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What is a good case?

By spartanslayer
Nov 10, 2005
  1. I'm trying my first computer build, and I want to get a nice case, with at least 3 fans and easy to work with. I have thought about getting a X-Navigator, and they look pretty good. I'm going to use my own power supply. Does anyone know of any good cases? Thanks!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Personally I`d recommend Thermaltake cases.

    Maybe that`s because I`ve got one lol

    Look HERE for more info.

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  3. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    thanks

    Thanks, but I've heard that they don't get the best air circualtion. I'm planning on getting some pretty hot components and I dont want a fire. I will check them out though.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Well all I can say is, I`ve got the XaserIII case which has 7 case fans. 2 front intake filtered. 2 side intake filtered. 2 rear exhaust. 1 top exhaust. All case fans are 80mm.

    I`ve never had a problem with overheating while using this case.

    In addition to the above fans, My cpu fan is 80mm, and my psu fan is 120mm.

    My temps are cpu idle 28°C, and under load 44°C.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    sweet!

    Sweet, that is awesome and cool (no pun intended)! Two questions, how much did it cost, and were all of those fans installed when you got it? Thanks for replying.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The seven case fans come with the case. It cost me £110 because it`s made from aluminium. The case doesn`t come with a psu.

    [​IMG]

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  7. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    wow

    Thanks for the pic, it looks sweet. I am not sure how many US dollars euros are. What do the gages at the top do?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s the fan controller, and the cpu temperature read out.

    Even with all the fans running at full speed the case is very quiet.

    I also like the fact that it comes with keys which you can use to lock/unlock the door. Once the door is locked the power button cannot be operated. Even the side panel locks via a catch behind the door.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    Sweet, thanks.
     
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