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A05NB vs A05FNB

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Don't care about price. Don't care about airflow, I will mod fans holes. Don't care about I/O too. This is purely case vs case.

A05NB:
http://www.armygroup.com.tw/shop/goods.php?id=3333
PC-A05N-06.jpg

A05FNB:
http://www.armygroup.com.tw/shop/goods.php?id=6427
6427_P_1303822380628.jpg

So yeah,

Inverted ATX, 7 slots
or
Normal ATX, 8 slots

And yeah, my lian li custom thread, I talked myself out of it since I will have to order 50 cases mad.gif
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Id go normal with 8 slots, as long as you dont have a huge PSU and super long GPUs it will be fine
    
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;13536299 
Id go normal with 8 slots, as long as you dont have a huge PSU and super long GPUs it will be fine

I won't be using any 12 inch cards and they most I will go is the 6970 which fits in the A05N, I'm wondering if GPU temps will be better on the A05N since I will be adding 2x 120mm fans on top.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13536346 
I won't be using any 12 inch cards and they most I will go is the 6970 which fits in the A05N, I'm wondering if GPU temps will be better on the A05N since I will be adding 2x 120mm fans on top.
temps will only be better if they are intakes
    
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get the A05FNB so you can post pics of it here. Nobody has it yet so I would love to see how it performs.
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;13536405 
temps will only be better if they are intakes

2x exhaust top, the cards themselves are exhaust, so I will be taking out the hot air faster = lower temps, the cpu will also have cold air from the bottom too, right now deciding on cooler so that itself is not decided yet.

Now I just need to to find out a way on how to fit 2 HDD's in 1 5.25 bay.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13536437 
2x exhaust top, the cards themselves are exhaust, so I will be taking out the hot air faster = lower temps, the cpu will also have cold air from the bottom too, right now deciding on cooler so that itself is not decided yet.

Now I just need to to find out a way on how to fit 2 HDD's in 1 5.25 bay.

of you make the tops exhaust in the n version, you will not have any air going into the cards to cool them and exhaust
    
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Decisions, decisions. The GPUs/CPU will be cooler in the A05N when you mod it with a blowhole, but the toolless features of the A05FN look superior.
    
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post #9 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;13536463 
of you make the tops exhaust in the n version, you will not have any air going into the cards to cool them and exhaust

No, there will be 1 intake at front and 1 intake at back or bottom.

Keep in mind that I will be using San Aces or AP15's. pretty powerful fans.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;13536463 
of you make the tops exhaust in the n version, you will not have any air going into the cards to cool them and exhaust

they get air because the top exahaust fans pull air over the card.

i have mine set this way and i get great temps on my card.
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