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by sam2
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: LDLC QT01 - the perfect case?
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

LDLC QT01 - the perfect case?

Just found this case online, and it looks perfect for a silent build. Anyone here used this case (LDLC QT01)? How is the build quality? Seems to be only available in Europe, I wonder how much shipping to Israel will be. Perhaps the same case is also sold by some other company under a different name?...
by sam2
Wed May 09, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155
Replies: 79
Views: 122465

Re: Asus P8Z77-V Pro: Xpert Fan Control for LGA1155

BTW one thing to note, although this motherboard has four different display outputs, unfortunately it does not allow more than two simultaneous outputs. I was hoping I could get away with a triple-head setup but it just will not work. The manual has a line stating it supports only two simultaneous ...
by sam2
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top vs. bottom mounted PSU.
Replies: 11
Views: 4569

Re: Top vs. bottom mounted PSU.

Whether or not a top vent without a fan acts as an air intake, that is only the case (no pun intended) if there is a rear exhaust fan of sufficient CFM. It is possible to run a fan on the CPU only, blowing straight up, with air rising through a fan-less top-vent, and no rear exhaust fan. Obviously,...
by sam2
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 98068

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I like USB3 ports and 120mm front fan intakes. Support for longer graphic cards is nice, although I personally don't care. A little disappointed about 2 suspended HDD (down from 3 in the original Solo), and no eSATA ports on the front. Oh, and I was glad the PSU is still at the top. Can you guys exp...
by sam2
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 7253

Re: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011

If only Fractal didn't have all those ugly, useless, dust collecting ventilation holes on the side and the top of the case... You can collect fingerprints or dust. Let the customer decide. I don't quite follow. What does addition or omission of ventilation holes on the side and the top of the case ...
by sam2
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?
Replies: 19
Views: 3414

Re: SOLO-like case that is not SOLO?

Just for variety, you can get "Solo" in a different color: (1) Antec P150 (2) Antec Sonata Designer (3) Antec Sonata Plus All these cases are identical to Solo except for the color and the fact that they come with some Antec PSU. There is nothing quite like Solo out there, but two cases which come c...
by sam2
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 7253

Re: Cooler Master prepares new cases for Cebit 2011

It's only 10 Euros less than the Fractal Define which has dampened hard drive mounting, more configurable fan mounting. It also includes 2 pretty good 120mm case fans and a fan controller. Mind you I'm a Fractal Design fan boy, but if the cooler master case wants to distinguish itself it needs to b...
by sam2
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Project Silent M
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Cooler Master Project Silent M

Finally a decent competition for Antec Solo?
Pictures
by sam2
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 23713

Re: Antec Solo upgrade soon?

As far as I know, we are not working on any upgrades to the Antec Solo. You should. Solo is by far the best case Antec has. It just hasn't been updated for 5 years and so fallen off the radar somewhat. Even a fairly high end gaming system today doesn't need 15 fans and multiple randomly placed vent...
by sam2
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

Re: the small Israeli market is to blame

Kreed wrote:If Lian Li / Lancool cases are available in Israel, you might want to consider the Lancool K7.
Yes, they are available here. I am going to look at Lian Li cases, if Antec doesn't want my money, what am I going to do, force them to take it?
by sam2
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

even better, Antec are running a survey atm, you could voice your opion to them via the survey :) Thanks, I didn't see the survey (removed by default adblock filters!), I will fill it up now. If there are others here who would like Antec to shift some focus to 200W cases from 600W cases, here is a ...
by sam2
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

opinions are divided on the viability of those old cases, although they are built like tanks, and well insulated. some of us don't like the instability of rubber bands for the hdds, and the small fans in front, with their inaccessible filters, are enough of a reason to pass on those cases... 120mm ...
by sam2
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

Seems like there is a limited selection of products in Israel. Why not import them and resell them on your own? Some Antec cases are available here: P183, Mini P180, Sonata III, etc. Israeli Antec distributor is definitely at fault here, but I don't think this problem is limited to Israel. Like I s...
by sam2
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

Antec P150, Solo, Sonata Designer, Sonata Plus

As you may or may not know, these Antec cases are the same except for color and optional PSU model: Antec P150 Antec Solo Antec Sonata Designer Antec Sonata Plus Released in 2005(!) this is still undoubtedly one of the very best cases around. Silent (or nearly silent) with very solid cooling ability...
by sam2
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for an Antec SOLO equivalent...
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

I actually got an answer from the Importing company that the case wasn't successful and thus they have stopped importing it. Oh, no! I just selected Antec Solo after reading all the reviews and found a decent listed price in Israel (nis 410), and now I come across this thread! Can you please give m...