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Hey guys, I have a question. Which case is better, the Lian Li A05NB or PC-9F? I'll be putting in a pretty basic i7 930 rig with a 570 Classified, and will probably go SLi in a while.

So, which case will have better temps/cable management? And if anyone knows, is the blowhole on top of the PC-9F 140mm or 120?
Edited by zouk52 - 10/10/11 at 4:12pm
     
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post #2 of 7
I was wondering if you died...

LIAN LI PC-9F, bigger and better lol And it is 140mm for the top fan hole
post #3 of 7
There is no comparison between A05NB and PC-9F at all.

PC-9F wins in both cable management and cooling (for both GPU and CPU). See the 2 pics below. PC-9F has well defined paths for cold intake and hot exhaust. A05-NB needs to install additional fan(s) (smaller and thus louder) inside the top 5.25'' bays to feed cold air to the graphics card(s) while the CPU will have to receive the warmed air passing through the HDDs.

The main advantage of A05NB is probably its smaller compact size when your environment does not allow a larger case.

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Wind I am confused on your drawings for the a05n. Its reverse airflow, which seems to do pretty well for everyone that has the case. The only mod you need is a top blow-hole, which brings temps down easily below worrisome.
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isn't the pc-k9b pretty much a steel/aluminum version of the 9f?
that's cheaper and can take four 2.5" drives as well?
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
There is no comparison between A05NB and PC-9F at all.

*SNIP*

The main advantage of A05NB is probably its smaller compact size when your environment does not allow a larger case.
the A05NB is a EPIC modding case. most people just put in a 120mm-140mm at the top to help with GPU cooling.

some awesome examples of the AN5NB


PB4UGO - COCAINE

Ikem - Project: Citrus

Animal0307 - Lian Li A05N: Air flow to the MAX!!

i got the A05NB just waiting for new cpu/mobo/ram
    
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I decided to go with the PC-9F, since the 2 fans at the front would blow directly on an SLi setup, and the A05NB has no cooling for the GPU's (I could do a top blowhole, but then only the GPU on top gets the airflow from the top fan.)

Reps handed out, thanks guys.
     
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