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I was also just told by a Silverstone rep that pricing should be closer to $200 instead of $300.
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I really like the looks of this case, but I recently got my FT02 and I don't like how they chose to get rid of the 90 degree motherboard rotation.
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I was also just told by a Silverstone rep that pricing should be closer to $200 instead of $300.

Awesome info. Thanks man!
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I really like the looks of this case, but I recently got my FT02 and I don't like how they chose to get rid of the 90 degree motherboard rotation.

I am very hopeful that it will have similar performance to the FT02, especially for non-blower type cards which exhaust air every which way. I had a friend install two 6990's in an RV02 and the airflow was really awkward due to the fact that the bottom fan and convection were both shoving hot air back into the GPU. The outer GPU in both cards ran at crazy temps for a long time until I had him flip the fan under the cards to get the heat out of there. Then the heat was sucked up by the other two fans and blew back into the case and heated everything else up, but at least the GPU's weren't at 95c anymore.

Anyways, after my experience with a TJ08 (including with a 6990) I am very hopeful that the AP-182's will be able to cool anything out there with ease.
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The FT02 was the first time I've been 100% satisfied with a tower. Having gone from HAF 922->HAF X->Corsair 600T SE->FT02 in search of better air cooling and less dust, it was the perfect solution. It's unfortunate that they moved away from the rotated motherboard layout. That's what brought me into the Silverstone fold in the first place. I have an FT02B-W for me and a TJ08-E for my gf's computer, but I liked them for their distinct feature sets -- I feel like this model muddies the water and doesn't improve on either design. Well, at least my wallet won't get lighter from this. smile.gif
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I love my RV02, and I love the FT02 all the same. Love the elongated design due to the 90-degree rotated motherboard mount, and the aesthetics of the case in general. A bit disappointed that Silverstone decided to opt for a different mounting design when their 90-degree system has been so successful as well as popular.

It's Official word that more 90 degree cases are in development.
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Did that translate correctly... two 180mm/18cm fans for the front intake.... WOW

sorry but no thanks in less it allows for smaller fans/rads to be able to mount up
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Did that translate correctly... two 180mm/18cm fans for the front intake.... WOW

sorry but no thanks in less it allows for smaller fans/rads to be able to mount up

Why would you want smaller fans/rads? A 180mm rad is about as good as a 240mm, and a 2x180mm rad should be about as good as a 480mm rad. add in a 120mm in the back and you have the cooling equivalent of 5x120mm rads using only 3 fans. The 180mm Air Penetrators are very quiet and have great static pressure.
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Awesome info. Thanks man!
I am very hopeful that it will have similar performance to the FT02, especially for non-blower type cards which exhaust air every which way. I had a friend install two 6990's in an RV02 and the airflow was really awkward due to the fact that the bottom fan and convection were both shoving hot air back into the GPU. The outer GPU in both cards ran at crazy temps for a long time until I had him flip the fan under the cards to get the heat out of there. Then the heat was sucked up by the other two fans and blew back into the case and heated everything else up, but at least the GPU's weren't at 95c anymore.

I think that could've been resolved if there were slots that could be popped open for the axial flow GPUs. Most of them dump the heat out sideways, either into the side of the case or onto the PCB. By having slots, the heat is dumped directly out of the case (at the cost of increased noise though).

Another way would be to install an additional 180mm fan over the slots where GPUs' and sound cards' in/output ports are located to drawn out heated air around the PCI-E slot area. It might also help the blower GPUs as well.
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Why would you want smaller fans/rads? A 180mm rad is about as good as a 240mm, and a 2x180mm rad should be about as good as a 480mm rad. add in a 120mm in the back and you have the cooling equivalent of 5x120mm rads using only 3 fans. The 180mm Air Penetrators are very quiet and have great static pressure.

because I highly doubt you can put a 2x180mm rad in there. the fans look like they are smashed in there as it is. if in fact it can then it might change my mind.

Also don't really need/want that much rad space wink.gif weight is a big factor for me, and bigger rad means more water more material meaning more weight.

It really doesn't matter, the more I look at this case I go *** and gross... I lot of unusable things in this case and it doesn't look as clean as it did the 1st time I looked at it.
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The FT04 looks great to me. It's between the FT04 or the TJ08-E for my next build.
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