Originally Posted by phenom01
And does not work for the simple fact of differing components.
well.... it doesn't work till you start modding it:D yah its heatsink block is designed for older generation mounts. but with alittle modding you can easily fit a 2500k system in there. granted the video cooling will have to stay with some other solution like a thermalright shaman and the case wouldn't be completely silent but close enough:)
the TNN 500AF is designed to handle cpu with a TDP of 100watts. so a 2500k should fit in there nicely. a 2600k or above(100w + TDP) would require a single 120mm fan installed at the bottom of the case as per the user manual. you can add more fans if you intend on OCing, however seeing the powersupply is only 400w, you don't really have too much headroom for OCing anyway. it's an integrated powersupply, so if you need more power, you'd have to mod the case to accept a different powersupply.
like i said. it's an unfortunate end to a really nice case. the case was priced way outside the range of normal consumers so it never really had a chance to shine. I mean it would be REALLY interesting to see someone make a liquid case out of it:D instead of a radiator, you bolt a few coolblocks onto the huge heatsink on the outside and dissipate heat that way:D mod a ax850 powersupply in there and you'll have the quietest gamer machine in history:D imagine a ivybridge chip + a pair of 7970 running at less then 25db:D don't touch the case tho it'll be about 60C even with 50 pounds worth of heatsink:D