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Coolermaster case

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by ian_guinan, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. ian_guinan

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    This looks like it could be quite a useful case for HTPC also.

    http://www.coolermaster.com/products/atc/atc600.html

    I think Scan have been selling it for £200 so a bit pricier...can't see anything which says how noisy their fans are too.

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    plus also only microATX boards. Any good HTPC micro motherboards?

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    I currently use a TUSL2-M in Kryton, very good but a bit on the expensive side. It has 1 AGP and 3 PCI slots. You just disable the onboard video and sound. Its PIII based, so nice and cool.

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    This has come up recently before - there are at least two reviews of this case on-line : here and here. Personally I'm in lust with this case... but which colour?


    On the subject of M-ATX motherboards the only limitation I can see is with a AGP and 3 PCI on the motherboard space quickly runs out with a Radeon in the AGP slot and a soundcard and a video capture card you only get one slot left and about three other things spring to mind which could go in it.

    Does anyone out there know of a M-ATX motherboard which has a Firewire header??? Would be nice to use the one included on the front of the case. Or I could live with a Video capture card that works with dScaler which has Firewire and an inward facing header... and whilst I'm dreaming I'd also like USB2.
     
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    I'd second that wish list definitely
    (usb2, firewire header, maybe even onboard sound which has a decent spdif out for AC3)

    I have a full size Quietpc power supply. Any idea if these cases need special microATX size power supplies?

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    It takes standard ATX PSU's
     
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    If the case is ATX then it will take the QuietPC PSU no problem. As a point of interest, Coolermaster CPU fans are about the noisiest I have encountered. Easily replaced though.
     
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    Have just noticed these also;

    Shuttle Spacewalker barebones P4 system
    http://www.viahardware.com/sss50rev_1.shtm

    Looks attractive from the size spec but pretty cramped inside and I'd be unsure as to how loud one of these would be. Has anyone owned the previous SV24?

    Any comments?

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