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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Looking around at the case options.  Trying to keep the price down, found this, looks like it might do the job.  Quite like the blue LED lights.  It has a card reader too, which is handy as my little card reader is a bit iffy now and I need to replace it.  So two birds with one stone.

http://www.ebuyer.com/343262-cit-vantage-gaming-case-black-hd-audio-black-interior-4-fans-card-cscitvan
Posted June 29, 2013, 15:22:47 PM Logged

Offline sybershot
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can't tell if the motherboard tray is removable.
never used a case from that company, but indeed it does look nice.
Posted June 29, 2013, 17:01:24 PM Logged

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I'm swung by it allowing large GPUs too, as this one I have is, shall we say, large..
Posted June 29, 2013, 17:07:41 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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I'm no expert, but on pure looks I'm liking that case  thumbsup
Posted June 29, 2013, 17:21:25 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Yeah I like it, I've looked at loads and for the price this appears to tick a lot of boxes.  Some cases cost a fortune and don't really seem to offer much more in the way of features or looks.
Posted June 29, 2013, 17:29:00 PM Logged

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Looks nice to me, for under £30 you can't go wrong.  thumbsup

I guess cases in that price range might have a more plastic feel to them if we are honest but I would have it  Smiley
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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Cool that's positive all round then  Cool
Posted June 29, 2013, 18:33:46 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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My attorney has a case very similar to that, but his is (surprisingly) a Dell. Visually appealing, Freddy! If you can find a way to "kick the tires" on it before purchasing it, then I would advise it. Failing that, however, have you checked customer reviews? Ignore "perfect" ratings, as they're likely to be paid. Instead, look at how many mid - to upper-mid level reviews there are, and compare that to the number of low - to lower-mid reviews, and go from there.
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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Yeah I am beginning to distrust a lot of reviews these days.  Luckily this is cheap enough not to be to worrying but yes I will do some reading.

Not sure what "Kick the tires" means mate  scratch-head
Posted June 29, 2013, 21:37:22 PM Logged

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Sorry. Yank term that means to try it out. In this context, if that case is available at a local "geek-porium", you could go and put hands on it to see how sturdy it feels.

You DO know what a "geek-porium" is, right? Tongue
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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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I thought that was something like that.  We have a shop or two here but mostly they just fix things, they don't carry a lot of stock. I'd feel guilty going in as well and then buying it cheaper online !

I think it will do, I think from the reviews that it is reasonably sturdy.  I like that it has the PSU in the base as I have my case on a box and it's a bit top heavy.  But it's not like I knock things around much, I think it will do all considered.
Posted June 29, 2013, 21:50:58 PM Logged

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I'm lucky enough that I have a Tiger Direct outlet store in Reno, so I have the opportunity to check out some of the stuff I want to buy first hand, before I buy it (not that I ever really ~TAKE~ said opportunity, mind you, but it's there, all the same).
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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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I've been swayed away from that case in favour of this one  Grin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z9-Plus-Midi-Tower/dp/B004FPQL0E/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

http://www.dabs.com/products/zalman-z9-plus-tower-case-with-fan-controller-8BR5.html

A bit more, but has some nice features.  It seems to be a little more spacious too and maybe a little higher quality.  It comes with a few blue fans and allows two SSDs so no need for me to spend £8.00 or so on a bracket.

I think the MB mount is separate too and you can tuck wires in behind.  There's a lot of other nice things about it too.  Also, if they can be trusted the reviews on Amazon are rather good.

I was looking at some images on Google and it looks like you can make a neat job with this, rather than the birds nest that I usually have.  I like the window on the side too and it has a temperature probe.

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Posted July 02, 2013, 19:23:14 PM Logged

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Does look better quality to me and a make I've heard of too.

It has the power supply space at the bottom of the case, I've done a few builds with them like that, all was good.
Posted July 02, 2013, 19:32:48 PM Logged

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Zalman also has a good rep for making quality cases. If you go with that, Freddy, I think you'll be quite pleased.
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