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Windows 7: Thinking of changing new case, suggestion?

21 Nov 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As you have notice there are many good choices in cases. You will have to do your homework to decide which one. Don't get in a hurry because their are many to select from. When it comes to fans one word, (Noctua) if they make the size needed. When you get your choices down to about 3 or 4 cases post them here and we will be able to help you with the pluses and minuses of each one. I took me over a week and lots of reviews to decide on my case. Remember that the proper case and power supply are the roots of the happy computing tree.


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21 Nov 2012   #12
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

I think that the COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus Mid Tower Computer Case is enough for me? What you guys think about this case?

May i know is 3.5 drive bay mainly only for hard disk? What about the 5.25 drive bay? Is it also can use for hard disk also?
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22 Nov 2012   #13
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

3.5" is for addon things like Fan controllers and usb/card readers,SSD's and smaller HDDS.
5.25" is for normal size HDD's,DVD Players and bigger fan controllers

also it will say if their visible or not. It may have 3 x 5.25" and 2 x 3.5" visible (with a slot to view or place to give acces to dvd player,

hidden are just racks inside the case and can only be accessed from inside the case
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22 Nov 2012   #14
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

you can also use the 5.25" for a smaller HDD or ssd by using a rack
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22 Nov 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

So I don't go off the deep end. Reading the OP's post #6 I got the impression that price was not a object. Mual can you give us a price range you can work with? I like in the HAF brand the Cosmo II but it is priced around #300.00. That is the reason I don't have one.
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Post #6
For instant, i can afford price that is more or less than the C/MASTER STORM SCOUT CHASSIS, so anything from that range to higher price should be okay, so any recommendation and have what you mention above?
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22 Nov 2012   #16
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

please respond to my earlier posts reguarding drives
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23 Nov 2012   #17
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Sorry guys, i was busy these days and couldnt reply you guys. I'm sorry.
Well, since now i cannot use my computer yet, i'll reply about everything you guys said soon, alright? I cant really ask or reply you guys because i'm using hand phone to reply, which is pretty difficult. I'll pm you guys if i answered your question. Thanks a lot.
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23 Nov 2012   #18
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok dont worry, good luck
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23 Nov 2012   #19
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

pedroc1999, currently i'm using 3 hard disk, all from Western Digital, which if i'm not wrong, all is 3.5 inch? Just a normal size 1 to 2 TB hard disk. There are three inside my case now, but is there any way to add more if the slot on the motherboard is full and cannot connect more hard disk? I heard that there is a way that can make one cable to connect to four? I not sure what the guy told me already.

So, the 3.5 drive bay is not usually for normal size hard disk? The 5.25 drive bay, most of the people will use it to add more hard disk?

What you mean by just racks? No other useful place for the racks?
Are those racks are the 3.5 or the 5.25 drive bay?

Hello LayBack Bear, yes the money is not a problem for me, i could get it if i want in the future. Now i already own the cooler master elite 431 plus cause my father said he'll pay and tell me to use it first. So i was thinking in the future if i want to change, and the money is not the problem, which one you will recommend?
I think that the HAF full tower is enough for me already, dont need the Cosmo II. That one maybe dont need for me. I wont use so much of the case either.
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23 Nov 2012   #20
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry my mistake, 5.25 is for dvd drives etc
3.5" is for NORMAL hdds
2.5" are for smaller hdd/ssds

using the 500r as my example,

in the picture below, section A is visible to the outside (for accces to cd players) and some hdds can be put inside too

section B is solely for hdd/ssd and is not visible for the outside so it hasnt got accces

what you mean is a Molex to HDD adapter, these can be used for a single moles CABLE TO BE USED AS UPTO 4 DIFFRENT HDDS


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