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I've pretty much settled on this case, all I need to do is clarify that a pair of internal exhaust video cards will not pose a problem in this case. I plan on using the MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtremes and I want to make sure I will not encounter any cooling problems with the In Win Dragon Rider.
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post #2 of 5
perfect case for cooling designs like the lightnings

The side panel fan feeds them with plenty of fresh cool air, and all the hot air goes out the top
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Awesome, +1.

Can't wait to buy this case.
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the case is very quiet and the side fan moves a pretty good amount of air, the 120mm fans throughout the case do not move that much air, but the fact that the top is mesh really helps to keep things cool. If you really want to go as cool as possible then I would probably suggest upgrading the 120's but it is by no means a must
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Who makes the best 120mm fans? Any brands that stand out?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB/OCZ Revodrive 3 120GB 1GB/s Samsung 12x Blu-Ray Drive/ Samsung DVD Drive Push Pull Corsair H100 - AeroCool Shark Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate SP1 
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