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by Kardax
Fri May 18, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I Need a Smaller Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: I Need a Smaller Case

I was wondering if there was a case anyone knows of that I can transfer the parts over from my old case, but would fit my new requirements, which are 6.5" in height and 16.5" in depth. I was looking at a couple cases at NewEgg, here and here .. The two cases you linked should be fine. They don't ge...
by Kardax
Mon May 07, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quietest budget case (<$70)
Replies: 1
Views: 1896

Re: Quietest budget case (<$70)

Silverstone PS-07: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811163186

Steel construction, soft 3.5" mounts, two front fans, easily removable filter, keeps my GTX 680 and i7-3770k cool and quiet :)
by Kardax
Sat May 05, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

You might be able to get away with running your Ivy Bridge CPU without a CPU fan. I run a Core 2 Duo (E8400) @ 3.0 GHz on a CM Hyper 212+ with no fan, and I've never had a problem, even when playing games that really stress my Nvidia 560ti (which dumps a fair amount of heat into the case). It's pos...
by Kardax
Thu May 03, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: May 2012 Mid-Range Gaming PC
Replies: 8
Views: 5303

Re: May 2012 Mid-Range Gaming PC

I checked out the PS-07. The reason I went for the TJ-08 is because of the external 3.5" bay that I want to use for a card reader. Unfortunately it's inconveniently placed at the bottom. The water cooler is a cool idea for the PS-07 though. Maybe for my next build :) The PS-07 comes with an adapter...
by Kardax
Wed May 02, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: May 2012 Mid-Range Gaming PC
Replies: 8
Views: 5303

Re: May 2012 Mid-Range Gaming PC

Make sure to cross-shop the Silverstone PS-07 if you like the TJ-08; the internal layout is the same but you get two 120mm fans behind a door instead of a single 180mm fan with a grille. I actually saw someone mount a dual-120mm water cooling radiator in the PS-07, if that's your thing :) Noctua has...
by Kardax
Wed May 02, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: tower or top-down cooler in a P183 w/ Ivy Bridge?
Replies: 14
Views: 4429

Re: tower or top-down cooler in a P183 w/ Ivy Bridge?

You won't lose any RAM slots if your sticks don't have huge flashy heat sinks on them. Go with RAM that uses standard-profile heat spreaders at most. If you're running standard memory speeds (1333 or 1600), the chips should be cool enough to not need any help.
by Kardax
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

The GTX 680 arrived today and weighs just under 2 lbs ( 843g, to be precise). I was thinking about leaving the drive cage out to improve airflow, but it looks like it'll have to stay to support the weight :shock:

The rest of the parts arrive tomorrow.
by Kardax
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

One of the nice things about the PS-07 is the heat sink holder for tower coolers. I have done 2 builds with gelid tranquillos and it makes a 120mm towe cooler really secure. IMO, if you like noctua (I sure do) I would get a u12p se2 take the 2 fans and put them on the front of the case and grab a n...
by Kardax
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Congrats, its a nice case, hope you share your experience and tests with us about it. Btw I would go full Asus on it, ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 + ASUS GeForce GTX 680 ASUS DirectCU II + Thermalright HR-02 Macho , specially with the Asus XpertFan2 , it should end a pretty nice tweakable...
by Kardax
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Quick update: I've purchased a Silverstone PS-07. Once I get my hands on a GTX 680 (easier said than done) and an Ivy Bridge CPU, I'll post my build. I'm excited :)
by Kardax
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

I also REALLY dislike the PSU-over-motherboard mounting location that's just so common in smaller cases. The theory is that the PSU fan would provide enough airflow. SilverStone actually sells a CPU heat sink that lines up almost perfectly underneath a PSU's 120mm fan. In reality, I don't think thi...
by Kardax
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

The Fractal Design Define Mini and the SilverStone Precision PS-07 are the finalists in my case search. My wife likes the aesthetics of the Define Mini, but I like the much lighter weight and smaller size of the PS-07. Overall, I'm leaning towards the Define Mini, at the moment. The sound dampening ...
by Kardax
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair 550D or Anidees AI6
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: Corsair 550D or Anidees AI6

Take a look at The Fractal Design Define R3: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=71 . Acoustic padding everywhere, with support for up to 7 fans to satisfy your cooling needs. Structurally, it's very similar to the case you linked but it offers more control over how cool or q...
by Kardax
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Some new developments: The GTX 680 uses less power (and outputs less heat) than anticipated, reducing the cooling requirements. I discovered a new case: the Silverstone SG04-F . In terms of volume, this is the smallest Micro ATX case that has two 120mm fans and can accommodate a 10.5" GPU (or two). ...
by Kardax
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

u need to chevk out the Bitfenix prodigy it seems awsome. room for slow 140mm fans. platinium psu ahd 33cm graphics :) http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?s=c9b1cf92840f18ab0aab47ceeaede389&t=1669965 I like the design (I like any design with a bottom PSU), but it has issues... Won't fit a triple-sl...
by Kardax
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Power Distribution in Three PCs (2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 6792

Re: Power Distribution in Three PCs (2012)

Page 2 has an error: The 2500K should be listed as 32nm with a 95-watt TDP.

Interesting article :)
by Kardax
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Replacement for Antec Aria mATX

I have only now realized that mATX cube cases are just as rare (not to mention expensive, poorly designed and ugly) as they were when I bought my Aria. Might have to take a crack at modding the Aria, but since it is so fundamentally flawed (proprietary 300W PSU etc etc) I don't know if it is even w...
by Kardax
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Why would you need fans blowing on fans? The fans of a video card are around 4-5mm from a nearly completely open side; don't they get enough cool air? I haven't actually seen a review of those cases with a hot video card + good cooler, but at least intuitively it should work fine. The issue isn't a...
by Kardax
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

I don't get it, why do so many cases support 5+ 3.5" HDDs but not long videocards? Where are the cases that optimize for long cards, 1 HDD, 1 ODD, 1 SSD, good airflow and low noise? The Silverstone Sugo SG-08 ( http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=317&area=en ) gets you almost all the way ...
by Kardax
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Thanks for all the replies :) Flanker; the RV02 and FT02 are good cases but larger than what I'm looking for. Abula; if I build it in the PS07 (which appears to be the best candidate at the moment) I'll be sure to take good pictures and post them here. I know there were major differences between the...
by Kardax
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10797

Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

I need help with part selection, particularly case/fan selection, for my near-future GTX 680 + Ivy Bridge system. No overclocking is planned, but I expect the heat output of a stock 680 to be every bit as enormous as the 580 before it. In other words, aftermarket cooling (such as the Accelero attach...