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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    So my motherboard came with RGB backlighting, and I didn’t think it would matter because there is no glass panel, but after I saw it, I liked it, and was happy that I also got RGB ram.
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    12L SFF mATX case from over a decade ago, the Vinster M@X

    I agree, there should be something just like this from case manufacturers. With the 1U power supply on the bottom, it reminds me of the EVGA Hadron. It seems almost impossible to find a small case unless you go with mini-ITX. When I’m building computers for my friends, they all want small...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    Now that I’ve been able to spend a little more time testing, I really do notice a difference! My most played game is World of Warcraft and I have noticed about a 20-30fps increase on average. This is great because my monitor is 100Hz and the FPS used to hover around the low 100s with it...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    I purchased the Ryzen 5 3600 because Microcenter had it on sale for $149. Then the day after I installed it, Microcenter started a new sale on the Ryzen 5 3600X for $159, so I took the 3600 back and exchanged it for the 3600X. I also picked up the big shuriken 3 for the 3600X and didn’t even try...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    It was finally time to upgrade from my old Haswell processor, but sadly the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 doesn’t have AM4 support, so I needed to buy a new CPU cooler too. The Scythe Big Shuriken 3 fits with barely a mm or two to spare. I haven’t had much time to test thermals or noise yet, but until...
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    i5 9600k vs Ryzen 3600x with limited cooling

    I have read all kinds of comparisons between the i5 9600k and the Ryzen 3600x, but everything I read automatically assumes giant tower coolers or full custom cooling loops with infinitely large radiators with ideal overclocking conditions. Both processors have an advertised TDP, but Intel and...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    Got my 4th drive in my MI-6! I screwed some drive spacer brackets on over the drive cage and was able to attach another drive in the lower spot.
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    One of my biggest concerns before I got this case was CPU cooling. I was afraid that I would have to lose my overclock, but after using it for the past few weeks, I’m pleased to report that I can keep my overclock. The scythe big shuriken II has been keeping my i7 4770K (overclocked to 4.5GHz)...
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    The next step after Mini ITX cases?

    I really like what they did with this, and I might have even bought one of these, but I was looking for a variable refresh monitor with a higher than 60Hz refresh rate. I really hope these kinds of systems stick around. The best part of this one is that it is so good for upgrades.
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    The white version seems to be hard to come by. It even cost a few dollars more than the black, but I liked the look and I was planning on matching it with white PSU cables (until the AliExpress order fell through). Thanks for the recommendation on that fan, it’s so quiet I never hear it. I...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    I was thinking that there is a lot of unused space on the GPU side, but by that time, I already had a sata cable going under instead of over. My biggest difficulty was the sata power cables that came with my power supply. The connectors are just too fat to fit the drives that are right next to...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    I love it! Video card isn’t thermally throttling anymore, like it did in my old case. At Idle, I can’t hear a thing over the ambient sounds of my apartment, and the Noctua 92x14 is the most audible at load (I don’t hear it because it only ramps up when I’m playing games) Too bad I didn’t get...
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    Are you trying to reclaim your performance per liter title?:)
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    I just finished opening a dispute on my order. It doesn’t have an option to refund the shipping cost. I’m not going to waste money on Aliexpress again either.
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    CCD MI-6: Performance in a 6.7L MIcrotower

    Does your order’s tracking info also say shipment cancelled? I tried to contact the seller to find out what is going on, but there has been no response. I’m afraid I’m going to have to go through the refund process.
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