[mythtv-users] Cooler Master Cavalier2: Experiences?

Nick Rosier nick.rosier at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 15:55:04 UTC 2004

I'm also using this case; mainly cause it's nice-looking, fits in with
my stereo (got the same dimensions) and fits a regular ATX M/B. It's
one of the nicest cases I've ever had.
Don't know what CPU you are going for, I've got a Sempron 3100+ which
according to tests I've seen doesn't need more than 50W or so under
heavy load. If you're going for one of those heaters they got
now-a-days (100W....) with a high-end GPU (another heater) you might
get short. I've got 1 HD in there (soon a 2nd one), PVR-350 and that's
about it.
As for heat, don't have a problem with that either; system temperature
is about 30C (about 90F). For the moment I'm using the default fans
which are already really quiet but they'll soon be replaced by some
even more quiet ones with a 3-pins molex so I can connect them to my
fan-controller and get it even more quiet. This box is running 24/7 in
my living room so I really want it whisper quiet.


On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 09:29:25 -0600, James Meyer
<james.meyer at operamail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 16 December 2004 23:55, Drew Zerdecki wrote:
> > 2 from Cooler Master.  
> > It is a cool looking ATX desktop, but only comes with a 300W PSU.  I'd
> > like to know if this is enough power in your system.  Also, how is the
> > heat in there?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > 
> I currently have that case, while it looks nice the thing is heavy and holds heat in very well.
>  Currently I'm running with the case open until I can find some time to mod the case to add a fan or two.
> The PSU appears to be sufficient, but it is NOT a standard ATX or even matx.
> One of the main reason's I purchased this case was the look of it, and the fact it's 16 inches deep.
> At the moment I'm happy with the case, but I'm still looking for something better
> -jm
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