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#26
Ah, thought so.

No 140mm fans on ebuyer though.

Bah, I'll wait a couple of weeks for the case to come back in stock, if it doesn't I'll get some fans on scan or something.

Thanks.

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#27
Originally posted by xChronox:
No 140mm fans on ebuyer though

Not quite true:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174221

I bought one of these for my HAF, but have since retired it as the bearing has got very noisy, after only a couple of months' use, they're not very high quality stuff (but then nothing from Sharkoon is)



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#28
I know, I saw them but I didn't bother getting them as I didn't see good feedback on them :P.

Scan has LOADS of them, but I can't be bothered to post 20 times for free shipping and I think they use C(SH)itylink

Edit -

Seeing as how popular the Tempest must be to sell out, I'm sure they'll restock soon :)
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#29
Mmm, indeed. The only downside to scan :S
ebuyer will royal mail small items.



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#30
Ordered a HDD for my cousin, a couple keyboards and a case from ebuyer, came with free shipping from UPS, no problems whatsoever, fast shipping too.

They delivered the hard drive I got ages ago via royal mail I think too.

edit -

I remember seeing on your blog that you have an NZXT Lexa, how's that for ventilation? If the Tempest doesn't come back in stock I wouldn't mind getting one of the lexa's :P.
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#31
Nowhere near as good, it's a case for looks, not for cooling. Get a Tempest. Get it from Scan instead of Ebuyer.



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#32
Originally posted by sammorris:
Nowhere near as good, it's a case for looks, not for cooling. Get a Tempest. Get it from Scan instead of Ebuyer.
Haha, thought so.

Well it's still early days, it would be good to get the case soon, so I can put everything together so I don't have to do it all when I get the graphics card (I'm a bit of a retard with assembling PCs, especially screwing the motherboard in...It can get fiddly.

But I'd rather wait until it comes back in stock than to go with Citylink, I can't deal with anymore incompetence, seriously.

Thanks for the help again though..It's nice to know what case is good for what rather than googling it and seeing "This case is really good, it is heavy and looks nice, end." :P

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#33
You do realise ebuyer can still use citylink on occasions? It's not listed on their website but they can still use citylink for certain things, mainly returns (which is worse because that's more for them to get wrong). Unfortunately Scan have the attitude that "we won't change because all couriers get complaints, it won't make any difference" - whereas what the real reason is that they're the cheapest. A lot of shops that realised they were losing revenue due to citylink changed couriers, most notably ebuyer (UPS :( and Parcelforce :|), but also tekheads (interlink :D) and OcUK (apparently DPD, who I can't comment on) - still, buying from OcUK is still risky because the company itself is so incompetent.



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#34
Meanwhile,
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer...?productid=6202

Specialtech use interlink, a much better courier - I've yet to have any faults with interlink (0/9 failed or problematic deliveries, versus parcelforce's 1/c.20-25, Amtrak's 2/2, DHL's 0/3, Target's 0/1 and Citylink's 25-30/c. 40)



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#35
Wow, thanks for the info :).

UPS are fine for me really, and I've given citylink many many chances, to no avail. Maybe they've had training since then like eBuyer has said.

Thanks for the link! Bookmarked :D.

Should be an awesome rig once I get everything together.

I can't find any Red Faction Guerrilla Benchmarks for some reason.

Strange, or maybe I just don't know something :).

Thanks again.

ps : the Tempest really does look Kickass.

Seriously, the HDD rack is genius.
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#36
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3224877398_12c61afc9c_b.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/4hbm02.jpg

Not strictly fair as I couldn't find a picture of a tempest with a crazy card in it as there aren't as many pictures about - however, I'm sure you can appreciate how much more room their is in a Tempest than a P180/P182.



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#37
Red Faction Guerilla is a low-grade console port graphically, so it'll probably be quite demanding, and look pretty naff. You'll want some beefy graphics power to run it.



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#38
Originally posted by sammorris:
Red Faction Guerilla is a low-grade console port graphically, so it'll probably be quite demanding, and look pretty naff. You'll want some beefy graphics power to run it.
That's what the 5870's for :P, the only other game I was interested in was Modern Warfare 2, but I'd rather wait for the prices to fall and for it to come out, I'm not too keen on preordering :).

Thanks for the pics.

Looking at it in that perspective it really looks like a nice case. 6 fans, That's some beefy ventilation; and no cheap LED's, it all looks great.

This is what people have told me and I've began to understand, although it is quite a high price to pay for a case, it is pretty fundamental. It's made of STEEL, comes with Dust filters and high-grade fans and won't crap out 8 months in. I'll definitely have this case for ages and won't have to buy another one as it has 8 HDD slots, also I'm not sure if it's just me, but a case with the Power Supply at the bottom always looks roomier, doesn't it?

When I get the case (which I might just order with the graphics card from the link you gave me) I'll take some pics with everything all set up.

Do you think anyone will mind if I bump this thread in a month or two?

~Thanks again for all the help and advice, I have yet to stump you with a question :).

