±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 322
Total: 322
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Home
04: Community Forums
05: CPGlang
06: Downloads
07: Home
08: Contact
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: CPGlang
14: News Archive
15: CPGlang
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Member Screenshots
22: Photo Gallery
23: Photo Gallery
24: CPGlang
25: CPGlang
26: Home
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Downloads
30: Home
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: CPGlang
37: Home
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: News Archive
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Community Forums
51: Photo Gallery
52: Home
53: CPGlang
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Home
62: Contact
63: Home
64: Photo Gallery
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Member Screenshots
69: CPGlang
70: CPGlang
71: News Archive
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: CPGlang
76: Home
77: Member Screenshots
78: Community Forums
79: Home
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Home
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: Home
86: Downloads
87: Community Forums
88: Home
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: CPGlang
92: Photo Gallery
93: Community Forums
94: Home
95: Home
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: CPGlang
99: CPGlang
100: Member Screenshots
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Photo Gallery
105: Community Forums
106: Community Forums
107: Home
108: Community Forums
109: CPGlang
110: Community Forums
111: Member Screenshots
112: Home
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: CPGlang
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Photo Gallery
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums
128: Home
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: Member Screenshots
132: CPGlang
133: Photo Gallery
134: CPGlang
135: CPGlang
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: Community Forums
139: Community Forums
140: Community Forums
141: Home
142: CPGlang
143: Downloads
144: Community Forums
145: Community Forums
146: Community Forums
147: Home
148: Downloads
149: Community Forums
150: CPGlang
151: Community Forums
152: Community Forums
153: Community Forums
154: Home
155: Community Forums
156: Community Forums
157: CPGlang
158: Photo Gallery
159: Community Forums
160: Community Forums
161: Community Forums
162: Community Forums
163: Home
164: Home
165: Community Forums
166: Community Forums
167: Community Forums
168: Photo Gallery
169: Community Forums
170: Downloads
171: Community Forums
172: Home
173: Member Screenshots
174: Community Forums
175: Home
176: Home
177: Community Forums
178: Community Forums
179: Community Forums
180: Home
181: Home
182: Home
183: Community Forums
184: Home
185: Photo Gallery
186: Member Screenshots
187: Home
188: Community Forums
189: Home
190: Community Forums
191: Community Forums
192: Community Forums
193: Community Forums
194: Home
195: Downloads
196: Photo Gallery
197: Community Forums
198: Photo Gallery
199: Home
200: Community Forums
201: News Archive
202: Home
203: Photo Gallery
204: CPGlang
205: Community Forums
206: Home
207: Photo Gallery
208: News
209: Downloads
210: Member Screenshots
211: News
212: Home
213: CPGlang
214: Photo Gallery
215: CPGlang
216: Home
217: Community Forums
218: Photo Gallery
219: Community Forums
220: Home
221: Downloads
222: Community Forums
223: Community Forums
224: Community Forums
225: CPGlang
226: Community Forums
227: Community Forums
228: Home
229: Community Forums
230: Community Forums
231: Community Forums
232: Community Forums
233: Home
234: Member Screenshots
235: CPGlang
236: CPGlang
237: Community Forums
238: Photo Gallery
239: Statistics
240: Community Forums
241: Community Forums
242: Community Forums
243: Home
244: Photo Gallery
245: Community Forums
246: Member Screenshots
247: News Archive
248: CPGlang
249: Community Forums
250: Community Forums
251: Community Forums
252: Photo Gallery
253: Home
254: Community Forums
255: Home
256: Community Forums
257: News Archive
258: Home
259: Home
260: Community Forums
261: Community Forums
262: Home
263: Photo Gallery
264: Photo Gallery
265: CPGlang
266: Community Forums
267: Home
268: Community Forums
269: CPGlang
270: Community Forums
271: Community Forums
272: CPGlang
273: CPGlang
274: Photo Gallery
275: Community Forums
276: Downloads
277: Home
278: Home
279: Community Forums
280: Community Forums
281: Home
282: Community Forums
283: CPGlang
284: Home
285: Home
286: Community Forums
287: Community Forums
288: Community Forums
289: Home
290: Community Forums
291: Community Forums
292: CPGlang
293: Home
294: Community Forums
295: Home
296: Community Forums
297: Photo Gallery
298: Community Forums
299: Community Forums
300: Home
301: Home
302: Community Forums
303: Community Forums
304: Home
305: Home
306: Community Forums
307: CPGlang
308: Community Forums
309: Member Screenshots
310: Community Forums
311: News Archive
312: Community Forums
313: Member Screenshots
314: Community Forums
315: Community Forums
316: Community Forums
317: Community Forums
318: Community Forums
319: Community Forums
320: Home
321: Community Forums
322: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Taking the plunge? :: Archived
Resolve issues with your computer problems here or read about the latest computer parts and information.
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  Hardware

Topic Archived View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JG300-fr8ycat
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 1528
Location: Los Angeles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:50 pm
Post subject: Taking the plunge?

Ok, so after doing some research think my next rig will be home built. Have everything lined up but the case and was looking for some advice.

Not looking for disco lights or anything like that, just a good practical case.

Thanks for any help.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:05 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

I know you said no "disco lights" BUT,

I built my rig in a Coolermaster Wavemaster.
Great case, would do it again.

