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Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Looks like it would support the XB 360 easily.
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    intriguing back design - if I can get longer thumbscrews I should be able to pull off the same effect ;)
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    Nice looking case but $106 for a plastic case seems high, though not outrageous for a case with a PSU. I'm looking for a small case to house my bother home studio PC and he would love the simplistic looks of this case. Did you take[or can you] any thermal readings? I'm a bit concerned about ventilation in such a cramped case with so few fan,I would like to put in a passive cooled 4550.
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    PowerMan PSU was alwasy above everything else.
    I could never find these sold seperatly.
    What a cheapo 350W couldnt manage and eventually broke an old 230W powerman could.

    I however dont understand why would they put everything upside down.The PSU at the bottom of the case - Its simply a waste of "free" airflow of hot air also the vertical placement is just stupid.
    Why do they put it vertically as the case is 150mm wide and the drive is 130mm ?

    This looks like trying to be "original" no matter the cost of comfort ^^

    White is ok. A lot of modern interiors have dark floors and white furniture.
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    looks like a great case but what if people need a larger psu for bigger graphics cards? i no cooling of some of the large graphics cards would be a problem and even fitting it inside would be to but say all that works is it posible to get a psu that size that would power say an ati 4850? coz i dnt think im the only one that would like to use the same rig i use for my home theater for gaming also:D
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    I think it looks good for a neat home server. Get an external 3.5" to dual 2.5" HDD caddy and you can house 2 low power, low noise drives. Low power CPU, no 3.5" drive, no optical. Use a remote desktop to control it and all you'll need is a power cable and a LAN cable (go wireless for just power!) coming out the back. Look nice on your office/study shelf amongst those files and books.
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    350w will be plenty for a 4850 and the rest of the hardware
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    really? ive read that a 4850 needs like 400-450 watts? can you confirm that 100%? im not saying ur wrong :D its just im upgrading my graphics to a 4850 and have a 400w psu so if what your saying is correct i wont need to upgrade that too but i wanna make shure 100% so i aint runing the risk of messin my rig up
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    Recommended 400/450W, doesn't mean that it actually needs that power ;).

    The thing is, most generic PSU's don't output as what they are rated for. For example, a 400W generic might only output 250W.

    The PSU used in the Matrix should actually output its rating, as it is a high quality unit. Hence, its enough to power an HD4850.

    AT full load, the HD4850 only needs 210W of power with a full PC.

    Reference: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/Revolution_R700/25.html
    ste2425 says thanks.
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    oh right cheers mate thats saved me an extra 40 quid now i can get a decent cooler for my 4850 thatl be comeing soon:p

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