-Sam

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#39
I'll be honest, the Tempest does have some reasonably tacky blue LED styling that's not to everyone's taste, but it's reasonably restrained. You can always disconnect the blue power LEDs and replace the front fans with non-LED ones, unlike the Antec nine hundred, that's not a two hour job!
There is no harm in bumping an old thread if you made it. What is frowned upon is:
bumping a thread you made with no additional query if there's been no response
bumping someone else's old thread for your own query



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#40
Originally posted by sammorris:
I'll be honest, the Tempest does have some reasonably tacky blue LED styling that's not to everyone's taste, but it's reasonably restrained. You can always disconnect the blue power LEDs and replace the front fans with non-LED ones, unlike the Antec nine hundred, that's not a two hour job!
There is no harm in bumping an old thread if you made it. What is frowned upon is:
bumping a thread you made with no additional query if there's been no response
bumping someone else's old thread for your own query
Ah, of course, but due to trolls and idiots forum rules have drastically changed (in some forums I post in) so I was just making sure :).

I think the Lights look good really. But whatever :P. 2 Hour job? Why? Are the cables/screws hidden or something?

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#41
The screws that hold the hard drives in place are inaccessible to anything but a magnetic screwdriver as they require being lifted about 3-4cm beyond the screw hole before you can get at them, they are also easily lost within the metal structure of the drive bay. The fan's cables itself (two of them, the 3-speed switch and the power cable) are trunked in a small metal channel that runs down the side of the drive bay. When you try and remove the cable from the trunking to remove the fan, the speed switch sticks out in several places and requires unjamming from both the front and the interior angles of the case with both hands - a very tricky 'working blind' job. To make matters worse, if the cable in this channel is even slightly misaligned when the drive bay is pushed back in, the side of the case will cut the wires off - this is how I managed to destroy both of the fans I did when using this case. It's generally best to try not to have to change the fans, it's just too difficult.



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#42
Owwwch.

Quite bad design really, it was praised so much as the ultimate gamer case I remember.

I'm watching a video of the 1200 and it really looks like an awesome case.

A bit big though, I don't know anyone who would need 9 hard drives who doesn't have a server :P

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#43
The 1200 has many design improvements on the 900 that are shared in the 902. I just hope that the disk trays was one of them...



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#44
Haha, well they are all extremely easy to remove, all have dustfilters and fans and are convertible to 5.25 to 3.25, it doesn't really look fiddly either.

A bit pricey though. Honestly I would rather go with a Tempest than this, it doesn't look like it has enough things that warrant it to have a high price.

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#45
Quote:
Haha, well they are all extremely easy to remove, all have dustfilters and fans and are convertible to 5.25 to 3.25, it doesn't really look fiddly either.
That much was all true about the original. The NZXT Tempest and Antec 900/902 are essentially no different in design but for the fact that the NZXT has better cooling and fits more hard drives.



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#46
Originally posted by sammorris:
Quote:
Haha, well they are all extremely easy to remove, all have dustfilters and fans and are convertible to 5.25 to 3.25, it doesn't really look fiddly either.
That much was all true about the original. The NZXT Tempest and Antec 900/902 are essentially no different in design but for the fact that the NZXT has better cooling and fits more hard drives.
And the NZXT looks nicer in my opinion :).

I know quite a bit about building a PC now, most of my knowledge came from this forum, all I need to learn about now is Watercooling and different types of cooling, which I never have before.

To go back on topic..

What's the difference between the 900 and the 902? Did they fix the Cable problem?

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#47
Cable problem? the main thing with the 902 is it's styled like the 1200. Sadly, they upped the price tag severely for that.

Hehe, watercooling's an interesting area of conversation, one I advise that for your own sake, you don't look at.



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#48
Originally posted by sammorris:
Cable problem? the main thing with the 902 is it's styled like the 1200. Sadly, they upped the price tag severely for that.

Hehe, watercooling's an interesting area of conversation, one I advise that for your own sake, you don't look at.
I meant, did they fix the problems the 900 had you were talking about a minute ago.

I think Antec as a company has gotten so much attention from gamers and blogs that they can just make any case and sell it, even if they bring out a 900 with an extra fan and up the price by 30. That's just my opinion though, they do make nice cases.

I've seen some crazy cases for watercooling. I'm talking cases as tall as my desk. Tubes running through it and everything, it does look intersting and the results are obviously better than using air but it's rather fiddly isn't it? And expensive.

I'm not much of an extreme overclocker so I probably won't :)

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#49
Quote:
I think Antec as a company has gotten so much attention from gamers and blogs that they can just make any case and sell it

Agreed, and that goes for quite a few companies.



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#50
Originally posted by sammorris:
Quote:
I think Antec as a company has gotten so much attention from gamers and blogs that they can just make any case and sell it

Agreed, and that goes for quite a few companies.
Glad someone else does :).

I'm trying not to go off-topic here but, are you planning on upgrading your PC soon? Maybe get a 5870x2 or something? Just curious.

And I wonder how they're going to make the 5870x2's, seeing as how one card takes up 2 expansion slots, so an x2 must take up 4 maybe, I don't really know what's under the heatsink.

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