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Old 13-12-10, 05:39 PM
Ollii Ollii is offline
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Hey, watched Toms video on the < £600 build and thought it might be a bit of fun designing another similar one designed around arias bundle. Got all of it sorted out but wasn't sure on what case. Narrowed it down to these:

NZXT Vulcan Micro-ATX (The one that Tom uses) : http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40614

but also came across this NZXT which is pretty nice and almost identical in price though wasn't sure if it was any good.

NZXT Lexa-S Midi Tower : http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40138

What are your thoughts?

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Old 13-12-10, 06:05 PM
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I wouldn't go NZXT mate except the NZXT Phantom, look at Xigmatek
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Old 13-12-10, 06:32 PM
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I currently have a xigmatek utgard...aesthetically pleasing.... comes pre-fitted with more than enough fans for a cheap build and has plenty of space for cable routing and good air flow.... at a small sum of £65-70.. i'd say it was well worth it!
CPU: i5-2300 @2.8Ghz ~3.3Ghz
MOBO: Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3
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SSD(OS): Plextor 128GB Sata-III
HDD(Storage): Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Sata-II
GPU: XFX Radeon HD6850 1GB
CASE: Corsaird 300R
PSU: Corsair TX650w
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Old 13-12-10, 06:40 PM
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coolermaster range
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Old 14-12-10, 08:20 AM
T.A.K T.A.K is offline
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Its a Mid-Tower with the option to remove a HDD rack for some of the longest GPU's.

Not to mention WAY better cooling.

($100 here in the US for the Advanced version with black interior)
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Old 15-12-10, 02:26 AM
delusion77 delusion77 is offline
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Lancoo l(lian-li subsidiary) PC-k60 is really solid. the 62 has a painted inside, different window and led fans. its $80 CAD( ~£50), $5 more than the vulcan. Iv worked with this case and it is very good for the price. Id recommend this over the CM690 II.
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Old 17-12-10, 07:37 AM
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The CM690 Advanced looks like a great case for the money, as does the Utgard previously suggested.

You won't go wrong with either.

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Old 17-12-10, 03:28 PM
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Well I will go ahead and stick my neck out and recommend the Bitfenix Survivor core as a very good cheap case.

It does have its niggles, and I have had my problems with it but hardly any of that were a fault of the case. Once built and together it looks stunning, cools very well and the look definitely belies the price tag.

I will try and throw some words onto the screen about it soon and possibly a video but right now I'm as sick as a dog.. Manflu FTL, right at bloody Christmas too
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Old 17-12-10, 04:31 PM
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if you can get your hands on it anymore, the lian li pc-7 is a brilliant case

or the lian li pc-75 bk
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Old 17-12-10, 10:37 PM
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I second the lian li
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