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  1. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Surprisingly, there's 12 fans in there, 10 for the case and 2 more for the CPU. All are 120mm, 140(1) and 200mm (2). Some make a bit of a ticking noise due to the buggy fan controller; CM sent me a replacement one haven't installed it yet due to all the rewiring.
     
  2. CJLMTLCA

    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    Very nice RED
     
  3. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I'm not in a big rush to get a new case. But, when I do get one, it will NOT have any doors on the front. I'm getting really tired of dealing with this as it becomes more of a hassle dealing with it.

    So, I have been looking but not that eager to get one until I'm ready to do another system upgrade.
     
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  4. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    I like having a door on the front of my case. I never really use the DVD drive or hot-swap bay, and there's a noticeable improvement in quietness with the door shut. If quietness isn't a top priority, though, I can see how the door would just be pointless.
     
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    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    I know what you mean Dyre. I owned a Tsunami Dream case with a front door and it looked nice, but it was a hassle to handle.

    A quick side note now that blib mentioned quietness. I had at the time the Reserator passive water cooler which cooled my CPU and GPU, so the only fans i had in the system were, PSU, which was inaudible and 1 front and 1 rear fan on a controller. I had also put Acousti-Pads on the sides, top and bottom of the case. With the fans dialed down and the door shut you couldn't tell if the PC was on or off. No lights either because they were behind the door. I had to put my ear up against the case to hear/feel a small hum. I miss that system...
     
  6. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    The only benefit of having doors is if you have little one(s) running around trying to get into everything. Otherwise, doors are worthless IMO.
     
  7. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    With the door open, I can hear my PC. With the door closed, I cannot.
     
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  9. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Crikey, that rad needs dusting!
     
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  10. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    [​IMG]

    Got it with all 6MB of cache unlocked now, too :)
     
  11. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Q9550 undervolted and underclocked with a GT 430 with it's fan unplugged makes this a pretty silent beast of an HTPC with 8TB of storage! It's a mix of old parts and new to keep on a budget. Goal is to be able to play 3D Blurays and also get the highest quality 1080p movies (my WD TV and Popcorn Hour just don't have the image quality of a Nvidia card).

    I've got all 4 case fans hooked up to the Define 4's fan controller on low speed there is decent air movement and it's barely audible. Ran out of SATA cables had to dig some out from years ago so it looks pretty ugly will get some newer cables and also a molex-sata power as my PSU doesn't provide enough cables for all my drives.

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  12. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    your cable management needs a little tweaking... :p
     
  13. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    It's the motherboard I swear! :oops: Just look at the placement of the MB power cables, one is right above the video card and the other is too far to reach behind the case so I'll need an extension. That E-Sata bracket is gone by tonight just need to transfer a few TB over which should tidy things up and some black sata cables will help make it look less godawful. I don't even know if those things can even do Sata2 speeds some of them are really old ones I had lying around.
     
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    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    understood it does seem different once you pointed it out.
    I hadn't noticed yet.

    is there not a cut out right under the motherboard before the power supply to route cables through the back.?
    also is that hs/f a push/pin or did you have to mount from the back.?
    I ask that because I'm looking for another hs/f..

    edit:
    I like all that storage space..
    +1
     
  15. mkk

    mkk Well-Known Member

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    Looks like just the right build for its purpose. Just curious, what harddrives are those and if any of them are of the 7200 RPM type, how do you find the anti vibration grommets in the drive sleds to perform?

    Cooling-wise it ought to do just fine without that bottom intake fan just in case you'd want to minimise the dust factor, but I guess it's at least not audible anyway at low speed.

    Which Seasonic powersupply is that? I can't quite make it out. :)
     
  16. OmegaRED

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    There is a cutout right where the cables come out of the PSU but it's also due to the PSU cable length. The HSF is a OCZ Vendetta 2, it's a push pin and the board is seriously warped due to there not being any mounting plates (I believe they added that in a later revision).

    There's 3 Western Digital Green 2TB EARS drives, a Samsung 2TB Green drive, and a Western Digital Elements 2.5GB External drive (it's a 2.5TB Green) none of which are 7200rpm but they have good speeds I was transferring over 100mb/sec. I may build some sort of RAID setup cause when these Greens die you lose a lot of movies. The grommets are awesome but nothing new (P182 has that) but even more grommets are included for case fans so those are really useful.

    Theres dust filters on the front and bottom so Im using those as intake fans and just one output fan, trying to create negative pressure so dust is kept out. I had to fiddle with the fan speeds and also add a splitter in order to wire all fans to the cases fan controller it is silent from about 6ft away. The little fan on the vid card was noisy but I unplugged it and it still only hits 60C during high bitrate blurays due to the huge heatsink on the Asus GT 430.

    Seasonic G Series 360Watt psu...Gold! Can't believe that thing was only $60. I could toss a GTX 680 in there and an overclocked 2500K it would still run those PSU's are good way past 500W.
     
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    mkk Well-Known Member

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    Neat, I was thinking it just might be the Seasonic G-360. I'll get me one some day for its awesome value. If needed it could even replace this Three times as expensive X-650 that I'm using in my main rig, because it was many years ago that I actually built a system that draws more than 300W even at max syntethic loads. And don't plan to change that either since I value silence. I'll throw in an extra drive and add some materials to my two week old white R4 build, and will have to remember to snap a picture for this thread when I do. Those fan filters sure work, I've already cleaned a fine dust layer from the front once. I'm making a "skateboard" for the case to stand on in order to get it up a bit from the floor.
     
  18. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Haven't used my gaming PC in years... sitting in a corner.

    So a couple days ago I placed an order at Newegg after about a week of researching and picking out parts. Going to use 52'' Aquos for gaming monitor.

    I'll take some pics when I get the stuff delivered, but here's the list.. Hurry up UPS and Newegg!


    *ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851

    *GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
    (980MHz/1058MHz boost stock)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    *AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960

    *G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3
    14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231456

    *Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91
    CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power
    Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106

    *COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact
    120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    *Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
    Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    *Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

    *LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

    *Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    Gonna be playing F1 2012 with my Fanatec CSR / Elite pedals- among other games.. Can't wait.. PS3 was giving me a headach.. need AA/AF and general awesomeness.
     
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  19. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    What made you go for the 8150 rather than the 3350P?
     
  20. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    ^ Mostly cost of future upgrades and mobo... but I have always used AMD CPUs due to their price/performance ratio. In games the 8150 seems to do pretty good, so I'm sure I'll be happy with it. I was tempted this time to go with a similarly priced Intel CPU, but I've always had good luck with AMD, and I'm more familiar with them in general. + FX is unlocked, not sure if that i5 is. Didn't do much more reading about it after I decided on the AMD FX.
     
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