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 Post subject: Interesting mATX case
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:26 pm 
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So I stumbled across this little guy at NewEgg yesterday. I've read that Acrylic has useful sound dampening properties, and this claims to take a standard ATX PSU. Thoughts?


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I'd be worried about the cooling properties of Acrylic. Anandtech did a round up of Acrylic cases. I can't say that I was terribly impressed with the results. They were rather warm and considerably loud. Granted they were reviewed with non-quiet products, but considering the temperatures achieved with presumably normal-speed fans, I'd be hesitant to ever use an acrylic case for silent PCs.

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you cant really use any kind of damping foam or acoustical insulation, whioch could be a problem. Meanwhile i say go for it.


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I dislike the 60mm exhaust on the back, that's pretty lmiting in terms of fan selection. I suppose you could cut another 60mm hole next to that one, which would give you more exhaust CFM. Or just use the 80mm intake to do a positive pressure setup. (reducing dust may be a good idea with a clear case anyway)

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