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 Post subject: Silenced In-Win S500
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:29 pm 
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System specs:

-Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton)
-Albatron nForce2 motherboard
-256mb PC2100 Crucial RAM
-Western Digital 80gig 7200rpm SE drive
-LiteOn 48x CD-R
-Antec 300w PSU (silent)
-Antec 120mm intake (12v)
-Panablo 80mm exhaust (12v)
-Loud-as-shit Black Delta CPU fan (7v) <-- annoying.

Mods:

-Chopped up front for 120mm fan instead of stock 80mm
-Mesh removed on rear fan
-Sound padded entire case (went a bit overboard)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:58 pm 
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What case is that?

Are u using a mATX mobo?

I am looking for a cheap small case i can do my first crazy modding with and that case looks like it would be perfect i think

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:33 pm 
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It's an In-Win S500, like it says in the title :wink:

yea these are great cases for messing around with. $40-ish on newegg with a 250w power supply.

just fixed a few things:

-took off the Delta and stuck on the retail fan with zalman fanmate
-7v'ed the 80mm panablo
-cleaned up the cables a bit

loudest thing now is this bloody harddrive, it's got a high pitched noise that you can still hear quite a bit with the sides on.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:35 am 
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Ahhhhh, i was wondering what the title meant. duh

yeah WD HDD are the loudest HDD. you can get a 160gig 8mb 7200rpm samsung on newegg for 105 right now. it even comes with a free gift.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:19 pm 
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It's actually a V500, sorry :>

took out the front intake, don't need it here ... need it in my desktop.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:59 pm 
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This is the new version of the old reliable InWin A500 that I have from years ago. You can see where the case is narrower and taller to put the psu above the mainboard instead of to the side and make room for a rear fan. They just moved the groove to under the drive bay. Ruins the look. Very strong and well made case. I wish mine had the door.

This is why I've never tried to mod mine. There is no room on the back for a fan or for the larger heatsinks required on today's cpus.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:36 am 
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awesome


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:15 am 
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Guess what ?, I'am a InWin freak too, had a G500 for my old AT and just recently changed from my A500 with hard foam dampening all around that I had for ages to a Kingwin KT-424-S because InWin doesn't make any aluminium cases. My A500 was perfect with the exception of the side mounted PS which limited installing a bigger fan/sink on the CPU and the single piece "dome catcher" case cover. If they had modified the case to like the S500 or their Q500 full tower with removeable motherboard tray they would have a winner that is hard to beat. To date I have not seen one case company that has built a case as sturdy and well thought out as InWin, that says alot !

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:14 pm 
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yea definately, they're well built. using this one as a linux server now, although its not very quiet with three 10k SCSI drives buzzing day and night.

i think i may switch my desktop machine back to an InWin 500. the Antec BQE is really quiet, but takes up too much space for my needs (mATX board, one harddrive, DVD-RW drive, onboard sound/net). i want to get one of the old models though, because i can't stand the hole in the side for the CPU fan (which will be covered by sound dampening material anyway) which all of the new ones seem to have.

ive never really been a fan of alu cases, probably because i had a tendacy to put foot-to-case multiple times a day, heh.

$40, awesome case and semi-decent power supply - can't complain price-wise either.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:07 pm 
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Too bad InWin didn't make a mid tower version of the Q500 with removable MB tray and side panels.

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