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 Post subject: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 am 
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Thanks for the review. I think you misunderstood the use of the storage tray. It's not primarily for storing keys and coins but for holding a portable usb drive. That's why the usb port is there.

I think it's a good idea because my portable usb drives end up laying on the floor either in front of or behind the PC, 'cause that's where the usb ports usually are.


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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:35 am 
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Too much case for me.

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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Yikes. For the most part it looks ten years late to the game. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:10 pm 
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"Adding a second HD 4870 produced an extra 1 dB when idle, along with hotter temperatures. Both the southbridge and top GPU were 8°C warmer in this configuration. On load, the overall noise level rose up to a very loud 32~32 dBA@1m"

misstype?


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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:25 pm 
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oh wow. rather than my ears, i'd be more worried about my eyes with this case.

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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:51 pm 
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I for one was clamoring for this review...

Oh wait, maybe that was for a case that had a slim chance of being quiet.

InWin paying the SPCR electric bill this month?


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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:25 am 
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OMG how UGLY is this....Those ppl at InWin are still stuck in late 90's when it comes to design i see...Sad. Thanks for a great review as always


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 Post subject: Re: In Win BUC ATX Tower Case
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:11 pm 
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I have the Buc and for the most part agree with the review. I think InWin tried to put too much into the design and came up a little short. :roll:

But I have to disagree with the reviewer as to it being a poor gaming case. I'd call it a "lite" gaming case and a pretty quiet one at that as long as you don't overload it with two high end graphics cards.

My previous case was an Antec P180, which served me well for 5 years. It was very quiet with my added Noctua fans, Zhalman VF2000 gpu cooler, Aerofan controller and Acoustipac insulation. It was not very quiet when gaming as I had to ramp up the fans for cooling. The Zhalman gpu cooler had the loudest fan or appears to be as it hums along at a higher frequency.

I was looking for a small midtower with the option of a side fan to blow directly on the graphic card. I also wanted 120 mm fans as I already had 3 120mm Noctua's to put in the case. I removed the front fan, added the noctua's for the side, top and rear fans.

When gaming, I can leave the Noctua's all at min rpm (500-600) and best of all, with the side fan blowing on the graphic card, I can leave the gpu cooler at the minimum setting (1400 rpm). This makes for a very cool and quiet gaming system. :)

I like the top tray. I'm always putting my portable drive and head phones on top of my case, so it works great for that.

I don't like the fan mounts, thin side panels, and the hard drive noise is quite a bit more noticeable than in my P180.

I was hoping the looks of the case would grow on me..... I'm still waiting on that. It looks better with the dvd drive and fan controller mounted, and i used a flat drive bay cover from my P180.

All said, if i had to do it again, I would probably buy a different case, but it serves my purposes for now.


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