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If you're gonna have a cooler that dumps air into the case, you might want to put the bottom fans as exhausts to remove that hot air from the inside of the case. The bottom intake is much better for reference coolers that dump the heat out of the case like most reference coolers we have now.
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dust build up like crazy no matter what, other factors just increase it.

Are you looking for maximum cooling or more sleek looks?

The haf series is def great as far as cooling, with some great ap-15's its very nice and silent.
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i really want good cooling. though i just dont like how Haf looks sometimes, the word haf written on the side doesnt seem that appealing. though i do hear that its the best for air cooling.

i was hoping that there would be better looking alternatives
    
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If you're gonna have a cooler that dumps air into the case, you might want to put the bottom fans as exhausts to remove that hot air from the inside of the case. The bottom intake is much better for reference coolers that dump the heat out of the case like most reference coolers we have now.
what do you mean? both my gpu fans dont intake air into the case, and im pretty sure my cpu cooler pushes air out of the case. which of my coolers dumps air into it?
    
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dust build up like crazy no matter what, other factors just increase it.

Are you looking for maximum cooling or more sleek looks?

The haf series is def great as far as cooling, with some great ap-15's its very nice and silent.
The Haf-x is a great cooling case,however it is inferior against the FT02

Why?

1. FT02 has better cooling because of the inverted board placing deisgn.
2. It has 3 air penetrators fans that will push outside the heat immediatly,helped by the fact that heat tends to rise over cold air,wich makes it the most outstanding cooling solution. behinf watercooling.
3.The air penetrator fans indeed injects cold air into the gpu directly and into the heatsink.
4. No dust inside my case
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The Haf-x is a great cooling case,however it is inferior against the FT02

Why?

1. FT02 has better cooling because of the inverted board placing deisgn.
2. It has 3 air penetrators fans that will push outside the heat immediatly,helped by the fact that heat tends to rise over cold air,wich makes it the most outstanding cooling solution. behinf watercooling.
3.The air penetrator fans indeed injects cold air into the gpu directly and into the heatsink.
4. No dust inside my case
i was looking at the ft02 as well.

however, my biggest concern with it is that its a mid tower case isnt it? im using a rosewill challenger and all my stuff is packed. i assume all mid tower cases are like this?

if not, and the ft02 is bigger, i might get it
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eduardv View Post
The Haf-x is a great cooling case,however it is inferior against the FT02

Why?

1. FT02 has better cooling because of the inverted board placing deisgn.
2. It has 3 air penetrators fans that will push outside the heat immediatly,helped by the fact that heat tends to rise over cold air,wich makes it the most outstanding cooling solution. behinf watercooling.
3.The air penetrator fans indeed injects cold air into the gpu directly and into the heatsink.
4. No dust inside my case
Sure hot air rises...but convection is easily outdone by any fan any day of the week. 90* orientation similarly does squat. You put 3*180mm fans in the front of a normal ATX case, it will cool just as well as Raven.
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the original raven is great just look at it
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Sure hot air rises...but convection is easily outdone by any fan any day of the week. 90* orientation similarly does squat. You put 3*180mm fans in the front of a normal ATX case, it will cool just as well as Raven.
This ^

Also I just higly recommend against the case simply from experience not reviews and specs. The case was def one of the worst ive dealt with according to space and just working with it. yes the fans are nice, but you can place those in any other case and reap their benefits. A reason why you would not have much dust is they hve filters which all fans should have anyways for that reason, but it does not eliminate the dust.
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Pick up these fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0038&Tpk=ap121

Pair them with the best air cooling case that suits your style.
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