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11-22-07, 04:16 PM
Im thinking of getting a new case.

Right now I have a NZXT Zero

I like it, but I want something new, different.

I have 2 cases in which Im going to pick from, so lend your advice on them. Which one is best, pros and cons, etc.

1. Coolermaster Cosmos

2. Coolermaster Stacker (idk which one, which one is best?)

Now...I have to keep it under 200 dollars.
Id like it around 150 or less if i could.

Three things are a must though.
1) Good airflow for I am not going liquid
and 2) It must be somewhat quiet, because my Zero is pretty damn loud, and 3) it must fit a 8800gtx very well, not snug at all.

11-22-07, 04:23 PM
The Cosmos is the quietest. The Stacker is quiet too IF you have quiet internals. It also has the best airflow due to the mesh panels.

11-22-07, 04:25 PM
Would the Cosmos run cooler than my Zero?

I really like the looks of the Cosmos

Also, what is the LARGEST case out right now?

11-22-07, 04:35 PM
Largest? Not sure. The Stacker is pretty freaking huge.

As for the Cosmos running cooler? It probably would.

11-22-07, 04:38 PM
Hmmm. Sounds good so far.

So if YOU were going to get a new case, between the Cosmos and Stacker, what you you choose? And why?

11-22-07, 04:42 PM
After owning the Stacker. I'd say the Cosmos now I'm back on air. The Stacker is awesome, but the mesh does allow a little dust to get in. When I was on water it was perfect as there were no fans to suck in dust, but the mesh allowed the motherboard to breathe.

11-22-07, 04:49 PM
Alright. Because i wont be running on water. I just dont find the idea of water and electronics a good thing haha.

I have an aftermarket CPU cooler, so that will help cooling. Especially since i am taking away 4 side panel fans once i trade in my Zero.

11-22-07, 05:49 PM
Which cooler are you using. Losing 4 side fans will affect things. BTW The Stacker allows for 4 side fans, all filtered too. Maybe i should reinstall my side filters. :)

11-22-07, 05:57 PM
Cosmos $90.00 @ the egg.

11-22-07, 06:17 PM
Cosmos $90.00 @ the egg.

I couldn't resist for that price, thanks for the heads up. My bro needs a bigger case so now he'll be getting my CM Stacker(first gen) :D

11-22-07, 06:18 PM
In walks grey_1 with the unbelievable deals!

11-22-07, 06:20 PM
Which cooler are you using. Losing 4 side fans will affect things. BTW The Stacker allows for 4 side fans, all filtered too. Maybe i should reinstall my side filters. :)

I have a Zalman 9500 on my 6600, it works nicely

11-22-07, 06:27 PM
Well can go wrong with either. The Stacker will allow more cooling, the Cosmos will be better keeping things inside quiet.

11-22-07, 06:29 PM
How much of a difference in noise will there be between the Stacker and Cosmos?

What about cooling? Temperature wise.

11-22-07, 06:32 PM
With the Stacker noise will be the same as running you're current case without it's side panel. It's all mesh so inside noise escapes.

As for cooling. Temps should be much lower with the Stacker. Especially if you use all 4 side fans.

11-22-07, 06:34 PM

Which is the best stacker? Since there are a few models.

Also. I think ill go with the Cosmos since Id rather have a more silent operation with a few higher temperatures. I have a aftermarket CPU cooler, and i can always buy a HD fan for the Cosmos if needed.

11-22-07, 06:37 PM
Out of the Stackers I think the 832 is the best model. There are a few variants of that, like the Nvidia version.

11-22-07, 06:39 PM
I think im going to go with the Cosmos.

I may upgrade the fans though, and add a HD fan.

What is a good silent yet powerful fan?
It'd be nice if it was LED as well.
Im partial to green.

And another Q, what is the best Core2Duo cooler out right now? I wouldnt mind upgrading mine if i knew there were better that would make a bigger difference in temps.

11-22-07, 06:46 PM
Best is probably the Thermalright 120-Ultra. I have one with a Scythe 120mm Blue LED fan on low speed. It idles at 30C, around 40C while gaming and maxes out at 50C when all 4 cores are being abused.

11-22-07, 06:48 PM
Ah so you can attach a fan to it?

And how quiet/strong is that Scythe?

11-22-07, 06:53 PM
At mid to low it's virtually silent and shifts a fair bit of air. Mid to high it gets pretty loud and blows are like a deskfan. :)
Mine came with a backplate with control knob to control the speed. Works great.

11-22-07, 08:18 PM
Care to give me a link to the fan on newegg or the cheapest site?

11-23-07, 04:43 AM
try some DELTA fans they are very powerful and loud

Storlek/tjocklek (mm) 120/38
Luftflöde (m³/t) 323
Luftflöde (cfm) 190
Ljudnivå (dBa) 59
Kontakt 4-pin
Typ av fläkt Kullagrad (2 st)
Rotationshastighet (rpm) 4000
RPM-signal Nejtd>
Effekt (W) 24
Tillverkarens modellnr FFB1212EHEF304P

11-23-07, 09:44 AM
Ok thanks ill look at those

11-23-07, 09:57 AM
I have a hard time suggesting the Cosmos for air cooling, it only has ONE inlet fan....

A coolermaster rep basically told me that the case was meant for water cooling.

If you get the Cosmos I would buy at least 2 more 120s.