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Cooltek C3


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Jul 8, 2005
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Gmunden, Austria
System Name Core i7 Overclocked - Main Workstation
Processor Core i7 940 at 3.66 GHz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe
Cooling Noktua U14P Super Silent
Memory 3x2GB OCZ 1600 MHz CL8
Video Card(s) 2x MSI Cyclone Radeon 6850 1GB in Crossfire - tuned to be silent
Storage G.Skill 240GB Sandforce SSD, 1x 640GB Samsung F1, 2x500GB Samsung Spinpoint, 1.5TB External Samsung
Display(s) Samsung 305T 30" 2560x1600 DVI LCD
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D2X PCIe
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
The Cooltek C3 aims to be an affordable, 100% aluminum chassis, attractive to both HTPC users and those looking for a compact chassis for fairly potent hardware. It also comes in two colors, and you can have your pick of a solid or windowed side panel.

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Feb 8, 2012
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Zagreb, Croatia
System Name Windows 7 64-bit Core i5 3570K
Processor Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.2 GHz, 1.26 V
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory 4 x 4 GB G-Skill Sniper DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
Video Card(s) Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Phantom
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB, Seagate Baracuda 1 TB
Display(s) Dell P2414H
Case CoolerMaster Silencio 550
Audio Device(s) VIA HD Audio
Power Supply Corsair TX v2 650W
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard CM Storm Quickfire Pro, Cherry MX Reds
Software MS Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1

I see what you did there with the wink smiley face ;)
Feb 18, 2005
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Page 3 says, "Tipping the chassis on its side reveals a simple metal mesh dust filter and a set of mounting holes for a 3.5" hard drive on the floor of the interior."

Page 4 says, "The third mounting possibility for a 2.5" hard drive is on the floor, all the way in the front."

Which one is correct?
Feb 18, 2005
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United Kingdom
I feel like there should have been a harsher penalty for the lack of drive mounting options. They could have made the chassis 1cm wider and put twin 2.5" mounts behind the motherboard tray, then setup the other 3 mounts for 3.5" drives.
Nov 19, 2014
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The space between the second card and the top of the PSU is too small. The side mounting braket is kinda silly and would require extended sata cables. The top metal sheet is bent it, seems too thin. Nice idea overall but does not seem too rigid, like FT05 for instance.