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by Victor
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Yes I am also from RO and it's a steal at the price, it's about half the FD Mini so it makes things fit more easily into my budget. I will be looking at just one SSHD (besides the main SSD) which I plan to mount in the 3.5 drive bay at the top of the case that's usually for SD card readers, floppy d...
by Victor
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Hi MPZ. Thank you for your reply. I also have a soft spot for "cube" cases and did infact check this model too. The thing that put me most off the Aerocool DS Cube is that there are no dust filters on the fan intakes, just a teeny tiny one on the PSU intakes. Dust is really an issue for me so much t...
by Victor
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Yes I know. I don't have a large enough desk to accommodate the case and I can mask some of the noise by placing the case on the far end of my desk as my bed is at the other side. Even if the cat hair is avoidable for the best part, you have no idea the amount of dust that settles in my home on a we...
by Victor
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

But isn't the bottom case clearance similar to the one provided by the front fascia and it's cutouts and vent slits? For me that wouldn't be such a great improvement because I live in an extremely dusty city and also have a cat so the amount of dust and hair that would get swept by the bottom fan wo...
by Victor
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Thanks for the followup Mike and sorry for the late reply. I evaluated the options a bit more and I removed the Antec and SilverStone from the list. Here are my thoughts so far: The CM one has to be the most appealing, but there is a problem with the maximum accepted CPU heatsink height. It's 155 mm...
by Victor
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X 560 or Be Quiet! DPP 10 550
Replies: 1
Views: 1479

Seasonic X 560 or Be Quiet! DPP 10 550

Hi again. I'm having a last minute debate on which one to choose. First of all, is the Seasonic X 560 still available or is it discontinued? Is the 650W model the lowest power X series model now? I don't really need more than 500W on my build (i7 4790K + GTX 760 or 970 or maybe the 960 if it's that ...
by Victor
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Hello Mike, thank you for the clarifications. I did read all the reviews on the components that interested me prior to posting on the forum. I have forgotten to include the Antec Solo II in this discussion as I really like it and have great respect for Antec cases as I mentioned earlier. I have also...
by Victor
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

How about Silverstone TJ08-E? I did check this one out, but it lacks noise isolation so I didn't consider it further. I do like the bottom HDD/SSD combo mounting as I will be running only 2 drives for a while so no need for the cage. It has some really nice features (removable MB tray, great stock ...
by Victor
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Re: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Thanks for your reply Steve. I am going for mATX because I like Small/Mid tower cases and as far as I've researched these seem to be the best silent cases as opposed to full tower ATX ones. I only need to mount a GPU and another PCI slot such as a Wi-Fi card or a sound card, although if I will buy a...
by Victor
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Top Down Coolers Comparison Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Top Down Coolers Comparison Help

Hello everyone. I am building a powerful mATX build about which I posted in the Case section of the forum. The last parts from my built that I can't decide on are the Case and the CPU Cooler. So far, I've narrowed down my options to 3 products: Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow Noctua NH-C14 Phanteks PH...
by Victor
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build
Replies: 18
Views: 9740

Need help choosing mATX case for powerful build

Hello everyone. First of all let me say hello as this is my first post. I have been following the website and forum for quite a while, but never got into creating an account. Now that the need for guidance and advice has arisen I was left with the obvious choice of making one. So basically I am buil...