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Old 26-09-09, 10:44 PM
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Antec 1200 purchased!

Well decided on a new case and bought a antec 1200. Mighty case if i may say so. Altho i decided to take the jig saw to the side window of the case. As that mesh did my head in just looking at it. ( i do have pics of the current mod if anyone wants to see)

My question is . is there any worthwhile mods doing to the antec1200 before i start a build? Im just debating replacing fans or at least fitting a manual front mounted controller.

Any thoughts welcome. My plan is to build a new i7 powerd system with possibly water cooling if my budget allows. we shall see though!

power supply reccomendations welcome!

Thanks in advance

Chris

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Old 26-09-09, 11:31 PM
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The Antec twelve hundred looks awesome! What a great case! For water cooling, Antec offers a 200mm rad for that case but it's made of aluminium. Since it's made of alu, it does not work very well with copper. So if you go with that rad, you'll have to take aluminium water blocks. You can fit a 120X3 in the front of that case but you will have to do some cuts. I am quite sure that it is possible to fit a 120X2 in the top if you make an adapter. Search the Web to see those mods. For the PSU, I have an Enermax and it's working great. Waiting for your updates!
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Old 27-09-09, 12:50 AM
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Actualy if you have decent anti-corrosion additive in your coolant copper and alu are fine, its only when they actual touch it causes major problems
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Old 27-09-09, 12:53 AM
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what a great looking case defintely worth it
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Well decided on a new case and bought a antec 1200. Mighty case if i may say so. Altho i decided to take the jig saw to the side window of the case. As that mesh did my head in just looking at it. ( i do have pics of the current mod if anyone wants to see)

My question is . is there any worthwhile mods doing to the antec1200 before i start a build? Im just debating replacing fans or at least fitting a manual front mounted controller.

Any thoughts welcome. My plan is to build a new i7 powerd system with possibly water cooling if my budget allows. we shall see though!

power supply reccomendations welcome!

Thanks in advance

Chris
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Old 27-09-09, 11:08 AM
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kinda cringed when i took the jig saw to it. Should look good though once the finishing parts turn up. then i can think about internals and what i want to do.

££££ best not tell the missus about it !
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Old 29-09-09, 03:51 PM
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just looking at a gigabyte board. Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel X58 with the 920 i7 cpu.

Should be a nice way to grace the new case.
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Old 01-10-09, 01:54 AM
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are u still usin original screws on the side panel where the mesh was? u got a pic?
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Old 03-10-09, 12:06 AM
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i do have pics of the side window mod. tbh i just found a guide online and followed that. turned out well. Ive since ordered all the new parts for the build. pics to follow as soon as im allowed to post them
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Old 04-10-09, 03:10 PM
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you need to make more posts before you have access to any other site features dude!!
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Old 04-10-09, 05:10 PM
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you need to make more posts before you have access to any other site features dude!!
But not spam, or youll make the mods bark and set the post limit to 100 instead
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