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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    Acrobat - I'm surprised about the gap around the drive - have you contacted Akasa?
    Nope, never considered it really because im not sure what they could do. I dont think its anything really wrong with the case. I just think its a bit of a loose fit kind of. The drive is securely in place, its just the gap. Its only a few millimetres but I can see light through the gaps. It may just be my cheapo DVD drive too. Im not sure if its affecting air flow really, but I suppose I could just put some cardboard in the gaps or something. Or maybe some thin strips of black rubber or something. Its not too bad anyway.

    As for the sharkoons, I think I might have got lucky because mine make very little noise. Almost silent really. The GPU and CPU fans are louder.

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    BluTack or UHU White Tack IMO would do a good job as well as dampen any vibrations. Only problem is it's a bit sticky.

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    Ok I finally ordered the case with side panel with fan a black dvd rw and floppy and 2 silverstone 120mm 2100rpm fans and a silverstone fan controller. Should arrive next tuesday

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    Well the stuff arrived and when i opened the door to the citylink delivery chap my dog went out and started barking at him. All the colour seemed to drain from his face he wasn't happy. The next morning I got a call from citylink saying they refuse to deliver goods to me anymore coz my dog attacked him!

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    Hmm, interesting, thats gotta be a new low for CityLink....

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    The city link driver that cried wolf, and we all know what happened next

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reapsy View Post
    Well the stuff arrived and when i opened the door to the citylink delivery chap my dog went out and started barking at him. All the colour seemed to drain from his face he wasn't happy. The next morning I got a call from citylink saying they refuse to deliver goods to me anymore coz my dog attacked him!
    Is it an option to pickup from the Depot next time? If yes, perhaps you could take them some choccies?


    Fortunately thank God City Link have been ok so far apart from the guy turning up at 6.30am (yes 6.30) last week in December (Xmas week).

    Edit: keep us updated with the build etc.

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    Only just seen this thread..the side panel fan works very well.

    Just about prefectly positioned.

    With regards to the case..i really like it..apart from the silver thumb screws...so bloody ugly...i mean i know its the back and you rarely see it but i've changed mine for normal size black ones lol.

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