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by ShockWave
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question for the Lian Li V1200 owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

You probably already know that the PC-V1200 is identical to the PC-V1000 (which I bought) except for the bit of extra length. That added length adds E-ATX (extended ATX) support, which these days is only used on a few dual processor motherboards. It also adds support for the extremely rare extended ...
by ShockWave
Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Case Hunt, Continued...
Replies: 11
Views: 5211

teejay > Thanks! I'm not actually paying for this case, and since that sure doesn't happen very often I wanted to make sure I end up with a real classic that I love using and that makes me grin whenever I look at it. The Antec SLK3000B is in my price range - this beauty is nowhere near it. The NeoPo...
by ShockWave
Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Case Hunt, Continued...
Replies: 11
Views: 5211

Well, I'm happy to say I've finally made a choice on which case to buy. Let's review the other contenders, and why they each in turn weren't selected: Coolermaster CM Stacker This is a very well designed case (if a big too large in size for my needs), though it requires substantial investment (an ad...
by ShockWave
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

The Hardware

The hardware you will be installing in your case is another big unknown variable, and will again require you to make some important decisions depending on your specific objectives. The best thing you can do before you even think about installing any hardware in your case is to do your research (on t...
by ShockWave
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

The Removable Components

Since there are so many cases out there, and so many different ways of mounting hardware within them, silencing the removable components of your particular case will require you to make some important decisions. You can permanently affix removable components with Goop if you choose to do so, such as...
by ShockWave
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

The Chassis

With everything now removed from the chassis you have a perfect opportunity to look at how your case was assembled. Choose a work area with good lighting, then turn the case around so you get a look every side of it. Find every rivet, weld, seam and joint you can, then get your Goop and toothpick ha...
by ShockWave
Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help needed modifying the Silverstone TJ06 to fit DFI mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 4529

velvet45 > I just wanted to thank you for your informative post. Since I'm buying the exact same motherboard as you have, I'd quickly encounter the same issues with the cooling tunnel (which I'm already not fond of due to the ugly appearance of it) and the audio riser fit. These problems aren't foun...
by ShockWave
Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Case, Help Needed & Greatly Rewarded :)
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Welcome to the forums Mertz! I'm a new poster here myself, though I've been lurking here for ages. Let's start with a few hardware suggestions: Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D I used to use Asus boards almost exclusively in the past, but I then switched to Abit for their overclocking potent...
by ShockWave
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: V1200B or the Antec P180
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

tay, m0002a > I'm purely talking about the (studied) behaviour of the human body not being able to detect changes in temperature as easily when they are made more even and gradual. Simply put, it's much easier to feel hot air blowing out from the back of a case than it is to have that same heat diss...
by ShockWave
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: V1200B or the Antec P180
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Your CPU (or any other component) will not generate less heat when you watercool it. All the electrical energy that enters your computer through the PSU ultimately turns into heat, no matter which cooling method you use. If you don't change components, then the only way to cool down your room is ve...
by ShockWave
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: V1200B or the Antec P180
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

ICERx911 > You haven't provided much information for us to base recommendations on, so I'll have to generalize. If you want an excellent case that's well ventilated and is available today, buy the PC-V1200B. It's roomy and cools very well, though it's not designed for silence since the thing is full...
by ShockWave
Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Case Hunt, Continued...
Replies: 11
Views: 5211

frankgehry > I've personally never had a problem with aluminum cases vibrating as I've solved all vibration issues easily through a few quick modifications . I'm also thinking I agree with you about the size of the PC-V1000 being just right, especially if I migrate to external water cooling. sthayas...
by ShockWave
Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Preparing The Case

You've made a trip to your local hardware store (and your local pharmacy for the alcohol), and now you've got all of your materials ready to go. While I wait for the Antec SLK3000B to show up, I'll cover the basic principles behind the different products and their uses using an old case I had around...
by ShockWave
Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Case Hunt, Continued...
Replies: 11
Views: 5211

The Case Hunt, Continued...

Thanks to your excellent comments in this thread and a lot of additional research on my part I've narrowed my case choices down considerably. Here is the revised list of case choices I'm mulling over, along with my current thoughts on each: Lian-Li PC-65USB (Dropped Due To Comparably Poor Cooling) A...
by ShockWave
Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)
Replies: 6
Views: 3466

Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)

After reading this forum I thought I'd create a thread with instructions and pictures detailing some silencing techniques I've used with great success in the past for a wide variety of applications that don't seem to be discussed here. My second new case, an Antec SLK3000B, should arrive whenever Fe...
by ShockWave
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ThermalTake, Lian-Li, Coolermaster... Some Advice Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 3856

Devonavar > I've not only looked at your recommended case list, I've also read every review linked in it. That list is what lead me to choose the Antec SLK3000B as the case for my secondary system. My secondary system will have two optical drives and one hard disk drive. While I might add a second h...
by ShockWave
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ThermalTake, Lian-Li, Coolermaster... Some Advice Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 3856

tay > Any case omissions from my pick list aren't meant to be a commentary against other manufacturers. My choices were based on my personal asthetic tastes, black case colour and availability here. Am I right in saying that most Thermaltake cases are basically cheapened knock-offs of designs by oth...
by ShockWave
Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ThermalTake, Lian-Li, Coolermaster... Some Advice Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 3856

ThermalTake, Lian-Li, Coolermaster... Some Advice Please!

I'm in the market for two new cases, both of which I need to have ordered very soon. I seriously need help pruning my list of candidates to help me make a decision. The first case is already taken care of: after reading through the posts on this forum I have an Antec SLK3000B on the way (replacing a...