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  1. t77snapshot

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    Oh ok right on! Yeah I'm not picky about a couple of small holes on the top. I was afraid of some large slots, clips or something.:eek: I'm glad to here the case is not real heavy or loud with low rpm fans.

    Thanks for the extra info guys:D
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    the holes might be 1/8" to 3/16".
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    Looks like Sneeky might have forgotten the accessory update.

    Here's a link to his review of the NZXT Sentry LXE Fan Controller.
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    Sweet thanks:)

    I am going to add an "Accessory Review's" section to the OP and sneeky will be first on the list of links (with his permission of course).

    ps. hey Dannibus, if you ever get sick of your Vulcan case PM me and we can talk prices...;)
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    hmmmm....... If i only had dremel, id cut a hole for a 220mm Antec Big Boy - not that I really need it or anything,

    ------ then i rememberd that the PSU is mounted at the top of the case so there goes that idea.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Thanks guys, yeah I sort of dropped the ball on that one;)

    Feel free to add it if you wish:D
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    Hmm. Well, I've been tinkering with the cable routing and messing with it. I really like this case. As far as the review on TPU is concerned, I'm not sure if I got a really solid unit, or if the reviewer got a bad one. I had the side panels off the other night and my dog went a little crazy and knocked them around a bit. The finish still looks good as new.

    I'm going to be putting some more fans in it pretty soon I think. I'll post some fresh pics for you guys soon.
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    Sorry guys, I'll be out soon. Just bought a 690 II Advanced.
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    looking fine, i really like it :)

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    Thanks Chaos:)

    It looks a lot better now compared to those pics, I added a second 285, cleaned up the cables and slapped an H50 in there as well.
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    pics or its all FUD:roll:
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    :D:D:D

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    That's all I got for now, but surely this mean's I'm in the club :rockout: :roll:


    EDIT: People tell me to hide the 20/24pin..... but in all fairness I kinda like it!

    ... and the cable going diagonally really does need going length ways across the bottom of the motherboard... just the odd few thing's that need touching up.
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    Welcome to the club Tech2:toast: This is a sweet rig you have there! I would recommend flipping that second top fan to exhaust like the other one, rather then intake. Your configuration may result in negative air pressure and could actually cause higher temps.
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    Yeah usually that would be the case, but my memory get's really hot! to the point where you don't want to keep your finger there for more than a few second's and having the fan set to intake cools the memory super well!! (feel's less than room temperature).

    Something I should add is that the way I have my fan's set is not all disrupting any air flow, maybe improving it for all... now here's my theory - the air from the front intake fan blows to the back of the case, the side intake fan is also pushing some of that air to my board & graphics card, now to my top intake fan which cools my memory as I pointed out, and obviously part of my motherboard too, now that air will circulate in with the front and side intake fan's + some is being stole by my CPU HSF but is not effected at all! (also has the help of the top exhaust fan), and as we know hot air rises so the air is obviously going to reach the top of the case again, and which it does being blown out via the rear and top exhaust fans.
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    Save me a spot! I'll be joining soon. :)
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    Welcome to the club dieselcat18!:toast: Stop by, post some pics and show off your Apollo!

    Can't wait to see you new NZXT case Kantastic!:cool:

    Club update:

    Added the Nzxt Accessory Reviews! So far only sneekypeet's review:laugh:
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    Thxxx t77snapshot...though I'm not a modder I thought it would be interesting to view and share images and thoughts about NZXT cases.
    Here are a few pics from my build back in 2008, which has since been up-graded a few times.
    My cable management leaves something to be desired here in these photos, but has gotten a bit better since I put this together.

    I've been itching lately for an up-grade to a full-tower ATX case, but I am really found of this Apollo...It's a terrific case for someone thats on a tighter budget but really doesn't have to sacrifice much in terms of looks and performance.

    I was very surprised the amount one can do in this case. Maybe in another year or so I'll look to expand with a larger one. I know there are plenty of good case mfg. around, but I'll be looking first to see what NZXT has to offer.

    Props on a very nice thread you have started...I hope it continues.

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    That looks good man :toast: Just looked at some reviews on the case, pretty good for the price. :toast:
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    Thxxx Patty....Yeah, like I said, nice case for a budget build that gives a person a lot more for their money. I was really surprised with the over-all quality of the fit and finish and size for a case that is steel with plastic front panel that cost me 60 usd shipped......

    BTW...very nice system you have there....:)

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    Thank you bro.

    Maybe this one cheaper build quality, but this cases have caught my eye especially for $50 shipped!

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Com...

    what do you think?
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    Nice case and at the price newegg is offering it today at 49 less a $15 promo code shipped, It's a steal......


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    Thanks dieselcat! I take a lot of pride in my Nzxt case and I know a lot of others do too which spawned the birth of this club.:toast:

    I'm digg'in your Apollo, it looks very colorful!
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    :rockout: Heck a deal.
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    One of my NZXT cases, the other is Tempest EVO
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