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Old 05-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post ASPIRE or THERMALTAKE case?

I havent made up my mind about cases just yet, i really do not have much knowledge about them. for example, what is air duct? and should i be looking for more fans or less weight?
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post the links of the ones you are considering?

1.) air duct is just a plastic cylinder-like object that claims to lead cool air directly into the place you point the air duct at, imo this is all bs
2.) fans are just what you want; currently i'm only using 1 case fan (antec 120mm smartfan with 3 speed adjusters)
3.) weight is your choice as well; if you're not planning to carry it, it doesnt matter; if you're planning to go to lanparties, then maybe a lighter case (i.e. antec lanboy) would be better...unless you can handle the weight (regular sized cases like mine aren't that heavy anyways..)
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Some case's that come with an air duct have it mounted on the side with a fan and you then put it on the HSF so it can bring in cold air from the outside, and it does work.
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You want a case with good airflow and depending on what your using it for, you will want it to be light. Have adaquite space for all hardware and a good clean airflow. Also enough room for atleast 3 case fans, best would be 2 in the rear and 1 in the front if you have a case that is 3 fans.
If you find one that is more then 3 fans that is even better. The idea is to keep things cool, though more fans equals more dust so you will want to put a peice of fabric, cant remember the name of the stuff, kinda like polyester filling, infront of the intake fans to collect dust.

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Depends what your looking for:

Number of fans
Wattage PSU
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doubt he's gonna wanna use a stock case psu (unless he's running an old system, then an antec or TT may work)
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alright, well i mean does it have to be compatible with my motherboard? any recomendations on cases with fan controllers? my new motherboard i will be purchacing will be a DFI lanparty
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As long as you dont buy a micro ATX case you will be fine.
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Do you guys have any good case suggestions?
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IMO thermaltake and lian li make the best cases, so you can take a look at their line of cases

btw, you're gonna need a power supply to go along with that case

what video card do you plan on using?
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