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post #11 of 48
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
He'll be aircooling

OP, if you want silence and good airflow, even though I am a Lian Li fan, this time I have to vote silverstone.

the FT02 is better than the a70 AFAIK.

Both are fantastic cases though. The lian li is a classic, FT02 brings that 90degree mobo layout.

Silent PC: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1015-page4.html

Anand: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4620/s...out-of-style/6
Anandtech's temp testing isn't that good as they're taking absolute temps rather than delta's, and as a result, their values are inaccurate due to varying ambient.

Bit Tech's data is normalized and more accurate.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-tj11-review/3
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post #12 of 48
You have excellent taste in cases! I appreciate the cleaner front to the Silverstone Case, although the depth of the FT-02 is a bit disconcerting imo. For aircooling, the FT-02 is tough to beat.
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Originally Posted by banthracis View Post
Anandtech's temp testing isn't that good as they're taking absolute temps rather than delta's, and as a result, their values are inaccurate due to varying ambient.

Bit Tech's data is normalized and more accurate.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-tj11-review/3
Thanks, I couldn't find the bit tech review, because I knew some sites hailed it as the number one case for cpu cooling, but when I saw anands, I said hmm. Didn't notice it was absolute temps though.
     
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post #14 of 48
Thread Starter 
Ah I'm so frustrated, the nicest case i think is the FT02, I love the rounded edges it's just TOO long and way over prices for not being full aluminum.

Also would a mid towel fulfill my needs? prob not

http://www.shopbot.ca/pp-lian-li-pc-...ce-321602.html
Edited by markgerazzi - 11/1/11 at 10:45pm
post #15 of 48
There is a substantial weight difference as well if that matters to you.

FT02 - 33 lbs
PC-A70F - 18 lbs

The FT02 is one of those cases I really wanted, but the depth and weight put me off. My previous case was about 40 lbs (with all the parts in it) which is probably not that far off from a FT02 filled up. That previous case was a nuisance moving around.

However, there are many happy FT02 owners on various forums. Discounting weight and size, it's still one of the best cases out there.
Edited by ChaiBear - 11/1/11 at 11:04pm
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post #16 of 48
Lian Li all the way man. Once you own one you never look back. Just dont abuse them and they will serve you well for years!
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post #17 of 48
My mid tower Lian li could easily fill your requirements
     
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post #18 of 48
weight isnt really an issue to most people unless your movin your case a lot for lan parties or something. go with the ft02 looks better. cools better. and tbh its easier to put in components imo.
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post #19 of 48
I just recently completed my build with the FT-02. It's big, it's beautiful, and it is HEAVY AS F%$^!!!!

I think the main issues with the FT-02 is the weight and work space. It's a tight squeeze if you want to route all the cables behind everything. It's definitely manageable, just tight. Oh yeah, did I mention it's heavy?

One more thing... the cooling is top notch. The AP181s do a great job and the whole idea behind stack effect cooling is freaking amazing. Pretty quiet for how much air they push.
Edited by kevininsimi - 11/1/11 at 11:06pm
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post #20 of 48
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weight isnt really an issue to most people unless your movin your case a lot for lan parties or something. go with the ft02 looks better. cools better. and tbh its easier to put in components imo.
yeah if you don't move your case around much, def the FT02.

I move my case around a lot, wanted an all alu chasis and something that suited my style, which my case does perfectly. Those cheapo wheels help out a lot, like they did with my HAF 932, but the slide out mobo tray helps even more.

OP it is like this:
Move a lot: Lian Li
Keep case in one place: Silverstone.
     
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