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    I have been mulling over getting a new case to replace my current one as it seems whilst its big its not got amazing airflow.
    I have been offered a Lian Li PC-7FN for 60 which is incredibly cheap but i wanted to make sure it would run cooler.
    Has anyone got any experience of this case or are there any others you would reccomend close to this price?
    Also it is in a small space (pics in the "warm case" thread) so needs very good cooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russell16688 View Post
    I have been mulling over getting a new case to replace my current one as it seems whilst its big its not got amazing airflow.
    I have been offered a Lian Li PC-7FN for 60 which is incredibly cheap but i wanted to make sure it would run cooler.
    Has anyone got any experience of this case or are there any others you would reccomend close to this price?
    Also it is in a small space (pics in the "warm case" thread) so needs very good cooling.
    Its a great case. Lian is known for precision. Your right about air flow. You can always mod the side. There are better choices for better air flow but not that look. You cab always mod the side to up to a 200mm fan.

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    Thanks Drdeath - its been a weird decision as i havent really got the money for it bu my current temps are a tad higher than id like and people with much smaller cases seem to be getting much better temps.
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    The Lian Li 7FN comes with a 120mm rear fan and a 140mm Blue LED front fan, there are plenty of cases on the market for the same price with better air flow. If you buy the Lian Li 7FN your going to end up with the same air flow problems your having with your current case.

    Yes you can mod the side panel to add a 200mm or 230mm fan but have you ever done any modding before ? You have to make sure you place the fan where it's not going to interfere with your graphic cards or CPU cooler, and once the holes cut there's no turning back so it has to be cut right the first time.

    Your best choice is finding a case with the best air flow possible that fit's your budget. Seeing as the Lian Li PC-7FN runs around $99 is that your budget or are you willing to spend a little more ?
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    This case should solve all your problems
    http://www.super-flower.com.tw/produ...&ID=20&lang=en
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    But is it around his budget of $100? I have talked to them about samples, they do not have a US distributor for cases yet.

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    My budget realistically is only 60 as thats what i was offered the lian li at and is the only reason i even considered a new case at all.
    So 100 would really be beyond my budget as im currently a student and trying to keep debts to a minnimum
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    You could get the Lian Li and then just buy cheap higher-output fan(s)

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    I like the sound of that plan as it seems to get anything significantly better im looking closer to 100-120 for anything worthwhile. I also know someone who can mod cases very well (he helped my current one so i could fit the side panel) so could add a side panel fan
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    Modded Lian Li sounds very tempting. They're kinda elite, so you'd get a bit of bragging rights amongst friends, particularly if you have a modded Lian Li.

    Make sure you take time to cable the interior very well. Nothing worse than messing up a gorgeous Lian Li case with a rat's nest of cables on the inside. Think big. Be proud.

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    Check their site first, they may have a windowed side panel with a fan.

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    Its second hand the one id be gettin for 60 which is why im particularly pitching towards that case. I do know someone who can mod aswell so he's be able to help me out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    But is it around his budget of $100? I have talked to them about samples, they do not have a US distributor for cases yet.
    Don't think so,I bought mine at SGD$250.but I am pretty damn sure it offers the best cooling among any full tower case while being very silent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff73 View Post
    Don't think so,I bought mine at SGD$250.but I am pretty damn sure it offers the best cooling among any full tower case while being very silent
    Hi Biff

    Save considerable cash and just buy the AZZA Hurrican 2000 for $130.00 here is the US. Same case take a look at the review we did here on it.

    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1123&page=6

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