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Which case is better GigaByte Aurora or Antec P182?

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August 1, 2007 7:29:53 PM

I find myself needing a new case...and like the 2 following cases:

Antec P182
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129025

Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233013

I like both cases, but am interested in which is better for Thermals (ie which will keep the system the coolest). Noise is also a concern but not the #1 priority.

Thanks.

Oops...forget my system specs to help out:

Core2Duo 6700
Gigabyte P965-DS3
2GB PC2-6400 RAM
Thermalright Ultra 120
EVGA Superclocked 8800 GTS 320mb
2x Seagate 250GB 7200.10 SATA HD (non-raid)
2x DVD Burners
Corsair 520W PowerSupply

and I plan to overclock the system a little. Please let me know if I've left anything off.


a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2007 7:40:36 PM

I would say the Aurora. In general a full-tower should do better than a mid-tower. I'd get the Aurora and maybe add a fan or two if necessary.
August 1, 2007 7:45:35 PM

But the P182 has a top vent. lol
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 1, 2007 8:33:28 PM

The Antec 900 might be better than both, how about that one?
August 1, 2007 11:07:12 PM

I look at the Antec 900 and to be honest, just didn't like the case...weird I know but it just wasn't to my liking.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 2, 2007 12:32:06 AM

OK, throw a coin then. You won't go wrong either way.

I wanted a P182 myself, the only reason I didn't get it is because it was too small for an 8800 GTX and 7 hard drives. There's only room for 6 because the GTX is huge. With the GTS you have room for 8 disks, by the way.

If you are sure you won't need tons of disks I'd vote for the P182, it doesn't even matter if it cools better than the Aurora or not.
August 2, 2007 1:45:20 AM

Aevm....which case did you end up going with?
a b B Homebuilt system
August 2, 2007 2:11:06 AM

Lian-Li PC-V2000. I wanted to recommend it to you but it doesn't make sense. If you have $200 additional dollars you're much better off upgrading the GTS to GTX than upgrading the Antec P182/Aurora to a fancy case.
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