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does anyone here ever painted their tj08 case? I will spray paint mine anytime soon...any idea what color will be the best?
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post #1032 of 7203
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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n View Post

Nah, i've done that and it distracts from looking inside the case and their is nothing I like enough to warrant having a pattern on the window. Feel free to do it yourself though tongue.gif

just curious as to why you want bolt on kits, why not just use some double sided tape?
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Well after spending 3 hours tearing apart "Night Fire" and getting it into the case, I have to say im not really happy with results after giving it a try.

 

The work itself wasn't hard, the case made everything fairly straight forward though it defintely is a bit more cramped then my mini P-180.  After firing it for around 15 minutes and trying to surf the web and play Skyrim, I was pretty much disgusted with the case and finally gave in at around 5 in the morning and woke up in the early afternoon today and started to do it ALL OVER again and move everything back to my now much more appreciated Antec mini P-180

 

 

trysilver.jpg

 

 

 

I'll narrow down my major dislikes that made make the decision to return it within less then half an hour

 

 

1. After coming from years of having my HDD's either suspended with bungie cords or using silicon grommets to help reduce the noise and vibration into the case, the noise this case transmits with my HDD is absolutely horrid. It literally was just teeth clenching annoying at how much the case reverberated the HDD noise, downright gawd awful. I was not able to attempt using silicon grommets to suspend the HDD with silicon grommets which I knew would have helped but then I would still have the next issue.

 

2. Fan noise and intake is pretty bad, even at Low speeds with the AP181 fan. Hearing it spin up in an empty case was fine enough, but at soon as I put equipment into it and sealed it up, the "wooosh" and echo effect as a result of the open front intake was also downright annoying as hell for me. Again, i've come from the last few years of having a case with a sound insolating door panel to shut away the intake fan area, so I've pretty spoiled to the point were noise like this is just unacceptable in my book and I cannot revert back to standard open front panel cases.

 

3. Again, coming from a case made with not only thicker steel, but also having sound insulation and plastic framing to make it "beefier" has also spoiled me in regards to how nice and tight my Antec mini P-180 seals up like a tank vs the TJ08-E just feels very flimsy all around, even with equipment added, it doesnt' have that nice satisify "tank like" build i'm used to with Antecs performance series cases over the years.

 

 

 

I do see why people like the case much, as the upside down and flipped side look is a refreshing change from the years of standard ATX layouts and it is rather flexiable for such a small case. Unfortuntely, i've been spoiled over the years with Antec's case's to the point where something like this is just and all around downgrade IMO.   I was very happy to reassemble "Night Fire" earlier today and now I appreciate it even more after comparing it to popular and different case by todays standards.  Looks like me the Antec mini P-180 are gonna stay together for a good while longer.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n View Post

Well after spending 3 hours tearing apart "Night Fire" and getting it into the case, I have to say im not really happy with results after giving it a try.

The work itself wasn't hard, the case made everything fairly straight forward though it defintely is a bit more cramped then my mini P-180.  After firing it for around 15 minutes and trying to surf the web and play Skyrim, I was pretty much disgusted with the case and finally gave in at around 5 in the morning and woke up in the early afternoon today and started to do it ALL OVER again and move everything back to my now much more appreciated Antec mini P-180


600x450px-LL-3bba4a2e_trysilver.jpeg



I'll narrow down my major dislikes that made make the decision to return it within less then half an hour


1. After coming from years of having my HDD's either suspended with bungie cords or using silicon grommets to help reduce the noise and vibration into the case, the noise this case transmits with my HDD is absolutely horrid. It literally was just teeth clenching annoying at how much the case reverberated the HDD noise, downright gawd awful. I was not able to attempt using silicon grommets to suspend the HDD with silicon grommets which I knew would have helped but then I would still have the next issue.

2. Fan noise and intake is pretty bad, even at Low speeds with the AP181 fan. Hearing it spin up in an empty case was fine enough, but at soon as I put equipment into it and sealed it up, the "wooosh" and echo effect as a result of the open front intake was also downright annoying as hell for me. Again, i've come from the last few years of having a case with a sound insolating door panel to shut away the intake fan area, so I've pretty spoiled to the point were noise like this is just unacceptable in my book and I cannot revert back to standard open front panel cases.

