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23Oct/090

New Antec twelve hundred case

Today i spent most of the day transferring my computer hardware from my Thermaltake JR case to my new Antec twelve hundred case.

This new case is awesome and gives me alot more space, i had to change cases because my graphics card i am getting in december/january is very long and would be hitting the HDD bays in the old case. Plus the air flow in this case has dropped my idle computer temperature by 6-7 degrees. Have not tested the temperature on full load yet.

Another great feature on this case is the fan controls on the side and back of the case, but when all set to high it is like having an aeroplane in my loungeroom!!

The power supply is also located at the bottom of the case which made cable management so much easier.

Unfortunately i was unable to add the side fan to the case door as the CPU cooler was in the way... :(

New: updated 30 October 2009

I have finally finished my new system update.

I Currently have my i7 CPU overclocked to 3.8ghz which is a 40% Overclock. The i7 920 stock speed is 2.67Ghz.

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I tried getting to 4.0Ghz but my computer would not even post, and i did not feel comfortable changing the vcore any higher, i think i would need liquidcooling to overclock anymore.

Current temperatures are 36-38 idle and 65-70 on 100% high load, using photoshop, flash and some other applications at the same time i get average of 55 degrees.

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Currently running one ATI radeon 5870, in january i will purchase another one to run them in crosfire, but it may be tad bit overkill atm.. :(

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Thermaltake jr and Antec 1200

Thermaltake jr and Antec 1200


The Antec 1200 empty

The Antec 1200 empty


Motherboard inside the Antec 1200 and thermal paste removed

Motherboard inside the Antec 1200 and thermal paste removed


I love the dust covers on the HDD sections

I love the dust covers on the HDD sections


Great feature of this board is running the cables behind the motherboard

Great feature of this board is running the cables behind the motherboard


Noctua NH-U12P fan cooler inside the Antec 1200

Noctua NH-U12P fan cooler inside the Antec 1200


fans added to the NH-U12P alot more space than in the old case

fans added to the NH-U12P alot more space than in the old case


Antec 1200 first run

Antec 1200 first run


Antec 1200 nice and blue, i have another fan which is added inside the case which blows the cold air inside the CPU fan and out the back exhaust fan.

Antec 1200 nice and blue, i have another fan which is added inside the case which blows the cold air inside the CPU fan and out the back exhaust fan


The internal fan does a great job of pushing the air from the first fan on the front of the case

The internal fan does a great job of pushing the air from the first fan on the front of the case


HDD fans are also great

HDD fans are also great


Antec 1200 powered up

Antec 1200 powered up


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Love this new card

Love this new card