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Old 30th May, 2006, 09:36 PM
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best case for cooling with or with out mods

i was just wondering what the best case was for low temps even if you have to mod the hell out of it to get these temps, because i was planing on getting a case for the first build i do before everything else and getting it the way i want it before i have everything in there.
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Old 30th May, 2006, 09:39 PM
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no water cooling sorry, i dont think i can take that on yet
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Old 30th May, 2006, 10:11 PM
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From personal experience, I can only name two cases.

Thermaltake Armor VA8000
Thermaltake Tai Chi

Both are larger than standard ATX, especially the Tai Chi one, but if it's cooling you're after, these two cases deliver.

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Old 30th May, 2006, 10:56 PM
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The Tai Chi is quite expensive though i gather and as me and Aghastpumpkin are both avid Custom PC readers it did get somewhat of a low score. But i would check out some other reviews first to make your mind up.
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Old 30th May, 2006, 11:45 PM
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what about btx cases aren't those cooler from the get go?
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Old 31st May, 2006, 12:42 AM
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I guess the real question is what is your price limit...Lian Li cases seem to do fine if you can spring for one...
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Old 31st May, 2006, 04:17 AM
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i guess i might go as high as 200 no higher than 250
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Old 31st May, 2006, 04:24 AM
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are btx cases better than an atx?
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Old 31st May, 2006, 01:10 PM
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Check out the Cooler Master Stacker series, and the Silverstone Temjin's. Both place the PSU at the bottom of the case (where it belongs!) with separate airflow from the mobo area's.
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Old 31st May, 2006, 08:29 PM
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this might be the one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119103
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Old 31st May, 2006, 10:56 PM
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Love that case....
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Old 31st May, 2006, 11:13 PM
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i gonna buy i think an put a hundred fans in it
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i gonna buy i think an put a hundred fans in it

I'm not sure...but I think that may be a little LOUD
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there are ports for 9 fans i think, look at the thing under the side case thats four fans right there!
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If you can port all the fan exhaust through the bottom of the case maybe you can make a hovercraft.....
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If you can port all the fan exhaust through the bottom of the case maybe you can make a hovercraft.....
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Good choice. The 830 in some ways has the "looks" over my 810, but I figured I'd opt for more space inside, since I might have to sleep in it if the Significant Other gets mad about the money I'm spending on the comp.
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thats a nice case what are you/does anyone use that much space for? this case is for my first build. i'm trying to work everything out before all the new processors and things come out so i can make the craziest computer alive.
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