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Windows 7: is this case any good?


05 Feb 2011   #1
ash30000

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
is this case any good?

Hi
Next weekend I am planning to get a new case for my pc
I will spend to a limit of 60 pounds
At the moment I seem to quite like this one and I just wondered if it was any good
http://www.maplin.co.uk/jet-turbine-atx-pc-case-48124
Thanks
Ashley


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05 Feb 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hey Ash, um, the page you posted can't be found..

404 Error! but for 60 pounds you could buy let me check an UK retailer...

Here: Antec Three Hundred Midi Case: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Or this one: Zalman Z7-PLUS Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Computer Chassis: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Or even this: Thermaltake Mid Tower WingRS 201 Case: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

They're all under 60 pounds

EDIT: ok, now the page shows.. Um, well.. it's an OK case, personally i don't like it but it seems like it has some sort of airflow going on, and it'll fit your computer parts without any problems.

I like the Antec 300 the most. it's a simple case, not too much decoration, i like things simple and with the right cable management, and some fans you'll get a really nice airflow inside, keeping your parts cool
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05 Feb 2011   #3
ash30000

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi
Sorry about the link I do not know why it did not work!
Anyway I have just fixed it
Ashley
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05 Feb 2011   #4
society misfit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey Ash30000,

I kinda like the look of that “turbine” on the front.

When I’m shopping for a case I write down what I’m looking for in regards to how functional it is first.

-Does it have front panel ports
-Can you fit large video cards
-What size motherboard will it accept
-How many drive bays does it have
-How well is the cooling
-Is it tool less
-Cable management
-Does it have dust filters

From there I set a budget then look for the best looking one that fits my needs. Also keep in mind that your case should be the most future proof component in your system. You don’t want to be upgrading a component down the road such as a video card only to find that you need a new case because it won’t fit! Also keep in mind the new interfaces such as eSATA and USB 3.0. In the coming months you will start to see more and more storage devices using USB 3 or eSATA. And reaching around the back of a case just to plug in a USB 3 thumb drive will be a royal pain in the ***!

Hope this helps and good luck with your purchase
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05 Feb 2011   #5
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Odd place for the front panel ports - on the bottom. That speaks to me poor design.
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05 Feb 2011   #6
society misfit

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Odd place for the front panel ports - on the bottom. That speaks to me poor design.
Depends on where you put the computer. Place it on your desk and it will be the perfect place for ports. Have it on the floor and yes, it could pose a problem.
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06 Feb 2011   #7
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Wouldn't want all of those fans on my desk
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06 Feb 2011   #8
ash30000

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi
Thank-you for all of the replies and yes it will be sitting on my desk
Thanks
Ashley
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06 Feb 2011   #9
ash30000

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi society misfit
Thank-you for the tips ok looking at cases for the future
I will keep that in mind for when I go and buy a case.
Ashley
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06 Feb 2011   #10
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

dont waste your money on that generic rubbish

get a antec 100 or 300

the 100 is better and newer but the 300 is still great if you cant source the 100
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