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thinking of building my own system

Posted 16 May 2001 - 06:00 PM

Alrighty, I wanna build myself a nice system, probably go for a P3 933/1GhZ or AMD equivalant

I wanna get a case to start with, here's some that I'm looking at:
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http://us.st7.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/directron_1633_1200318
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Posted 16 May 2001 - 06:12 PM

those are pretty kool man, how many megs of ram do you think your gonna aim for?
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Posted 16 May 2001 - 06:17 PM

I've narrowed it down to these two:
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The problem with the first one is it only has one internal bay. Here's the specs for the second one (romeo)

ATX Form Factor  
Universal ATX  I/O Shield  
Tool-less Slide Out Access (Push two tabs in the front of a case and pull out the whole cover towards front.)
ATX Compliance
New Classical  Design
Removable Motherboard Tray
Electromagnetic Interference Protection

Product: ATX Midtower  
Motherboard Type: ATX Form Factor, Extended ATX, Dual Processor ATX (Socket Type Only)
Construction: Steel with Aluminum Coating on the Front Panel
Case Cooling Fans: One 80mm Fan (Front); One 80mm Fan (Back); Fans are optional.
Input Voltage: 115/230 VAC
Motherboard Mounting Kits: Included
Total Bays: 7
External Bays Available: Three 5.25" Bays;  Two 3.5" Bays
Internal Bays Available: Two 3.5" Bays
Dimension (H X W X L): 8" X 18" X 19 1/2"
Number of Slots:  7


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Posted 16 May 2001 - 06:23 PM

do you know what the specs are for the first one?
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Posted 16 May 2001 - 06:45 PM

lian li makes some nice cases too (a bit $$$, though they are 100% aluminum (better heat?))

now the question is, what you gonna put in this box?

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Posted 16 May 2001 - 08:09 PM

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I would go with romeo it has a lot to offer and looks pretty #### cool.

oh and...  where are you lookin at these cases from? i need to find a good one...

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Re: thinking of building my own system

Posted 16 May 2001 - 08:49 PM

they have a real nice aluminum one at http://www.thinkgeek.com when i get a job and buy my own system i may just get that one.
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Posted 16 May 2001 - 08:56 PM

http://www.thinkgeek...desk-stuff.html
thats the exact link, ther is about 4 case mods in there. but they are all pretty kool. at least for newbies like me and you dude. and i like both cases skyhawk, whicever one has more functionality, thats the one to go with.
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Posted 17 May 2001 - 11:33 AM

actually, the thinkgeek cases are lian li.  personally, for the money, i'd go w/an enlight full tower.  ungodly amounts of room (duh, full tower!), including a second PSU bay (redundancy can be good).  6 5-1/4 ex. bays, 2 3-1/2 ex. bays & 3 in. 3-1/2. (w/possibly a sixth under the cage (unless you need that 90-120mm fan there (comes w/an 80mm)).

another decent, small case is the enlight 7237/300w mid. (as pictured).  good amout of room, no annoying pass-throughs, but no room for an extra PSU (though enermax makes a 451w, if you need the extra power)

then again, like almost everything else, its all a matter of what you're lookin' for

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Posted 17 May 2001 - 12:06 PM

well AlienWare has some sweet cases.. my friends has a few.. the front his hydrolic.. you push a button and it slides down on jydrolics.. its pretty kewl.. or even buy one pre-built.. there not bad for example the AURORA DDR..... http://www.alienware...ea51_aurora.asp
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Posted 17 May 2001 - 02:50 PM

Nice looking cases. I would not go with only one internal bay (even with today's huge HD's - who knows what tomorrow will bring?!!!). Make sure you get lots of cooling to your mainboard and video card. New systems run quite hot.

Good luck with the project!

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Posted 17 May 2001 - 02:53 PM

ya.. my motherboard has a fan on the chipset.. and also i ahve that buge arse colano can on me cpu. my radeon has a little cute heatsink and fan.. then those bay fans @ the back.. i think that will be enough, if not i'll shove a few ontop of on the side
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Re: thinking of building my own system

Posted 17 May 2001 - 02:56 PM

Better yet, put the whole #### thing in the fridge... :)
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Posted 17 May 2001 - 03:30 PM

nah, why waste all that space for redbull.  if you wanna make it COLD, use peltiers (just make sure you got the voltage & that you but the cold side 'towards' the chip (i've seen it happen, friend w/a p3 put it on backwards after overclocking; chip lasted about 5 minutes, then let the smoke out)).

...or a waterblock, but if it leaks, "ZOT!"

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Posted 08 August 2001 - 10:53 AM

Well, don't I feel like an idgit, I have been looking for cool cases a lot like the ones you have here and couldn't seem to find anything that really got it for me.  Got any links to where someone can go to find these beauties?

I found lots of killer mods over here: http://www.pcmods.com/

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