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Hello fellow members smile.gif,


So I have a Sharkoon Scorpio 1000 atm and want to change it and sell the old one (Already found a good friend, he want to give 30 euros for it).
Now is my question if this is a good choice for the following specs (in terms of space):

Intel Core i5 2500K @ OC 4000MHz
Zalman CNPS9900A LED
Corsair Vengeance 12GB
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Also if possible give some opinions on it smile.gif (love the blue fans and the 2 on the front and big one on the top!)
I also hope this might fix the issue with my audio in which when I plug in my headset (microfoon jack) I get a 30 to 60 hertz which can be heard loudly (really) when I recorded myself for a commentary (and) people on Skype can here me with the hum.

For those who want to know what I have tried:

- Boot PC without a case (did it on wood)
- Got my old psu, still get the exact same hum.
- On-board & Asus Xonar DG do it.
- Send the Motherboard for RMA, returned with the message: The board isn't damaged or malfunctioning.
- Different power plug (also one that is grounded)

Also tried it on my brother his room. Headset worked without noise on his PC but when I plugged mine into his cables (on his room) I got the exact same noise.

Thats it, hope to see some suggestions and other stuff smile.gif


Best regards,

Robert Oortwijn
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post #2 of 9
Sure, If you like it, however,

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you may find it a little hard to install a third party cooler,

And also its lacking a bit in cable management, I feel that you could get a better value getting something like:

say: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146072

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345019 <- when it comes back in stock.

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352023

you know?

unless your a modder, than antec 900 is a great base.
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post #3 of 9
There are much better and bigger cases for the price, and for much lower, such as the Corsair 200R, 300R, Cooler Master HAF 922, NZXT Phantom 410, heck even the Antec 1100 costs the same as the 900 on newegg, and the 1100/P280 are their best cases by far (and their only worthwhile ones).
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post #4 of 9
I think the 900 is one of the best look cases out there. Sleek design, good amount of fans, and nice bright blue LEDs.

I've never built with it though and it's clear from that picture and many posts that the cable management sucks. frown.gif
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I'd say the Lancool K62 and CM 690 II are better cases that have very similar looks. But the 902 is a lot better than the original 900. I'm amazed that people are still using the original, actually. It has pretty terrible cable management by today's standards, but it's so popular that the price has barely gone down at all.
    
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Silverstone RV02-E and FT02 FTW...biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

IIt has pretty terrible cable management by today's standards

The same applies to the 300, 902, 1200, and the whole Dark Fleet lineup. Antec only has two worthwhile cases now, the 1100 and P280. But at least they got back on track finally.
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I have this case (I'm actually trying to sell it ha) it is a good case.
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What about the CM Storm Enforcer or NZXT Tempest or Lexa S?

Issue with the Tempest is that I can't buy it anywhere anymore sadly :/
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