Looking for a new computer case, please advise!

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  1. thefrozenred

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    I've upgraded my computer to something fairly modern (AMD Dual Core setup), but I've found that my CPU overheats fairly easily (such as during a long session of Half-Life 2), and even during non-intense tasks (such as running Windows XP), the computer itself is very, very noisy. I'm attributing these issues to my computer case, which I originally acquired back in 1997...suffice to say, it has very restricted air flow and no supplementary fans in either the back or front.

    As such, I've found three candidates in the price range I'm looking for:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147038

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129155

    Does anyone have any of these cases? Or cases by the same companies? I don't need the power supply (nearly all Antec cases seem to come with one, and the eBay resale value for gutted power supplies is only around $10-15).

    Anybody's insight would be GREATLY appreciated here - I'm really tired of having a computer that I can hear while I'm downstairs!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. thefrozenred

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    No one has any advice...? :( 
     
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    I don't know anything about those cases, but I'll bet any one of them is better and quieter than a 10-year-old case.
     
  4. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Go with the all-aluminium case, it acts like a big heat sink. At least, that was my reasoning when I bought mine 6 years ago.
     

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