bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 14th Sep 2012, 09:45   #1
brumgrunt
Ultramodder
 
brumgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,009
brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced review

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...anced-review/1
brumgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:15   #2
Tangster
Butt-kicking for goodness!
 
Tangster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: York, UK
Posts: 2,947
Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.Tangster is definitely a rep cheat.
Bawww. It's cute.
__________________
Uni Box:i7 2700K@5.3GHz|EK Supreme LT+Coolstream XT 360|16GB HyperX DDR3@1866MHz|EVGA GTX780 ti+EK FC780ti|MSI P67A-GD55||M5 512|BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 750W|U3011|Raven RV-02E|KBT Pure+Perixx MX2000 + Intuos 4M
Audio: PC->TosLink->TEAC UD-H01->Schiit Asgard-> Fostex TH600|InEar LivePro 3|Truth B2030A Monitors
BT Feedback
Tangster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:40   #3
Krikkit
Super Moderator
Moderator
 
Krikkit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lincs, UK
Posts: 23,119
Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.Krikkit is definitely a rep cheat.
That looks like a cracking little case, I must say. Pity about the low-profile coolers, were the others on the list tested with that cooler as well?
__________________
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Zlad!, The Wut?!, The Kempness
Krikkit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:59   #4
Dogbert666
I benchmark, therefore I am.
bit-tech Staff
 
Dogbert666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London, England
Posts: 373
Dogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krikkit
That looks like a cracking little case, I must say. Pity about the low-profile coolers, were the others on the list tested with that cooler as well?
Hi, I'm Matt, I wrote this article and will hopefully be doing many more for bit in the future! To answer your question, yes. To ensure consistency and fairness we used the same test kit in each of the cases listed. We've chosen a low profile cooler in order to ensure that we can test as many cases as possible. It also puts more pressure on the case to remove heat from the system, which gives us a better indication of its cooling abilities.
Dogbert666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:59   #5
Parge
ITX FTW
 
Parge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 9,474
Parge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming SaiyanParge is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Might be good for a low cost LAN rig.

If only I still had mates who wanted to do that!
__________________

Parvum ITX - 3570k - GTX 970 - Asus P8Z77-I ITX - 8GB Tactical Tracer - 256GB SSD - 480GB SSD - H80

29" Ultrawide, Oculus Rift & X52 Pro
Parge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 11:30   #6
abezors
Lurking since '08
 
abezors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Leicester & Newcastle
Posts: 221
abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.abezors is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogbert666
Hi, I'm Matt, I wrote this article and will hopefully be doing many more for bit in the future!
I hope so too! Nice work, it was a good read and the conclusion was spot on. I look forward to more of your articles.

Last edited by abezors; 14th Sep 2012 at 11:38.
abezors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 11:44   #7
Pookie
FHRITP!
 
Pookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newton Abbot (originally from Wantage)
Posts: 1,790
Pookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming SaiyanPookie is a Super Spamming Saiyan
I'm sure if the cpu wasn't overclocked the temps would be fine. You wouln't really need to overclock an i5 to just perform casual gaming.
__________________
Fractal R4/ GA-X58A-UD3R / Corsair RM850/ Westmere Xeon X5650 2.66Ghz Hex core / Corsair H60 (2013 Model) with 2 x Corsair SP120 / Corsair Force GT 120 SSD /Sapphire R9 290X / 12GB (3x4GB)Corsair Dominator 1600mhz with Airflow Kit / AOC i2757fm 27" IPS Monitor/ Razer Lachesis.
Rotel RA-02 Amplifier/ B&W DM601 S3/ QED XT350 With Airlock plugs/All QED Interconnects.

http://www.compucare.co.uk/
Pookie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 11:47   #8
tonyd223
king of nothing
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hull
Posts: 318
tonyd223 has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
This would look so cute next to the TV; did you test with the motherboard io shield attached? I know it's a silly thing, but it might make a bit of a difference.
tonyd223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 12:03   #9
Baz
I work for Corsair
 
Baz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Reading
Posts: 1,796
Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Baz is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyd223
This would look so cute next to the TV; did you test with the motherboard io shield attached? I know it's a silly thing, but it might make a bit of a difference.
Tested with the I/O shield removed - it's pretty hard to hang onto them when testing a few dozen cases!
Baz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 12:30   #10
Dogbert666
I benchmark, therefore I am.
bit-tech Staff
 
Dogbert666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London, England
Posts: 373
Dogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming SaiyanDogbert666 is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by abezors
I hope so too! Nice work, it was a good read and the conclusion was spot on. I look forward to more of your articles.
Thanks, means a lot.
Dogbert666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 12:48   #11
Adnoctum
Kill_All_Humans
 
Adnoctum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 482
Adnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for presidentAdnoctum should be considered for president
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogbert666
A random rubber grommet can be found on the rear of the case, and though it stayed firmly attached during our trusty finger poke test, we're still at a loss as to why it's there at all.
Could it be to allow cables to pass through to the rear? Before there were USB3 headers on motherboards, case manufacturers used to pass the USB3 front-panel cables through to the rear USB3 ports.

