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Old 20th August, 2002, 09:54 PM
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Question Cooler cases

I am thinking of buying a cooler case but i have one problem, the noise that is generated from the case. I saw a Coolercase Extreme-XS from overclockers and read a review that made it sound great but at the end of the review it said that the case was extremely noisy. Are there any particular cases out there that will keep my rig cool but not be too noisy.
I know that the majority of you are overclockers so i'd like too know what cases you are using with what fans if possible.
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Old 20th August, 2002, 10:23 PM
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P.s I will be putting an epox EP-8K5A3+ running with only a 300watt psu for the below:
Sony CD-RW
Samsung DVD
Floppy drive
Samsung CD-ROM
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19 inch Sony G420 monitor
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120Gb IBM deskstar
Network Card 10/100MBps

So I will also need to know if the case requires a higher watt psu.
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Old 20th August, 2002, 10:55 PM
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Ps- Bare min 350w, Safe 400w, Nice 450, Sparkle is a good brand.

Ditch the IBM HD
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Old 20th August, 2002, 10:56 PM
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Get yoursenf an Antec case.

They look nice stay cool, nice build quality space for lots of fans, and the supplied fans are quiet.
probably not the cheapest out there, but looking at the rest of your spec everying else your getting is good. (bar maybee the IBM HDD)
350watt supply that is pretty good (might want something better for major overclocking)

Please remember that wattage is only one factor of a good PSU.
We have seen 550watt units that are very cheap and very poor quality.
Ive also seen high quality 250watts power high end systems.

Got a guaranteed good supply get one based a a fortron scource unit such as a Sparkel brand 350 or 400 watt
(I use a 400 myself)
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Old 20th August, 2002, 10:58 PM
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Hehe.

Lionfish takes the Keyboard saving no noncence approach.
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Old 20th August, 2002, 11:37 PM
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the antec cases Holst was talking about are also found under the heiftec brand at www.overclockers.com and I think www.tekheads.co.uk do the newer scorpio ones.

Also the new Thermal take TruPower (or something like that) PSU's are made to give 99-100% efficiency unlike most PSu's that give around 60-70%, Also they are apparently quiet, reasonably priced and in the reveiw of it the guy modded the Connector and managed to power 2 mobos at the same time off the one PSU.

Read Here

http://www.overclockers.com/articles613/
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Old 21st August, 2002, 03:45 AM
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Hehe.

Lionfish takes the Keyboard saving no noncence approach.
I love my 350w Sparkle PS , with the setup now @ 1.870 5v rail is still 5.0v, checked with Dig multimeda.

I want the KB and I want it now
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Old 21st August, 2002, 11:39 AM
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Exclamation

Do you want me to ditch the HDD because it's IBM or it's only got a 2MB buffer, or is there something I don't know about?
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Old 21st August, 2002, 12:42 PM
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Just cause its an IBM.

Search the forums for IBM 75xgp and find out why.

Your much better off with a quiet ATA-133 maxtor.
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Ditto what Lionfish said.

Also, if you're considering an Antec case, might have a look at the Chieftec cases. They're quite a bit less expensive, SAME case, and some of them come with a fair 420w psu.
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umm the 420 ps in the more recent cases have SUCKED- wont run intel or amd system above 1800mhz :-(
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Just cause its an IBM.

Search the forums for IBM 75xgp and find out why.

Your much better off with a quiet ATA-133 maxtor.
Yup yup, just cause it's an IBM.
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Re: Cooler cases

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I know that the majority of you are overclockers so i'd like too know what cases you are using with what fans if possible.
I just leave the motherboard sitting out in the open on my desk, I'm sure I'm not the only guy who does . . .
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Old 22nd August, 2002, 12:25 PM
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Cool

I don't have enough space on my desk to put my motherboard on, I dont think i would any way coz I wouldn't be able to shift 550CFM through my components this way.
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99-100%

I can't see that being possible, if they were that efficient they'd probably not even need a passive heatsink, that would mean (roughly) that with a 600W PSU, there'd be less than 6W of heat coming off it, which is hardly anything
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Hmm, 2 fans and big heatsinks

I think it's safe to say it's nowhere near 99% efficient
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Yeah, the OC article just talks a bit about power factor correction making it more efficient. Lots of your better PSUs have that feature. All the recent Sparkle PSUs do. TruPower: same old crap, shiney new package.
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