3. Again, coming from a case made with not only thicker steel, but also having sound insulation and plastic framing to make it "beefier" has also spoiled me in regards to how nice and tight my Antec mini P-180 seals up like a tank vs the TJ08-E just feels very flimsy all around, even with equipment added, it doesnt' have that nice satisify "tank like" build i'm used to with Antecs performance series cases over the years.



I do see why people like the case much, as the upside down and flipped side look is a refreshing change from the years of standard ATX layouts and it is rather flexiable for such a small case. Unfortuntely, i've been spoiled over the years with Antec's case's to the point where something like this is just and all around downgrade IMO.   I was very happy to reassemble "Night Fire" earlier today and now I appreciate it even more after comparing it to popular and different case by todays standards.  Looks like me the Antec mini P-180 are gonna stay together for a good while longer.





LOL..


just go back with your antec case.....
IMHO.....silverstone made a very great job with this case...from the design up to cable management,quality and the features..hands down to silverstone for this model...its up to the owner of the case how to handle everything how he prefers his computer would be....its your opinion to tell negative stuffs about this little baby..maybe silverstone is not just right for you...if I were to choose about this case and your Antec...I'd rather choose this...no offense..I'm just telling you the truth..
post #1035 of 7203
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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n View Post

Well after spending 3 hours tearing apart "Night Fire" and getting it into the case, I have to say im not really happy with results after giving it a try.

The work itself wasn't hard, the case made everything fairly straight forward though it defintely is a bit more cramped then my mini P-180.  After firing it for around 15 minutes and trying to surf the web and play Skyrim, I was pretty much disgusted with the case and finally gave in at around 5 in the morning and woke up in the early afternoon today and started to do it ALL OVER again and move everything back to my now much more appreciated Antec mini P-180


600x450px-LL-3bba4a2e_trysilver.jpeg



I'll narrow down my major dislikes that made make the decision to return it within less then half an hour


1. After coming from years of having my HDD's either suspended with bungie cords or using silicon grommets to help reduce the noise and vibration into the case, the noise this case transmits with my HDD is absolutely horrid. It literally was just teeth clenching annoying at how much the case reverberated the HDD noise, downright gawd awful. I was not able to attempt using silicon grommets to suspend the HDD with silicon grommets which I knew would have helped but then I would still have the next issue.

2. Fan noise and intake is pretty bad, even at Low speeds with the AP181 fan. Hearing it spin up in an empty case was fine enough, but at soon as I put equipment into it and sealed it up, the "wooosh" and echo effect as a result of the open front intake was also downright annoying as hell for me. Again, i've come from the last few years of having a case with a sound insolating door panel to shut away the intake fan area, so I've pretty spoiled to the point were noise like this is just unacceptable in my book and I cannot revert back to standard open front panel cases.

3. Again, coming from a case made with not only thicker steel, but also having sound insulation and plastic framing to make it "beefier" has also spoiled me in regards to how nice and tight my Antec mini P-180 seals up like a tank vs the TJ08-E just feels very flimsy all around, even with equipment added, it doesnt' have that nice satisify "tank like" build i'm used to with Antecs performance series cases over the years.



I do see why people like the case much, as the upside down and flipped side look is a refreshing change from the years of standard ATX layouts and it is rather flexiable for such a small case. Unfortuntely, i've been spoiled over the years with Antec's case's to the point where something like this is just and all around downgrade IMO.   I was very happy to reassemble "Night Fire" earlier today and now I appreciate it even more after comparing it to popular and different case by todays standards.  Looks like me the Antec mini P-180 are gonna stay together for a good while longer.




1) ssd's are fairly cheep and silent and for main storage get a caviar green also pretty silent... Hard drive noise = cured
2) fan controller.. I turn mine off when im browsing but when gaming or music when the noise doesnt matter ill let it spin up... fan noice = taken care of
3) this case is a decent compromise between sturdy and lightweight. It's either gonna weigh a ton and be rock solid or its gonna be light weight and have a little give too it. Overall Silverstone found a good compromise when the case is fully together(all side panels and roof on) it is solid as a rock but you strip it down to frame its structural support is gone... Build quality = solid when together like its supposed to be
post #1036 of 7203
So, I am working on putting my Magicool 180MM rad in my system right now, wondering how to fit a 3.5" spinning drive in the system now. Maybe just space the mount out a few inches clser to the board? I am using a bay res/pump system so the drive cant go up there.

