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July 23, 2006 9:20:07 AM

I'm trying to find a fairly decent case with good airflow, but they all seem to have doors? Can these doors be completely removed, or does it vary from case? I have limited space where my computer goes, so it needs good airflow but a door would majorly get in the way.

Asides from that for £60ish ($100ish) what would be a good choice of ATX case for keeping me nice and cool?

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July 23, 2006 11:00:30 AM

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I'm trying to find a fairly decent case with good airflow, but they all seem to have doors? Can these doors be completely removed, or does it vary from case? I have limited space where my computer goes, so it needs good airflow but a door would majorly get in the way.

Asides from that for £60ish ($100ish) what would be a good choice of ATX case for keeping me nice and cool?


No, they dont all have doors.
For a variety of cases and prices, you can look here:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=4...

Below is a link to a small, inexpensive case that I have used for several peoples systems. It is a Antec 1650 "tooless" case (the side panels are secured by thumb screws), has a good design for airflow and comes with a 120mm fan. It also comes with a 350W PSU, but you may want to replace that depending on what tyoe of components you plan on using.

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=BA20...


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July 23, 2006 12:24:33 PM

Hey Holcar,
I have an Antec P180 case.....and yes it has a door, but its for sound, and yes for looks too. BUT.....and I say BUT, the door can swivel 180 degrees to lie flat against the side of the case. I hope I said that right. Like you open the front door, and instead of it stopping half way, it opens all the way until it is parallel with the case side panel.
If you go to www.antec.com and nav to the P180, you can view a the specs on it with a 3 sec. video clip that shows how works. It's a nice touch to have when you have limited space such as yourself
And it also takes 120 cm tri-cool fans. They're nice because you can have them run on low so you can hardly hear it run.
I might also add that when the case door is closed there is vents all around the door panel that allow airflow into the front for cooling. In my room where I have my rig there is NO air cond. AND ITS HOT 8O But I have no problems keeping it cool EVEN with 2 VID cards DUAL CORE etc.

After gaming my cards only go to 68 deg MAYBE 71 but that's it. LOTS OF GOOD VENTILATION on this case. :wink:

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD drivers w/MS hotfix)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CD rom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 digital 5.1 THX Surround 500watts
July 29, 2006 4:21:12 PM

you mean 270degrees rotation of the door hinge.
July 29, 2006 7:20:46 PM

That's prolly what it is. I guess I'm degreefully challenged :lol: 
July 30, 2006 3:32:45 AM

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I'm trying to find a fairly decent case with good airflow, but they all seem to have doors? Can these doors be completely removed, or does it vary from case? I have limited space where my computer goes, so it needs good airflow but a door would majorly get in the way.

Asides from that for £60ish ($100ish) what would be a good choice of ATX case for keeping me nice and cool?


aerocool extreme engine 3t

this is what i'm getting, i think its sweet, huge fans, upgradeable to more fans, jet looks...awsome 8) and practical, very good airflow.
July 30, 2006 4:43:20 AM

Quote:
I'm trying to find a fairly decent case with good airflow, but they all seem to have doors? Can these doors be completely removed, or does it vary from case? I have limited space where my computer goes, so it needs good airflow but a door would majorly get in the way.

Asides from that for £60ish ($100ish) what would be a good choice of ATX case for keeping me nice and cool?


aerocool extreme engine 3t

this is what i'm getting, i think its sweet, huge fans, upgradeable to more fans, jet looks...awsome 8) and practical, very good airflow.

the front fan is a low RPM, low air flow 140mm fan with a fixture in front that spins when air passes through, so the "jet" in front actually slows air. 8O
July 30, 2006 5:22:07 AM

Quote:
I'm trying to find a fairly decent case with good airflow, but they all seem to have doors? Can these doors be completely removed, or does it vary from case? I have limited space where my computer goes, so it needs good airflow but a door would majorly get in the way.

Asides from that for £60ish ($100ish) what would be a good choice of ATX case for keeping me nice and cool?


aerocool extreme engine 3t

this is what i'm getting, i think its sweet, huge fans, upgradeable to more fans, jet looks...awsome 8) and practical, very good airflow.

the front fan is a low RPM, low air flow 140mm fan with a fixture in front that spins when air passes through, so the "jet" in front actually slows air. 8O

its actually very god airflow, since it has larger surface area, pushes more air without going super fast, and making noise.... PENGUIN lol 8) :wink:

hey btw, i always see you on msn, but not too much here, oh, ya fux my pic, its gone.
July 30, 2006 5:37:06 AM

yes, but the front fan it self moves a max of 68.37 CFM. the "turbine" fixture in front of tha tfan hampers taht 68.37 CFM and lowers it.
July 30, 2006 5:56:45 AM

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yes, but the front fan it self moves a max of 68.37 CFM. the "turbine" fixture in front of tha tfan hampers taht 68.37 CFM and lowers it.


minorly.... it doesn't really have any noticable impact on the temp in the case.... and there are other things to help it cool aswell, instead of just hanging on that jet turbine thing... it doesn't really hurt it, and it make sit look cool.
July 30, 2006 12:42:29 PM

Yo Cor,
Sweet lookin case bro :wink:
If ya do decide to hook it up... do up another post and let us know how it works out K?

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CD rom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 digital 5.1 THX Surround 500watts
July 30, 2006 4:17:40 PM

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Yo Cor,
Sweet lookin case bro :wink:
If ya do decide to hook it up... do up another post and let us know how it works out K?

RIG specs
Antec P180 PerformanceSeries Mid-Tower Case
SeaSonic S12 600 watt power supply
Asus A8N32 SLI mobo AMD N-Force 4 SLIX16 (bios 1103 V02.58)
RealTek 97 onboard digital 5.1 Surround
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo Core, 2 X 1mb L2 cache (AMD driver 1.3.1.0 w/MS hotfix)
2 gigs of Corsair TwinX3500LL Pro @ 437Mhz 2-3-2-6-1T
2- BFG Tech 7900 GT OC 256mb in SLI (nvidia driver 91.31)
Western Digital RAPTOR 74.3 gig 10-K rpm HDD for XP & Apps
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for gaming, movies, MP3's
Maxtor SATA II 250 G HDD for document backup (unplugged)
Sony CD rom 52X
Plextor 708-A DVD/CD rom
Logitech Z-5500 digital 5.1 THX Surround 500watts


ok... hey how are those speakers, i'm getting them too, with an creative xtreme music card
July 30, 2006 11:44:58 PM

The speakers ROCK bro 8)
Trust me when I tell you it will be the BEST money you ever spent on a set of EAR CANDY :wink:

Oh Cor I almost forgot....MAKE SURE THAT SOUND CARD HAS A OPTICAL DIGITAL cable hook up..... you know... the fibre optic kind :)  That way you will be able to take advantage of the cleanest sound your card has to offer.
Mike aka paybax
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