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neage    0

when i got this case it was working really well for a while then it just stoped comming on. i push the power button everything seemed to light up and such but the computer wouldnt post. I RMA'd my motherboard and same problem and out of fustration while leaning on the case i turned the power on and it came on. and moment i got off the thing it would go off but everything would stay lit up so i unscrewed the top panal connection thing 3 little screws and found that one screw was going through a wire that leads to the motherboard. So i spliced the wire and reset everything back into place and it came on no problems

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Tristan944    0

A couple quick questions if you can help out. I do not know a lot about computers so I may not explain things correctly.

I just got an i7 2600k and Biostar TZ68A+RCH, HAF 932 Advanced, 16gb Corsair RAM, XFX 650 watt psu, 5850 gpu, and Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus with an additional fan I bought to utilize push/pull (because I heard the stock i7 fan doesnt cool well). i7 is at 4.5ghz and RAM is at 1600mhz at 1.65 volts. Running Prime 95 the CPU never goes above 59C.

1. Can I push the i7 to a higher ghz and still be safe? Is 59C in 75F room temp too hot under full load?

2. When I put my computer in sleep/hibernate, all the case fans and LEDs would stay on. I read that changing something in the BIOS from S1 to S3 would fix it, and it did. So Im glad that worked. But with my old computer I could press any key on the keyboard to take out of sleep, with this rig I have to press the power button. Its a small annoyance, but is there a way to let the keyboard take it out of sleep?

3. All the fans make the case pretty loud. Im coming from an HP case that was small and had like 1 fan, so it was pretty quite. Any way to make the 932 more quiet?

4. The 932 Advanced has 2-USB 3.0 ports on the front. In the tower it has a connector from the 3.0's that I assume are supposed to plug into the mobo. When installing everything, I couldnt find out where on the mobo to connect it. Does my mobo not have this connection? Is there an adapter or anything I can use so I can utilize these 2 USB 3.0 ports?

5. Anything else I should know about or can do to pimp this mother out even more?

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Sarge    0
A couple quick questions if you can help out. I do not know a lot about computers so I may not explain things correctly.

I just got an i7 2600k and Biostar TZ68A+RCH, HAF 932 Advanced, 16gb Corsair RAM, XFX 650 watt psu, 5850 gpu, and Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus with an additional fan I bought to utilize push/pull (because I heard the stock i7 fan doesnt cool well). i7 is at 4.5ghz and RAM is at 1600mhz at 1.65 volts. Running Prime 95 the CPU never goes above 59C.

1. Can I push the i7 to a higher ghz and still be safe? Is 59C in 75F room temp too hot under full load?

Yes. But be careful how high you push it to. Overclocking reduces the life expectancy of your CPU. You'll just have to experiment with it and see what you can do.

2. When I put my computer in sleep/hibernate, all the case fans and LEDs would stay on. I read that changing something in the BIOS from S1 to S3 would fix it, and it did. So Im glad that worked. But with my old computer I could press any key on the keyboard to take out of sleep, with this rig I have to press the power button. Its a small annoyance, but is there a way to let the keyboard take it out of sleep?

This is a motherboard ACPI issue, not an issue with the case. Consult your motherboard manual. Some motherboards have settings in the BIOS that specif if the keyboard can wake the PC or not.

3. All the fans make the case pretty loud. Im coming from an HP case that was small and had like 1 fan, so it was pretty quite. Any way to make the 932 more quiet?

This is a high air flow case. If you wanted less fan noise you should have picked a case with less/smaller fans. But if you really think the fans are too noisy, then use a fan controller to adjust the fan speeds.

4. The 932 Advanced has 2-USB 3.0 ports on the front. In the tower it has a connector from the 3.0's that I assume are supposed to plug into the mobo. When installing everything, I couldn't find out where on the mobo to connect it. Does my mobo not have this connection? Is there an adapter or anything I can use so I can utilize these 2 USB 3.0 ports?

Your motherboard does not have USB 3.0 pin headers on the motherboard, just a pair of USB 3.0 ports on the backplane. You didn't do your homework before you bought your hardware, apparently, because there are motherboards that have USB 3.0 pin headers AND they have the same chipset as your motherboard. Product matching fail on your part, I'm afraid. Oh, and while it is technically possible to plug a USB 3.0 breakout bracket into a USB 2.0 pinheader, I don't know of any adapters that would allow for that.

5. Anything else I should know about or can do to pimp this mother out even more?

There's a lot of options for "pimping" this "mother" out. Liquid cooling for the CPU, for one. You can replace the top fan with a radiator for liquid cooling, or replace all the case fans with other, flashier fans. Or paint the case a different color, or even paint it with artwork... lots of options.

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Jim Weist    23

Thanks! I used 1" nylon stand-offs and painted them red. It helps bring the PSU up off the ground a bit to let the power supply breathe better.

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