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January 28, 2010 11:34:55 PM

I wanna buy a case for my brother.
My budget is limited.
And there are vary few brand available in my country.
So,which of the following would be a overall better case ?
Both are available at almost same price.

1.CoolerMaster Elite 334
2.NZXT Gamma.

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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2010 11:44:11 PM

I couldn't find an interior pic of the NZXT but it gets good reviews and will take alot of fans (only comes with 1).
That Coolmaster looks good just beware that long card obstruct HDD bays.

I would get the NZXT myself.
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January 28, 2010 11:46:45 PM

The Coolermaster Elite 334. It has a little more interior room.

Both cases come with only one case fan on the rear panel. Whichever case you choose, please consider adding a second case fan to the bottom of the front panel. They will improve cooling and are very easy to install.
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January 29, 2010 12:04:38 AM

Pics can be found here.

Continuing on I will list the features on the NZXT GAMMA that are not present on the Coolermaster Elite 334, then vice versa.

Advantages on the NZXT GAMMA:
* Has a lot of cooling options. But only comes with ONE rear fan. There is absolutely no stock intake fans coming with the case. 2x 120mm on the side panel, or 2x92mm or 2x 80mm fans. Optional 120mm intake front fan. 120mm Rear fan is included. Top fans: 2x 140mm, or 2x 120mm fans can be installed.
* Comes with water cooling holes for the intake/output loops.
* Factory painted inside.
* CPU retention plate hole on the motherboard.
* Cable management design is better. (holes/cable management tie holders)
* Bottom mounted PSU: Better cable management opportunities as the cables are laying against he case as opposed to dangling in mid air from front mounted PSUs.
* Ventilation for PSU, to place intake fan sucking air from the bottom.

Advantages of the Coolermaster Elite 334:
* Has tool-less hard drive/5.25" design.
* Has a channeled intake for the CPU heat sink. This can be good or bad depending if your heat sink adjusts correctly and is not too big.
* This one is ALSO missing the front intake fan and only comes with a rear 120mm fan.

Your best bet is the NZXT Gamma case. It has more features, or better improvement over the Coolermaster 334.
Make sure you pick up AT LEAST 2 120mm fans for the case. On on the front, and one of the top. (It'd be better if you get 5x 120mm fans. One on the front, 2 on the side panel, and 2 on the top.

I normally would not recommend using side panel fans, but it appears your air cooling capabilities will be limited here.

@Johnny
The NZXT Gamma case has clearance for 10.5" cards. It has enough space, although it is 2" shorter then the Elite 334.
The Elite 334 has a clearance of 9.05 inches.
Here's the dimensions of the 334 provided by coolermaster themselves.
http://www.coolermaster.com/upload/product_feature/Elit...
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January 29, 2010 1:03:04 AM

Yea,I will add at least one 120mm LED second case fan to the bottom of the front panel......


And how about the total 3 fans:

1x120mm at rear(exhaust)
1x120mm at top(exhaust)
1x120mm LED at bottom front(intake)
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January 29, 2010 2:23:13 AM

TheEvolution said:
Yea,I will add at least one 120mm LED second case fan to the bottom of the front panel......


And how about the total 3 fans:

1x120mm at rear(exhaust)
1x120mm at top(exhaust)
1x120mm LED at bottom front(intake)


That will suffice.
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January 29, 2010 10:31:49 PM

AsAnAtheist said:
That will suffice.


You mean the total 3 fans option is the best ?
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January 29, 2010 10:34:14 PM

Best answer selected by TheEvolution.
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January 29, 2010 10:46:00 PM

TheEvolution said:
You mean the total 3 fans option is the best ?


Not the best option but like I said it is enough.
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January 30, 2010 1:54:06 AM

AsAnAtheist said:
Not the best option but like I said it is enough.


Then the best option 5 fans that u have mentioned before ?
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January 30, 2010 2:01:12 AM

TheEvolution said:
Then the best option 5 fans that u have mentioned before ?


Yes. Like I said however though I do not like to recommend the use of side panel fans but will have to do due to the case's design.
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January 30, 2010 3:35:39 AM

Guys won't putting so many fans increase the noise pollution ??
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January 30, 2010 4:22:53 AM

shravankale said:
Guys won't putting so many fans increase the noise pollution ??


It will increase the sound, but as long as the fans are quiet it should be fine.
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