View Full Version : New Case and PSU - Please help choose

02-03-2005, 08:26 PM
I thought:
Enermax EG425P-VE SFMA, Dual Fan, 420W ATX PSU


iCute 0408SL-BS, Mid Tower, Side Window, Front USB, Black

Any objections?

If I want to add more fans in that case, can I just cut up the window or something, and stick a fan in there?

Because I am looking for a cheap, but good case, and I want to be able to have at least 2 fans. But I like that huge one on that iCute case. The bigger the fan, the better :D

02-03-2005, 08:42 PM
just to comment on what type of case you are going for.

it depends on what the case will be housing, what sort of hardware you use, do you intend on buying a case soley for looks or for performance ??

i have a procase, these a really good case's, and for $10 more, you can get the same model i have, http://www.procase.co.nz/pc/mr05_prescott.htm.

its built for cooling. it has an air duct that sits over the CPU and its heatsink, so the heatsink is continously sucking cold air from outside the case, not from circulated air already in the case. it has a bracket on the rear end for 2x80mm fans, no screws needed, and you can lock both side panels down, if your that paranoid about someone stealing your hardware.

i have an AMD 3000+ 64Bit CPU, and from what the onboard Temp sensor is telling me both from the gigabyte utility and from bios, its temp is now: 32.C and it gets down to 27.C in the late evenings.

it comes with a 350w PSU, but the PSU is of very very high quality, the tech who i bought it from tells me he has only had 4 of them fail in the past 2 years. and it operates at 20amps along the rail instead of the more common 18. (not sure if i got that right).

so....there you have it. a decent case worth buying.....


the highlander
02-03-2005, 11:47 PM
I generally like i cute cases but that one sure is ugly.
However it appears to have a 80mm fan already in the side window and discounting the120 mm wind turbine lookfan on the front it should suck well (in the airflow sense) combined with the rear 120 mm.

Wouldn't be any need to hack another fan in there, it would just create a convoluted airflow.
People are always raving about enermax p/s so you cant go wrong there.

Murray P
02-03-2005, 11:53 PM
You might want to have a squize at and give your 2c worth on this thread (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=55090) Highlander.

04-03-2005, 05:58 PM
Before you get too carried away with big fans, bear in mind the more air you suck in, the more air has to be removed - or it will heat up in the case and add to any cooling problems. If your room temperature is normally cooler than your case interior (most of NZ), you should aim to have a combined exhaust cfm greater than the intake cfm. I have the Thermaltake Tsunami with 90mm side fan and it rocks along nicely.

04-03-2005, 06:48 PM
heh.....if more air was sucked in then was being removed then it would expand.....and then......boom.

Intake/outtake fans provide airflow, a comp aint like a balloon.