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November 9, 2012 2:52:55 AM

So I am building a pc, or going to, and I am not sure on a case. I am thinking the Aerocool Black Hawk, the Sharkoon Tauron, The Cooler Master Storm Enforcer or the Cooler Master Storm Scout 1 or 2. I like the Aerocool Black Hawk the best but I am not sure what is like. What are your thoughts on these cases?

Also I am not sure what PSU I should get. I want it to be able to cope with crossfired 7970s and an overclocked i5 3570k. Any recommendations that aren't too expensive?

The other thing is that I am going to go with the Noctua DH14 CPU cooler and I am not sure if it will fit in the case. Again I would like to go with the Blackhawk or the Tauron as a second option, but would they fit the CPU cooler and the GPU?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Tom

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November 10, 2012 3:07:14 AM

Can't find any info on the Aerocool, but the Sharkoon Tauron has a CPU cooler clearance of 170mm. The NH-D14 has a height of 160mm so you should have plenty of space.

GPU max length is 42cm, that should be plenty as well for any existing card atm.

As for PSU wattage, I would get 850w.
I'm assuming you're from AU, so.. http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&...
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November 10, 2012 9:18:05 AM

excella1221 said:
Can't find any info on the Aerocool, but the Sharkoon Tauron has a CPU cooler clearance of 170mm. The NH-D14 has a height of 160mm so you should have plenty of space.

GPU max length is 42cm, that should be plenty as well for any existing card atm.

As for PSU wattage, I would get 850w.
I'm assuming you're from AU, so.. http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&...


Yea I am an Aussie. Will that PSU crossfire 7970s? I found a little bit on the aerocool, only one person though.
Here, it's the last post http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691...

Also here it is at pc case gear http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
It supports graphics up to 330mm, I am more worried about the Noctua DH 14 fitting inside it.
It looks to be able to support a few fans for cooling which I like.

What is the cooling like on the Sharkoon Tauron?

Thanks for your help,
Tom :) 

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November 10, 2012 10:13:59 AM

What I meant was info on the CPU Cooler clearance. I can't find it anywhere. :( 

And yes, that PSU would be enough for 2-way 7970.

Cooling should be fair on the Sharktoon, I didn't really look much into that but people from AU seem to like it.
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November 10, 2012 10:42:19 PM

excella1221 said:
What I meant was info on the CPU Cooler clearance. I can't find it anywhere. :( 

And yes, that PSU would be enough for 2-way 7970.

Cooling should be fair on the Sharktoon, I didn't really look much into that but people from AU seem to like it.


Yea neither can I! It's frustrating. Grrr. I sent the company an email asking them what it is.. Hopefully I get a reply.

As that PSU is modular ( I am unfamiliar with what exactly they are), does it mean that I will have to buy the cable for all the components or does that come with the PSU? Or do they come with each individual component?
Thank you for your help :) 
Tom
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November 10, 2012 11:01:59 PM

Well since the other poster is not online I guess I will answer your other question, and for the record I am not here for taking the best answer, previous poster has earned it. Anyways apart from that Modular power supplies just means you can modify it easily. Normal power supplies have heap loads of wires coming out of it and that just makes things messy in your case. With FULLY modular power supplies you can add in the connections you only need reducing the clutter in your case which ultimately improves airflow if you have one of those cases without cable management. All the modular power supplies I know of come with the connectors/cables so you don't need to buy it.
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November 11, 2012 12:50:13 AM

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November 11, 2012 12:55:59 AM

socialfox said:
Well since the other poster is not online I guess I will answer your other question, and for the record I am not here for taking the best answer, previous poster has earned it. Anyways apart from that Modular power supplies just means you can modify it easily. Normal power supplies have heap loads of wires coming out of it and that just makes things messy in your case. With FULLY modular power supplies you can add in the connections you only need reducing the clutter in your case which ultimately improves airflow if you have one of those cases without cable management. All the modular power supplies I know of come with the connectors/cables so you don't need to buy it.

Ah, I understand them now :D  So rather than having a heap of cables running loose everywhere that are unused, go modular and unplug these cables?
Tom
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November 11, 2012 1:04:20 AM

Yep you got the main significance of modular power supplies. Anyways if you need any other help and don't have the time for a thread feel free to send me a PM and I will answer your question asap.

- Socialfox :) 
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November 11, 2012 1:23:13 AM

socialfox said:
Yep you got the main significance of modular power supplies. Anyways if you need any other help and don't have the time for a thread feel free to send me a PM and I will answer your question asap.

- Socialfox :) 

Thank you very much, I am certain I will find something to question you on :D 
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November 11, 2012 1:25:41 AM

You are welcome, I'll be waiting for a question :lol: 
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