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boa
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2003-11-19T23:35:27Z
How bout this one? Nice and roomy, aluminum too. Can fit a heatercore nicely in the front.
For $72. shipped seems like a steal to me.
Any suggestions? The TT Xaser II seems a little to colorful/fancy looking for my taste.
xtremeskier97
2003-11-19T23:49:38Z
Just like my case, except that I dont have the Windows side panel (yet). Very nice case. Lots of room...How big is the heatercore?? I will measure and let you know if there is room or not. If you have a pic of the heatercore that would be helpful also.
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2003-11-20T00:36:41Z
hey thanks there, the dimentinos are 6"W x 7"H X 2"
kinda small but I got a good bargain with the shroud and fan included for free.
Laggerzero
2003-11-20T02:55:12Z
I have that exact same case except for the side fan. That case Ownz at cooling
xtremeskier97
2003-11-20T10:08:19Z
I will check the space when I get home this evening. I dont think there will be a problem getting that heatercore in there. The reason I wanted a pic was so that I could see the connectors and which way they protrude so I know which way it will be positioned. Like I said, dont think there will be an issue with space.

Will post back tonight.

Nevermind...I go home for lunch....I will post back after lunch.
xtremeskier97
2003-11-20T14:36:51Z
Here are diagrams that shows the space that is in the case:




All measurements are internal measurements, not external.

Any more questions, post back.
Telexen
2003-11-20T14:39:31Z
You will have to take the bottom hard disk bay out to get the reservoir in. The tray slides out easily (as you'll see if you didn't know with Chieftec cases), and you'll just have to remove a set of rivits in the front (take the front panel off) to take out the rest of the bay to make room for that heatercore.
xtremeskier97
2003-11-20T14:55:51Z
Was just getting ready to suggest that. It is very easy. All you need is a drill and drill bit.
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2003-11-20T15:51:26Z
yup, I got all my tools handy: dremmel, drill, etc. Already ordered the case Got my heatercore, pump, res,clamps and MCW5000 today too. Still gotta get some tygon tubing and anti corrosive additive tho. thanks for the info/tips guys
kevin56
2003-11-21T07:16:59Z
If your into looks, you should check out the Raidmax scorpio 668. Its a very nice case too.
boa
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2003-11-21T17:02:36Z
yeah I looked at that one and the Thermaltake Xaser II but I like the simple aluminum finish. I am going to shoot a couple clear coats of high quality auto paint to protect it from scratches. Might mod the inside too. Thinking a flat black might give good contrast. But I got tests next week, then thanksgiving, then FSU vs. FL game, more tests. Somehow I gotta find the time.. and $72. is damn cheap too.
xtremeskier97
2003-11-21T17:08:27Z
Good idea about the auto paint....My case is identical, made by cheiftec. It IS very easy to screatch, and I wish I knew how to paint it professionaly with auto paint to protect it. I was also thinking of the black inside. That would look pretty good, but I SUCK at painting!
ToHellWithUGA
2003-11-21T17:38:26Z
I painted the inside of mine black, and it looks pretty good, but the paint comes off a little when you tighten down screws, etc. (such as on the drive bays). But the outside of my case is black, too.

http://www.meeksgeeks.net/computer.jsp 
Telexen
2003-11-21T18:10:32Z
That looks pretty good. Mine's black too...maybe I should consider it

I could easily get it professionally painted
bbrevard
2003-11-23T03:42:17Z
Boa: what case is that?