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Old 09-14-2006, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my questions:

1. Is there any signifcant quality differences between these cases?

2. I kind of like the front of the Dracula more but I don't like how it has one less intake fan than the Transformer and also the Transformer has a blowhole fan up top. Would that effect cooling signifcantly? Is the Transformer a lot better in terms of cooling performance or would they mostly be the same?

3. I read that the Transformer's louver is removable but I'm not sure about the Dracula louver. If you go here it says
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The rear of the case shows an oversized fan louver that is stamped into the metal of the case. The louver area measures 145 x 95mm. Behind this grill is a 120mm case fan.
Can I remove that louver from the Dracula with a screwdriver for sure, or no?
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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both look almost same in terms of coling efficency. as both have fans on sides, which directly throw cool air on the CPU, this is new addition recommended by CPU manufacturers for beter thermal dissapation.
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Both look cheap and flashy.
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Both look cheap and flashy.
Agreed, they both look like crap. I wouldnt put my expensive components in something that looked like that.
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try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133142

or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

i have the first very big for mid tower and fist aeverything i got has great accesories and eassy to put together i love the fan control it has some find it ugly i dont i liek it if u dont and ur looking for a god case get the second one best on the marcket
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try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133142

or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

i have the first very big for mid tower and fist aeverything i got has great accesories and eassy to put together i love the fan control it has some find it ugly i dont i liek it if u dont and ur looking for a god case get the second one best on the marcket

The second case is cheaper here if you add shipping.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=371252
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Try Some REAL CASES .
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Those two do seem pretty cheap and flashy. But it's his computer, so it's his taste that matters, not ours. Out of those two options I would say the Transformer is a slightly better case (better cooling, more drive bays). Judging by his original 2 picks I'm guessing the Armor is higher than what he wants to pay.
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