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This isn't so much a support query as a recommendation request. I'm looking for a new case, as my current one I picked up for less than 10. Ideally the ...
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    New Case Recommendations


    This isn't so much a support query as a recommendation request. I'm looking for a new case, as my current one I picked up for less than 10. Ideally the new one would have decent cooling capacity (preferably a 120mm fan and however many 80mm fans) and build quality. Thumb-screws and a mobo tray would also be lovely. Anybody got a particularly good case that they'd like to recommend, that fits these (roughly) specs?

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    I have an Aspire X-Alien with an Antec 450W power supply. The X-Alien has thumb screws, a plexiglass window, a motherboard tray, and six green LED fans (2 front, 2 back, one side, one top). I've had no problem with heat using a Geforce 6800 and an AMD64.
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    I've been very happy with my Antec Sonata:

    http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15138

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    The Antec Sonata is very popular, but it has a restrictive front intake which screams out to be modified. On http://www.silentpcreview.com/, the Sonata "front intake mod" is practically standard.

    The Antec P180 offers a lot of features and a lot of cooling capability and well thought out airflow design. However, it's expensive and many consider it too big and heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacKuo
    The Antec P180 offers a lot of features and a lot of cooling capability and well thought out airflow design. However, it's expensive and many consider it too big and heavy.
    Thanks for mentioning that, I checked it out and I don't think I've seen such a high quality case before, that's definitely going on my shopping list.

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