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PedalSlammer
16-11-2006, 02:21 PM
Help with PC casing here. Thank you.
I'm interested in these town PC cases but the price is way too different.
Can anyone help me?
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/shark/va7000bwa.asp
Cost around $300 (FULL TOWER) water cooling design ready.
http://www.nzxt.com/products/apollo/
Cost around $150. (MID TOWER)
Which one is better?
Is my HDD damaged due to intense heat? When I put my hand on my Western Digital HDD it was just like feeling a hot plate.
I wonder if cooler HDD will last longer. Anyone?

Shortcircuit
16-11-2006, 06:49 PM
The Thermaltake case appears to have lots more features but the main ones would be;

Light weight (probably aluminium chasis)

Removeable m/board tray... worth it if you've got big fingers and like swapping out bits inside the case (a slide-out board would be even better).

Cooling kit is good but then the case already got big fans and probably only useful if you want to overclock a lot.

You should worry about your HD if you can cook an egg on it :)

They do get warm and it's a good idea to leave space top and bottom in the drive bays... but shouldn't get really hot.

My Coolermaster case has front vents so that air can get through the drive bays.

PedalSlammer
16-11-2006, 10:01 PM
I've recently spend more time on HDD info searching and normal HDD temp is around 35-40C but my Maxtor HDD is 63C and my Western Digital is 49C. I believe my Western Digital is damaged due to instence heat by Maxtor and by itself.
And I've found a better cooling case than Armor Jr and it is a full case tower.
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/armor/va8000bws.asp
It cost NZD$310 including GST is there anyway I can get cheaper case than that? Just like Armor. And summer is coming so I also need to watch out for my CPU temperature as well. Is there any good case?
Pls Help. :( So expensive.

You should worry about your HD if you can cook an egg on it :) I think you can crack an egg on my Maxtor HDD.:waughh:

SurferJoe46
17-11-2006, 06:33 AM
I've recently spend more time on HDD info searching and normal HDD temp is around 35-40C but my Maxtor HDD is 63C and my Western Digital is 49C. I believe my Western Digital is damaged due to instence heat by Maxtor and by itself.
And I've found a better cooling case than Armor Jr and it is a full case tower.
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/armor/va8000bws.asp
It cost NZD$310 including GST is there anyway I can get cheaper case than that? Just like Armor. And summer is coming so I also need to watch out for my CPU temperature as well. Is there any good case?
Pls Help. :( So expensive.
I think you can crack an egg on my Maxtor HDD.:waughh:

I personally have and like the tunnel cooling effect I have in my Enermax case. The price was VERY right...about $40US. Upgraded to a big PSU later when I got the rest of my hardware installed and thought better of not melting the PSU.

I have 8 200g and 1 40g in the same case...not by using a BIG HAMMER either. It's a full tower with 8 fans plus the ones on the vid and aud cards.

We had to install extra racks for the extra 2 HDDS, as the original configuration was for 6 hdds, 2 floppies and 4 opticals.

You know that Athlons run hot and don't like high heat either, but I can keep the temps down to 110F/43C on it when using some intense vid editing software. We just got out of our hot season (Summer) and all was cool during all that time.

I run 2 DVD-RW opticals, a single flop and Enermax's RAM card CMC/SMC USB2 port thing-y in the other flop area.

Was really worried about heat and HDD o'heat, but the fans keep it all cool.

This case has to be about the best for "just fan cooling", as I had a watercooled CPU, but took it out as a precaution against potential leaks and am just relying on air pumps.