As to why the chassis has the hole while fitted with the onboard USB3 connector, depending on how old the chassis is it could pre-date the USB3 motherboard connector, or the chassis was planned with the USB3 pass through method but they now think the connector is common enough to ship it with that.

With onboard USB3 headers it is a bit redundant now, but there are plenty of older motherboards with no headers and USB3 bay devices still around that require the cable to be passed to the back ports. I have a Silverstone one lying around somewhere.
__________________
Main Rig: Amiga A1200 - Motorola 68EC020@14.2MHz + 68030@50MHz Acc. Card - Lisa Graphics - 2+8MB RAM - 80MB HDD
LAN Rig: Amiga A500 - Motorola 68000@8MHz - Denise Graphics - 512+512KB RAM
Adnoctum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Sep 2012, 17:31   #12
DarkFear
Supermodder
 
DarkFear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: South Africa
Posts: 264
DarkFear has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
I've actually just placed an order for this particular case and the Asrock Z77E-ITX board so was a nice suprise to see a BT review up...

I have one of those old PCI exhaust fan things sitting around which I'm going to try and mount in the case directly above the CPU and see if I can use the little vents running horizontally below the PSU area to exhaust some additional hot air. Might lower the CPU temps another degree or three...

Failing that I'll probably just chuck a Thermalright or Noctua cooler in there and call it a day.
DarkFear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Sep 2012, 10:06   #13
FaSMaN
Minimodder
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 39
FaSMaN has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Judging by the pictures, you can easily remove the 3.25" hdd bays at the bottom and use that section for watercooling, and the top for a laptop bluray drive and 2tb hard drive
FaSMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Sep 2012, 10:13   #14
fluxtatic
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 492
fluxtatic has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Too bad you can't flip the PSU upside down, might help a bit. Or would it create problem being that close to the HSF fan blowing the opposite direction immediately below it?

Bit disappointing, I must say. I've been keeping an eye out for a mini-ITX case for a new build. If i get lazy and don't feel like scratch-building it, that is. But maybe this is a bit of middle-ground. With a little planning, this could probably be modded into something better than it is. Being $50 doesn't hurt there, either. I wouldn't feel bad about Dremeling the almighty piss out of this, where I likely would if we were talking a $100 case (let alone the nutjobs that chop up their Level 10s - no disrespect intended to those here who have done just that, naturally, I just couldn't bring myself to touch a case that cost that much.)
fluxtatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Sep 2012, 14:01   #15
blackworx
Cable Wrangler
 
blackworx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 72
blackworx has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxtatic View Post
Too bad you can't flip the PSU upside down, might help a bit.
That's exactly what I was going to say

Quote:
Or would it create problem being that close to the HSF fan blowing the opposite direction immediately below it?
There might be a chance - depending on the CPU and HS of course - that you'd be able to use the airflow generated by the PSU fan to provide the CPU HS airflow (i.e. do away with the CPU fan entirely). In fact I have had a design like this in my mind ever since I learned about mini-ITX.

Such a setup would undoubtedly cause a certain amount of heat-soak for the PSU's internal components, but I think with some careful choices (and if that doesn't pan out then a fanswap on the PSU) it could be made to work.
blackworx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Sep 2012, 15:58   #16
DarkFear
Supermodder
 
DarkFear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: South Africa
Posts: 264
DarkFear has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Looking at the pictures on the last page I can't help but wonder if using a different board than the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe would lower the CPU temps. That daughter board with the voltage regulators seem to be blocking an awful lot of the airflow from the 80mm fan.

*EDIT* And here's me again asking questions before I'm fully awake. (I swear one of these days I'm going to have a normal sleeping pattern even if it kills me) Shown this review to someone else and then saw this was mentioned in the review. Idiot...

Last edited by DarkFear; 15th Sep 2012 at 20:00.
DarkFear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th Sep 2012, 04:50   #17
KayinBlack
I Endure
 
KayinBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Jasper, AL
Posts: 4,972
KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.KayinBlack is definitely a rep cheat.
Yeah, my H55-ITX is cooler than that with an i7-860 in this case. I'm planning the PSU as CPU exhaust mod myself, and yes, you can do that in this case. I've got the 860, a 570SC and plenty of wires in mine. I need a modular power supply like nobody's business.
__________________
I don't feed the trolls...

Quit chopping up the locals to make tools.-Cheapskate
KayinBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st May 2013, 13:15   #18
goldstar0011
I *am* a Dremel
 
goldstar0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bury, UK
Posts: 1,836
goldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyangoldstar0011 is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Thread revival

Wondering is this mobo would fit in the case?

It says it's a micro ATX but it's seems smaller than them, more like a DTX
goldstar0011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:54.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.