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post #31 of 65
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Originally Posted by reflex99;14483021 
the CM341 technically is being phased out for the 343, so it is getting harder to find

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7239505&CatId=3428

yeah true....

341 over the newer 342 and 343 though

has the 120mm rear exhaust! makes the case so much better to fit massive heat sinks and stuff like the h70/h80 ect
    
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post #32 of 65
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Is there enough depth behind the front door for the knobs on a Lamptron Fan Controller? It's why I tend to stay clear of cases with doors.
Well, that's a Sunbeam rheobus if it helps. No clue about lamptron.
post #33 of 65
Modded A05N.

What to mod:
Bottom~
2x 120mm fans on bottom (will require fiddling with the placement since it is very close to the case stands)
Top~
2x 140mm or 120mm fans OR 3x 140mm or 120mm fans (if you are willing to give up the IO ports)

Just use a hole saw to mod the fan holes. But if you have access to a water jet, use that. In case of a screw up, use a rad grill to cover up the ugly bits.

Fan setup:
Bottom~
Intake
Top~
Exhaust
Back~
Intake
Front~
Exhaust

Your GPU(s) will have their own channel of air, your CPU/Mobo will have their own channel of air and your PSU will have its own channel of air, its a win win win win situation.

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...-a05-club.html
This thread has everything, the mods its members have done are absolutely stunning.
Edited by somebodysb2 - 8/6/11 at 3:29pm
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post #34 of 65
Im with the TJ08-3 and Arc mini.

I'm also a fan of good flowing micro-ATX cases, might aswell build one in my next rig.
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post #35 of 65
What they should have done with the TJ08-E was to turn the hard drive rack around to have more space for the cooler.
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post #36 of 65
Arc Mini will not fit a Asus 580 Tri Slot since the bottom cage cannot be removed. I see a TJ08-E in your future
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post #37 of 65
you realize you could just wount the rad on the top or you could do what i did and get the h100 and mount it on the side panel push pull with two more 120mm fans under the rad

it is the best matx case for airflow by far you should really reconsider it
 
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post #38 of 65
I had a customer that wanted to go with water (and a full on 360 rad at that) in a Micro-ATX case. I declined the job. I would use a micro -ATX case when optimal airflow is not required, not when it is a number 1 priority.I am firmly of the belief that there is no free lunch.You want a reduced footprint,well there are going to be compromises made to get this reduced footprint.
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post #39 of 65
what are you talking about have u even seen recent matx cases and how good of cooling they provide

i could fit 2 240mm rads in my dragon slayer if i wanted too
 
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post #40 of 65
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I'd need to remove both hard drive cages due to my three slot width video card. Nowhere else to mount a hard drive.
Yes it has, 2 5.25" bays in front of the psu. 1 for the ssd and 1 for the fan controller.
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