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im thinking about to buy a ft-02 soon but im asking my self if the air flow of this case is really good... i will use a noctua nhd14 for my cpu cooler and i got a hd 7970 from saphire the 1 whi the blower ... just take a look at my config you will see... seconde thing im asking my self is do this case need a fan controlle ror it come whit 1 already in it???
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im thinking about to buy a ft-02 soon but im asking my self if the air flow of this case is really good... i will use a noctua nhd14 for my cpu cooler and i got a hd 7970 from saphire the 1 whi the blower ... just take a look at my config you will see... seconde thing im asking my self is do this case need a fan controlle ror it come whit 1 already in it???

 

This new design is awesome applying physics principles! Cool air enters from the bottom and hot air exits at the top. thumb.gif

 

Your components will get better cooling... but I didn't noticed it comes with a fan controller...

 

A little help to get you more response to answer the rest of the questions. wink.gif

 

Review of this product: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/28091-silverstone-fortress-ft02-mid-tower-case-review-12.html

 

Street price would be $200+ USD/CAD

 

@ Mydknyght, are you still there? I bumped your thread and you seem like gone... doh.gif


Edited by ocman - 2/19/12 at 10:34pm
     
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and it costs?
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Thanks for reminding me. I'm putting a camelegg track on it. I love it, but no way I'll pay $250 for it.

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Thanks for reminding me. I'm putting a camelegg track on it. I love it, but no way I'll pay $250 for it.

cost is a relative term tho. if you buy a good case, it'll service you for at least 10 years (or till you got sick of its looks biggrin.gif )... I own cases that are still in operation that are 15 years old... unlike everything else in the computer world. a good case doesn't really expire or depreciate. the only thing is once in a long while, you'll need to do some modding/cutting to put bigger fans in the case:D
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Thanks for reminding me. I'm putting a camelegg track on it. I love it, but no way I'll pay $250 for it.

cost is a relative term tho. if you buy a good case, it'll service you for at least 10 years (or till you got sick of its looks biggrin.gif )... I own cases that are still in operation that are 15 years old... unlike everything else in the computer world. a good case doesn't really expire or depreciate. the only thing is once in a long while, you'll need to do some modding/cutting to put bigger fans in the case:D


That's what Antec thought when they built the NSK 4480 II. Horrid old dinosaur that should have been shot and discontinued in 2005. But in 2009 I bought one from Newegg, Antec's partner in crime. Let's just say I learned a lot from that case.

 

And I'll never buy any Antec product until/unless I have read a zillion positive reviews.

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But in 2009 I bought one from Newegg, Antec's partner in crime. Let's just say I learned a lot from that case.

 

And I'll never buy any Antec product until/unless I have read a zillion positive reviews.


That statement in bold is epic! thumb.gif

 

     
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well i've never been a big antec fan. very few of my computing products have been antec. i had a few fans, HDD heatsink, and a powersupply (died on me after 2 years). after the powersupply incident, i refuse to buy antec again:D I still look at them, it doesn't prevent me from recommending them for budget builds,(my friend bought a 302 case) but i would never buy it personally biggrin.gif

the 15 year old case i have that is still in operation is an aluminum lian li smile.gif (basically the grandfather of the PC-8N style case) it came with 80mm fans which had to go biggrin.gif I'm actually considering cutting the hole even bigger to put an AP181 in there smile.gif
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im thinking about to buy a ft-02 soon but im asking my self if the air flow of this case is really good... i will use a noctua nhd14 for my cpu cooler and i got a hd 7970 from saphire the 1 whi the blower ... just take a look at my config you will see... seconde thing im asking my self is do this case need a fan controlle ror it come whit 1 already in it???

The 3 181mm fans have HI-LOW switches on the top of the case and you don't really need a controller for the top fan as the huge bottom 3 push the hot air out in the areas near the video card exhaust. I do recommend a controller though because the AP181 fans are quite loud on high and don't push enough air on low so you'd want to adjust it manually; also you have to remove the top cover to change the fan speed that is annoying if you do this often. I used to have mine around all my FT02 fans at 600RPM for quiet operation with a Scythe Kazemaster 4 fan controller.

I went from an Antec P182>FT02>Cosmos 2 and for pure airflow the FT02 was best, it would blast the heat right out of the top of the case not just from where the exhaust is but all the PCI slots too it's great for high airflow. To achieve the same sort of airflow on the Cosmos 2 I've spend $100 extra on fans which makes it twice the price of an FT02. I used the D14 in the last two cases and the FT02 does a great job of showing what this cooler can do.
    
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its a bit pricey imo

but so far, for me, its been well worth it.

Not only does it have nice air flow, it also looks extremely stylish (i got the non-windowed version)

Only problem with it is, it doesnt support very long gfx cards and having SLI can be troublesome... (the bottom SLI slot at least, for me, was blocked from the harddrive bay area. so i could only fit in a single slot gfx card in that bottom PCI.E)

I had to sell my 2 * 480GTX and get 1 560-ti.. lost a bit of performance.. smile.gif

The noise reduction is fine too..

and somtimes i place my feet on top of the mesh, and get warm air blow on my feet..

"feels good, man" biggrin.gif
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