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Tukapa
31-01-2007, 02:32 PM
Hi all

I am thinking about ditching my tower case and replacing it with a desktop case.

Requirements would be:

Quiet with a good reliable PSU
Full size with plenty of room for expansion (so I can transfer my current rig into it)
Looks good

Thats about it.

Oh...and good price :D

Does anyone have any suggestion or experiences to pass on to me before I seriously look at what's available?

Cheers.

Speedy Gonzales
31-01-2007, 04:41 PM
How many PCI / E devices are u using, as a desktop case may not have enough slots, well not as much as a tower.

And usually desktop cases don't have that many front bays either. Or space for more than 1 hdd.

Tukapa
31-01-2007, 04:50 PM
PCI/E would max at 5 and 1 x optical drive and 3 x hard drives to transplant.

There are desktop cases which cover this - was hoping someone here may have had experience with some.

Ta.

Pete O'Neil
31-01-2007, 04:53 PM
Any case made to the ATX spec will have sufficient expansion slots for PCI / E devices, thats the whole point of the ATX spec ;)

Antec make some nice cases, they have a few desktops in their range. A nice bonus is that the standard PSU is pretty good quality.

Its more difficult to cool desktop cases, and there might not be enough room for your 3 harddrives.

Speedy Gonzales
31-01-2007, 05:04 PM
If u want noiseless, u can have one of these (http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/01/15/noiseless_computing/index.html)

They're only $1,911 down the road. :eek:

Tukapa
31-01-2007, 09:02 PM
Bout $100 more than I want to spend :xmouth:

Tukapa
31-01-2007, 09:09 PM
Did see this

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=1696

Was a bit more than I was hoping to spend but if the PSU is good quality then it is probably not a bad price all up.