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Old 08-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile C2D Case Suggestion?

Was originally planning on the Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS, but after actually measuring the space where it will sit, the thing juts out about 4 inches into the workspace, which is already pretty cramped as it is. (You thought I woulda measured this first )

Anyway, I may still stick with it, but looking for other quality suggestions. It's also kind of...well...ugly, but is big for nice airflow and not to mention the 25cm fan on the side.

My only concern is my the Scythe Ninja on a smaller than full-tower ATX case (that it won't hit the side).

Here are my parts so far:

Ordered parts:
MOBO: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Graphics: EVGA 7950GX2
HSF: Ninja Scythe Plus
PSU: OCZ 700W GamerXStream

Ordering later today:
Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

Thermal paste: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

Drives
DVD Burner: NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
DVD Reader: SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Floppy: SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model MPF920 Black – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116

HDs: Western Digital Raptor WD360ADFD 36.7GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive – OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136054

Data HD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144416

Any good case suggestions, thanks !

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Thanks! Keep 'em comin! Gotta order this thing soon in order to give it time to come so I can build rig before bro leaves for school (with my current functioning lappy )



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I myself am building a Conroe rig, and I'm going with the Cooler Master Ammo 533. It has a lot of great reviews

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I like the Kandalf but the flip-top USB access is probably gonna hit my pullout keyboard drawer. I like the fan option for the side… how about these 2 cases which have the 25cm fans?

Enermax ECA3052BS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811124116

AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811196021

My only concern is if either case can handle my Scythe Ninja. Here are comparative dimensions:

Thermaltake Kandalf 22.1" x 8.7" x 20.9" (D x W x H)
Enermax ECA3052BS Chakra 19.3" x 7.9" x 17.9" (D x W x H)
AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T 17.3" x 7.9" x 17" (D*W*H)
Thermaltake Armor 20.8'' x 8.7'' x 22'' (H x W x D)

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