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I think it's a really silly case. It's almost as big as the PS07. 9.8" x 10.6" x 14.1" (WHD, and 15.9" high with the handles, going off the specs on bitfenix page) compared to 8.27" x 14.73" x 15.75" in the mATX PS07. I just feel like there's a whole lot of wasted space, which is the exact opposite of what SFF is all about. Now it has the huge advantage of looking great, but I've always bought function over form or I wouldn't be in SFF.


On an unrelated note, I think my PSU has some terrible coil whine. What causes it? How do I get rid of it? Could heat be an issue, since my CPU vents into it and gets incredibly hot?

Following that, my stock i5-750 is getting up into 90C running games. Is that normal or did I get a crappy mount? I feel like that's highly likely considering how much I fumbled around with those damned push pins.
Edited by a pet rock - 6/4/12 at 8:53am
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post #4042 of 13159
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Which aspect besides "size" does it fail at a bunch of other things?

It's an excellent product but there is one thing that's a dealbreaker for me. Unlike the Cubitek Mini-Tank, one of the HDD cages have to come out with a long GPU in. The layouts for both are otherwise quite similar, except for the lack of built in watercooling at the top for the Mini-Tank. But it should be quite easy to modify the top panel of the Mini-Tank to accommodate a 240 radiator, which is what I plan to do.

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Edited by catcherintherye - 6/4/12 at 8:58am
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post #4043 of 13159
My scratch built M-ITX case

c08f1c36_DSCF0698.jpeg

more details in the work log

EDIT: only cost £10 in materials much cheaper than the cases you spent £100 on
Edited by Hamy144 - 6/4/12 at 1:11pm
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Hey Guys, been lurking this thread for a while, and have decided to downsize from this inane phantom to something more LAN-able. I would love to have a case around the size of the TJ08-E (so I can keep the NH-D14). I would just straight up buy the TJ08-E, but I've heard terrible things about the AP181 fan noise. Any suggestions on this case or other similarly sized cases that can house an NH-D14 would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks smile.gif
Edited by kdon - 6/4/12 at 9:57am
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Hey Guys, been lurking this thread for a while, and have decided to downsize from this inane phantom to something more LAN-able. I would love to have a case around the size of the TJ08-E (so I can keep the NH-D14). I would just straight up buy the TJ08-E, but I've heard terrible things about the AP181 fan noise. Any suggestions on this case or other similarly sized cases that can house an NH-D14 would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks smile.gif
Why not just change the fans biggrin.gif
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Why not just change the fans biggrin.gif

180mm fans are kind of hard to come by :/ Just kind of looking for a first hand experience with it I guess. Thanks for your input though smile.gif
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I haven't heard anything bad about the AP181's noise?
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post #4048 of 13159
Grab a SST-PS07 instead of the TJ08-E smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163192

It is similar but with 2 x 120mm fans in the front.

The front is made of plastic, but it looks good and it's functional.
    
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180mm fans are kind of hard to come by :/ Just kind of looking for a first hand experience with it I guess. Thanks for your input though smile.gif
Hmm. I noticed silverstone does make different series of the fan like the FN and FM. Have you read any reviews that they make any noise ?
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Hmm. I noticed silverstone does make different series of the fan like the FN and FM. Have you read any reviews that they make any noise ?

I read it in this thread somewhere... hmm
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Grab a SST-PS07 instead of the TJ08-E smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163192
It is similar but with 2 x 120mm fans in the front.
The front is made of plastic, but it looks good and it's functional.

Doh the front is so hideous!! Haha thanks for the suggestion, that case definitely just made the short list!
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I haven't heard anything bad about the AP181's noise?

Ahh okay, I read a complaint in this thread, but it looks like they might just be fine after all!


Thanks for everyone for their prompt help smile.gif
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