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Creator: Acid Reigns April 23, 2012 1:43am
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There's no point in buying 1TB if you cant even fill 100GB. Take 500GB then and that should be more than enough. About Antec 300 case, it comes with 2 fans and 2 fans are optional.

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Also, about the HD. I don't think I'd ever use a TB, BUT I know that as you fill your HD, your computer tends to slow down a bit. Does this mean that I would have an extra 250Gb to spend before my computer started to slow? Or should I even worry about that?

No.
Just go with some cheap 7200RPM HDD then. Preferably Western Digital, Samsung or Seagate.

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Seems good, though I might prefer sears' chassis. Though I'd like to know, because it's worded rather weird. Searz, does that chassis come with fans, or does it simply have capacity for fans? It says it has 2 fans, with capacity for more, but it's worded strange, and at points it makes it sound as though it has capacity for 2 main fans, with others if needed, but doesn't come with any :/

My bad. I always thought those were included.
It has 1 140mm and 1 120mm included.

Still, this is why you don't want that Zalman case:
It has two 80mm fans. Stay away from those. They make way more noise than 120mm and above.
It's frickin' huge. (purely aesthetical parts take up space)
There's no clear air-path in the case. The 80mm fans blow at eachother (yes, I know the air is pushed back by the front fan, but that's still inefficient)

You can pretty much buy 2 LUXURY 120mm fans (essentially much more efficient than standard fans) and still just reach the same cost as the the other case.
Just gonna leave this here in case you want to look at fans:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007997&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=120mm&page=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=BESTMATCH&PageSize=20
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Oki, I'll stick with a lower capacity 7200 HD then :P

I was already liking your chassis more searz, was just curious is all :P

Thanks for the fan info.
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If u make a computer urself it doesnt mean it's cheaper. It's most of the time only cheaper because u decide what u want to have builded in, while if u buy a PC, theres stuff in it u dont want but still pay for that
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Ye, like Windows 7 Ultimate:/ Still charge u even if u don't need there cd>_<
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My school(kind of translation: Electronics and Computing school) has a contract with Microsoft MSDN and we get stuff like Windows for free :P.

Anyway Acid, both my suggested case and Antec 300 are very good, so you won't miss by buying either one. I've used Zalman Z11 for few days now and its great. Temperatures are amazing, Idle graphics card(extreme overclock) with stock cooler is 27°C, and 65°C max when under load. Processor is about 30°C idle and about 70°C under load, overclocked from 3.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz, cooler Scythe Mugen Rev.B 3.

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My CPU runs at about 40°C under load and 30°C idle at 3.8GHz (overclocked from 3.0GHz) :P

The max it reaches is 50°C when I clock it to ~4.2GHz, but I haven't quite gotten that stable though, I think my RAM might be limiting me.
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Searz what are your specs anyway lol?

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I'm using a 5year old system :3

E8400 Core2Duo 3.0GHz, 2 cores
DDR2 800MHz RAM
HD4870 GPU

And an Antec 900 for good airflow :)

My graphic memory chips gets kinda hot tough (bad cooler+overclocked), so I'm looking to changing cooler for that. I've got an old one from a friend that might work.
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Yeah two cores processors tend to heat less than four cores. Anyway, 40°C is quite low, could you post a pic of CPU-Z and temperatures after running 10 mins of Prime95?

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