A Good Custom PC case?

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#1 Posted by Satanmar (1540 posts) -
Hello,

I'm looking for a nice looking custom PC case, now theres quite a few out there but I just can't decide what would be right. I know about the 3.5 bays and 5 bays so you don't have to explain that but I would like your tips on a good looking custom pc case?

I've looked at a few to date including the NZXT Apollo (http://www.nzxt.com/products/apollo/) and the NZXT Nemesis Elite (http://www.nzxt.com/products/nemesis_elite/) and also many more, although many of them look a tad to boring and I want something a bit better looking. But those two are so far my favourites, I've also looked at the Guardian Case they sell although at the moment I'm trying to find a place that sell them.

I'm basically asking for some reconmendations from you guys on which cases both look good and are generally good for custom built pc's.

Thanks in advance!
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#2 Posted by Platearmor_6 (2817 posts) -
Wow there both awesome*drools over keyboard*. I would say the Nemesis Elite out of those two since its got that LCD fan control display on the top.
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#3 Posted by RayvinAzn (12552 posts) -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?DEPA=0&type=&Description=NZXT&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all&Go.x=0&Go.y=0 They sell the Guardian case. Personally, those cases (except the Apollo) are a bit over the top for me. If you like cases like that though, the Raidmax RX-9 and the Raidmax Smilodon are probably right up your alley, and aren't half-bad.
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#4 Posted by 0utc4st (3839 posts) -
Don't buy cases based on looks. Find reviews on the cases and buy them on functionality. My rule of thumb is the more alien head a case looks the less its been designed well on the inside.
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#5 Posted by Satanmar (1540 posts) -
Thanks for the tips guys, that Raidmax RX-9 ATX Gaming Case look great. Going to look for a place that sell it.

Do Newegg distribute to the UK, because thats sites american. Looked for a UK site but don't think they have one.
I'm taking my time in choosing the right case for me, like I said I've looked at quite a few. The Apollo is a nice looking case and the Nemisis Elite and the reviews I've read have often been effected by the fact the review just doesn't like the look of it so it hasn't got as higher score. But I'm sure I'll find one thats both great looking and a good case to build in. Taking both aspects into consideration when choosing. 8)
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#6 Posted by Platearmor_6 (2817 posts) -
You could try here for the case. http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/
Its in bristol I think and I ordered off them on a delivary price of £5.99 for next day delivary, I live in Kent and it did arrive that next morning. Alternativly if you can't find anything I will recommend this: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?tt-sdrembw&P=1
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#7 Posted by Satanmar (1540 posts) -
Question: If a case comes with a PSU already installed, can it be easily taken out? because I wish to put a 700w PSU in mine?
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#8 Posted by RayvinAzn (12552 posts) -
Question: If a case comes with a PSU already installed, can it be easily taken out? because I wish to put a 700w PSU in mine?Satanmar
Unless 4 Phillips-head screws will cause you difficulty, no.
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#9 Posted by Satanmar (1540 posts) -
Good thanks!
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#10 Posted by Satanmar (1540 posts) -

Would EZCOOL 700W ATX Power Supply - 24 pin Quiet PSU - PCI-E  work with the EVA s775 nForce 680i SLI ATX 7.1 Channel Audio Lan motherboard? because it states that on that motherboard is as a 34pin connection. So I guessed it wouldn't work but would like it to be confirmed!

or do I need to find a PSU with a 34pin connector like it said or can I still connect it to the motherboard?

if not could anyone direct me to a good PSU?

Thanks yet again in advance, always helpful! :D

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#11 Posted by Platearmor_6 (2817 posts) -
Is that this motherboard http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?evg-680i&P=1 ? In which case yes it will.