not find it anywere.
I also found another case ~ same price
Only strange thing is that all pieces are mounted backwords and the gpu is up in the case, where the hot temperature usually rises, will have to look more, thank u for replyes till now

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:10 pm
by Silviu
After some thinking and thinking and hoping Santa Clauss will be more rich this year, i will get Antec P182, what u think ? ;) better then my previous opinions right ?