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UnlikelyAura Posted: Mon, Mar 26 2007 9:12 PM
I have been looking around at cases and I stumbled across this one and have seemed to like it the most. It has the clear sided windows - blue led lights on the fans in addition to that - 2x120 mm fans (front and rear) and one 90mm fan on the window side. So cooling should be good. But I was wondering.. for the fans.. to power the fan and the led, all it uses is a 4-pin molex connector right? And I've heard some people saying something about design flaws... what design flaws are there with this case? (One of the flaws i've heard is that some PSUs won't let you use the usb 1334 and audio ports on the top of the case because the psu is too big i think). So with this case:

Thermaltake Tsunami:
http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/tsunami/bwa/bwa.htm

and this psu:

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Power/ToughPower/W0105/w0105.asp

I shouldn't have any problems... right? lol
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Thats a nice case. I think some people on this forum have it. You might also want to consider the Antec 900. I got one, and I love it. One of the problems that people have had with the 900 is that the PSU cables don't reach, but the one you link to should be fine.

I did find this on a newegg review of that PSU

"*NOTE*: this psu is longer than most, so if you have a blowhole, this might not fit. mine fit with only about 1/4" to spare!"
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The_Steel replied on Tue, Mar 27 2007 12:39 AM
Connecting the 92mm fan on the side of the case to the 3 pin on the motherboard is a little tedious, but otherwise it's a sweet case and really easy to put together.

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i really like mine... my gtx just fits by about 5mm though....

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Ok.. so an 8800 GTX would fit in the case? If so, then I'm going to have to find a different case. i"m looking at EVGA's 8800 GTX superclocked. Here is the link to it on newegg. I really like the design on this case and everything else.. I wouldn't have any space and or cooling problems, do ya think?
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it fits fine, you just need to play with the way your hd's go into the hd bay...

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Thanks Der Meister. You think you could put up a picture of the inside of your case so I get the idea? lol That'd be highly appreciated.
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sure...

this is what all looks like with the case door on.

It fits but just barely...

Every thing in and case door off... and yes the computer is on in the picture...


I use my 3.5in bay as the extra cable holder... that and the left over dvd drive bays...

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So.. could i fit that card and two hard drives in that case? Or can you only fit one hd in?
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you could do sli and fit two hd's in it... 3 with non sli

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muscovy replied on Wed, Apr 18 2007 10:06 PM
Just want to know - have you bought your stuff and tried it yet? To others on the forums, I would like to buy this power supply and I have a Tsunami right now. This will be able to fit comfortably and allow my to use my top USB ports, right? I measured and I should have space, but I just want to make sure.
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^you'll have room

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muscovy replied on Thu, Apr 19 2007 11:37 PM
^^ Ok thanks for the reply. There is also the 106RU available, which is the same as this thermaltake, except modular. Why do so many people dislike modular PSUs? Isn't a slight power loss the only difference?
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Thermaltake is a good brand, I would love to have a modular PSU, i think many people just don't use them correctly... the power loss in minimal really. Thermaltake, Seasonic and Antec and a few others make quality PUS's.

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kid007 replied on Fri, Apr 20 2007 3:24 PM
Looks good Der, Hope you are enjoying the F1 races as well

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Looks good Der, Hope you are enjoying the F1 races as well


O you know it, between my computer the PS3 formula one game and the actual races I'm set!

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Hey Der, you think I could fit this cpu fan with the evga a1 680i mobo too? lol
Thermaltake Ruby Orb fan
And does the thermal glue for the heatsink/cpu come with the aftermarket cpu fans or do you have to buy some glue seperate?
Any info would be great. Thanks
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I bought some arctic sliver, but my 9700 did come with its own thermal paste as well. Humm it would be hard to say really, unless i can see it in person and see what all the dimensions are it looks to me like i might interfere.... It looks like it might interfere with the northbridge heat sink/ some capacitors on the Mobo... i have that exact mobo as well

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Ok.. kewl. Well how well does your Zalman work? And what exactly is FAN MATE 2? Does it fit in a drive bay? Lol. You have to be getting tired of me by now.. Oh.. and i was just wondering if you could explain to me about memory latencies.. i've seen 4-4-4- 5-5-5- and 6-6-6- etc.. which is better etc.. thanks again. lol
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The 9700 works really well it ran at 25C at stock speeds and it runs nicely OC'd as well, i think you cold get about 3.4 out of it before you hit any thermal limits. The fan mate 2, which can be seen in the 3rd picture just below the rear exhaust fan (its the back thing with the wires running from the cooler to it. It allows you to manually set you fan settings, though it wont allow the CPU to throttle the fan. which would be nice some times when my computer is at idle since with the 9700 at full rpm and the case fans on it has a nice hum. But if you turn the 9700 down to say a mid RMP the sound just about goes away. For memory generally the lower the latency the faster the ram is. how much faster is depends on what latency it it. i had some ddr2 that had a cas latency of 4 they ran nice and fast, now i have ram thats a cas latency of 6 and they run about 5seconds sower when loading BF2 but that could also be that i don't run my CPU at 3.2 any more so i cant really tell which one the the culprit behind my 5 second longer load times. With that said im still just about the first one to load every new map. the only peopel who have beaten me had been running quad cores and higher OC'd dual cores. Ask away thats what im here for...

