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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by washd123, May 3, 2012.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The TJ-08 is less than 16" deep so no trouble there- that case is crazy big inside... you may even be able to stuff a Noctua NH-D14 in it (check w/Silverstone first though)
     
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    that cooler is massive, I'd rather not, I had bad experiences working with large coolers like the zalman CPNS9900LED my hands were bleeding
     
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    Well the the Xig Gaia is a lot smaller and kept my system cool and quiet. The mounting system is very solid and cost is only about $30 in the US.... most towers in that size class should work fine but I would need to know what kind of hardware you were planning to use to say for sure.
     
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    MSI GTX560TI HAWK
    4GB corsair DDR3 ram
    MSI z68 mobo (maybe z77) microATX
    OCZ ZT 750w modular psu
    Scythe 900RPM 120mm fans
    TJ07 case
     
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    It looks like just about any tower cooler that takes a 120 mm fan (or 2) will keep that setup cool and quiet depending on fan choice/fan settings

    FYI- this is my next cooler :toast:

    XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition ...
     
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    mini itx though

    the other one looks cool though maybe to big though
     
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    yeah but microATX is as small as I want
     
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    I'm having a really hard time deciding between the 2 silverstone ones, I like the look of the TJ08E but the other one has 2x 120mm fans in the front I can replace with quieter ones. Also it costs about $20-30 less.
     
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    looks like it won't fit my gpu or most gpus. I'm pretty settled on the silverstone, they're the same inside but different outside and different prices
     
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    180mm fan is already quiet;) The $30 you saved will be spent on the fan swap, so either way it seems they are similar in price to get it the way you want it.
     
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    didn't think about that, do you think the 180mm would be as quiet as 2 120mm 800RPM fans? each one has a decibel rating of 10dB, while the 180mm is rated from 17-30dB
     
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    The 120's in the PS-07 are pretty quiet. I could only hear them when the front door was open and even then just barely. I have 180's in my FT-01 Fortress and they are silent at 600 rpm :cool:
     
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    that Bitfenix case looks awesome!
     
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    I know pretty quiet, I mean my p180-mini is pretty quiet I want silent. Which is why I figured I'd switch them out
     
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    With the 120mm's in the PS-07 you can always swap them out or slow them down a bit if you don't think they are quiet enough. The 180mm in TJ-08 is silent but your options for using something else is near zero as those fans are only made by silverstone....
     
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    hm, so even though the TJ08e looks better the ps-07 is probably the better choice since it's cheaper and the fans can be swapped
     
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    I finally got the TJ08e, I also put in a corsair H60 cooler since it's easier to build with, I replaced the stock corsair fan with a 800rpm slipstream from scythe. I'm adding a second fan soon.

    The build is silent the only noise generates from my psu and gpu, well and the hdd's. Overall silent though. It's also running cool I may overclock

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    Thank you for all the help
     
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    Glad it worked out for you! :toast:

    Case and build look great!
     
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