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A good Case for this Setup! Help please :D

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August 25, 2008 2:30:21 AM

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

Processor Cooler
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Processor Cooler Bracket
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket

Thermal Compound
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

Motherboard
ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card
POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5-PPH Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

RAM
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

DVD Drive
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD

I hear a lot about the Antec 900, Coolermaster RC 690, and the NZXT TEMPEST. Or any others you know of.

My concerns are noise(which has me worried about antec 900). Of course, airflow/temp. Aesthetics are last(anything with a little bling has me satisfied). Oh, and I forgot, having everything fit, but I'm fairly certain above mentioned cases would be enough for my setup.

Cost would probably be up to, but not over $150.

Thanks in advance! Looking forward to replies.

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August 25, 2008 2:39:01 AM

looks like a solid build, i don;t have any knowledge of those cases, so i can't really help you with that... but im sure there are some cases out there that are designed for silence, and you can always get some scythe's with mediocre airflow to really quite things up
August 25, 2008 2:40:22 AM

I have the Antec 900 and love it. It has great airflow, and has been a champ for me. You may want to check out the Antec 1200 - you can find it for around $150 and it's like a 900, but taller, more fans, fan filters, etc.

I hear good things about the Coolermaster, and the Tempest, but I do like the 900 personally. Have fun and good luck.
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August 25, 2008 2:43:31 AM

huron said:
I have the Antec 900 and love it. It has great airflow, and has been a champ for me. You may want to check out the Antec 1200 - you can find it for around $150 and it's like a 900, but taller, more fans, fan filters, etc.

I hear good things about the Coolermaster, and the Tempest, but I do like the 900 personally. Have fun and good luck.


How quiet is your Antec 900? I wouldn't say I want super duper quiet, but I don't want it to be annoying. I wish I could ask you guys questions on the noise level in relation to everyday things. Like a car engine, lol. Of course it wouldn't be the loud, but I don't know what I could compare it to....
August 25, 2008 4:29:37 AM

Hi ark300,
I'm thinking just like huron ,
I got the antec 900 either and its a great case, I have 5 fans inside ,
2 intake , 2 exhaust 1 on the thermalright ultra 120 extreme , there are all set on medium , and its a fair noise for a computer , needless to say I live in Israel and cases here are around 40 degress without any good cooling system, and mine sits good between 25 - 28 degrees (even in the summer) .

the only problem with this case is the dust which gets in so I just take the hover and suck all the dust out as I clean my room once a week.

I think you should really check this case out .
if you got any further question about this case I would be glad to help.
just e-mail me .. =]

have a good day .
Noam
August 25, 2008 4:31:28 AM

oooooo.
p.s.
you can check out the P182 by antec , its designed to be quiet and its big enough I think.

Noam
August 25, 2008 9:57:33 AM

i reckon the 900 is the fugliest thing ever created... tempest is not much better. although they both have superior cooling to the RC-690, i would probly get the 690 cause of the low cost and good looks :) 

and the P182 is veeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy expensive lol
August 25, 2008 2:23:05 PM

The 900 is not really all that loud with everything on medium. I actually like the look, but everyone has their own opinions on what looks good (hence what I believe are many ugly cars on the road).
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