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Comments about the antec overture case

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by oreoboy13, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. oreoboy13

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    I was hoping i could get some feedback from people about this case? antec overture

    looking to buy from microdirect and put these components in it:


    AMD Athlon XP 3200
    Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe +WiFi card
    Crucial 512 DR400
    Sapphire 9800Pro 128mb Ultimate (fanless)
    160 GB Samsung SP1614C Serial ATA
    Pioneer DVR-107 DVD +/-R/RW Black
    Zalman 7000ACu Copper
    Sweetspot card
    RME (for 2 channel music playback)

    I know i may have to upgrade the psu to a silenX, but i was wondering whether people think i might run into any porblems with these components in this case.

    Also would i be able to put a VFD in one of the 3.5" face plates?

    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. spamboy

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    I've got one, very pretty, nice case... but it gets quite warm and then gets a bit noisy.
     
  3. scouse

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    I have one too... lovely case but the smart cool plus fan which comes as standard isn't the quiestest in the world, but i live in a tiny room so may notice it more...

    i'm sure someone else could recommend a quieter fan for you if you want it to be silent...

    one thing though, the finish shows every single fingerprint/hand print so may not stay that shiny and nice with the kids!!! :D
     
  4. ledzep100

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm thinking about getting one of these for my new HTPC. Got a couple of questions for you.

    How hard do you think it would be to get a little 16x2 row lcd display into the central 3.5 floppy bay?
    Also what are the feet like ? Could you get some nicer one's on?

    Cheers

    ledzep
     
  5. jlcrawford

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    When thinking about the wifi section on the mobo I wouldnt get it unless its G compatible rather than B as I will be changing my wi Fi once I get my DVDlobby suite set up to distribute my dvds
     
  6. MikeTV

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    I agree with this and other comments. I was wondering about the exhaust fan, and notice it has a second power connector (ie. small main board connector). Does anyone know if it would be possible to use this connector instead, and perhaps bypass the thermal sensing, and use a fanmate to control the speed instead? What does the second power connector do?

    The fan is pretty quiet when the PC is cool/idle.
     

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