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On the Aerocool XPredator:

 

I think I'd use Velcro to attach the top 200mm fan further forward, but I'd use it. Full tower cases often have high ceilings, which make trying to get a wind tunnel effect impossible. But this case seems to have a low ceiling, so setting that fan further forward would be a good idea.

 

Six 5.25 slots means there is plenty of vertical room for a 140mm fan in the 5.25 bay. And you'll need that, since the 3.5 HD holder is very restrictive.

 

It's wide enough, but the reviews I saw didn't measure out the distance behind the motherboard.

 

I'm not happy with trying to pull air through slots in Plexiglas.

 

But overall, seems to be a competent case.

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post #1292 of 2110
And don't forget the price too, only 120€.
Thanks for the tips, maybe it would be better to use the same big fan as top (front) intake or better a 200mm blue one (I like blue led fans).

As for the side panel, I already have 4 blue R4's (gonna downvolt them) and yes I'll have to pull the air through the window Plexiglas but I will not put any filers there. cool.gif
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Be sure to show off with pics when the build is done.

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Can't go wrong with the XPredator. thumb.gif
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Ok. Do you have a link where it says that the 1900RPM slipstreams can run easily at 5V?

Here you go...

VozgG.jpg

Link It's the second one down.

I run two of these fans as my front intakes. The lower fan which has two hard drives behind it is set to permanent 5V. The top fan is controlled by Speedfan, as is the cpu fan. Here is a pic at cleaning time.

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Here you go...
VozgG.jpg
Link It's the second one down.
I run two of these fans as my front intakes. The lower fan which has two hard drives behind it is set to permanent 5V. The top fan is controlled by Speedfan, as is the cpu fan. Here is a pic at cleaning time.
casGC.jpg

But that says 400RPM when ehume mentioned it should run around 800~900RPM at 5V according to his own tests. How can we explain the discrepancy there?
post #1297 of 2110
ehume's test was free air, no?
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Don't know about the pwm -- never owned one.

At 860 rpm in free air, a Slip Stream makes the equivalent of 15 dBA at 1m. You won't hear it.

As for "night silent" try night in New York City some time, or in Manila.

SPCR's methodology incorporates restrictive surfaces.
    
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post

Be sure to show off with pics when the build is done.

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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

Can't go wrong with the XPredator. thumb.gif

Thank you guys, I'll definitely go for the XPredator and post lots of everything. biggrin.gif

However this process is gonna take me some time since I'm going to change my pc components entirely (except fo two hd) passing at the new intel Z77/Ivy Bridge technology.
My actual pc is going to be sell to my daughter's fiancé. Right now we're both having financial issues but we hope will mange everything soon enough. rolleyes.gif
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ehume's test was free air, no?
SPCR's methodology incorporates restrictive surfaces.

Hmmm, ok. For my purpose, I should only worry about free air right?
post #1300 of 2110
Been eyeing aerocool cases...they're really cheap!
I've also stumbled upon a couple more cases that look interesting.
Cheap ones like the TT Dokker and v3, and a cute smallish one, the lian li pc-v534.
What do you guys think of those? There're not many choices in Buenos Aires atm. It's one of those or the pc-a04...or the pc-a05fn.rolleyes.gif
Ps: I'd like a smaller footprint and those would fit my budget and criteria...
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