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Old 12-30-2006, 04:40 AM   #1
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Currently i have a Raidmax Astro case. Im looking for something more durable...I like the design of the 900 and the airflow... I really could care less about noise...but ive heard some bad reviews about it... i just wanted to know what you guys think of it
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I just got it today and it was a pain in the ass to install components because it was cramped. If you plan on getting a large video card like the 8800gtx, you have been warned. It fits but I actually broke sweat constantly during the 6hour process of putting together my rig.

And the noise is pathetic. I didn't believe it when I read about it online but it really does sound just like a house cooling fan. I would estimate upwards of 45db at least and that's on the lowest fan setting...
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:13 AM   #3
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If you want high quality cases, go with Lian-Li. Trust me, they are sweet!!! Excellent air flow and the materials are strong. Not cheap. As for the video card, it's a pain getting it in there becaue of the size. I have a 7800GT and that thing is LONG!!!!! I had to make room by rearranging all my cables just so the video card can slide in easily.
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I just got it today and it was a pain in the ass to install components because it was cramped. If you plan on getting a large video card like the 8800gtx, you have been warned. It fits but I actually broke sweat constantly during the 6hour process of putting together my rig.

And the noise is pathetic. I didn't believe it when I read about it online but it really does sound just like a house cooling fan. I would estimate upwards of 45db at least and that's on the lowest fan setting...
6 hours to assemble a pc?

The last time I cleaned my pc, I had absolutely everything apart and I reassembled it in like an hour. Of course I was taking my time and routing cables and such.

But yeah, Lian Li cases rock, I think thats what my next case is going to be.
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:10 PM   #5
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Some people said to take 20 mins break very often...like in 5 minutes of assembly. Ususally, the average assembly line for me takes 15-25minutes. Pre-assembled PCs takes only 5 mins for me.

Actually, if you want good airflow, whatch for the big CFMs, fan blades and the way the case is made.
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CFM isnt everything in a fan Lhuser More importantly for good airflow, you want fans with high static pressure. In terms of cars, CFM is like horsepower and static pressure is like torque
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Well, in theory, bigger CFM means bigger noise, correct? I never know that RPM were CFM...aka horsepower.

Although, more blades on fan usually provides more airflow than less...right?
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:01 PM   #8
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I think im gonna go with the 900, I dont really like and of lian li designs...noise doesnt bother me.. ill be running all fans on low anyways.. I just want a case thats more durable than my raidmax should i have any problems with my set up (sig)
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IMHO this is a great case. I just got it for christmas and have had no problems with it whatsoever. I have a total of 4 - 150mm fans, 1 - 200mm fan, 1 fan on both CPU and GPU and the PSU has 2 fans, and the sound from the fans is no issue at all. I was worried when i got it about the sound of the fans because it annoys me (lol like everyone) but was actually surprised to hear how quiet it is. That being said, i only have the fans on the middle setting, which keeps the system cool.

great case, worth the money. GL
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:21 AM   #10
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The Antec 900 is a pretty good case too. Lian Li's problem with their case is that they're not exciting enough. They have a bland look. I wish some of their nicer case had a clear acrylic panel on the side. I love that feature of a PC case. That way, you can glance in there every once in awhile to see how all your parts are doing.
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