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    pre-made PC case w/ properly placed pre-drilled holes

    I am trying to find a store where I can buy a pre-made case that is geared towards trully keeping the system cool. I am not an overclocker but I would like to have my next system I'm building run at peak performane. I am looking for a system that has professional, pre-drilled holes for fans properly placed throughout the case (blowhole on top, fans on the sides to cool PCI slots, etc.)

    I found one particualr case at thecardcooler.com http://www.thecardcooler.com/shopcar..._cool_case.htm that really seems well made from every aspect. Only thing is, the price.... $219.00 plus $25.00 shipping. Ouch ! Then again, with 300watt supply, 6 Sunon fans (4)120mm (1)92mm (1)80mm, swing open side doors, maybe it's worth it? Also found these at OverclockersUk http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...e_34.html#a135 and thecoolerguys.com http://www.coolerguys.com/CPUCOOL/cases.htm Do you know of another place that sells similar style cases?

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    This one is only $100:


    http://www.coolerguys.com/CPUCOOL/cases.htm

    Not as much cooling as yours, but much cheaper. Only 2 92mm case fans in the side and an 80mm inside. They have an ultra version for $60 more, but it basically looks like they add another 2 80mm case fans.

    Now for somethiong more retail try this for cooling:





    You can get it here for $98 and it has a 300w AMD approved PS. Now this only ships with the rear 92mm ducted fan, but you can add a 92mm in front of the hard drives and a 120mm up front on the bottom. It has good ventilation and looks great. It even comes with drive rails and removable front and rear bezels and side pannels. You can get it here (they charge about $15 for shipping):
    http://www.directron.com/fk320w.html

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    I think the coolest tower cases are the ones where your vid card is above you cpu. They are exactly opposite of a normal atx tower arrangement.

    My personal opinion is that a flat mobo instead of a side mount like most tower cases is going to cool the best (for a socket cpu anyway). But since having a tower case is sheik now days I don't think most people are going to care how much squeel they listen to because of fans. They would much rather be sheik than efficient. As any hill person knows heat rises no matter what the substrate is in which having your vid card below cpu is not going to be efficient. Maybe in your neck of the woods though they have anti-gravity in which case you would be set for any type of arrangement

    And as sands through the hour glass so these are the digital days of our virtual lives

    Here is my suggestion for a very efficient cooling case. If you don't plan on water cooling them omit the water tank and radiator. Simply plug in your atx mobo and blamo.


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    [This message has been edited by ol* man (edited 02-03-2001).]
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