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Hey what do you guys think of this case...

 

I found it at SVC...

 

It has a Proprietary PS2 power supply...is that going to be a issue...?

 

http://www.svc.com/cav-t04-uwc-19.html

 

 

This uses the street link...

 

I like it but I only question the PSU...

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Proprietary shouldn't be an issue - 350W is likely lots enough provided you're not running any high-powered hardware. Just make sure you have some MOLEX-to-SATA power adapters as these type of PSUs generally don't SATA plugs.

 

For example, I used to run an HTPC - basically the one in my sig - with the following components off an Antec 380W PSU:

 

DFI NF3 250GB

Venice 3000+

1GB RAM

2x HDD

ATI 9800XT AIW

Tuner Card

Wireless Card

DVD-RW

Floppy

Memory Card Reader

 

This ran 24/7 without issues for about a year, when I upgraded to a new CPU/Video card and added watercooling.

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  • 4 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...

cases are long gone....

 

By the time I got around to ordering one they were gone and the replacement is full price...:(

 

But on a lighter note I ordered a Thermaltake Tenor case that may fill the bill a bit better albiet at a higher price...;)

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The Thermaltake case came in yesterday...

 

All I can say is that this thing is a tank....the box is heavy...heavier than I expected...

 

That actual case is made of very strudy steal...the front is made of aluminum and is also very thick....

 

This is not by any means a flimsy case...so far I am very satisfied with my purchase...

 

Now to fill it with goodies....;)

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I looked at it also...

 

How well does that work for you...?

 

Thats the one that uses the riser slots for extra expansion...?

 

Ya know I am thinking of shucking all my pc cases for something like these for space saving...I can put the case on the desk and a LCD monitor on top of the case just like the old days with CRT monitors...;)

 

makes sence top me....;)

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most of them I have seen take regular PSU's or a proprietary unit...

 

The case I linked in my 1st post had a proprietary unit...

 

I really liked that case and should have gotten it when I wanted too...but such is life...

 

You know that saying..."Good things come to those who wait...!"

 

Thats a load of crap....

 

the rest of that saying goes like this...

 

"Good things come to those who wait, but only the stuff left behind by those that hurried...!" ;)

 

I got trigger happy...

 

I was going to put a SLI-D® into the Thermaltake case....but I decided not to...

 

If you look for the Biostar Tforce 550 board you can still get the 3600-X2 combo...(gotta look for the board 1st)

 

Then if you enter Promo code "EMC322BRISBANE" (all caps)

 

you get $6.00 off the deal...making it 140.00ish

 

so I got one...;)

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Yeah the one I got takes a micro ATX mobo and a normal PSU!

Here are some pics:

 

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Here I machined a new passive cooler for the 6600LE I got in there since the stock fan was driving me nuts! I took some old heatsink from a AC/DC transformer! Worked out ok! Load temps are at 55C.

 

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