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  1. I didn't receive one with my case either, bryant will be more than happy to send you a replacement.
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    Aquagate query

    hey! I work at best buy Your right, the majority of our staff is very incapable of answering any major questions, mostly they hire people around electronics to simply know that 1) it's a computer and 2) a service plan can be purchased. No joke. I work on the tech bench and things aren't much better around there either, I had to show the new hire yesterday how to install a hard drive
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    Why green or blue?

    The "green" window actually is clear, it has a green hue to it, true but if you browse the coolermaster case competition forum and look at them, they are perfectly clear. Plus modding your own window is not difficult at all and is cheaper than buying one so if you really don't like the premodded windows than do it yourself, you'll have fun. I agree with the lock problem somewhat, but to me putting a lock on a coolermaster case is completely ruining the beauty and sleekness they put into the front of their case designs. Perhaps a stealthed way of adding a lock is an option but I prefer lock-less. If your just concerned about the door swinging open and not people getting in then just do what I do and stick a piece of tape over the door like the one that comes with the case when they ship it and it wont swing open during moving to LANs.
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    Cooling / giving up

    Haha, sorry - I most certaintly choose coolermaster products when available but unfortunately they don't offer high cfm fan solutions.
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    Cooling / giving up

    It probably has mostly to do with the amount of airflow in the case, if I remember correctly the Cavalier series utitlizes an 80mm fan in the front for intake and a 120mm in the back for exhaust. By changing these fans out for ones that offer a higher CFM then you should increase the amount of cool air flowing through the case and across the processor. Coolermaster generally ships low rpm, quiet, low cfm fans with their cases which will work fine in some cases but not all cases, especially not with processors that notoriously run hot such as the barton cores. I would recommend a Thermaltake Smart Fan II for the front intake, it adjust speed based on temperature and can put out up to 76CFMs. For the exhaust I would recommend finding a 120mm that can exhaust atleast 80cfms, more preferably. This will help up the airflow in that case substaintly and you should notice a nice temperature drop. Also, if your well versed in the use of a dremel, adding a 80mm fan to the side panel blowing directly over the processor heatsink/fan would help drop temperatures even more. I hope that this helps you out, I had to do something similar in my wavemaster case to get my barton to run at an acceptable level.
  6. Yeah they have gotten many good reviews but I had to RMA two from newegg for going out on me, not sure what the deal was. Ended up going with the coolermaster unit. Hopefully your unit will be functioning well because the design is certaintly very space saving.
  7. Im sure plenty of people would buy it, I would definetly take it over a praetorian or cavalier.
  8. I haven't done any case modding in quite some time, guess i'll have to pick one of these up and do a Kill Bill case, it's begging for it.
  9. I have an aquagate installed in my backup system and just like anything else, it has to be properly installed and maintained correctly to get optimal temperatures. I don't understand how an Aero4 is giving you better results, it shouldn't be possible. My backup system runs a Pentuim 4 at 3.8GHz and the aquagate keeps it at a nice cool 45c on load, keep in mind it is a heavily overclocked processor so 45 is extremely good. Perhaps there are other issues within your system that need to be accounted for or the system itself has not been installed properly. I agree that their are other water systems out there offering better peformance but generally at a greater cost or require a more advanced custom installation. For a unit that comes more or less ready to go out of the box the aquagate is an excellent solution. Again, I would check all the connections and read the manual carefully to enure I had everything installed properly and you are getting proper contact with the cpu as well as other major components. An Aero4 should be in no way competition for a Aquagate system in any computer configuration. Also what is your system temperature? Although water cooling is ideal for silent operation, their still needs to be a good amount of case airflow in order to keep overall temperatures down. Case temperatures will still affect cpu temperatures, water cooling or not.
  10. Yeah i'd be surpised if we don't see a kill bill inspired case from that very design.
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    help needed please

    pin orientation usually shouldnt matter but on my Abit mobo it acts screwy sometimes so try flipping them around and plugging it in that way (where the pin that was in the right hole is now in the left) if you know what I mean. That may work.
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    tons better im sure, the stock 6800u cooler is completely useless, I still haven't figured out what Nvidia was thinking putting such a small cooler on a fast GPU like that, especially the ultra core. If I had to recommend a cooler It would be a tossup between the Coolviva or this: ... 120&depa=0
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    Need some feedback.

    I got my x-connect in today, it installed just fine in my wavemaster and all the rails are rock stable even under heavy use, better readings than my old antec true power believe it or not. You wouldn't believe how much space this PSU saves you. Also - all the cables connect just fine, no chance of them coming loose.
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    Need some feedback.

    Do you guys think that this PSU will mount okay in a Coolermaster Wavemaster case? ... d=JHExosQ9