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N88TR

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#1 11 years ago

Does size matter for computer cases? I am concerned about heat issues and have been looking at other cases besides my own. Mine is large but has only 3 fans on it [all 80mm] and I do peak at 90'F and I know with my big upgrade coming tomorrow the heat will break that easily and I don't want it to. I went to my local PC place [not a shitty place, btw] and they have some nice cases over there. I asked one of the employees about this and he suggested a case that was smaller than mine! Does size matter?

BTW, I forget how many fans it had, but I'm gonna go back today and if it's not TOO much smaller than my current one and has more fans, I'm going to get it.




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#2 11 years ago

^ Yeah I guess every bit does help. An all alloy case does. Ive got the Thermaltake Suparno which has three fans as well x2 120mm monsters and x1 90mm on the side. It does me fine. Also where in the world are you cause Im in NZ, average temp heres about 20 c, my mates in Aussie where it gets upto 35+ c need more cooling than I. Id rather have a larger tower with good circulation than a small cramped one.[COLOR=black][/COLOR]




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#3 11 years ago

But also keep in mind that you need more fans in a larger tower. In smaller towers you can better direct/control air flow because of their small size.

Your current temp of 90 Fahrenheit (that's about 32 degrees celceus) isn't all that hot.




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#4 11 years ago
marvinmatthew;3696139 Your current temp of 90 Fahrenheit (that's about 32 degrees celceus) isn't all that hot.

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#5 11 years ago

I have a Thermaltake Armor with 6 case fans, one of 'em being a 25cm monster (roughly 10in) on the side. It keeps things nice and chilly but if you don't keep the fan speed under control it can sound like a wind tunnel. As marvin said, 90f is not hot for a system, perhaps all you need is a good aftermarket CPU cooler to go with that upgrade.




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#6 11 years ago

So after a bit of research I'm down to these three cases:

1. Cooler Master Stack CM830 @ $260

2. Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS @ $150

3. Lian-Li PC-V1200S @ $220

My older brother, a big gamer and hardware geek told me it's unwise to pay more than $110 for a case but I don't think he's looked at cases recently. Regardless I am seeking your expert advice, ForumsFilefront!

Main concerns: a.] Heat issues, I want it to be as cool as possible without watercooling, I want it to be cool and not worry about heat at all. b.] Longevity of case, ie I will be upgrading to DX10 in the future and I need a lot of room for big cards multiple HDs, etc.




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#7 11 years ago

If you have the money, Lian Li cases rule all. End of story.




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#8 11 years ago

Is that a constructive post [serious question]?

Yeah, I don't mind spending $200 on a case but I won't spend over $290. From my job, I have too much money already! I'm putting a lot in the bank...




Bs|Archaon

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#9 11 years ago

Well, uhm, yes. You gave 3 choices and one of them is a Lian Li. I'm saying Lian Li rock, in other words in my opinion go for the Lian Li case. If you need justification, go look on Google for some reviews. The Stacker is a decent case, but certainly not worth more than one of Lian Li's flagship cases. And I personally just don't like most Thermaltake designs.




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#10 11 years ago
Bs|Archaon;3696485If you have the money, Lian Li cases rule all. End of story.

meh, only on the common market.

I use this case.

Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE SST-TJ07-B Black 4.0mm ~ 8.0mm uni-body aluminum outer frame, 2.0mm aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

oodles of room to play with and when I eventually go water cooling, tons of space to put everything I need to.


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