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I'm looking for a fancy case and good silent cooler

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January 16, 2006 9:52:22 AM

Hi Guy's

being sick of unmoddable laptop's I'm composing a new pc.
I know I want a:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 +4200
Assus A8N SLI deluxe
Kingstone DDR400 PC3200 DIMM singlerank 1024MB
Nvidia GeForce 7800
This pc will not be overclocked.
What silent cooler do you suggest? Do I need more than one cooler (apart from CPU one)? How do I define the right cooler for an AMD X2?
What case can you suggest; I'd like sth fancy. Weight is not an issue; design is everything(I like light inside :D  ). Preferably below 200$ and power supply included. Ow and I'm looking for a medium case.
What about the AOpen Nouveau (BT ATX Black 400W 24P CAG 1394 USB Audio) (url: http://global.aopen.com.tw/Products/housing/nouveau.htm)?

thanx already for your input.

Sensy
January 16, 2006 10:49:06 AM

Ok, my taste can be very different from yours. I recently bought the Thermalrock Eclipse Black with no side window, and I have disabled all the LEDs, but if you want a "las vegas" case type go for this one. And you can buy it with a side window (same price) and stuck a neon inside. Great overall case.
For the cooler (fancy too) I would recommend the Thermaltake Blue Orb II. Almost noiseless, fancy with blue LEDs, great design and performer.
Than if you go with this case I would recommend to do the 7 Volt Trick if you want to keep the 2 120mm silent fans (no sound at all and same temps), but one at the rear at full rpms (1350) it's sufficient. This case costs $130 without PSU.
This components are awsome. Check te video reviews at: http://www.3dgameman.com/
January 16, 2006 11:20:42 AM

If your looking for something fancy the XG Dragon case IMO definitely deserves a look. I purchased one right before xmas for a build I did for my bro. It comes with a 500w mudular PS. Has a removable mobo tray and is completely tooless. One thing I will note about it though is the expansion card clamping device which I had to remove and just use screws to secure the graphics card down. Other than that though it is a good case. The price is kinda steep, but it would fall under your budget. here is a link if you want to give it a look. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
January 16, 2006 11:51:37 AM

PMR: that cooler was a supherb hint!
H3llscream: that's the case I want!
Now I hope I can get my hands on it.
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