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    Switch 810 here.

    More pics in link in my signature.

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    Welcome to TPU's Nzxt Case Clubhouse Black Panther:toast::respect:

    It is quite an honor to have a second moderator such as BP herself join the club! The member list has been updated and if you have a build log of your case I would be happy to add it to the OP? Very clean build you have there, I love the decal on the opposite panel.:pimp:
     
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    ***TPU's Nzxt Case Reviews UPDATED in the OP***

    ***TPU's Nzxt Build Logs UPDATED in the OP***

    ***Nzxt Case Clubhouse Member List UPDATED in the OP***

    Thank you-

    T77~
     
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    Hey guys, just looking for some ideas for my Switch 810. I have access to a laser cutter, and I don't know what I should do. I can't really do anything to the side panel, because the cutting bay for the laser cutter is only 800mmx400mm. So, what would you do to your case if you had access to a laser cutter? I'm up for any and all suggestions.
     
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    Custom logo with plexi and lighting with a switch to turn it on/off?

    edit: Just noticed that Switch 810 with the tiger. That's pretty slick!!
     
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    here goes t77snapshot:toast:

    funny ... did you pick that one because of the "The One and Only" or because you like it ;)
     
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    woohooo i guess im lucky i got myself a Club3d HD6950 2gb for 80$ because de guy flashed it wrong and didnt know about the BIOS switch i hope i can revive that one ... since the GTX560 ti was unstable due to a corroded component (nothing big i paid 100$ for that one xD)

    also i recieved my Element S i can start to work on the Nemesis for the Athlon XP rig (i guess i will do some cable management thingies lik t77snapshot)
     
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    Put me down as a Switch 810 user having replaced my old White Phantom Original with this lovely case. Loved my phantom and now my brother loves it as well (White version) and I have the white switch 810. I have to shut her off and redo the wiring as it is just ugly and I want to clean it up so I will post pics in a few weeks (ub3r busy).
     
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    I have the same thing to do since upgrading to the Phantom 410... been like that weeks now but it's ok, out of sight out of mind.

    :laugh:
     
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    Hi guys,

    I have a question about thermal compound.

    Which one is better prolimatech pk-3 or gelid gc-extreme?

    thank you.
     
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    Artic coolink Mk-4 for me ... or Prolimatech pk-1 nano (well the pk-3 could be better i dont kow) never used gelid but i can say AC and Prolima pk-1 are quite one the same range of perf

    (btw totaly unrelated to the topic, shouldnt this go to cooling subsection?)

    so for answering i should say Prolimatech pk-(1 3 equal)
     
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    Thank you.

    I just pasted Gelid gc-extreme on my cpu but it's result is not better than pk-1.
    So,I think pk-3 is my new choice.:rockout:
     
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    I used Gelid gc-extreme when it was first released back in 09' and it beat Arctic Silver 5 by a whopping 8-10c difference.:eek: Excellent compound at the time, but a little on the pricey side. Good choice on the pk-3 I am sure, their both good either way.
     
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    You sure there wasn't something wrong with the Arctic Silver? That seems ridiculous.:wtf:
     
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    Nope! I read many reviews with those ridiculous numbers and did not believe it either.:rolleyes: But when I tested the difference myself with two different cpu's it was an easy 8c drop. (but I can't remember if that was on load or idle, I will have to check my records). :)



    Ps. edit: I noticed your WCG stat bar, why the sudden loss of stars mate? did you of your rigs go down? :l
     
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    My crunching rig is just putting out too much heat at the moment. My room is already toasting as it is. I am thinking of putting in the basement as a more permanent solution. I'll get around to it this weekend.
     
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    Figured I'd post a shot I took of my NZXT H2 while I had the camera out for taking pictures of my BitFenix Prodigy.
    Thread here: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176427

    I've had the H2 for a couple of months now and I really like it. First thing, it's the nicest case I've ever worked with. It feels really solid and robust. The paint finish is nice and the plastic pieces, while few and far between, are also nicely finished.

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    *Please excuse the less-than-ideal cable management*

    Components:
    Here is what I have in it currently:
    Intel DX58SO
    Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.5Ghz (165Mhz BCLK)
    6GB G.Skill 1333Mhz Triple-Channel
    2x EVGA GTX 480s
    2x WD 640GB Black
    2x OCZ 64GB Agility3
    Intel N-2200 PCIe Wireless Card

    The DX58SO board is kind of an odd-ball. As you can see from the pictures, the RAM is oriented at the top of the CPU socket as opposed to on the side. It did come with that nice Intel-branded SLI bridge, though. Normally, I wouldn't use an Intel Motherboard on a build, preferring to use more over-clocking friendly alternatives. But, in July of 2009, while I was still working at the Geek Squad, I was elligible for Intel's Retail Edge program's 'Big Deal'. Essentially, Intel reps come in to retail places like BBY or the 'Shack and offer you discounts through their Retail Edge program if you promise to occasionally suggest their products. The Retail Edge site itself has information and quizzes you need to take on occasion to stay 'active'. Really, the quizzes were often only a couple of questions, and when you can take them as many times as you like, you sort of just stop paying attention and click various sequences of answers until finally you've "passed". They were quizzes about things like Intel's somewhat new processor Star Rating system or technologies like Intel Wireless Display. All of the stuff was things I read about through places like TPU anyway, so it wasn't particularly useful knowledge. Anyway, once a year they'd offer their 'Big Deal' which was usually a processor or processor/motherboard combo.

