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Originally Posted by ramkatral;15477860 
Looks so starved for space for an ATX.


Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.

You're missing the point. This case, as well as the previous A05N, are among the smallest ATX cases you can buy. In fact, the dimensions of an A05 are no larger than those of a Fractal Design Define Mini, which is a Micro-ATX case.

Despite the small size, look what you can fit in here. GTX 580 SLI, 2 hard drives, and an SSD with room to spare. That's what I call innovative design.

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That said, I do prefer the design of the older A05N over the new FN. The inverted layout has several advantages over this traditional layout, both in terms of cooling and in terms of space management.
Edited by 996gt2 - 10/28/11 at 5:06pm
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by adadk;15491456 
Have an A05. Awesome to work with except for its PSU placement. The vents on the front panel are lousy at expelling warm air exhausted from the PSU.

Here's my solution (see pic).

I have the Delta 80x15mm fan running off a speed-controlled motherboard header, so most of the time it's running at low RPM and cannot be heard at all over the other fans.

The 15mm thickness means it can fit into the nook where the PSU goes. For $8 at Sidewinder, it's a great deal on a ball bearing Delta.

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post #23 of 25
Thanks for sharing that with us, 996gt2. Looks great.
post #24 of 25
lol never thought id see so many people cry over the lost of the inverted

just built a a05fn a few days ago, it was breeze and looks great
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post #25 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;15491340 
Looks like I'll be looking for somebody's used older A05 then. frown.gif

They shouldn't have lost the inverted ATX design, that was the selling point to me on this case (well, that and the really small footprint).

i wonder why they didnt carry this on? its so popular confused.gif
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