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Anonymous
January 8, 2001 10:29:24 PM

Hi everyone.

Guys I think I did mistake. Not sure. I am building my computer. I think only two components are enough for my question:
CPU - AMD Thunderbird 1.2 Ghz
Mobo - Asus A7V

and I bought Aopen HQ08 case (very nice) - <A HREF="http://aoaen.aopen.com/products/housing/hq08.htm" target="_new">http://aoaen.aopen.com/products/housing/hq08.htm&lt;/A>

Is it Ok for my combo. What do you think?
Advise me guys.

Thank you.

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Anonymous
January 9, 2001 5:18:17 PM

I know it is a little late. But I had alternative - my friend wants to build dual CPU computer in a month or two, so I can resell it to him (I talked to him already), but I liked this case myself and wanted to clarify it with you guys. I read that review on 2cpu (through speed3d), but I didn't see that they mentioned it is only for dual cpu or it can support single cpu systems.

So just wanted to know from you professionals if you know more or exact info for my question.

Mikem thank you anyway. :cool:
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Anonymous
January 9, 2001 7:46:51 PM

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but I didn't see that they mentioned it is only for dual cpu or it can support single cpu systems

Any case which can support a dual CPU is great for a single CPU. The only thing which makes a case not good for a dual is space and heat. You can't really have a case which is "too cool" or "too roomy"...
Anonymous
January 10, 2001 12:59:25 AM

Heh. I didn't have a chance to look this morning, but I just glanced at a couple of reviews on the link I put in.

Brief critique: It looks like a pretty nice case. Lots of room and space for 2 fans in the back. The things that turned me off, the first two of which were mentioned in the reviews:

1. The "cable hole" between the top half and the bottom half is small.

2. Apparently you need to take the top off the case before you can take off the sides.

3. The two rear exhaust fans and the power supply fan are all in the top rear of the case. Unfortunately, they're separated from the motherboard compartment by a sheet of steel, except for the hole that's going to be partially stuffed with cables. Therefore, you're not going to get much air flow over a good part of your motherboard and especially the cpu.

I'm not knocking it, but I prefer something with more air-flow over the motherboard, esp the cpu area. I may have indulged in a bit overkill on a couple of my cases and bought the Liteon FS-020 seen at <A HREF="http://www.outsideloop.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen..." target="_new">http://www.outsideloop.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen...;/A>. It's a lot more expensive than the Aopen case but that thing is like a wind tunnel. I did go overboard on the fans and put in high speed 120mm. jobbies, which I think I'll replace as each PC sounds like a vacuum cleaner!

BTW, I'm not trying to talk you into getting one.

Mike
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