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 Post subject: Replacing a PaQ custom build case. Recommendations please
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Hi currently my PaQ custom build case is getting a bit worse for ware. Sidepanel not staying on and outgrown it to be honest.

Need some recommendations on a new case to accommodate below. One preference would be for slot in mounts for the hard dries if possible/caddy mounts.

Price around £100 ($150 approx).

Don't want water cool, doesnt sit with me well water in a system but I may be convinced. Just seems watercool is additional matinenance, no?

So please recommendations are much appreciate. Silence is nice but absolute is not a must.

EVGA X58 3X SLI Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard (132-BL-E758-A1)
Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366)
OCZ Gold 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Triple Channel (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)
EVGA Nvidia GTX660
OCZ Agility3 120GB SSD
OCZ Vertex3 120GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD2003FZEX)
HDDWestern Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD6402AAEX)
Western Digital Raptor 150GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Seasonic S12-650W PSU
Xigmatek S1284, 2 x 1000rpm 140mm fans, inc PWM-DC converter.
1 x dvd drive which I may omit.

Been looking at the Nanoxia, first look appears nice but open minded.

Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing a PaQ custom build case. Recommendations pleas
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:35 pm 
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I like more Fractal Design Define R4, but Nanoxia is fine also if you like it more or fits better your budget.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing a PaQ custom build case. Recommendations pleas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:54 am 
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Abula wrote:
I like more Fractal Design Define R4, but Nanoxia is fine also if you like it more or fits better your budget.


The fractal came up in another thread and I'd never heard of them till looking. Build quality is one concern, but I dont want to get too hell bent on all the details.

Shortlist so far : Fractal R4, Nanoxia DP1 (or 2 pending on price), Corsair 650. Someone mention 750 but I dont thinkI need a full tower tbh - way too big.

One consideration is a 19" rack mountable case (as I have other kit in a rack mount frame) but I am stuck on choice unless anyone has good suggestions?

(As a sidenote it always seems illogical to me in design of having a cooler fan mounted on a cpu at 90 degrees to the perpendicular. But everyone seems to survive :) )


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