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post #11 of 20
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I would get the 800D im just concerned about air ventilation inside the case. If I added fans to all the available places you think it would be alright?
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by NoDoz View Post
So I'm considering either buying a new cm case or going cosair. I like the full size corsair but it seems it's not too air cooling friendly and that's what I need. I really like the 650 but running soon to be sli evga ds 580s I almost think I should have a side panel with a fan sucking out because alot of hot air gets pumped out in that direction. I bought my 932 before they started painting the inside black and the hafX has better cooling. What do you all think?
If you just want better airflow for sli, putting four 120mm fans in the door panel of your 932 will make quite a difference over the anemic 230mm fan it comes with.
I don't really think the cooling of the HAF X is any better than the 932, but certainly it's styling is nice, and it looks good being painted black inside.
The Corsair cases are well-styled, but I've also heard their air-cooling abilities are less than optimal.
Edited by DerComissar - 8/5/11 at 10:35pm
    
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post #13 of 20
I think as far as cooling the silverstone cases wil match a HAF.
If you like A cleam aluminium look try the FT02 windowed or not http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163161
The RV03 will also perform well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...63180&Tpk=Rv03

These cases position the video cards perfectly for coolers like the stock GTX 580; all the air is exausted up throught the pci bracket, instead of being forced laterally whioe convection forces the air up; as in a traditional case layout.
Edit: I forgot to mention a freind of mine has a 6970 crossfire in an 800D, he has high RPM fans istalled everry where, but his GPU temps are still very high high (no overclocking).
Edited by GReid - 8/6/11 at 5:54am
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post #14 of 20
Keep in mind the corsair rep said there will soon be a mesh insert for the window of the 650d. I want to say he said in August. This will allow 4 120mm fans on the side.
Edited by Vash101 - 8/6/11 at 8:35am
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post #15 of 20
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Well Im kind of leaning toward the haf X. Reasons are I kind of want a window and it also has a fan on the side as well. Not having a fan on the side of the case with these gpu's isnt a smart idea I dont think. they pump some heat out the sides of them
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post #16 of 20
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Ok I've decided. http://www.corsair.com/special-editi...ower-case.html.


Has a optional side panel to add air flow if needed. Not a full size case but a very good looking case IMO
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post #17 of 20
I also recommend the 650D, & I also have it

Awesome looking case, but as for airflow.. garbage.

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Ok I've decided. http://www.corsair.com/special-editi...ower-case.html.


Has a optional side panel to add air flow if needed. Not a full size case but a very good looking case IMO
This member is looking to sell his 600T and get a HAF 932:
http://www.overclock.net/14494757-post15593.html
    
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Originally Posted by DerComissar View Post
This member is looking to sell his 600T and get a HAF 932:
http://www.overclock.net/14494757-post15593.html
Great find. It's almost like it was meant to be.

I'd still recommend the Raven02/03 or the Fortress02, but if you've already made your decision, at least you'll be happy.
    
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post #20 of 20
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Great find. It's almost like it was meant to be.

I'd still recommend the Raven02/03 or the Fortress02, but if you've already made your decision, at least you'll be happy.
I couldn't help but notice that one guy wanted to get rid of one, and acquire the other
The Silverstone cases you mentioned are really cutting-edge designs.
Myself, if I were to buy another case that I've always liked, it would be a Silverstone.
But not the new ones, I would get the classic Temjin TJ07
    
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