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Old January 21, 2011, 07:52 PM
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I would recommend against a Silverstone Sugo. I've used one before and they're terrible for cooling. I didn't think the airflow would be that bad, but I had tons of heat issues with it.

Relatedly, if you can fit something other than the scythe shuriken cooler, stay away from it (I was just reminded by the picture above). I used it in an i7 930 at stock speeds and the cooling was notably worse than the stock intel and not any smaller. Maybe it performs better on other chips, but with 5 attempts, each time cleaning then reapplying thermal, I wasn't once able to get a good temp out of it.
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Old January 22, 2011, 05:45 AM
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My vote would to stick w/ the PC-V354 if you can wait it out. I like my PC-V352 as well but it definitely isn't as well laid out as the PC-V354.
For the time being, I won't change my order, but I'm asking for suggestion to make up a plan B. I just can't find a "cheap" htpc case with 120mm fans and enough place for a couple hdd. The LL is my best bet so far, but the wait is awful :P
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Old January 22, 2011, 04:02 PM
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I would recommend against a Silverstone Sugo. I've used one before and they're terrible for cooling. I didn't think the airflow would be that bad, but I had tons of heat issues with it.

Relatedly, if you can fit something other than the scythe shuriken cooler, stay away from it (I was just reminded by the picture above). I used it in an i7 930 at stock speeds and the cooling was notably worse than the stock intel and not any smaller. Maybe it performs better on other chips, but with 5 attempts, each time cleaning then reapplying thermal, I wasn't once able to get a good temp out of it.
Aren't all the Sugos mITX? I think the OP was looking for an mATX case.

Mind you, I hear you on the Sugo. I built a system with a 5770/i3 530 and a SG05 case, and found the placement of the PCI-E slot means a GPU neatly blocks some of the exhaust from a top-blowing cooler.
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Old January 22, 2011, 04:56 PM
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I've been thinking about a matx build and I was kinda looking at Either:
NCIX.com - Buy Inwin Dragon Slayer Mid Tower mATX Case 2X5.25 3X3.5/2.5X1INT Front USB3.0 Audio *No PSU* - IW-Dragon Slayer In Canada. or
NCIX.com - Buy NZXT Vulcan mATX Mini Tower Case Black 2X5.25 2X3.5 2X3.5INT Fan Control No PS Front Audio USB eSATA - VULCAN In Canada.
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Old January 22, 2011, 05:20 PM
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How about the Fortress 3? I actually think it looks fantastic.

Newegg.ca - SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT03S Silver Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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Not a big fan of the FT03 so far. I guess waiting is the best option haha

EDIT : ETA on Newegg = 14/02/2010... I hope to get mine sooner! Anyway.. I can run the PC on the mobo box for a,little while lol
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Old January 22, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Antec Mini P180 hands down.
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Old January 23, 2011, 02:29 PM
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I got one localy the P180.
I like what I see mostly.
Nice little case.
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Man.. Canada computers have some in stock!! Why is it soo far :P
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Old January 23, 2011, 10:33 PM
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shopRBC.com :: Antec Mini P180 mATX Tower, Black - NO PSU

try this see if they will ship to you ?


They have white ones if you want to be snowy
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