    In July '09 I managed to get:
    - An i7 920
    - DX58SO Motherboard
    - Windows Vista Ultimate (7 hadn't been released yet)
    - The Promise of a Windows 7 Upgrade Copy (Which when it came, was actually a full, complete Windows 7 Ultimate copy with its own CD Key)
    So, Mobo/Processor and two Full Windows Ultimate OSes for $354. Yup. $354. All told the retail value would've been well over $700.

    It was seriously the only nice thing I took away from my time at the Geek Squad, besides a priceless wealth of practical computer troubleshooting skills. God, I hated that place, but massive exploitation of the general public and epic disrespect for employees is for another time, another thread.

    Aesthetics/Design:
    I got the H2 to replace my aging, first revision Antec 900. It had an unpainted interior and no cable management to speak of. After a couple of years of having my room illuminated with a pale-blue glow and being serenaded by the constant whir of fans, I decided I'd try something different. I wanted something understated, yet elegant. Not something quite as brash as the Antec 900. No case had a window that I particularly liked and after having the window on the 900, it doesn't really impress the uninitiated seeing as there aren't any moving parts to be dazzled by. (Granted, elaborate Water Cooling systems might be an exception) I liked the idea of a "silent" case and like NZXT's design over competitors like Fractal.

    As far as features go, the NZXT H2 does fairly well. I really like the screw-less Drive Bays and the SATA Dock on the top of the case. (It's especially useful when, after buttoning everything up and sliding the system into it's rightful place, you find that one of the SSD's you meticulously placed isn't being powered despite sharing the same 1Molex-to-2SATAPower adapter with the other SSD, which is being powered. It gives you the option to rage throw the drive in the dock and call it a day) The Front Panel door seems fairly solid. The acoustic foam used in the case is quite thin, but I'm sure it does a fairly respectable job at absorbing noise. The fan filters and removable front fans make things easy as well. The included fan controller works quite well if you actually have the rear fan plugged into it. The CPU cutout was large enough that I was able to install the Antec Kuhler 620 without removing the motherboard, which I consider a victory.

    Cooling:

    Cooling-wise, the case does fairly respectably considering its design goals. The base raises the chassis enough off the ground that, short of shag carpet, it should provide adequate airflow to the bottom PSU and fan intake. The bottom-facing, bottom mounted PSU is really a great idea. Prevents you from accidentally dropping anything in the PSU while you're working on it, and the PSU runs a whole lot cooler than it did when it was pulling air from inside the case where, despite the blower design, a significant amount of heat from the 480s would build up. At idle, I've never had a more quiet computer. Load, on the other hand, is a completely different animal. Let's just say, don't buy a "silent" computer case with subsequently restricted airflow and then throw a 130W TDP CPU and 2 GTX 480's, notorious for their heat generation, and expect the thing to be quiet. Left to their own devices w/ the default fan profiles, the 480's easily hit over 90C. Thankfully, with MSI Afterburner and Intel's Desktop Control Center, I can reign that in a bit. I really like to have them sitting at less than 80C which requires a fairly aggressive fan profile. I tend to think of my system has an expensive, complicated 750W space-heater.

    Overall, I'd give the H2 a 9.5/10. I'd use it again in a build with less power-hungry components or a full system water cooling build.
     
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    Nearly forgot. Before I got the Antec 900, my personal rig (3.2 P4, X850XT) was sitting in one of NZXT's Trinity cases with the side-window. That was a sexy case. The plastic and some of the design decisions weren't the greatest, but that was true of pretty much all budget cases at the time. It certainly beat the hell out of the build quality of the random "Chiefmax" brand case I purchased, I think from Xoxide eons ago. It's so old I can't seem to find a picture of it on Uncle Google. It had these red LED-like strips on the right and left sides of the front panel and a fairly stylized window. I swear that thing's side panels were made from pressing a couple of sheets of tinfoil together. I remember wanting an NZXT Nemesis but not being able to afford it.
     
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    T77 - You should add the Temptest 410 line (Its a new version of Tempest) I have a Tempest 410 Elite!

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    Well I didn't have any 410 owners... Until now!:rockout: Welcome to the Club brandon :toast: I have always like this rig of yours!
     
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    CASE UPDATE! (bad phone pics, sry)

    A couple new things here..

    Finally converted to the wonderful world of the Solid State Drive! Just quickly threw it in there because I don't have the drive bay space for it at the moment. :p It's a Samsung 840 series 250Gb ssd.

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    New Xigmatek rear fan! My old Yates crapped out on me, bummer but whatever.. I have many fans laying around. :)

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    I don't believe I have posted any updated pics with my latest board/ graphic card in awhile, so here we go! :toast:

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    why you put that stickers on the back of case? most people put it on the front not on the back
     
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