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post #1571 of 2110
Vortex Fan Aluminum Series from their website
http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=1200&page=1
post #1572 of 2110
wonder how much product liability they have to keep peeps fingers outta da fan?
and there will be some blood-shed..

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post #1573 of 2110
So any thoughts on the Antec Bigboy?
post #1574 of 2110
I'd say, powerful yet loud beastie fan smile.gif
Here's an older review of it:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/10/09/whats-the-best-supersize-case-fan/1

You may consider as well the BitFenix Spectre 230mm Fan series, widely agreed by lots of users and Imho much quieter at max rpms wink.gif
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I'd say, powerful yet loud beastie fan smile.gif
Here's an older review of it:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/10/09/whats-the-best-supersize-case-fan/1
You may consider as well the BitFenix Spectre 230mm Fan series, widely agreed by lots of users and Imho much quieter at max rpms wink.gif

But if I remember correctly, the top intake fan shouldn't be "strong", right?
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But if I remember correctly, the top intake fan shouldn't be "strong", right?

It shouldn't. It would disrupt the airflow and redirect it.
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I've been looking for a case with 2x 200 or 230mm fans in the front and a single 5.25 bay, but to no avail. Even made a thread asking for it, but no answers. Google yielded nothing.

The idea is a straight front to back wind-tunnel, but is there something I am missing? Is it a bad idea somehow? Or is it just because manufacturers still think they need to add a ton of 5.25 and HDD bays to all cases. With something like the Icy Dock MB994IPO-3SB in the single 5.25 bay I'd have my storage needs covered just fine. I'd just remove any fan grills and such from the back and let the 2 big fans blow straight through.

To me it seems really weird if none of the manufacturers make a case like this, but again, am I missing something?
Edited by Celoth - 7/27/12 at 12:12am
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To me it seems really weird if none of the manufacturers make a case like this, but again, am I missing something?

it is about what the "majority" of the buyers will purchase. right now, gamers are ruling the design and
layout for cases. it'll cycle into something different. like the small form factor cases. they are squeezing
into the limelight now. why not make your own scratchbuilt case? wont know until you try. it might be the
best design since the mouse trap or it might not work and they know that?

use a build log, manufacturers look at the logs and thread interest to gage some interest into development
of new products and now have some feedback into what may or may not come down the production line.

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post #1579 of 2110
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I've been looking for a case with 2x 200 or 230mm fans in the front and a single 5.25 bay, but to no avail. Even made a thread asking for it, but no answers. Google yielded nothing.

The idea is a straight front to back wind-tunnel, but is there something I am missing? Is it a bad idea somehow? Or is it just because manufacturers still think they need to add a ton of 5.25 and HDD bays to all cases. With something like the Icy Dock MB994IPO-3SB in the single 5.25 bay I'd have my storage needs covered just fine. I'd just remove any fan grills and such from the back and let the 2 big fans blow straight through.

To me it seems really weird if none of the manufacturers make a case like this, but again, am I missing something?


They're mostly stuck in the old bottom-front-to-top-back mindset.

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post #1580 of 2110
New review of a mid tower case I'm starting to like more and more, the HAF XM:

Cooler Master HAF XM @ Madshrimps

How do you guys see this case with two top intake fans? (it lacks of any bottom fan position)



It's a moderate/high ceiling case, totally you can get four 200mm intake fans and one central internal 150-170mm fan, removing the top hdd (half) cage cool.gif

Another pic of the top position:

http://i.haymarket.net.au/Galleries/20120525034126_IMG_7065.JPG
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