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Thread: Get on my CASE!!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    Hello everybody.

    I'm fairly new to tweaks and mods, but after checking out this site for the past few weeks it's got me hooked!!!

    This is what I'll be upgrading to:
    -ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
    -Athlon XP 2500+
    -Vantec VT-VA4-C7040 AeroFlow w/ TMD Fan or Thermaltake Volcano 7+ (haven't decided yet)
    -2 x Samsung 256MB PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM

    Components I'll be keeping:
    -MAXTOR 6L080J4 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    -Western Digital 20GB 7200RPM ATA/100 Drive
    -LG CD-RW GCE-8320B (32x/10x/40x CD-RW)
    -LG CD-RW CED-8080B (8x/4x/32x CD-RW)
    -GeForce4 MX 440 (128 MB)

    What I need help in is with choosing a case and a power supply. I'm not really sure how you tell whether or not a motherboard is compitible with the case (is it that ATX form fitting stuff??). Also, does the number of case vents from 3 to 5 make a difference?? I will mostly be using my system for some gaming, photo editing and the day to day crap and looking ot spend about $150-$200CAN.

    Any suggestions on anything (cooling, case, power, the new stuff I'll be getting) will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a bunch,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    I would suggest this antec case, it has very good cooling and comes with a very nice antec power supply :thumb: I'd also suggest getting the volcano 7+ rather than the vantec hsf :cheers:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    i'd go for that antec case theyneverknew said. i got a volcano 7+ on my athlon xp 1800+ and it doesn't let it go up of 44C(where i live normal in house temps are in the 80's and 90's sometimes) i also got that antec case with a 430 watts psu and it has worked allright for a year, mobo temps are also in the 35-43C with the stock 3 fans, i do plan on putting more though.
    My rig:
    amd athlon xp 2500+ barton core @2.16GHZ (180mhz 12x)
    cooler master x-dream(with cooler master high performance thermal compound)
    mobo: asus a7n8x deluxe
    512mb of ddr pc-3200
    radeon 9500 pro
    pctv tuner card
    antec 5.1 speakers
    antec case with 5 80mm fans
    430 watts psu
    15" monitor @ 1024*768 32bit 70hz
    48x cd-rom, 52x24x52x cdrw
    2x 160gbs 7200 rpm 8mb buffer maxtor hdd
    win xp pro with sp1a
    all drivers updated

    "They say that when you run a Microsoft CD backwards you can hear demonic voices... But that's nothing - When you run it forwards it installs Windows"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003


    Thanks for the input guys, I'll definitely take a look at it. :thumb:


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