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You can fit a single 140mm or two 120mm fans in the front. I have no clue who thought up the orientation if you wanted to use a 140mm fan though. It is clear at the top of the filter and hard drive cages. Probably not doing much good up there and I wanted it lower. So I got out the drill and tap set;

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Finished build shots;

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Edited by wevsspot - 3/6/13 at 1:24pm
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post #2042 of 8397
The hoses on an h80i aren't long enough to reach up front if I removed the hard driver cages are they?
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Summary Likes & Dislikes:

Likes

Carrying handles are great for transporting, moving, handling or even just flipping the case over
Various options for fan mount locations and fan sizes
Support for 120mm to 280mm radiators up top
Motherboard alignment pin
Built in motherboard standoffs
Roomy for a mid-tower
Good build quality
Mostly metal construction
Reasonable weight (at the cost of using thin gauge metal to achieve)
Front and bottom removable / washable fan filters
Plenty of pass throughs and grommets for wire routing
Love that the motherboard sits "low" in the case (toward the bottom) - leaves plenty of room up top for water cooling
Hard drive caddys are slick (but feel like they won't last long)
I like the design of the feet, very stable by using two that run across the width of the case instead of the traditional four corner approach

Dislikes

Placement of the 140mm fan mount in the front panel - too high by default and you can only mount one 140mm or two 120mm fans. Would have preferred to have the option to mount two 140mm fans or mount a single 140mm fan more towards the bottom of the front grill. I remedied this by drilling and taping new mounting locations. This same end result could have easily been accomplished at the mfg. with just a little fore thought. I understand that fitting twin 140mm up front would have required some design compromises, but they could have given some flexibility in the single mount location.

If you use a 140mm x 25mm fan up front and retain the stock rubber grommets you may have some clearance issues between the front grill and the fan. It is a very very tight fit. I ditched the rubber grommets and everything squeezed together without issue.

I'm not a fan of the side panel fan cutouts (in particular the design). I wanted to put a solid piece of plexi in there, but I ran some tests and there isn't any way I can seal that off without increasing my top gpu temperature by more than 10C if the window is closed off. So it's back to a side panel fan blowing onto the video cards to help keep them cool. I can live with that.

The power switch is horrible IMHO. There isn't a solid click, and it's not a real "touch" switch either. There just isn't any tactile feedback to let you know that the switch has been depressed far enough to turn the computer on or off. And in fact initially I thought I had a bad switch in the case, or even worse something had gone wrong with my motherboard during the swap.

Meh

The decision to mount two 120mm fans inside the case on the back of the hdd drive bays and blowing towards the video card(s) was an interesting approach in an attempt to improve cooling. However, from my testing these two fans make almost nil difference. The only small improvement I did see was once I installed the 140mm fan in the front grill. It managed to provide a small amount of fresh air feeding the two internal fans. But even then, the outside air has to travel through the hdd bays and around the installed hard drives to get to the internal fans for "redistribution". I believe the two internal fans do a better job of forcing hot air from your hard drives over to your motherboard and video card(s) than anything positive.

For anyone considering the DEMCflex fan filters, be aware that they are very restrictive when used in the configuration I'm using them in. They really do prevent a considerable amount of heat escaping through the top vents. In my application my top video card runs 2 - 3C hotter with the fan filter installed, that without. Keep in mind that my rig generates a lot of heat - so your mileage may vary.
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The hoses on an h80i aren't long enough to reach up front if I removed the hard driver cages are they?

Not sure, but if you can get the length of the hoses I'll measure from the cpu block to the front of the case for you.
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post #2045 of 8397
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Not sure, but if you can get the length of the hoses I'll measure from the cpu block to the front of the case for you.

Trying to find it! I will let you know as soon I am able to find it...
I'm a bit of a retard today I'm sure I could check the manual.. it should say.
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Not sure, but if you can get the length of the hoses I'll measure from the cpu block to the front of the case for you.

I used this post instead of your long post reviewing the case to respond. Outside of the ugly holes in the window most of your dislikes about this case are more personal preferances. I have never had an airflow issue with this case, ever, no mater what fan configuration I have used. There, IMO, is no way installing a solid window like most of us in here have makes a ten degree diff. in your temps anywhere in this case. I have 8 fans, 2 120's in front of the HDD cages, 2 in the back of them, 1 140 mm on the bottom, 2 on the H100i and 1 120 in back, they all fit easily without issue. I have tried with 1 HDD cage and 2 fans up front, with 2 up front and 1 on the back. I had no fan at the bottom, window off window with holes and solid window and never did I get more than 1 or 2 degrees C diff. The only change that seems to make a big diff. is to cool a 2 close GPU config. some have removed the top HDD cage and rigged a performance 120mm fan to give extra cooling there. I think most of your issue is that your rig runs very hot and you might consider better cooling options, this case is remarkeably cool as most of us have found.
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Two super clocked eVGA GTX 570s running in SLi. I was pretty clear it was the top card that runs 10C hotter. And, likely wouldn't be an issue if the top vent didn't have a radiator obstructing the hot air flow out of the case. If you put twin 120s or twin 140s up top just exhausting then that would likely resolve the issue.
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I just saw the C70 Arctic White for $69.95 on Tiger Direct. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7622507&Sku=SYX-603026OH&cm_re=Homepage-_-Spot 01a-_-CatId_32_SYX-603026OH It's OEM, how is that with a PC case?


I saw this too. I'm helping a friend with his first build and when we saw this he snatched it up. I was very confused by the OEM as well, never heard of that. I hope it's just in a different box, no manuals, as per normal OEM hard drives and such. It seems to be the exact same case, but I wonder if anyone has any insight on this. Otherwise that price is too good to pass up!
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Two super clocked eVGA GTX 570s running in SLi. I was pretty clear it was the top card that runs 10C hotter. And, likely wouldn't be an issue if the top vent didn't have a radiator obstructing the hot air flow out of the case. If you put twin 120s or twin 140s up top just exhausting then that would likely resolve the issue.

Do any tests removing both HDD bays and having the 1x140mm or 2x120mm front intake fans directly on the GPU's? I'd be curious to see those results. I removed both my bays and have 2x120mm blowing from front panel through.
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