Shortly after I built a less-well stocked one for my nephew and niece.
As it was them and they were very young disco lights was a plus.

Little did I know what a great case this thing turned out to be.
They've changed the spec' now so you'll need to swap out the psu and get a better one.
However the rig itself is one of those rare gems you find by accident and if I were doing mine again I would use one of these.
It's outrageously good for the money and it's next to nothing to buy.

===

Will have to post a link to it when I get onto my own rig as I can't find it on Google - The same maker (I-Cute) does other cases but the ones I've seen aren't as good.

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:10 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

What? No lights??! Think how GREAT that'd look with the disco ball already hanging in the room! The lil' points of light flickering and reflecting off that Telecaster....

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."


Last edited by JG300-Stoopy on Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:47 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:12 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

Things to consider:

1) Cooling - Will it give good airflow over your CPU / chipset / RAM.

2) Build - Will it make your build easier (make sure you get a removeable mobo tray, and all the stand-offs). My mobo tray has loads of space behind it so, when you refit it, you can hide all the cabling behind it. This makes it look neater but, more importantly, gets it out of the way of the airflow which helps keep everything inside cool.

3) Size - Is it the right size? If you have an ATX motherboard, you'll be wanting an ATX case to fit it in or it may not fit at all. Will your graphic cards fit onto your motherboard once it's loaded into the case?

4) Looks - Can you live with it, aesthetically?

5) Disco lights - You may not like 'em but horses for courses. I was the same as you once. My advice now would be to get a case with a side window and some form of interior lighting. Saves you forever opening the case up to inspect it for dust or to see if something's disconnected. My Wavemaster has a single blue cathode for this purpose. Cost? Burger all. Value? Bigger than you'd think.

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
JG300-fr8ycat
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 1528
Location: Los Angeles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:15 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

- JG300-Stoopy
What? No lights??! Think how GREAT that'd look with the disco ball already hanging in the room! The lil' points of light flickering and reflecting off that Telecaster....


Throw on my Silver platform boots and pretend I'm Mick Ronson..............
Actually I'm worried about flashbacks..........ending up in front of Circle K pimpin beer. Laughing

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

Here's one with no lights and that certainly seems functional:

ATX Case

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:58 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

Ahhhhh Mick Ronson!
Now there's an under-rated guitarist if ever there wuz one.

LMAO @ Stoop

Hey Fr8y, THIS is the case I was talkin about. This is from an English site (I think) and I can't find it anywhere else now so they may have stopped makin' it. If they have it's a real shame. It was dead easy to use, a steel case with removable mobo tray and front cover and my nephew and niece's temp's are half of those I'm getting out of my Wavemaster and they're using theirs for gaming and all sorts.

Hope you can find one, and don't dismiss the lights. I kept an open mind and find they do actually have a function. Having said that, I don't like fan lights as they can be noisy. They aren't on the I-Cute above but you can always replace with normal fans and use a cathode. They're really cheap and easy to fit. You don't need "disco" lights to get a nice case that's useable.

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:03 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

OR....you can just forego plugging the lights in to their connectors. Yeah?

Don't be fooled...he be lookin' for stealth so's he can creep up and whack people with those 30MM's...or skid-mounted minugun........

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-fr8ycat
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 1528
Location: Los Angeles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:57 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll check em out.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Shadow_Banshee
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 03, 2005
Posts: 575

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:36 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

www.epinions.com/PC_Ca...op_sellers

_________________
Lay me place and bake me Pie
I'm starving for me Gravy
Back to top
View user's profile
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:56 am
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

My current computer was built 'a while' ago and I used a Thermaltake case. Nice case I must say. Built very heavy, lots of room and 8 cooling fans. Smile

This is the one I have now...



To see the new models, Click HERE!

To see the refurb models, Click HERE!

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6475
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:41 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

Fromn Fr8y's initial post I've taken it that he wasn't looking for anything fancy.

If this is wrong, the thermaltakes are great builder cases (slightly on the weighty side). My Wavemaster would be another good one although they have been superceded now by better and less expensive cases. Lian Li is another good name.

These are all from the upper end of the general p.c. market.

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 11 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
JG300-fr8ycat
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 1528
Location: Los Angeles
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:24 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

I don't need a fancy case but willing to keep my options open.

Main concerns are air Flow and room/setup.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
HF_SlowHand
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Aug 27, 2005
Posts: 767
Location: Meeechigan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:34 pm
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

otay, got to advertise cyber power again www.cyberpowerpc.com/

and here is my case...

www.cyberpowerpc.com/s...2d.asp?v=d

_________________
I deny everything
I lie about everything
And everything I deny
Is a lie!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
JG300-fr8ycat
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 1528
Location: Los Angeles
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:24 am
Post subject: Re: Taking the plunge?

After some long hard thought and research think this is where I'm at. Now hopefully the wife's there too. Wink

ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI

BFG Tech BFGR88640GTSOCE GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OC HDCP Video Card

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model

Ultra X-Blaster Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  Hardware
Page 1 of 3
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Archive Revive
Username:
This is an archived topic - your reply will not be appended here.
Instead, a new topic will be generated in the active forum.
The new topic will provide a reference link to this archived topic.