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post #1 of 9
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Before I make any big purchases I like to get the thoughts of fellow OCNet members. This is what I'm about to order from NewEgg:

New Thermaltake Armor Case (Don't want Antec 900 - not enough expansion slots for me).


Silverstone Fan to replace case fans (I've already got one).


2x WD Raptors for system/game files for increased performance. Will be placed in RAID 0.


Anything else worth picking up or even changing? Really appreciaite your thoughts. Thanks.
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post #2 of 9
Well, replacing case fans will only make things louder, and besides, the stock fans the case come with perform good enough and are a pretty blue color!

The raptors make me jealous! And the rest of the build look sweet! Maybe pick up another icage from TT for adding a fan to the front.
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post #3 of 9
that case will serve you and your components well....its cooler than a polar bear party! but seriously, a uk computer mag(customPC) did extensive testing with a thremal camera and guess which case was high up in the list? yup...the thermaltake!
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by pbasil1 View Post
Maybe pick up another icage from TT for adding a fan to the front.
Good call thanks!
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post #5 of 9
It comes with 1 iCage, and you can use a maximum of three (leaving 2 bays free for the Switches/LED+3.5" slot thingy, and a 5.25" drive.)

I bought 2 extra iCages in the UK from http://www.specialtech.co.uk/

Here they are

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...0&cat=0&page=1

Although they are actually out of stock atm =/
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post #6 of 9
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Newegg has them in stock actually. I'll pick up an extra one and put two drives in each one for better air flow I think. As long as I have enough slots for 2 DVD Drives, the X-Fi I/O plate and my 5.25" Zalman fan controller, I'm happy.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Newegg has them in stock actually. I'll pick up an extra one and put two drives in each one for better air flow I think. As long as I have enough slots for 2 DVD Drives, the X-Fi I/O plate and my 5.25" Zalman fan controller, I'm happy.
I have 2 fans in the front of my armor and still have the idrawer and two open bays with my dvd rom in another. You can see pics of my setup in the gallery. Just click the little camera thing under my rep button, but dont worry if you slip and hit the rep button by accident...lawl
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post #8 of 9
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What kind of water setup do you have on that bad boy? I like that.
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post #9 of 9
IMO, Raptors are overrated. Spend your money somewhere else like a Water Cooling kit. That will be more beneficial than two Raptors when your current RAID is probably more than enough.
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