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$10 promo code and $20 rebate.

Be careful with mail-in rebates. You don't always get them. Out of the last 5 I sent in I got 3 back. teaching.gif
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post #1372 of 2110
Yeah, I know. Even though I have never failed to get one out of dozens of submissions, I don't count it as money in my pocket until it's redeemed. So anyway, any better cases for $110 shipped? I prefer not the HAF type variety, but something more low key.
post #1373 of 2110
I was reading around an someone said the Mac Pro case is supposed to be really nice. Can anyone confirm this? What makes it so nice exactly? And is it really as quiet as some people say? From my experience, quietness is EXTREMELY subjective. Someone's "silence" is considered very audible to another.
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post #1374 of 2110
I don't have any first hand experience using Mac cases, but I'd imagine it's kind of like a trophy having a diy-build in one of those things.

Should I just say screw it and get a Obsidian 550D?
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I don't have any first hand experience using Mac cases, but I'd imagine it's kind of like a trophy having a diy-build in one of those things.
Should I just say screw it and get a Obsidian 550D?

I don't think the cooling is that good for that case. There are no top vents for fans and the HDD bays block the 2 front intake fans. Someone asked me this same question a couple days ago and I ended up recommending the Silverstone SST-TJ-04. A bit more expensive but it seems pretty good in terms of airflow. In hindsight, probably would have gotten one myself if I wasn't so adamant in getting a full tower.
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I don't think the cooling is that good for that case. There are no top vents for fans.....

this is false.. the 550D does have two 120/140mm fan support in the roof. this
was based on the 400/500r chassis which are very good air cases. granted the
front panel blocks direct air-flow.. but it has a very good potiential for a air-cooled
server case.

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post #1377 of 2110
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this is false.. the 550D does have two 120/140mm fan support in the roof. this
was based on the 400/500r chassis which are very good air cases. granted the
front panel blocks direct air-flow.. but it has a very good potiential for a air-cooled
server case.
airdeano
Thanks for the clarification. I noticed obvious spots which seemed like remnants of vents, but didn't see mounts for fan on the specs.

Either way, it would be nice if there was better air flow for front fans.
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post #1378 of 2110
interesting read for the last couple of DAYS! a part from the information and all the
gimme what you think commentary (some do not know why they are doing this)
a very good concept of an idea. i was always a fiend of balance pressure and
reading this i am not so sure it is a balance that is needed. the point (i get from
all this) is allowing the case to get the most ambient (cooler) air available and
suppling the components with refreshing air change to exchange the heat from
component and transfer to outside of case.
depending on case (all have different fans and equipment and flow pathes) the
increased amount of air in the case and allow natural exhaust happen without
incurring more incurred decibel sound.
thank you for the diagrams, fan choices, schematics and tool lists. hopefully a
sticky is in the future. i will definantly consider this in my next Arc Midi build.
i kinda related this to a carbureted engine and the functionality. for forced induction
a differnt thought is needed as well as compnents like liquid cooling. i noted a couple
of WC members leaked into the thread, but they didn't seem too "motivated" for a
solution.

airdeano
post #1379 of 2110
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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

interesting read for the last couple of DAYS! a part from the information and all the
gimme what you think commentary (some do not know why they are doing this)
a very good concept of an idea. i was always a fiend of balance pressure and
reading this i am not so sure it is a balance that is needed. the point (i get from
all this) is allowing the case to get the most ambient (cooler) air available and
suppling the components with refreshing air change to exchange the heat from
component and transfer to outside of case.
depending on case (all have different fans and equipment and flow pathes) the
increased amount of air in the case and allow natural exhaust happen without
incurring more incurred decibel sound.
thank you for the diagrams, fan choices, schematics and tool lists. hopefully a
sticky is in the future. i will definantly consider this in my next Arc Midi build.
i kinda related this to a carbureted engine and the functionality. for forced induction
a differnt thought is needed as well as compnents like liquid cooling. i noted a couple
of WC members leaked into the thread, but they didn't seem too "motivated" for a
solution.

airdeano


You have nailed it, I think. Air goes where you push it.

post #1380 of 2110
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You have nailed it, I think. Air goes where you push & guide it.
Fixed

Air also follows the path of least resistance... toward exhaust vents and the like... and like to go in a straight line. Sometimes a slight obstruction will create major turbulence. Example is wire fence in snow storm will cause major drifting of snow.
http://www.facebook.com/notes/us-national-weather-service-caribou-me/snow-drift-management-a-look-at-the-dynamics-of-snow-drifting-and-what-can-be-do/159141197530331?comment_id=476197&offset=0&total_comments=2
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