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Old 04-02-2005, 01:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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what to do what to do.....
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What will you be using this computer for?
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, if you want a fun project, you could always give that first case a paintjob, and put in a side window
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gaming and normal everyday use
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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ok the dfi lanparty is pretty much top of the line and already has great onboard sound you really didnt need to go out and buy that sound card 10 bucks says you can bareky tell the difference and in case you havent noticed that case isnt just not nice looking its ugly and just cuz it has that many fans doesnt mean that it has good airflow. front fan wont do anything to restrictive but hey w/e if you like good for you. The reason i suggested he get one with is a window is again the dfi mobos are uv reactive you could get a better one for almost same price abit an8 for example. probly is better plus it has otes.
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Well don't ditch the sound card anyway, I love my audigy 2 ZS. I tried 5.1 surround sound on my onboard and it just doesn't soud nearly the same. So I think that's worth the trade-off to a better case or video card.

There are so many cases it's very hard to choose. You want to pick one that has good airflow, but also matches well in the environment it's going to be in. Of course you also can't spend much so that's another factor.

I don't know if this one looks any good to you.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...105-139&depa=1

It comes with a power supply but it's crap so I would just throw it out.

Oh and aspire I have that case and it has great airflow. Better than a lot of cases I'm sure. It has a 92 on the side and top and both of those push a lot of air. With a 120mm on the back you have plenty of exhaust. The top fan works really well because you are exhausting the hot ait that rises out the top. Also if you put the hard drives in the first two slots you can have the front fan blowing under them. But I opted to set the 2 hard drives right in front of the front fan so that the fan is cooling down the hard drives by blowing across them.

And brylax of course if you are adventurous there is always the option of taking a case with a side window that has crappy cooling and modding it a little.
Like drilling a hole in the top for a top fan, stuff like that.
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Dale comes up with a winning plan again..lol..ill prolly end up with the
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...105-139&depa=1
i think the sound card with well worth for the damn games alone..5 decent games and an amazing sound card for 80 bucks cant beat that..thanks again guys
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prolly gonna put some of these fans on the back of it. i think the back fan slots r 80mm
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...999-051&depa=0
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actually if that front fan is red ill go with the these
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...999-057&depa=0
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just so you know the back fan is 120mm they change the model a little bit after a year
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