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How come antec cases suck? I'm picking up the antec 600 and it looks pretty cool and has 4 fans (1 200mm, 3 120mm's)? Aren't those 4 fans enough to move some air around?
Well apparently they don't have good airflow :/
I like mine though it looks pretty nice...
    
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And yet, i love my P182SE
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How come antec cases suck? I'm picking up the antec 600 and it looks pretty cool and has 4 fans (1 200mm, 3 120mm's)? Aren't those 4 fans enough to move some air around?
Both of these have rear-only top fans. Antec locks you into exhaust-only. And that 182SE is pretty, but how's the air going to get in? If you try to move much air, it'll hisssss.

Well-built, ill-designed, overpriced IMO.
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I'm curious why no one ever suggests the Antec Lanboy Air?

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Still as expensive as when it first came out, thought it might have dropped price by now but guess not. While it is practically completely modular, that thing must be a big ol dust magnet with air flowing everywhere.
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I'm curious why no one ever suggests the Antec Lanboy Air?

$179.99 Free Shipping
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwGdEkmZn0Q
Omg that thing costs more than my motherboard / almost as much as my CPU.
    
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Xigmatek Elysium?
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post #27 of 36
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Omg that thing costs more than my motherboard / almost as much as my CPU.
OP said he had $350 budget for the case.

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that thing must be a big ol dust magnet with air flowing everywhere
Watch the video from 3:15, you can set all fans as intake and create positive pressure and air will blow out through all the openings in the case making it hard for dust to accumulate inside.
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post #28 of 36
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Excellent airplan, IMO. Well thought out. It shows what a top exhaust fan(s) can do to add to a cooling system, as well as a rear exhaust fan. And with a low-cfm rear fan, you can leave the grill in place. +rep

The only concern I have is getting enough air to the face of the cpu cooler. The side panel intake fan will provide lots of air to the gpu cooling system, but the opening left between the back of the gpu card and the front intake of the cpu heatsink is not large. It looks almost like it needs a separate intake system. How do you facilitate cpu cooler intake?
Good question and thank you for your kind remark (especially from an 'air expert' like you)

Basically 3 levels to facilitate:-
1) If the CPU cooler is relatively 'thin' (eg Hyper 212+), the space between the lower face of the heatsink and the back of the graphics card usually is enough for air to get in. The space is 3-4'' wide.
Take a look at the pic below, showing the position of the side panel fans of 932. Note how the 2 upper fans are nicely located to supply air right into that space. (And the 2 bottom fans are for the graphics cards)

2) If the CPU cooler is a relatively thick one (eg NH-D14), then the two 120mm side fans will likely have to work harder. If this fails to supply sufficient air, see below.

3) Replace the CPU air cooler with a H50/H70. The rad/fan will be mounted to the leftmost position (leftmost so as to avoid sucking in hot air rising up from the card's front exhaust) on top of case. With this deployment, the problem is completely solved. See pic 2 below.


Edited by windfire - 5/3/11 at 8:36pm
post #29 of 36
My problem with the Lanboy is that I like to set my cases up to be wind tunnels: the faster the air flows through, the better cooling I get (my temps drop when I close up my side panel, e.g.). Lanboy kind of vitiates that, unless you put in a million fans or seal the sides. But if the latter, why buy a Lanboy?

Edit: Ah. Cross-post. Thanks windfire. I consider you an expert too. I always learn from your posts.
Edited by ehume - 5/3/11 at 8:37pm
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post #30 of 36
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Both of these have rear-only top fans. Antec locks you into exhaust-only. And that 182SE is pretty, but how's the air going to get in? If you try to move much air, it'll hisssss.

Well-built, ill-designed, overpriced IMO.
Airflow is fine in the 182SE.

Temps on my OC Q6600 range between 30 - 55 while the case is dead silent.

Edit :: In the interest of fairness, i must admit i swapped my old Thermaltake V9 for the 182SE so, in theory, i paid $90 for it.
Edited by Gunlock - 5/3/11 at 11:25pm
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