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This is the current list of cases with a cpu backplate fan I was able to find on newegg.

These awesome cases are hard to find, probably because the industry hasn't decided what to call the feature yet.

Please add to the list if you know of any others.

They may also be called "ride side fan" or "motherboard tray fan".

I'm currently eyeing the AZZA red hurrican one and waiting for June for bulldozer benchmarks to come out, so I have a month to make my final decision.



CPU Backplate Fan (installed):
IN WIN Dragon Rider Black 1.0 - 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108376

Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,Full mesh design front bezel, comes with Six Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047

AZZA Hurrican 2000 CSAZ-2000 Black SECC Japanese Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517010

AZZA Hurrican 2000R SAZ-2000R Black (exterior)/Red (interior) SECC Japanese Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517011

CPU Backplate Fan Cutout (not-installed):
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

COOLER MASTER CM 690 II Advanced nVidia Edition NV-692A-KWN2 Black / Green Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119242

Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133074

SILVERSTONE RV03B-W Matte Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163180

Xigmatek Utgard Original CPC-T90DB-U01 Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815009

Xigmatek Elysium Super Tower Chassis
(This case is MASSIVE!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815012
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If you have the cash, get the Rosewill Thor; it's one of the nicest cases I've ever had the pleasure of using.

You can read a review of it here.
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Does the CPU backplate fan actually makes any difference regarding CPU temperatures?

Damn, that Thor looks fabulous, why the hell Rosewill cases aren't sold here...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thewaster;13599317 
Does the CPU backplate fan actually makes any difference regarding CPU temperatures?

Damn, that Thor looks fabulous, why the hell Rosewill cases aren't sold here...
Rosewill is a Newegg brand, that's why. frown.gif (Note, sad face for those who can't buy their stuff. I can.)

Backplate doesn't really make a difference in cooling, it's like cable holes, just makes taking out or putting in a cooler easier.
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My vote goes to the Hurrican.
I just got mine late last week, and I've been very happy with it so far.
The front fans could use a little more oomph, but blue LED 120's are cheap for decent CFM.
I did think about the Thor myself. but when it came down to having the money and ready to order, it was out of stock.
I was leaning toward the Hurrican anyway though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;13599329 
Rosewill is a Newegg brand, that's why. frown.gif (Note, sad face for those who can't buy their stuff. I can.)

Backplate doesn't really make a difference in cooling, it's like cable holes, just makes taking out or putting in a cooler easier.
I see, shame :/.
Unfortunately in 90% of cases with such feature, said cut-outs are WAY TOO SMALL! Why can't other manufacturers do it like Corsair?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;13599329 
Rosewill is a Newegg brand, that's why. frown.gif (Note, sad face for those who can't buy their stuff. I can.)

Backplate doesn't really make a difference in cooling, it's like cable holes, just makes taking out or putting in a cooler easier.

I think he was asking if the backplate FAN actually helped with cooling, not the cutout.
And it seems to actually help a bit, which it would have to if it's pulling any heat at all from behind the mobo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thewaster;13599385 
I see, shame :/.
Unfortunately in 90% of cases with such feature, said cut-outs are WAY TOO SMALL! Why can't other manufacturers do it like Corsair?

Rosewill's backplate hole is large enough for most boards IMO. It's huge actually.

Looked smaller in the initial pictures I think.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nixuz;13599393 
I think he was asking if the backplate FAN actually helped with cooling, not the cutout.
And it seems to actually help a bit, which it would have to if it's pulling any heat at all from behind the mobo.

Well the fans don't really help the CPU temps. They help cool down the CPU socket (which can sometimes get warm (~50*C I've seen.) Though nothing into dangerous levels.
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@Tator Tot:
Ummm....I think you missed the point of the list.

Those cases have a fan on the wrong side of the CPU (typically the right side).

Rosewill Thor case has nothing to do with that.
It just has a CPU backplate cutout...not a cutout for a fan or a fan.
    
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Well, I can't find the post, but there was something on OCN where somebody noted that it did lower temps when mounted to pull.
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