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Old 04-16-2007, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default Cooler Master iTower 930

Taking a break from making stellar gaming chassis, Cooler Master looks to invade our desks, not to house our multiple GPU systems, but rather our ever increasing storage needs with their iTower 930.

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Old 08-13-2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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Question Jumper config???

I've bought one of these, great case- fits intel badaxe 2 mobo nicely. Slightly louder fans than i'd expected but at least it wont be overheating...
One thing I don't understand if anyone could help is the jumper configuration on the pcb. I've got 4 seagate sata hdd's and I don't know how I should set the jumpers? If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated
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I have the same case. There's no need to change the jumper positions for normal use. Just plug your drives in and they should work just fine.
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Thumbs up Neat case!

I'm in the process of building a system for Windows Home Server and someone pointed me to this case, and it's perfect. No need for extra graphics cards. Paired with a decent motherboard (Especially with high-connectivity, GbLAN, Firewire, e-SATA, USB2, etc) This would be the perfect solution for a Home Server. (or any of the linux based NAS/SAN solutions)

This is a great review, and clinched the sale for me.

From other reviews (even though it was obvious) If you only connect SATA drives through the backplane, you're gonna end up with a few spare SATA power connectors, but you may run out of Molex plugs.
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Great to hear our review helped your decision. Please come back and let us know if the case lived up to your expectations whenever you get ahold of it.
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I ended up with the review sample of this case, and I'm currently using it as my test-bed PC. However, to make it usable in this capacity, I found I had to get rid of a lot of steel and plastic from this case. The 92mm fan behind the hard drives doesn't do very much at all, since large openings in the sides of the drive bays create an airflow short-circuit, so I discarded that. The steel and plastic device on the side of the case that's meant to support large, heavy expansion cards and support the CPU fan duct also had to go, since many tall tower-style heatsinks interfere with this duct, and it impedes access to the motherboard. Also, in the power supply mounting bay, there's a small metal piece that is intended to simplify mounting of the power supply, but I found it to be unnecessary and extraneous, so I tossed that out as well. I wanted to get rid of the entire power supply bay, but I found that was impossible, since it would get rid of necessary threading points for mounting screws. While I like the hot-swappable drive bays integrated right into the case, and the solid construction and great airflow as well, I don't think I'd purchase this case for myself for the purpose I'm currently using it for, where components are frequently swapped out. I'm inclined to agree with Maximum PC when they called this case a 'clunker'.

And that's my Second Opinion.
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