Need to find some longer screws too... the included screws wont go thru the fan all the way to mount to the rad.
post #1037 of 7203
Well ordered my case... Will be here on thursday :3

Need options on CPU cooling.... Going socket 2011 and if i get a H cooler i dont know how well it will cool socket 2011 CPUs plus it will cover the ram slots i think
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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n View Post

Well after spending 3 hours tearing apart "Night Fire" and getting it into the case, I have to say im not really happy with results after giving it a try.

The work itself wasn't hard, the case made everything fairly straight forward though it defintely is a bit more cramped then my mini P-180.  After firing it for around 15 minutes and trying to surf the web and play Skyrim, I was pretty much disgusted with the case and finally gave in at around 5 in the morning and woke up in the early afternoon today and started to do it ALL OVER again and move everything back to my now much more appreciated Antec mini P-180


600x450px-LL-3bba4a2e_trysilver.jpeg



I'll narrow down my major dislikes that made make the decision to return it within less then half an hour


1. After coming from years of having my HDD's either suspended with bungie cords or using silicon grommets to help reduce the noise and vibration into the case, the noise this case transmits with my HDD is absolutely horrid. It literally was just teeth clenching annoying at how much the case reverberated the HDD noise, downright gawd awful. I was not able to attempt using silicon grommets to suspend the HDD with silicon grommets which I knew would have helped but then I would still have the next issue.

2. Fan noise and intake is pretty bad, even at Low speeds with the AP181 fan. Hearing it spin up in an empty case was fine enough, but at soon as I put equipment into it and sealed it up, the "wooosh" and echo effect as a result of the open front intake was also downright annoying as hell for me. Again, i've come from the last few years of having a case with a sound insolating door panel to shut away the intake fan area, so I've pretty spoiled to the point were noise like this is just unacceptable in my book and I cannot revert back to standard open front panel cases.

3. Again, coming from a case made with not only thicker steel, but also having sound insulation and plastic framing to make it "beefier" has also spoiled me in regards to how nice and tight my Antec mini P-180 seals up like a tank vs the TJ08-E just feels very flimsy all around, even with equipment added, it doesnt' have that nice satisify "tank like" build i'm used to with Antecs performance series cases over the years.



I do see why people like the case much, as the upside down and flipped side look is a refreshing change from the years of standard ATX layouts and it is rather flexiable for such a small case. Unfortuntely, i've been spoiled over the years with Antec's case's to the point where something like this is just and all around downgrade IMO.   I was very happy to reassemble "Night Fire" earlier today and now I appreciate it even more after comparing it to popular and different case by todays standards.  Looks like me the Antec mini P-180 are gonna stay together for a good while longer.

What hard drives are you using? I have 4 in the cage, and I only hear them when I am doing a virus scan...soo no offense, but your doing it wrong? (unless you have more ridiculous drives).

I have 2 caviar blacks, 2 caviar greens. for normal use, I dont hear thing.


for the flipped idea, it either works or it dosnt. I perfer it but that is personal preference, not going to knock you for that.
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What hard drives are you using? I have 4 in the cage, and I only hear them when I am doing a virus scan...soo no offense, but your doing it wrong? (unless you have more ridiculous drives).
I have 2 caviar blacks, 2 caviar greens. for normal use, I dont hear thing.
for the flipped idea, it either works or it dosnt. I perfer it but that is personal preference, not going to knock you for that.

I think it has more to do with where he's putting his case then anything. from his pic, it looks like he's case is somewhere between 18 to 24 inches away from his ear. and, while the AP181 is generally considered fairly quiet on low, it's also usually almost 3 feet away from the ear. at that distance, the ap181 is definitely noticeable and the drive cage behind the ap181 also has a direct path to his ear. it may not be an issue for some, but for people with more sensitive ears, it can be an annoyance. personally i got a rheosmart6 for my AP181's on the FT02 but not everyone would want to go that route. if he's happy with the antec, then that's what he's happy with.
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What do i order for cooling D:

H60 or H80? Im going on socket 2011

Also im thinking of not having a front intake on the CPU cooler but i think it will only work well that way if i was using a H60 as its a thinner rad
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