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May 30, 2014 6:49:03 AM

So here's my system:
GPU-r9 290 Tri-X
CPU-fx 8320
Mobo-Gigabyte 970a-UD3P
RAM-2x4GB
HDD-1tb
PSU-650w fully modular
So yeah. I already have 3 cases in my loft but their from the early 2000's so you can guess they're a mess.
So here's my ideal case:
1)Under or around £30
2)Looks slick, doesn't have to have LED's but having just a black box is boring. However I can live with it so if you find one put it in anyway.
3)Good airflow + cooling, I want it to come with fans and be big enough to allow for low temps.
4) I dont care where it is from, if you find one on ebay put a link in.
Having choice is key for me, so if you find a couple good ones, but all of them in as links so I can browse. Thanks!

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May 30, 2014 6:52:51 AM

cooler master has excellent cooling, wich you´ll need ;)  but their more like 80€
but that hardware doesn´t deserve a £30 case anyway
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May 30, 2014 7:03:09 AM

SHADE117 said:
cooler master has excellent cooling, wich you´ll need ;)  but their more like 80€
but that hardware doesn´t deserve a £30 case anyway


Fair enough, I knew it was a long shot. As long as it's a reasonable price just list some down so I can take a look! :) 
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May 30, 2014 7:05:53 AM

Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
cooler master has excellent cooling, wich you´ll need ;)  but their more like 80€
but that hardware doesn´t deserve a £30 case anyway


Fair enough, I knew it was a long shot. As long as it's a reasonable price just list some down so I can take a look! :) 


Cooler Master Haf 912 a favorite of mine, if you can find one a CM Storm Scout (2) or
something by aerocool might work too
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May 30, 2014 7:21:04 AM

Hi
have a look at these http://
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May 30, 2014 7:23:35 AM

makkem said:
Hi
have a look at these http://


there are some good ones there but most have very limited airflow
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May 30, 2014 7:31:40 AM

Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?
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May 30, 2014 7:38:15 AM

SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
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May 30, 2014 7:43:17 AM

Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to
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May 30, 2014 7:47:47 AM

SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to

Okay, thanks. Last thing, is the case big enough for the system?
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May 30, 2014 7:51:34 AM

Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to

Okay, thanks. Last thing, is the case big enough for the system?


it´s ATX your mobo is ATX so yea everything should be good
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May 30, 2014 7:54:19 AM

SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to


Hey, just saw this on the description of the case:
"
Maximum graphics card length: 290 mm (with HDD cage)
- Maximum graphics card length: 400 mm (without HDD cage)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 158 mm
"
400mm? Thats 4 cm!? am I wrong here or reading this wrong, but the r9 290 is 11 inches and thats wayy yo big for this then, right?
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May 30, 2014 7:54:48 AM

SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to


Hey, just saw this on the description of the case:
"
Maximum graphics card length: 290 mm (with HDD cage)
- Maximum graphics card length: 400 mm (without HDD cage)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 158 mm
"
400mm? Thats 4 cm!? am I wrong here or reading this wrong, but the r9 290 is 11 inches and thats wayy yo big for this then, right?
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May 30, 2014 7:58:01 AM

Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to


Hey, just saw this on the description of the case:
"
Maximum graphics card length: 290 mm (with HDD cage)
- Maximum graphics card length: 400 mm (without HDD cage)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 158 mm
"
400mm? Thats 4 cm!? am I wrong here or reading this wrong, but the r9 290 is 11 inches and thats wayy yo big for this then, right?


400mm is 40cm ;) 
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May 30, 2014 8:19:46 AM

SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
SHADE117 said:
Whatisgoingonherethen said:
What do you guys think of this one, I like the colour scheme, the aesthetics and also has good air flow:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Although its a "midi tower" so i'm not sure if my system will fit in it


looks fine do you have a 3rd party tower-style cpu cooler?

No, just the stock fans.
Here's another one with better cooling I like the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...


NZXT is a good case builder I´d say go for it
I think you might also be able to fit an aftermarket cooler if you ever want to


Hey, just saw this on the description of the case:
"
Maximum graphics card length: 290 mm (with HDD cage)
- Maximum graphics card length: 400 mm (without HDD cage)
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 158 mm
"
400mm? Thats 4 cm!? am I wrong here or reading this wrong, but the r9 290 is 11 inches and thats wayy yo big for this then, right?


400mm is 40cm ;) 

omfg xD You can tell I haven't got much sleep. I'll blame that on the new puppy keeping me up all night. Thanks!
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May 30, 2014 8:23:02 AM

np, have fun with that PC!
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May 30, 2014 9:15:44 AM

SHADE117 said:
np, have fun with that PC!


Will do, tah ;) 
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