TT561B ATX Case - Compatibility, Ventilation, and Power
Found case with 5 external 5.25 bays: kasecom.com/default.php
TT561B Black Metal PC Mid Tower $45.99
Given no power supply, this seems pricey. However, it's hard to
find 5 5.25 bays in a case less than 20 inches high. Also, the
front panel ports + the (advertised) airflow holes around the
entire case seem attractive.
I'll probably have 1 DVD drive, 1 CD rom drive, 2 SATA 150 drives
(in the 5.25 bays, via removeable hard disk trays), 1 floppy, and
1 5.25 bay reserved for expansion (perhaps 3rd SATA drive later).
I'll also routinely use a USB (external) enclosure with an ATA133
drive in place of tape backups. Anyway, I have compatibility,
ventilation, and power supply questions re the TT561B.
1. Is there any incompatibility between the TT561B case and the
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard (Pentium 4, Socket 478,
875P, ATX, 4GB DDR, 800MHz FSB)?
mobo : www.pcavailable.com/web/index.aspx?pid=680&cid=3
2. The TT561B Case advertisement gives:
Standard: 1 x 8cm Top blow-hole LED fan.
Optional: 2 x 8cm (at front) + 2 x 8cm/1 x 12cm rear fan
I'm assuming that the power supply [with its own fan(s)] goes
in the back. Given that 8cm/12cm fans are cheap, what case
fans should I add? Should I add 2 8cm rear fans and 2 8cm
front fans, or will this be too noisy? Are there specific
8cm fans to recommend?
Is the air supposed to come in the front, and go out the
back? If so, is there a special configuration needed for the
rear fan(s) for this (e.g. reverse flow, whatever that is)?
Should I leave the (standard) top blow-hole fan or remove it?
3. I'd like a reliable 500 watt (or more) power supply that will
support 3 SATA drives (in case I add the extra drive).
Internet power supply research is very confusing. Hard to
tell what the pitfall is in a generic brand versus an Antec
Also hard to determine which power supplies support 3 SATA
drives. If I read the specs right for the Antec 550
TruePower, it does not.
Also hard to anticipate incompatibility between power supply,
motherboard, and case. Request opinions, brand/model #'s,
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