Thread: Yet another case thread.
August 25th, 2005, 06:43 PM #1
Yet another case thread.
Hey guys, it's been a while since I posted another PC build plan thread.
Anyways, I need help with the case. I've been looking, and the Antec Sonata II, Solution SLK3800B, and Performance TX640B all look good, however I have little idea which one to get. They have all got great cooling, and they all either have a 400-watt or 450-watt PSU. I would prefer the case to be quiet, but airflow is a concern too. Here are all the respective cases-
August 25th, 2005, 07:10 PM #2
have you looked at lian li or silverstone at all?
August 25th, 2005, 08:11 PM #3
I don't believe their PSU's are as good as Antec's.
August 25th, 2005, 08:39 PM #4
I have pretty much the same case as the middle one, only its the 3000B instead which comes with no psu, but is much cheaper, I stuck a neopower in it and another 120mm fan for the intake (comes with a 120mm exhaust), it runs cool however the airduct in the side is designed for intel mobo's so the cpu doesnt exactly match up to the duct (although its not far off at all). I'd recommend looking into the 3000b then you can have your choice of psu, i got it for £30 over here
August 26th, 2005, 09:01 AM #5
Well, the reason I'm going Antec is because of the PSU.
August 26th, 2005, 09:03 AM #6Originally Posted by Reather
edit: I just checked and the psu's included are the smartpower, which are antecs budget and hence weakest line
Last edited by andy1984; August 26th, 2005 at 09:07 AM.
August 26th, 2005, 09:17 AM #7
i'd recommend the Antec Solution SLK3800B...best case design out of the lot. i'm not particularly fond of the vents on the side but that's because i have six machines packed tightly together under my pc table and the side vent allows hot air to channel back into the case.
i have 3 of those cases but in the cheaper version which is w/o a power supply. and 3 earlier versions that didn't have a side vent at all.
the PS bundled w/the case is fine (never had an problem with antec smartpower's. i'm prefer single rail PS because dual 12v rails aren't cumulative and thus are less flexible.
August 26th, 2005, 04:37 PM #8Originally Posted by andy1984
It's like FSP group's PSU's-a 350 watt high end costs ~ the same as for a 450 watt "weak" one.
No real big difference in lines.
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