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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Thumper
Ok, so let's see which would be better.....


This one with the 250mm side fan but no window

or

THIS with a window and mounts for 2 120mm fans on the side, making a total of 240mm of fan possible.......making them very close.


The ExtremeEngine has aluminum front doors while the AeroEngineII has plastic (which is odd as they look identical and appear to use the same frame), so that's a bonus.

However, even modding the ExtrmeEngine to use a window (not that hard really) you still have a one of a kind fan that you can't replace with a LED model for better looks.

You have to be carefull with your addition of the fans. A 240mm @2400RPM fan is going to blow more air than 2 x 120mm fans at @2400RPM. It is a square relationship. One 250mm fan will probably blow as much as 3 120mm fans at the same RPM!
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post #12 of 15
Yup, I was figuring on 2 1/2 more, but it's close.



I think I'll go with the regular one (plastic front doors and all :sigh: ) simply for cost and looks. The 3T is a good deal with that built in fan controller and metal doors, you could still just mod the side panel with a window kit and not even use the mega fan.......but I'm on a budget.


I'm still waffling on going water or not. I mean, if I buy this super cool case built all around airflow now, I'm not gonna want to put my main system back in my old case with water..........maybe I should just go water now, and then plan to buy a cool case later, transfer my mian rig into it and then put the budget system into this old case then.


gah


so many options!!

LOL
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Thumper
Yup, I was figuring on 2 1/2 more, but it's close.



I think I'll go with the regular one (plastic front doors and all :sigh: ) simply for cost and looks. The 3T is a good deal with that built in fan controller and metal doors, you could still just mod the side panel with a window kit and not even use the mega fan.......but I'm on a budget.


I'm still waffling on going water or not. I mean, if I buy this super cool case built all around airflow now, I'm not gonna want to put my main system back in my old case with water..........maybe I should just go water now, and then plan to buy a cool case later, transfer my mian rig into it and then put the budget system into this old case then.


gah


so many options!!

LOL
The Thermaltake Typoon can compare with watercooling under idle conditions, but under heavy overclocks and loads, no air cooling will compare will a well though out WC system. But, in terms of best bang for buck, BT can't be beat.
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post #14 of 15
I just got the extremeengine 3t a few days ago and I love it.

Dropped temps by about 5-7 degrees and I was using an Antec SLK3000b before, which has fairly decent cooling. The 25cm fan on the side is awesome, I was able to o/c my vid card a bit more because of the extra cooling. The built in fan controllers are a very nice feature as well. The loudest fan in my rig is still the stock vga cooler on my 7800gt (which will soon be replaced).

I definately really like this case though, I'm glad I bought it.
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post #15 of 15
im getting one and using it for a project! check out my posts!
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