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Ok.. that's what i figured it meant. So what do you use to overclock your cpu? And what all do you overclock? And why aren't ya worried about your cpu getting zapped? lol I'm going to be building a computer this summer more than likely.. specs are generally like this
E6600
EVGA 680i
EVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked
Raptor (10k) 150 GB
Second Caviar Drive for music videos etc, 250 GB
4GB Corsair XMS 5-5-5-15 Dual Channel (PC-8500)
Tsunami Case
Probably that Zalman 9700
What do ya think? lol
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I just OC'd it in the bios, i upped the PCU voltage some then i increased the FSB voltage as well. then i increased the FSB till i got to 3.02ghz.... I'm not worried the temps are fine, and it runs stable so everything is how it should be with the CPU.

Very nice setup you have there, i wished they had the EVAG 8800 GTX KO ACS Edition otu when i was building mone i would have gotten that one... but O'well i still love the setup i have now.

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Is there a certain voltage you have to have? Like does the voltage vary directly with the speed? Basically.. how did you know which numbers to put in? lol Cuz knowing my luck.. I'd screw something up. lol
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I did allot of reading up on it. THG had a nice thing on OC'ing the C2D which was a nice read and gave me a starting point... you need to up the voltage so that you give more power to the cpu so that your OC will run stable... Its like adding a bigger turbo to a car if you dont upgrade the injectors and fuel pump you'll starve the car getting bad performance. the voltage increase is what makes the CPU hotter as well.


My current OC is:

CPU Core 1.31250v
CPD FSB 1.3
Every thing else Auto on the voltage page

then the FSB is 1344

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Ya.. that's what I figured. And can you give me the link to the THG thing you were talking about? That'd be kewl cuz I'd like to read up on it too. So.. with the pc-8500 EPP memory (SLI-ready memory), they say that it runs at 1066 MHZ. Do I need to manually overclock in to the that speed or do you think it'll come like that out of the box.
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they should come like that out of the box, the only thing you might need to do is manually set the correct voltage for them... i had to do that....

humm i cant find the link any more... I can scan the document i have printed and send it to you... if you want just PM me with your Email...

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Ok.. I'll just remember to talk to you about clocks speeds and voltages when I'm building my computer in the future.. lol. I want to make sure I can get the most out of my computer. So with the basic build I just showed you there, I should be able to play like any game (F.E.A.R.) with maximum graphics and it shouldn't have any lag what so ever right?
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sorry I'm late on this thread...If you need extra room in your Tsunami, you could always mouth the hdd's in the floppy bays. There are two spots in that location.

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Ya.. I guess I could do that, entermymatrix. I mean.. It'd give me extra room. I'm planning on having two hdd and one 8800 GTX so..
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also, if you do that, the Tsunami has an 80mm case fan in the front. take out the hdd cage and that should be plenty of air to keep that bad boy cool.

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You don't think having a 10k rpm raptor drive right next to another hd will cause the temps. to be too high too ya?
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no they have a fan that keeps then cool nicely. you get the OC guide i sent to you?

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Ok. I may do that then.. if two hard drives right next to each other won't get too hot, then I'll put them in the floppy drive bay and remove that hd bay so I can let that fan get better airflow into the case.

Oh.. I haven't even checked my email yet. lol Sorry der meister. I'll check it when I get back home.
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Ok Der.. I got the email. And I read it. Would I have to tweak my memory? I mean can't I leave the "SLI-Ready Memory" Enabled on my BIOS? Cuz I don't want to overclock my memory. Just CPU.
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yea, give it a try i don't think you need to unlock that.

you can see some of my notes on the voltage page too..lol

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Ok I'll try that when I do get my computer.. lol. But now i need a new cpu/mobo for my brother probably. What is the best bang for its buck right now? I think the intel core 2 duos are a bit expensive probably. What's an AMD processor out there that has the best bang for it's buck right now?
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go with a 939 mobo (pcie), and a +4000 some DDR from where ever and a 7800 and it will kick but for $300-400

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Ok.. skt 939 but which amd processor you talking about? like athlon 64 or what?
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yep, X2's(+3800) and the A64 +4000

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Hey.. looking at the Sparkle Calibre 8800 GTX, would that fit in the tsunami? If not, can i remove the hd bays and stick the hard drives on top of each other in the floppy bays? Cuz I'm not sure if they'd get too hot next to each other.
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