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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Wow those are smallest matx cases i have ever seen

    The matx cases i have been looking at had drive bays and the power supply situated at the back above the motherboard, so seemed bigger but if you take the litre capacity into account maybe not, however i do like the cube design of the core v1.

    I like the fact SG10/SG09 can take full length graphics cards and slim optical drive but what worries me is how compact the interior is and how much noise it will make with the number of fans it has. Also the SG10 is nearly 3 x times the cost of the core v1 and you would look to purchase a modular power supply with short cables to make it easier to install and help airflow. That being said it seems like phenomenal matx case , will read some reviews

    great advice from everyone and has given me food for thought which is the reason i posted the question

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    The Silverstone SG13 is also another worthy candidate, it's very reasonably priced, and can even take a full length GPU (just).
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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Herbtree View Post
    how much noise it will make with the number of fans it has.
    You don't have to put fans into all the fan slots.

    I think you're overestimating the noise a normal cooler makes. I certainly never heard the sound of my 95W Q6600 with a £20 Xigmatek cooler on it and the system as a whole was as quiet as a whisper despite also including a passively cooled 80-100W graphics card. The case was nothing special noise-wise, an Akasa Eclipse-62 v2 with the included pair of 120mm fans (one front, one back).

    About the only time it was really noticeable was in the dead of night. With normal daytime or evening ambient noise and it was just in the background. I do live in a town but I'm not next to a main road or anything.

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Herbtree View Post
    yes the noctua one is quite small in size and be quiet one is a c shape style looking at reviews i shoul be ok not sure about the arctic one
    You mean ARCTIC Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 vs Noctua NH-U9S? I think those coolers are way too big. How about a Zalman FX70? Dims are 110 x 140 x 158 (mm).

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    The NH-U9S' 125x95x95mm is way too big?
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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    The NH-U9S' 125x95x95mm is way too big?
    i was just typing the same thing lol

    and that's with a fan but zalman is one nice looking heatsink , like the nickel

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWaves View Post
    You don't have to put fans into all the fan slots.

    I think you're overestimating the noise a normal cooler makes. I certainly never heard the sound of my 95W Q6600 with a £20 Xigmatek cooler on it and the system as a whole was as quiet as a whisper despite also including a passively cooled 80-100W graphics card. The case was nothing special noise-wise, an Akasa Eclipse-62 v2 with the included pair of 120mm fans (one front, one back).

    About the only time it was really noticeable was in the dead of night. With normal daytime or evening ambient noise and it was just in the background. I do live in a town but I'm not next to a main road or anything.
    Yes possibly,looking at some videos of the silverstone case once built it seemed very full so i was thinking all the fans would be needed to ensure good airflow but i haven't a system for many years so i guess fan quietness has improved to what i remember and am probably overly concerned with the possible noise

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Yeah, back when CPUs gobbled 130W and didn't have much in the way of frequency and voltage scaling you needed a fair chunk of heatsink and the fan need to do a fair bit of work. Nowadays they pull much less on load, idle super efficiently, and have enough power to do most things a desktop needs to do without too much effort. That's why people are getting away with super compact ITX systems with 4790K's and Titan X's.

    Take the Dan A4-SFX case for instance: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1799326
    They haven't got the manufacturing agreements sorted out yet, but it's a thermally valid design that takes up a tiny amount of space but packs top end hardware, and since each major heat producing component has its own thermal zone and fresh air intake, it doesn't need case fans, just the fans attached to the hardware is enough.
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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    I am looking to buy a mini Thermaltake V1, I think the maximum length of 140mm cooling. http://www.ourcase.co.uk/
    Last edited by dgfnymmb; 21-10-2015 at 02:42 AM.

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    ...Take the Dan A4-SFX case for instance: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1799326
    WTH? Seeing it for the first time! Am I impressed or what? Till I see the price... Derp, not for me

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by dgfnymmb View Post
    I am looking to buy a mini Thermaltake V1, I think the maximum length of 140mm cooling.
    yes i am sure you are correct, i think it takes 285mm length gpu cards aswell

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    Re: Advice on cooling plz

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Yeah, back when CPUs gobbled 130W and didn't have much in the way of frequency and voltage scaling you needed a fair chunk of heatsink and the fan need to do a fair bit of work. Nowadays they pull much less on load, idle super efficiently, and have enough power to do most things a desktop needs to do without too much effort. That's why people are getting away with super compact ITX systems with 4790K's and Titan X's.

    Take the Dan A4-SFX case for instance: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1799326
    They haven't got the manufacturing agreements sorted out yet, but it's a thermally valid design that takes up a tiny amount of space but packs top end hardware, and since each major heat producing component has its own thermal zone and fresh air intake, it doesn't need case fans, just the fans attached to the hardware is enough.
    nice case but the price ! i also like the silverstone new raven gaming case

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