Aerocool Dead Silence (DS) Cube Case

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  1. stenchlord

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    I'll be upgrading my main desktop in a couple months (24 month upgrade cycle) and as per usual I tend to start looking around for parts and reviews for my future purchase.

    I am still undecided on whether or not to go mITX or mATX but in the meantime I was looking for a case and had originally settled on the BitFenix Prodigy for ITX and Silverstone TJ-08E for mATX but this appeared on PCCG's website so thought I'd look into it and it seems pretty good to me.


    I quite like that you can choose from mesh or solid top and that they're both included when you purchase the case (not an add-on or separate purchase), I also like that the SSDs get their own bay in the back behind the PSU (although I'd have liked it more if they mounted vertically against a flat sheet). Apparently fans aren't great but considering the price this is being sold at, I personally don't mind spending a little extra on some better fans. The colour options are pretty decent too (I'd still likely just settle on black/white though) and I've always been a sucker for a case with a window (try as I might to say I don't care about them).

    Not many reviews out for it atm from what I could see.

     
  2. bazzel001

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    This does seem like an interesting little case. I am planning on picking one of these up shortly to see if i can use it in my next build.

    Its small and clean but big enough to watercool.

    the big downside i see if that the front panel connectors will be plugged into an Matx board right next to the window which would look terrible.

    I am hopeful that some phobya front panel extensions will fix that though :thumbup:
     
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    I am looking at this case too.

    I have a Phenom M-ATX housing my computer but this case is better for watercooling.
     
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    The cables for the IO ports look to be pretty long. I'd say all you need to buy is some cable sleeving and heatshrink.

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    Either way lol.

    The main thing I think I dislike about the case that I think really should have been addressed is the lack of a dust filter for the front intake fan.
     
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    But where does the radiator go? :confused:
     
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    The front (180-200) rad

    or the top middle like a prodigy (240mm)

    its just wider than a prodigy

    Oh and you can unscrew and remove the optical drive cage and the other one under it :thumbup:
     
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    I'm interested in this case, has anyone actually put one into use yet?
     
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    Almost ordered it yesterday
     
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    Interesting... I would be tempted to build a mini-itx system. You don't really need the HDD cage, as SSD's are all you need for a little gaming rig, and they have a very small footprint..

    All I am thinking, is there will be wasted space ABOVE the mobo where the massive air CPU cooler would go (190mm clearance) - maybe you could mount a res to the back wall there...
     
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    running the below pc specs in this case, some people may have issues with PSU size though mine just fit in with the full modular cables
     
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    I was all keen until I noticed that it only has 4 expansion slots so SLI with the use of a PCI slot is out of the question.

    The BitFenix Prodigy M and Phenom M now have my interest.
     
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    Unfortunately the prodigy M and Phenom M have the weird psu layout and a horizontal board which is great if your looking for it, but takes away from the nice layout the prodigy offers for ITX or that the aerocool offers for matx.
     
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    You mean vertical motherboard? I do like the horizontal layout of DS case for something a little different.

    I guess I need to decide whether I really really want SLI; and if so I'll need to find some form of USB audio solution.
     
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    yea sorry, *verticle* was the word i was looking for. I am planning to fully watercool so the horizontal layout of the ds mekes life easier for me.

    its funny your in the same boat as me.

    I sold my 2 680 lightnings and got a 780ti so i could keep my sound card because i hate usb audio.
     
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    We could be twins, except I'm not forking out for a 780Ti!

    I look forward to seeing what you end up doing, remember to post pics back here if you build using the DS :thumbup:
     
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    I have one of theses, got the black one, really nice case apart from I cant fit a 280x & 290 in there needs about one CM more space clearance next to the mobo. So may end up selling.
     
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    well i am in the market for a black one soon. if its "like new" (no scratches etc) PM me :thumbup:
     
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    Have you removed the 3.5" bay?
     

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