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RE: [vox] Keepin' my box cool



I have developed a serious fondness for Antec cases.

http://www.antec-inc.com/

Fry's sells the Workstation case for around $79 IIRC and the server case
start at $90.

After putting my system together last year, I and three others that I know of
are only buying Antec's from now on.  If the model you buy doesn't come with
sufficient fans, there are spaces for you to put them in afterwards.  Mine
came with 2, my buddies came with 3 (they bought the next level up) and I
added one more.  I got the plus 1060
http://www.antec-inc.com/en_plus1060.html
http://www.antec-inc.com/pdf/plus1060.pdf

Good solid construction, key locks if you use them.  Easy to open and the
3.5" drive bays have BIG easy to grab levers.  Mine does not have side panel
fans.

-sp



-----Original Message-----
From: Rod Roark [mailto:rod@sunsetsystems.com] 
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 9:39 PM
To: vox@lists.lugod.org
Subject: Re: [vox] Keepin' my box cool

Rick is right, a full tower case is good for cooling.  I like 
AOpen's HX08 which is a good value and has space up in the 
top rear for 3-4 hard drives, and you can put a couple of 
80mm fans right behind them.

And in most locations, vertical space is free.

Cheers,

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Friday 12 July 2002 09:27 pm, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Micah Cowan (micah@cowan.name):
> > I don't overclock, and I have a mere AMD K6-2, 450MHz. The CPU is
> > mounted with a heat-sink/fan combo; the only other fan is the power
> > supply's.
> >
> > What techniques do you guys reccomend for cool boxen?
>
> The K6 w/two 10kRPM drives below the table I'm tying on has a big
> honkin' tower box, and a PC Power & Cooling Turbocool power supply.
>
> > I'm strongly suspecting, at the moment, that I should invest in a
> > somewhat more expensive, but built-for-coolin' box - maybe a
> > moderately-priced Lian-Li like:
> >
> > http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/computing/59ee.shtml
>
> In my view, too damned small.  People forget that a tower case buys
> you both better convection and better radiation of the heat build-up.
> You can put distance between the heat-producing components, and all
> of that is extremely useful.
>
> > http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/thumb/medium/sm-hdcooler.gif
> >
> > seems like a good idea, but for the fact that most of my 5 1/4" bay
> > space is taken up by my DVD and CD-RW drives.
>
> I personally think CDRW drives should be in external enclosures, for
> heat reasons alone.  That burn laser puts out _lots_ of heat.
>
> You do use SCSI, right?  If not, you lose, in that area.

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