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May 31, 2012 8:11:06 AM

I'm getting it 3570k and a pro4-m(mATX) motherboard and I am wondering if this case will work. I also got this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....



The reason i chose this case is because I like how extremely small it is. This raises the question of how hot my computer will run though because of how small it is. I will not be overclocking until maybe down the line(2 years). I will also be putting a 6850 or 6870 GPU in this case. Will temperature be fine and everything run fine in this case?
case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 31, 2012 10:18:16 AM

It'll work, but as most people who reviewed it said, it's a piece of dreck because the steel is so thin, and the exhaust fan is noisy.
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May 31, 2012 10:46:41 AM

Wlau21 said:
I'm getting it 3570k and a pro4-m(mATX) motherboard and I am wondering if this case will work. I also got this power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

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Wlau21 said:
I'm getting it 3570k and a pro4-m(mATX)
The reason i chose this case is because I like how extremely small it is. This raises the question of how hot my computer will run though because of how small it is. I will not be overclocking until maybe down the line(2 years). I will also be putting a 6850 or 6870 GPU in this case. Will temperature be fine and everything run fine in this case?
case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It will work. But selecting this small case will put you in a very limited upgrade plan. PC Cases unlike CPU & graphics cards never get outdated easily so it may be good to invest in a good one today. After all, are buying yourself good CPU's & GPU's so I believe it is worthwhile for you to invest more on the case as well.
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May 31, 2012 11:10:19 AM

The quality of your other parts (very good) do not seem to match the quality of the case (poor). It might be OK - just.

Your PSU - OCZ ZT Series 550W is a great choice & well matched to your parts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But it's also one part you where you can spend a bit less and then spend a bit more on the case. Like OCZ 550W non-modular or OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W modular.
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May 31, 2012 11:28:20 AM

My 2nd choice for case was the NZXT Vulcan.

The OCZ ZT 550W was actually a newegg shellshocker deal yesterday and I got it for $40(including mail in rebate). I thought it was a pretty good deal and I read that OCZ will go out of their way to honor their rebates if the rebate company does not.

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May 31, 2012 11:42:29 AM

Wlau21 said:
The OCZ ZT 550W was actually a newegg shellshocker deal yesterday and I got it for $40(including mail in rebate).
Great deal there. At that price it was a steal.
Just pay close attention to the rebate directions and keep copies - just in case.
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May 31, 2012 12:03:32 PM

much better choice
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May 31, 2012 12:30:21 PM

Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX Compact Case video review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwrubJC3II

Fractal Design CORE 1000
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Fractal_Design/Core_...

A couple things to keep in mind.
Both cases have a single 120mm fan. You'll want to monitor system temps during gaming to test if you'll need a 2nd fan or not.

Check the placement of the USB ports, power switch, etc., to make sure it's compatible with how you plan to have your case situated.
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May 31, 2012 12:41:25 PM

Another Fractal Design CORE 1000 review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5736/fractal-design-core-...

I was looking for CM Elite 341 reviews but did not turn up any.
It looks like it's a roughly equivalent case with the major exception being front/center switches and USB ports.
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May 31, 2012 6:33:33 PM

it looks like the coolermaster has better airflow potential ..Only comes with a single 120 mm fan in the exhaust location but has locations for a 120mm in the front ( intake ) location as well as two across from the gpu area ...
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June 1, 2012 9:03:23 AM

the op is looking for a small case .... the haf may noy qualify :) 
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