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no difference except the black case and window.. i opted for the one with the window.. for me the 10 buck difference was worth it
 
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post #172 of 206
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Originally Posted by SAFX View Post
The Silverstones come with controllers to adjust the fan speed, so I'm good to go on that.

I'm looking at the Raptors drives on newegg, and I can't tell the difference between these two raptor drives aside from the price, can you?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
the first one is a Raptor X
    
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So there's really no difference except for the case? No performance differences?

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QX6700 instead of the X6800

PCP&C 750w instead of the Thermaltake Toughpower
I couldnt agree more.... Get the latest stuff if your going to do it right!
    
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Correct. CFM is more important than RPM. Of course, high RPM fans generally push more air, but only if they're well designed (angle and shape of the blades, etc).

Also, you might want to consider a fan controller. I believe the Silverstones come with small controllers per fan, and you will want them, since the 34dB is a little noisy, and if you tone them down a bit, you'll still have good flow (80CFM or so.. .depending how far you tune them down).

I seriously need a few of those myself..>LOL
For the fan intake and outtake configuration, what do you suggest? I will be purchasing 7 of the Silverstone fans (the case supports 9). Does it matter which fans, as far as case location is concerned, are configured for intake, and those for outtake? I was thinking of configuring 4 intake and 3 outtake.

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post #176 of 206
i would have more exhaust than intake. i would say 4 and 3.

also there is NO performance difference between the Raptor and raptor x it just looks pretty.

and btw i dont wanna read 18 pages so whats the case?
    
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i would have more exhaust than intake. i would say 4 and 3.

also there is NO performance difference between the Raptor and raptor x it just looks pretty.

and btw i dont wanna read 18 pages so whats the case?
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post #178 of 206
I am actually more in favor of a little more intake than exhaust, causing a little over pressure in the case. Generally, this is better in terms of keeping dust out, and in my case it gives slightly better temperatures.

In general:
- Front fans = intake
- Side fans = intake
- back fans = exhaust
- top fans = exhaust
    
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agreed. Which version of vista, and you still havent gotten a mouse keyboard yet.
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#***-cc


get a Q6600 not x6800
    
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