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My case sucks!!! I have 2 choices.

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Keldogg

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I've come to the conclusion that my case sucks hard!!! When www.colorcases.com screwed up my order, and I had everything but the case, I went out and bought one from a local store just so I could put it together. I have to keep the side off to OC much at all. Here are my options, what do you think I should do?

Option 1: Put a watercooling system together for cooling.

Option 2: Get a new case and donate my current case to my parts for my second computer.
 
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Keldogg

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Are the Hydraulic cases that Alienware uses good for overclocking? Good airflow?
 

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Keldogg (Jun 13, 2001 11:47 a.m.):
I've come to the conclusion that my case sucks hard!!! When www.colorcases.com screwed up my order, and I had everything but the case, I went out and bought one from a local store just so I could put it together. I have to keep the side off to OC much at all. Here are my options, what do you think I should do?

Option 1: Put a watercooling system together for cooling.

Option 2: Get a new case and donate my current case to my parts for my second computer.


Why not a Option 3? Put your own case fans in it and modify the case to suit your needs
 

roc

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No the hydraulic cases S- -K for overclocking. You have to make major case mods to increase air flow on the cases. I am currently building my girlfriends puter in that case(not over clocked). My personal favorite cases for over clocking are the ADDTRONICS cases hands down. The 6896A and 7896A both come with a AWESOME front filtering system with a 120mm and 80mm intake fans. Im using there 7896A server tower and my case temps usually stay within 1to2 degrees of room temp. Check out the addtroincs web site. http://www.addtronics.com/
 
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Keldogg

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Is the cooling of an Antec SX1030B enough better than an Enlight 7237 to warrant being twice as much?
 
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Keldogg

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That looks like a pretty good case for the price. The review said it was better than the Enlight too. Thanks for the input!
 
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Keldogg

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I just realized that the black version of that case is the case I originally ordered from www.colorcases.com but they messed up my order. And they were selling it for $95! Thanks for the info.
 

dozier768

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if your gonna cool do it all the way ! go with the water cooler man i couldn't be happier with mine. to hell with all those noisy assed fans!
 

Dutch

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Yes the antec SOHO cases are pretty good for overclocking, you have a nice are in the top to install a nice 120mm exhaust fan, there is room for up to 6 80mm fans, or 4 80mm fans, depending upon what case you get, and There is room to install 3 92mm fans in the side panel, hehehe, trust me...it is a very good case..
 

Gerti

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Go and get a Lian Li PC2 it's alu construction makes it very light and very cool.
I would have bought it now if i had the money.
 

WyrmMaster

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WHAT About option 3 that someone mentioned. Thats what you should do. Everyone always complains that there case sucks, but all that it really need is a little modding. Get some fans, cut some holes for them and any case is good. People are always looking for a case with good airflow, but really not many cases have good airflow straight from the factory, the ones that do are very expensive. But with a little bit of work you can make it 100% better. When i got my case it had close to zero airflow, but i had always planned on modding it so it didn't matter. I cut to 90mm holes in the bottom front, and one in the back next to the processor, and it stays within one degree of ambiant.