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Don't forget to check the date of release and reviews, cases that were amazing many years ago, like the Antec 300 are just decent cases now, and definitely not worth the $60 it's selling for on Newegg.
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Originally Posted by hockeyfighter09;14328168 
I was looking at Scythe fans last night on newegg and am considering buying some. But there is so damn many "slipstream" models on there I don't know what the differences are between them? Is the differences the RPMs or the amount of air they move?

If you buy highspeed Yate, get them only at Petra's Tech Shop.

Slipstreams make great case fans for the money. See item 1 in my sig for an idea as to their performance relative to other fans. They differ in their rpm's - 500, 800, 1200, 1600 and 1900. Probably the best are the 800 and 1200 rpm models. The 1600 rpm models are OK, but the 1900 rpm model runs so fast that it makes too much noise. For case fans stick with 800-1200 rpm models.
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Originally Posted by ehume;14328225 
I learned a lot from my first case, an Antec NSK 4480 II. It was/is an obsolete design. No way anyone should have been selling it in October 2009, but Antec was making it and Newegg was selling it. I was in a hurry to replace a dead computer, did a lot of research, made several good choices. But I went on Antec's rep. Well, I consider the money I spent on that useless tomb to be tuition - the price you pay for an education.

The 300 has only one top vent - in the back. You can only use it for exhaust. No place for a top intake. My cheapo Beta Evo is a better case for air cooling than that.

Look at my sig for some ideas on choosing good cases for air cooling.

Basically - get a good case and low profile RAM. Then you will have the flexibility to do anything you want. Don't lock yourself into rigid solutions. Don't buy something you'll have to replace later. Study twice, buy once.

I have to ask this because it's been bugging me. Will the 300 do its job for a htpc/media server? I ask only because I get the impression from the mini case debate going on in this thread that maybe my purpose for this build was glossed over and somehow has turned into a good budget case for a full-blown build? Just asking that because I was curious if it would be good for that purpose since I just want to put it in a corner and use it when I want to watch a movie or something on my TV or another computer on the network. I might not even have to put a GPU in it since the mobo I will be using has onboard graphics.

That aside, I am really liking the HAF 912 case mentioned earlier in the thread. I have a CM690 for my main desktop and it is wonderful. What are your thoughts on the 912 for a media server/htpc build? I think I already know your answer to this question. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ehume;14328286 
If you buy highspeed Yate, get them only at Petra's Tech Shop.

Slipstreams make great case fans for the money. See item 1 in my sig for an idea as to their performance relative to other fans. They differ in their rpm's - 500, 800, 1200, 1600 and 1900. Probably the best are the 800 and 1200 rpm models. The 1600 rpm models are OK, but the 1900 rpm model runs so fast that it makes too much noise. For case fans stick with 800-1200 rpm models.

Sorry for the double post. Now I know what I am looking for in the slipstream fans. Thanks!

Another person earlier recommended to get the Yates here. They seem to be cheaper for 4 of them than at Petra's. Do you have any experience with Jab-tech? Are they good?
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Originally Posted by hockeyfighter09;14328367 
I have to ask this because it's been bugging me. Will the 300 do its job for a htpc/media server? I ask only because I get the impression from the mini case debate going on in this thread that maybe my purpose for this build was glossed over and somehow has turned into a good budget case for a full-blown build? Just asking that because I was curious if it would be good for that purpose since I just want to put it in a corner and use it when I want to watch a movie or something on my TV or another computer on the network. I might not even have to put a GPU in it since the mobo I will be using has onboard graphics.

That aside, I am really liking the HAF 912 case mentioned earlier in the thread. I have a CM690 for my main desktop and it is wonderful. What are your thoughts on the 912 for a media server/htpc build? I think I already know your answer to this question. biggrin.gif

Thumbs up on that 912. Maybe even two thumbs up.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume;14328427 
thumbs up on that 912. Maybe even two thumbs up.

690 ii > haf 912 (imo)
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Originally Posted by adridu59;14328473 
690 ii > haf 912 (imo)

I agree. But he was asking about that particular case (the 912). The 690 II is my current I-want-it case.
Edited by ehume - 7/24/11 at 10:20am
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I agree. But he was asking about that particular case (the 912).That 690 II is my current I-want-it case.

I see thinking.gif sorry for the inconvenience...
BTW Cooler Master should upgrade his HAF 912 poke.gif it can be found at the same price as 690 II
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Originally Posted by adridu59;14328473 
690 ii > haf 912 (imo)

Yeah, the 690 ii is way out of my price range for what I want to do with it. Thanks for the recommendation though!
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HTPC, only using onboard gpu? Get the cheapest case you can find, which is around $35 on newegg, but for $7 more you could just get the Gamma Classic I suggested earlier, which is the best budget gaming case on newegg, if you ever decide to build another gaming pc, you will already have one at your disposal. I have a CM690 II and I'm putting together a system for my friend who has a Gamma Classic, the only major difference I see in function between the 2 cases are the hdd docking station on the top, tool-less 5.25" bays, 2 more included fans, the 2 extra fans on the bottom (which I don't even use), and the 690 is slightly taller.
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[DVD Slimdrive] [Windows 8 Pro 64-bit] [15.6" LED backlight LCD] [Logitech M305] 
Audio
[Nokia Mini-Speakers MD-8] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Athlon II X2 215 3.4GHz @ 1.4V] [Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P (rev3.1)] [XFX 8600GT XXX 256MB GDDR3] [2x2GB G.skill Ripjaws-X 1333 7-7-7-20 @ 1.5V] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[500GB WD Blue] [LG 24X DVD-Writer] [Hyper TX3] [Windows 7 64-bit] 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
[ASUS VS197D-P 18.5"] [ONN 19" LCD HDTV] [Antec Basiq VP-450] [Cooler Master Elite 343] 
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