was spot on regarding the gaps around the front intake fan. This makes it kind of pointless to reverse the direction of this fan which I had planned to do in my build.
In the end all I did was upgrade the rear fan to a 140mm Phanteks PH-F140TS and configure a fan profile so it spins up fairly quickly when gaming.
The result is a vast improvement on the default config which seemed to run pretty hot with an open blower 7970 GPU in the case.
My overall impressions of the case a couple of months are still quite good: it feels well made, is easy to build in and relatively quiet.
It's quite a step up in size from my old Silverstone SG03 though, and I wasn't quite prepared for the sheer Presence of this case.
I'm also left worrying about the lack of dust filters on the front if the case.
Overall I still like it, even if it fell kind of short of being the ideal mATX case.