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Me

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I have been case browseing for the best case to suit my overclocking needs. I heard that the aluminum cases bring down the temperture some but i havent found one review site on the net that can tell me a temp difference from a steel case to a aluminum case.
Also anyone reading this can post their links on what case i should buy, Im not interested in the Q500!
 

Morphoius

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May 29, 2001
My friend has one. i don't know if it lowers your temps at all, but it looks very cool and has a windows and a neon light. An aluminun case is no substitute for good case airflow, and i would only buy one if i had a ton of extra money and already the best computer possible.
 
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Me

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I think im going to wait like 3 more month anyway because i feel my computer is fast enought and would be a waste of money to upgrade now. Ill probbly get a 1533 athlon 4
 

ken257

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Dec 20, 2000
Aluminum cases may look cool but what happens when it gets that first nice dent in it going to a lan party or something? A blemish kinda ruins these cases good looks. I think it is much better off to go with a cheaper steel case. At least when it comes time to do some serious case mods you don't feel so bad hacking it up.
 

Colin

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Dec 19, 2000
Perhaps the best reason to get an aluminum case is the fit and finish. No sloppy tolerances like the Q500. You will find a ton of case review links here.
 
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IT seems like everyone gets off on the q500
I dont think the case is all that great because i can get a case already moded for 120bucks with 230+cfm flowing
 

iceman

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Me (Jul 20, 2001 01:35 p.m.):
IT seems like everyone gets off on the q500
I dont think the case is all that great because i can get a case already moded for 120bucks with 230+cfm flowing

Please tell me where!!! I'd like to get one at that price!