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I've got some questions about this case, if folks don't mind. smile.gif I've got a Rosewill Challenger, and I agree that the drive-bay orientation isn't all that great. But I can't really tell in the pics for this case how the airflow from the front is coming in, and I'm curious what sort of trade off there is between what looks to me like reduced airflow from the front, but better drive orientation, compared to the Rosewill. Also, is there more room for cable management behind the tray with this one? Looks like there might be, to me. I'd like a little more width between the tray and the case.

From what I read there's plenty of room for cable management. Pictures show tons of holes in the tray to route cables through and make it look like there's room. As long as your PSU isn't medusa (like mine) you should be fine.
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I've got some questions about this case, if folks don't mind. smile.gif I've got a Rosewill Challenger, and I agree that the drive-bay orientation isn't all that great. But I can't really tell in the pics for this case how the airflow from the front is coming in, and I'm curious what sort of trade off there is between what looks to me like reduced airflow from the front, but better drive orientation, compared to the Rosewill. Also, is there more room for cable management behind the tray with this one? Looks like there might be, to me. I'd like a little more width between the tray and the case.

For the front fans, there are slots on the front bezel that run on the sides and bottom for air to flow in. And there's about 15mm of space behind the motherboard.
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For the front fans, there are slots on the front bezel that run on the sides and bottom for air to flow in. And there's about 15mm of space behind the motherboard.


Negative pressure should allow the air to flow in despite the small slots.  I know it did well on my Antec P180 which was similar.

 

post #34 of 76
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I've got some questions about this case, if folks don't mind. smile.gif I've got a Rosewill Challenger, and I agree that the drive-bay orientation isn't all that great. But I can't really tell in the pics for this case how the airflow from the front is coming in, and I'm curious what sort of trade off there is between what looks to me like reduced airflow from the front, but better drive orientation, compared to the Rosewill. Also, is there more room for cable management behind the tray with this one? Looks like there might be, to me. I'd like a little more width between the tray and the case.


I have a Challenger as well and I can tell you this. The Challenger has nothing on the NZXT Source at all. I actually think the Challenger sucks compared to the Source. Cable management in the Challenger is very lame

 

 

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I can't decide between black or white!

My only concern: the lack of dust filters (mainly on the bottom where the PSU sits)
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goddamnit why did i buy an Antec 300?
    
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goddamnit why did i buy an Antec 300?


Just suggestions:

 

So try to sell your Antec 300 locally like CL and the like and order this case nowwwwww.smile.gif

 

Or use your Antec 300 as a second backup computer setup.

 

Do I have to tell you everything? j/k tongue.gif

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I can't decide between black or white!

My only concern: the lack of dust filters (mainly on the bottom where the PSU sits)


About 1 month or so ago I called NZXT CS and I happened to address the exact PSU filter thing on this case - the man I spoke to said that after I get the case I can call and they'd send me a filter N/C.  Now that was then and that moment - so please don't hold me to it if it doesn't happen for you or anyone else reading this.

 

I never got the case so therefore never had a chance to test that out.

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The Challenger gets the job done and comes with three fans, I have bought 2 on sale for $35. That said it works.
The NZXT uses a more traditional build, newer with better cable management, one fan, and without the tool less features.
I want one for the white/black color scheme and good looks but keep finding something more suitable.

Hole saws allow front panel air flow improvement if needed.
I'll sleeve case cables 'cause I like the appearance improvement. Tape or cable ties work.

Ok one ordered, so which fans are people planning to use? Color sugguestions? Green is tempting. newegg has a 30 package of Apevia black fan screws $6.00 (you can do better). I have an SSD adapter $6 Mushkin. And several 5 1/4 to 3 1/2 Bay adapters from the day.

So does anyone know if Cooler Master Hyper212+ will fit? Appears yes.

Amazon has the Silverstone 120mm fan filter grills for $2.99 shipped with prime.

Amazon has Parts Express 1 inch tall (actually intended for musicians cases) case feet, screws and nuts still needed
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