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Do you like this system ?
Poll ended at Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:42 am
Yes 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
No 80%  80%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 5
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 Post subject: Poll - Would you buy this system ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:42 am 
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It's supposed to be quiet - but what do I know ?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:05 am 
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I'm not going to vote because it's a nice system, but the case is bad for airflow. It's workable, but there are better options in terms of case cooling.

The drive may resonate within the case (that will happen with any other case unless you suspend it), and the video card will be audible unless you're getting the Sapphire Ultimate (i.e. fanless) card.

The stock power supply is relatively quiet, but hardly the quietest out there.

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Hi !
I was planning on the fanless Sapphire card and using bungee cord to suspend the drive....
I have looked through different threads on the Sonata here in the SPCR forums and with a front bezel mod the airflow shouldn't be that bad ?

What other case would you reccomend ?

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NoMoreNoise wrote:
What other case would you reccomend ?

I don't discount asthetics, and I've yet to come across a case that looks as good as the Sonata.

But I recommend these cases if you can find them in your area.

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The Fong Kai is not sold by anyone in Norway unfortunately. I have been drooling over this case for some time now.

As for the SPCR recommended list; The only cases available her in Norway from the list are the Antec's and the Chenbro (yuck!).

What about the Nexus Breeze ?

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If you search these forums for "Nexus Breeze", you can find lots of comments about that case. Both possitive and negative.

P.S. Don't forget to select the second radio button on the search page. Otherwise you get too many results (about other Nexus products).

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