I used to own a Corsair 800D, which is an extremely well build PC case and everything about it is great besides air cooling. I used to see as high as 84 degrees with my 670 4GB in BF3 and I said to myself that its time to switch to a new case. Oh also my CPU would go as high as mid 70s.
I ordered a Corsair 500R which I was adviced as one of the best cases with really great airflow. The case is solid and good but definitaly not up to 800D standards and space. However with my exact configuration, now my GPU hits 65 degrees max, and my CPU hits 60 degrees with just 2 fans on h100. With my previous 800d, I had 4 fans on the H100.
Needless to say, I never expected such a drop in temperature. I have no worries to go SLI right now.
I know that my previous 800D only had one intake fan on the bottom and the rest was exhaust, but still I never expected such a difference.
In case you guys wonder, I have 2 120mm fans on the side panel of 500R,
total of 3 fans in the front as intake.
BUT the interior is messy, no matter how I tried, the cable management is not even half of what 800D offered.
Did you guys also experience such a drop in temperatures by switching cases?