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Windows 7: Mid-Tower Case, CPU Fans, Size Does Matter?

13 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Mid-Tower Case, CPU Fans, Size Does Matter?

I have a Thermaltake Mid-Tower and when I was in the process of this build two years ago now I had trouble finding a CPU fan that would, A) Fit into a mid tower without blocking the ram or other components, B) Keep the CPU cool enough given the restrictions due to size.

I ended up settling on the Thermaltake V1 but the problem was there was only one way to orient it, horizontally. So that is exhausts into the power supply versus out the read case fan. I was told this would be fine and to go ahead with it so I did but it has constantly bugged my for two years on and off. And since currently my build is sitting on my desk without screens I wanna just make sure everything is correct before I invest in dual monitors encase i need to invest in something else.

Here is a pic which might clarify:


I dono if anyone uses the V1 or has had a similar situation.
Lemme know what you guys think.

-Lollies


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13 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hello Lollies,
Every thing seems fine, and the fan is blowing air in the correct way in your setup, though back blowing is best, but you cant do that. Is there any problem in using the PC which made u feel to change some parts?
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13 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

I wouldn't worry so much about where the CPU heat is venting within the computer, but more of whether or not it is getting vented out in general. The main issue with computers is just having some sort of air flow and getting not having the heat 'linger' within the system or, more importantly, on the CPU during heavy times.

The size of the CPU fan is not much of an issue per say except of efficiency on getting the heat off the heat sink. The larger fan, however, would mean a quieter sound as you don't have it trying to work nearly as hard to push as much air.
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does anyone have a full tower case they would recommend? I looked at quite a few and I literally don't know where to start.
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15 Sep 2010   #5

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Does anyone have a full tower case they would recommend? I looked at quite a few and I literally don't know where to start.
I went from a thermaltake M9 to an Antec 1200... boy what an amazing difference
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15 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Look at some Thermaltakes, Antecs and Coolermaster cases. Fabe
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15 Sep 2010   #7

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I have an Antec 200 that I love a whole bunch. Really good air flow.
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15 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Does anyone have a full tower case they would recommend? I looked at quite a few and I literally don't know where to start.
I went from a thermaltake M9 to an Antec 1200... boy what an amazing difference
That is exactly what i have right now, Thermaltake M9, I'll check it out.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Look at some Thermaltakes, Antecs and Coolermaster cases. Fabe
I'm starting to think your stalking me but I kinda like it Is that wrong? It won't let me rep you anymore btw lol. I'll check those out.

Anyone have any opinion on the newer cases with the fan speed dial and such on the top front of the case? I don't remember if they were coolermaster or thermaltake. Seems kinda odd to have that there.
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15 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did a search on newegg for ATX Full-Tower cases with only Coolermaster, Thermaltake, and Antec. Most of them I didn't like just because their appearance (I don't like the whole futuristic look).

These are the two I ended up liking most.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Does anyone have a full tower case they would recommend? I looked at quite a few and I literally don't know where to start.
I went from a thermaltake M9 to an Antec 1200... boy what an amazing difference
Is this the same one you have?

This one has some odd aesthetics to it i think personally but it was less than most of the others.
Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

This one seemed pretty basic, almost too basic.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

This one looked cool but that's the most expensive case I have seen.
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case
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15 Sep 2010   #10

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
I did a search on newegg for ATX Full-Tower cases with only Coolermaster, Thermaltake, and Antec. Most of them I didn't like just because their appearance (I don't like the whole futuristic look).

These are the two I ended up liking most.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lollies View Post
Does anyone have a full tower case they would recommend? I looked at quite a few and I literally don't know where to start.
I went from a thermaltake M9 to an Antec 1200... boy what an amazing difference
Is this the same one you have?

This one has some odd aesthetics to it i think personally but it was less than most of the others.
Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

This one seemed pretty basic, almost too basic.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

This one looked cool but that's the most expensive case I have seen.
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Level 10 VL30001N1Z Black Aluminum ATX Super Full Tower Gaming Station Computer Case
the odd looking one as you put it is the one I have... I saw the level 10 in the microcenter here in denver, it looked weird and crazy expensive.
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