Originally Posted by SuperDeo
Originally Posted by ehume
Current case is the Corsair Vengeance Series CC-9011016-WW
Looks pretty good. If you get one you will need two top intake fans: it is a high-ceiling case. It looks like the IO off-on cluster could be moved to leave the top two slots open. DVD in bottom slot, IO cluster in the next, with a 140mm fan behind the IO cluster taking up the upper three and a half slots.
is that one 2012 new ? and it has better airflow than the other cases mentioned
Originally Posted by airdeano
look into the Cooler Master Storm Sniper
based on the HAF 922 chassis with a dual 120mm roof ventilation plenty of cable
management, large fan/mesh options and fan options with a carrying handle.
ok nice i like that one so the thingy on top is the handle they just made it compact ?
based on the help i made a little list of cases
+++ Cooler Master Storm Trooper
++ NZXT Vulcan
+ Cooler Master Storm Scout
+++ Corsair Vengeance C70
+ Cooler Master Storm Sniper
+ APEX TX 381
the ones with more + are cool looking
so based on those cases with handles which one would kinda stay cooler than the rest ?
Forget the Vulcan, at least if you wanna maintain your actual main board (the Vulcan only supports micro-atx mobo's).
The CM Storm Sniper could be better and cooler than the Scout if you like the handle.
And it has a nice fan controller too.
The Storm Trooper is a full tower case and it's heavier (14.4kg), expensive and it lacks of a good big front fan (like other full towers).
If you still like it consider that:
1. You have to turn the alignment of the two hdd cages (one, bottom would be enough imo) from their initial, sidewards position to frontal position (and if you remove the top hdd cage somehow add a good 140mm front fan there):
2. Switch to intake the 200mm top fan and try to move it to the frontal area with some modification (there are plenty of holes you'll manage somehow):
3. You'll still have to add one bottom intake, one side intake and one modded internal fan especially if you remove the top hdd case (recommended)
As for the coolest Corsair Vengeance Series CC-9011016-WW, I agree it's a good choice too and you'll have to place two top intake fans
And once again, try to use the bottom hdd cage only (with both fans) and place a bigger internal intake fan just above the bottom cage's internal fan and right under the 5.25 bay cage (as well as the stock front fan)
Here's a good review of the case:
And remember, the last thing to do no matter which one will you choose is to remove the rear exhaust fan and cut the grill too, that's how our cases work Edited by arrow0309 - 6/18/12 at 12:43am