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# 21573 1-May-2008 00:12
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I need help in choosing a case.
Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I have a 9800gtx graphics card. This card is 30cm long.
I have a budget of a 100 dollars on a case.
What is the best case to buy ?
I already have a psu. Corsair 620hx
thanks

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  # 128634 5-May-2008 18:42
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I'm in a very similar situation, so I'd like to hear some suggestions too. Although for such a good system pollo, I think you should try and move the case budget to $150->$200. Case cooling and air flow is really quite important for those grunty gtx's. By the way what CPU are you using?

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  # 128646 5-May-2008 19:09
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Well yes like PM said you might want to move your buget up a wee bit cause for $100 you aint going to get much.....
icute super18 gaming case is a big case with great cooling and you can pick one up for around $140-$150
Raidmax Smiledon is a great case and second hand they are usually under $150
NZXT Lexa is a great case and is certifed to fit GTX card they usually go for around $160-$180

That was just a couple of sugestion anyway but jump on Trademe and have a look cause you are bound to find a great deal on there! Cool

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  # 128658 5-May-2008 20:02
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Yeah thanks for the help. Ive decided to buy a icute zl02. I know its quite bad but i bought a 12 cm fan with it as well. But i am just waiting until i get more money so i can upgrade to a lian-li case. This case seems to do the job just fine at the moment.

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  # 128662 5-May-2008 20:09
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yeah just looked it up... it looks like it will do what you need it to Laughing
hope it all works out man.  I know what its like to choose the wrong case (Sunbeamtech clear acrylic) lol

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  # 128668 5-May-2008 20:14
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It was more than $100 but I got a Antec P180B and love it.

Looks cool and its very quiet.

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  # 128728 6-May-2008 09:25
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pollo: Yeah thanks for the help. Ive decided to buy a icute zl02. I know its quite bad but i bought a 12 cm fan with it as well. But i am just waiting until i get more money so i can upgrade to a lian-li case. This case seems to do the job just fine at the moment.


Are Lian-Li cases any good?
I was looking at:
http://nfc.co.nz/ProductDetail.asp?ItemID=PC-G50B&v=OL&c=Cases%2FCooling+%2D+Case+%2D+Midi+Tower
and
http://nfc.co.nz/ProductDetail.asp?ItemID=PC-G50A&v=OL&c=Cases%2FCooling+%2D+Case+%2D+Midi+Tower

I hope their PSU's are good too - It'll save me from buying a seperate one...

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  # 128853 6-May-2008 17:08
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Lian-li make some of the best cases around, ive never heard a bad thing about them
but havnt heard anything at all about there PSU's but if its anything like the case's then they should be good

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