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post #1 of 13
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Check out me new case for the lovely boincer!

I plan on putting in a AMD 1045T (if I can sell 8350) and reuse my crosshair formula v till my step brother is able to buy the mb then Ill look at maybe a mATX mb. Id like to use intel again but for the bang for the buck Ill reuse what I have laying around here.

Take a look at these other options and let me know what you think,

ATX
LIAN LI PC-A05FNB
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition

If I go mATX
LIAN LI PC-A04B

ITX
COOLER MASTER Elite 120
Edited by TechCrazy - 2/4/13 at 1:39pm
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Any feedback? Help me before I end up like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2dJEz3y6oo
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I just built a system in the NZXT source 210. For the money I really like the case.
 
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post #4 of 13
I like the look of the Cooler Master Elite 430.


Quote:
Originally Posted by TechCrazy View Post

Any feedback? Help me before I end up like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2dJEz3y6oo

Become the 2nd best cruncher on our team? smile.gif
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post #5 of 13
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I like the look of the Cooler Master Elite 430.
Become the 2nd best cruncher on our team? smile.gif

Gamer this is my cry for help because if three things happen I might end up

1) had room
2) had money
3) wasnt so damn hot here in the summer


Im trying for something small atm already have a FD r3 going and dont need to piss off the parents.
Edited by TechCrazy - 2/3/13 at 9:24pm
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post #6 of 13
The lian li seems like a cool design, but a little cramped for a boincer.
post #7 of 13
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This is where id like to put it. Any suggestions on alternatives. Id like to get something by tomorrow.
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built a PC for a friend using that Thermaltake case? seemed OK smile.gif
the holes on the top are quite sizable and let out a lot of hot air, but the case didn't come with the two top ones, in fact only came with one fan


the Lian LI has a usb3 in the front but not a lot of venting in the front? so could run hot?
but the Cooler Master looks the best big windows and heaps of vent holes in the front biggrin.gif
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I recently got a Fractal Design Arc Midi for my Boinc Box and I'm impressed with it for a cheaper case. It's out of stock at the mo but you might be able to find it elsewhere. It comes with 3 x 140mm fans (front , top and rear) and has space for more 140mm fans on the front, top and bottom as well as a 180mm side fan. It has one USB 3 port on the front of the case and is able to mount a 240mm Radiator at the top or front. Using a non-modular PSU, I was able to route all cables behind the side panel and out of sight. My only niggle is that the dust filter on the front is not easily removable to clean but it also has dust filters on the top panel and on the bottom covering the PSU area and the bottom fan mounting. At a guess, I'd say that It cools better than my 600T case which cost twice as much. I'll post some pics when my other 7950 arrives today wink.gif

Edit to add pic:

So not happy!! I ordered another Dual x Sapphire 7950 and they sent me a non boost, single fan card mad.gif Already organised the RMA and hopefully I'll get the correct card tomorrow. In the mean time, I'm using it and it's not bad! Settings in afterburner only allow for 1100 core but it's running nicely at that and 70c. I just hope they take that POS VTX card back - 80c at standard clocks - eek.gif two cards to RMA and when the replacement arrives tomorrow, I'll have 5 x 7950's here - wish I could keep em all tongue.gif
Edited by Doc_Gonzo - 2/4/13 at 4:55am
 
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built a PC for a friend using that Thermaltake case? seemed OK smile.gif
the holes on the top are quite sizable and let out a lot of hot air, but the case didn't come with the two top ones, in fact only came with one fan


the Lian LI has a usb3 in the front but not a lot of venting in the front? so could run hot?
but the Cooler Master looks the best big windows and heaps of vent holes in the front biggrin.gif

You can't go wrong when you have a Guinness in the picture showing off a case! thumb.gif
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