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April 7, 2013 5:03:49 AM

So I have pretty much got all the components for my build, but I really don't know what computer case to get. I want a case that looks nice, but one that doesn't look so flashy that my friends make fun of it.

It must have usb 3.0s on the front, and ideally be under £100. I would hope to pay around £50.


If anything else in my build is bad, do not hesitate to do so.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/P1xa

Thanks

chewie71

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April 7, 2013 5:16:06 AM

I do note that you don't have an aftermarket CPU cooler selected - what are your plans for CPU cooling? Or, are you intending to stay on stock clocks and cooling for the time being?
April 7, 2013 5:25:08 AM

C12Friedman said:
I do note that you don't have an aftermarket CPU cooler selected - what are your plans for CPU cooling? Or, are you intending to stay on stock clocks and cooling for the time being?
This build is all ready pressuring my price range. For now, the stock cooler should be adequate but I will upgrade if I want to maybe overclock my cpu, or if I just want less noise.

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April 7, 2013 7:00:27 AM

chewie71,

Your choices for this system look very good. The ASUS motherboard has a really good array of slots. I would agree with C12Friedman to consider a good cooling solution. Then you wouldn't have to worry, plus adding cooling is much easier initially rather than after everything is in and set. I would recommend something, but don't know these in detail well enough- there are issues of noise, fit to a particular motherboard- clearing RAM slots and so on. Still, if prices in the UK are not terribly higher than the US, there must be a number of well-rated solutions about or £25.

The Case > I'm not a gamer and perhaps out of habit using workstations many years, prefer very blocky, non-distracting cases- I don't care for the spiky transformer toy style. Here's a business-like and sober Antec Three Hundred >

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Tower/d...

> plenty of drive bays, 2X USB 3.0 on the front, a very open front panel for air circulation, grommets to run liquid cooling, and in general appears very tidy.

Cheers,

BambiBoom

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> Antec Three Hundred Two £54.99 (Amazon UK)

Type> ATX Mid Tower

Color> Black

Case Material> Steel

With Power Supply> No

Power Supply Mounted > Bottom

Motherboard Compatibility> Micro ATX / ATX / ITX

With Side Panel Window> No

Expansion External 5.25" Drive Bays> 3

External 3.5" Drive Bays> No

Internal 3.5" Drive Bays> 6

Internal 2.5" Drive Bays> 2 (dedicated)

Expansion Slots> 8

Front Ports> 2 x USB 3.0, Audio In/Out

Cooling System> 1 x 120mm rear TwoCool Fan 1 x 140mm top TwoCool Fan

Side Air duct> No

Dimensions>
20.2" x 9" x 18.5"

Weight>
15.3 lbs.

Features>

Supports graphics cards up to 12.5" (318 mm) long
Enlarged CPU cutout / fan mount behind motherboard tray
Fits Kuhler H2O liquid coolers
11 total drive bays (5.25" and 3.5" tool-less)
Cable routing holes
Perforated front bezel
120mm side intake fan (Optional)
Washable air filters
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