Recent content by Shaman

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    LianLi PC-K57 Build

    That mATX mobo looks like a midget in that case.. I look forward to seeing your build
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    Inexpensive case while I wait for Fractal Define Mini?

    So put the caseless system on the desk, or even higher up like on a shelf. Your dog can't be THAT BIG to reach it.
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    IN WIN Dragon Rider: Anyone Own This Case? Thoughts?

    I doubt the fan behind the mobo does any good, it probably just increases the noise level. But then again, this isn't a case someone wanting a quiet system would buy. Since you like this gnarly looking case, perhaps you should buy it and post your temps/OC results with that fan on and off.
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    Wow, what happened to the mATX market?

    Yes. Pretty much everyone here has an unused GPU in their system. :p
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    Lian Li PC-7FNW (would this suit me)

    You appear to be decided on switching to that Lian Li, so I will say if noise is not your main concern (and it appears not to be since it's #4 on your list) go ahead and buy the Lian Li. Just know that it will never be as quiet as the Solo. Not only is the Solo made of very sturdy steel, it also...
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    Inexpensive case while I wait for Fractal Define Mini?

    Don't you have any case at all that you can use? How are you running that sandy bridge setup at the moment? Seems to me you can use any old case, even if it means running it with the side panel off and the HDD cage removed with the HDD's resting at the bottom of the case. You would only have...
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    SILVERSTONE TJ08E - New MicroATX Case

    The offset 3.5" bay makes the case look challenged.
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    Antec Six Hundred 600 Gaming Case

    A case with a window and bare metal interior doesn't fly these days. Also it appears to only have USB 2.0 ports, which is strange for a 'newish' case.
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    Looking for a very lightweight case

    You can always put your system components in the suitcase(s), carefully wrapped, then buy a case when you arrive at your destination. It will take up less space, weight less and you won't have such a limited choice of cases. This is of course assuming there are some decent stores where...
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    Fractal Design Gallery

    Almost every tower case these days has a similar layout. Where do you suggest those 8 HDD's should be located, without cooking themselves up?
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    New from Antec: P280 and Solo II

    I think there is still some merit to the PSU section divider of the P180/2/3. For one, the main system components don't have to put up with the heat generated by the hard drives, and only receive cool outside air (provided you don't use more than 4 HDD's). The divider on the P180 Mini is...
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    Unique Case Mod - What do you think?

    There are single, double and triple acrylic 5.25" bay covers such as these from MountainMods, but I imagine they don't sell many of those...
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    Simple black tower case for floor HTPC build.

    How about the Fractal Design Define R3? Slick looks, easy access to filters, 8x 3.5" bays and comes in 4 colors. Just keep in mind that virtually every case available today uses a passthrough cable for USB 3.0. If you're not in a rush, you should wait for more cases with internal 20-pin...
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    New build - help needed!

    Of course the H70 will perform better if the fans act as intake, but if you look around this forum you will see almost everyone is running the fan(s) on their closed loop WC systems as exhaust (because it's usually located at the top-rear of tower cases) and they are happy with their...
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    New build - help needed!

    The Silverstone FT03 would be the last case I would think of to run two GTX 590's... That fan setup is not good, hot air is getting trapped inside the case. Reverse the two fans on the Corsair H70 and the two 80mm fans at the bottom and you should obtain better temperatures. Think cool air...