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#1 Nemo

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:36 PM

And now for something a little bit different OCC takes a look at the Microcool Banchetto 101 - http://www.overclock..._banchetto_101/

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

I do not understand the price these things go for.

Raidmax or some other cheapo brand REALLY needs to come out with one these for like $45...

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:13 PM

I love the Monty Python intro Nemo! :thumbs-up:

BTW here is an unedited image of the case.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:28 PM

If the price was lower it would not be a bad case but man $260 ouch :(

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:40 PM

Nice review, I have the 101 and totally love it, by far its bigest letdown is that stupid 92mm fan bracket. Broke one corner first time attached a fan to it by overtightening the screw. My 101 is now a 24/7 pc I like it that much, although it must be quite hot this time of year where you are as my p2 965 doesnt get anywhere near those temps with a zalman 10x extreme.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:58 PM

Thanks! It is actually just that the particular 955 that was shipped to me runs excessively hot. I was going to RMA it, but I just didn't have the time and now I am stuck with it. :(

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:13 PM

ah thats ul, I'll post a pic of my setup when i can, I got a full water cooling running now so it looks the business :D (btw whats the post count required before u can add images?)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:23 PM

Nice case for our members with deep pockets, but I'd go for either one of the two other cases it was compared to in the review, they run a bit cooler.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Nice case for our members with deep pockets, but I'd go for either one of the two other cases it was compared to in the review, they run a bit cooler.



Cooling wasn't really an issue with the 890GX chipset, but once I got my X58 board on the 101, my NB cooked. Idle was around 78°c. That is why in the pic you can see a fan sitting on my graphics card supported by a zip-tie. Not the fanciest way to cool a motherboard, but I need something to get the temps down.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

Cooling wasn't really an issue with the 890GX chipset, but once I got my X58 board on the 101, my NB cooked. Idle was around 78°c. That is why in the pic you can see a fan sitting on my graphics card supported by a zip-tie. Not the fanciest way to cool a motherboard, but I need something to get the temps down.


I don't care about fancy when benching, its all about the results. Check out my first "bench station." Magazines and as many fans as I could find. :lol:

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Rig 3: E2200 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 2900 ICEQ â–º 2 x 1GB Ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 380 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Ultra Armor
Rig 4: E2160 â–º P35-DS3L â–º 8400 GT â–º 2 x 1GB ballistix â–º WD 320 â–º Antec Earthwatts 430 â–º Stock Cooling â–º Custom Case
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

I don't care about fancy when benching, its all about the results. Check out my first "bench station." Magazines and as many fans as I could find. :lol:

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Nice! Did you finish the Sudoku book before you used it :lol:

Hardnrg has you beat though with this setup!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

Nice use of boxes instead of magazines, definately better!

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