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Old 10-13-07, 03:56 PM   #1
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Old 10-14-07, 01:59 AM   #2
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It was sort of a pain in the ass to put together.

The drives were weird cuz of the box they go in had 8 screws 4 under where the drive mouths 4 on the sides but how da hell do you get a screwdriver in there to mount the damn thing. But since i notice the sides come off, that made things much better.

The display isn't bad although irtrans software was a pain in the ass and no IR Blaster was included with the remote and infered reciever on the display.

But with everything all said and done nice piece of hardware, CASE.

I got it for 250 and some change.

But i give it a 7 of 10 in setup and 9 of 10 in looks and component layout.

The Antec ones are very nice but a mini atx is required.
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Old 10-14-07, 02:22 AM   #3
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Zalman eh? How's that work for you? I haven't used a Zalman product in years.
Can't go wrong with Zalman. My Reserator 1 has just been retired, but it's looking to make a comeback with some new tubing and a 8800 block.
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Old 10-14-07, 03:43 AM   #4
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Zalman definitely makes good stuff.

My home theater pc is the following:
Asrock Conroe 1333-D667 motherboard
Intel Celeron D 3.46ghz cpu
2048mb OCZ PC 6400 ddr2 ram
250gb Western Digital hd
18x LG DVD-RW
Radeon X1550 video card
MSI TV @nywhere Master Tuner
Coolermaster Extreme Power 430

It's in some ancient micro-atx case that I put a big handle on about 5 years ago. I also added front usb and audio that case.

I'll see if I can get a pic of it tomorrow.
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Old 10-14-07, 04:19 AM   #5
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It's kinda sad. My system was Zalman everything. Now the only Zalman thing in my case is a sticker.

Ah well my HTPC is all Zalman like Bigmans. So is the gfs PC.
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Old 10-14-07, 05:00 PM   #6
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Can't go wrong with Zalman.
yes you can

their products are pretty, but when it comes to coolers, there are much much better choices out there.
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Old 10-14-07, 05:31 PM   #7
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yes you can

their products are pretty, but when it comes to coolers, there are much much better choices out there.
Like the Thermalright Ultra-120?
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Old 10-14-07, 11:16 PM   #8
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Its crafting everything out to be Zalman.

I will have some new pics up soon on this one cuz im making it a work horse like my other rigs.
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Same here. My pc is out ploughing the fields right now.
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Daaamnn... Zalman cases are expensive....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811235001

Pretty damn spiffy though.
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Yeah. Zalman are pricing themselves out of the market. My Reserator 1 when I bought it was 300AUD, not too bad for a kit. Now the new Reserator is 500AUD! That's without GPU, northbridge and RAM blocks.
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