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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:27 pm 
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I am in the market to buy a new case. I just recently went back through my old issue's of maximumPC and found the Sept 2004 issue that had a case shootout. Well the one that I was thinking about buying is not listed. It is COOLER MASTER Praetorian Black ALUMINUM MID-TOWER CASE, Model "PAC-T01-EK". Does anyone have this case? Is it any good? There were about 50 reviews for it and 98% of them gave the case 5 stars out of 5. But before I spent $108 on it I thought I would ask here to see if it IS a really good one to own. I am new to the " build your own computer " world so any help would be greatly appreciated.


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My bro Glenn just bought that and we both love it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:56 pm 
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I have 2 of em they simply rock..very good air flow lots of room basic & yet sturdy. CM cases are the best & the Praetorian is the best "basic" case on the market.


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 Post subject: CoolerMaster case
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:50 am 
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Perfect! I had my mind set on this one. This will be my first case.


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As long as you don't mind some noise. That's a lot of fans.


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Hairpuller wrote:
As long as you don't mind some noise. That's a lot of fans.

Its a bit loud on full speed. Just add in a nexus controler I like the nexus-305-bk as it fits in a 3.5 slot. The factory setup has 3 fans on 4 pin connectors & the rear fan is a 3 pin. All you need to do is run out to radio shack & buy a couple of the male to male 3 pin extentions & some shrink wrap. clip the old pins & then you can clip the male to male extender where ever you want to add length to you fan connections. The back fan already has a 3 pin but it is a bit on the short side for my mobo (I got an asus p4p800 se) so I moved this fan to the top fan slot & rewired the rest. I am running a P4 2.8C @ 3360.9MHz FSB Frequency @ 240.1 MHz(960.3 MH Bus Speed) 1024 MBytes G.Skill DDR-SDRAM PC4400 @ 1:1 FSB ratio with 2.5-3-3-6 timing 1 IDE Samsung 80HDD & 2 SATA WD 120HDD in raid 0 & a Leadtek 6800 GT Oced to Ultra settings. My idle temps run 28C cpu & 30C Case 44C under full load with 40C Case temp. Which is awsome for a Oced setup. I had considered modding my case but with the temps I get I decided to leave it alone. My benchmarks are also right up there with todays power rigs for about half the cost.


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