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That is pretty optimistic to think that anyone will keep any case for 10 years. I mean the trend seems to be going towards smaller cases with mATX or even ITX form factor. Also, the FT02 does not have many water cooling options. Isn't there only 1 company (Magicool) who makes 180mm radiators? I'm not saying the FT02 is not the way to go, hell I love my case, I just can not agree with you by thinking that the case, let alone any computer component, is something anyone would want to keep for 10 years.
Edit: Maybe you were being a little sarcastic thinking.gif

I actually own 2 cases that are still in operation that are over 10 years old. one is a lian li and the other is an enlight. granted there has been some modding involved in cases that old (80mm fans don't cut it in today's computers) but they are still housing working machines today. i seriously doubt that future development within the next 10 years in computer technology will overwhelm the cooling capacity of 3 x 180mm fans so technically speaking the case WILL be able to sustain that many years of service and beyond considering the quality of construction that went into a FT02. I KNOW my FT02 will be my main rig case for at least the next 10 years (barring any strange super extra long vid card or something like that... ) as long as a component falls within the ATX specification, there will not be a need for me to change my FT02... the only part i see failing within the next 10 years is the clip that holds the plastic top onto the chassis. the clip is too tight and years of taking the top on and off will eventually snap something. however aside from that, i don't really see any structural flaws in the FT02's construction that will render it useless within the next 10 years (or beyond).

as for liquid cooling, yes there are very limited options available to the FT02 (it was really designed to be an air cooling case.... ) if you wanted a liquid case, then i would have to say FT02 was the wrong choice to begin with. does that mean FT02 CAN'T be made into an excellent liquid case? no. but it was not originally "designed" as a liquid case. and ANY case can be made into a liquid case given enough modding... with enough modding, i've seen people mount car / motorcycle radiators on the side panel of a computer... does that make the case a "liquid case"?... and what are the radiator "options" for cases that have been modded as such? biggrin.gif

fact is, ATX specifications has not changed sufficiently to invalidate ANY ATX cases ever produced. granted vid cards has gotten longer and ALOT hotter, but I don't think the trend will exceed the cooling capacity of the FT02 within the next 10 or 15 years... so.. with that in mind, the only real question as to the longevity of the FT02 is how well the plastic parts will hold up and how much you will hate its looks after 10 years biggrin.gif

in the computer world, the case is the exception as far as depreciation and obsolescence. a well made case can last as long as the ATX specification is around and you aren't sick of looking at the same case year after year.
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I actually own 2 cases that are still in operation that are over 10 years old. one is a lian li and the other is an enlight. granted there has been some modding involved in cases that old (80mm fans don't cut it in today's computers) but they are still housing working machines today. i seriously doubt that future development within the next 10 years in computer technology will overwhelm the cooling capacity of 3 x 180mm fans so technically speaking the case WILL be able to sustain that many years of service and beyond considering the quality of construction that went into a FT02. I KNOW my FT02 will be my main rig case for at least the next 10 years (barring any strange super extra long vid card or something like that... ) as long as a component falls within the ATX specification, there will not be a need for me to change my FT02... the only part i see failing within the next 10 years is the clip that holds the plastic top onto the chassis. the clip is too tight and years of taking the top on and off will eventually snap something. however aside from that, i don't really see any structural flaws in the FT02's construction that will render it useless within the next 10 years (or beyond).
as for liquid cooling, yes there are very limited options available to the FT02 (it was really designed to be an air cooling case.... ) if you wanted a liquid case, then i would have to say FT02 was the wrong choice to begin with. does that mean FT02 CAN'T be made into an excellent liquid case? no. but it was not originally "designed" as a liquid case. and ANY case can be made into a liquid case given enough modding... with enough modding, i've seen people mount car / motorcycle radiators on the side panel of a computer... does that make the case a "liquid case"?... and what are the radiator "options" for cases that have been modded as such? biggrin.gif
fact is, ATX specifications has not changed sufficiently to invalidate ANY ATX cases ever produced. granted vid cards has gotten longer and ALOT hotter, but I don't think the trend will exceed the cooling capacity of the FT02 within the next 10 or 15 years... so.. with that in mind, the only real question as to the longevity of the FT02 is how well the plastic parts will hold up and how much you will hate its looks after 10 years biggrin.gif
in the computer world, the case is the exception as far as depreciation and obsolescence. a well made case can last as long as the ATX specification is around and you aren't sick of looking at the same case year after year.

I agree with everything you said. I have no doubt that the case will last well over ten years. The thing that sets us apart from most conputer users is the need to always have the latest and greatest. I mean people here at OCN sell their components and upgrade all the time sometimes cause of shear boredom.
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