Originally Posted by halpo
Thanks! Is the RVZ01 considered the better case? I am having a very hard time choosing between cases and knowing this will help. I like the cooling options on this but I hear it is hard to work in. Is there any RVZ01 or RVZ02 owner who wishes they had chosen differently, or anyone who has tried both and could comment?
I chose the RVZ02 because I liked the way it looked, much more so than the concave shape of the RVZ01, but aesthetics are entirely subjective. As for working in the case, yes, the RVZ01 requires a little more effort, but it's not so difficult that it is impossible to work in. The graphics card riser for example is part of the drive caddy, so all that must be removed to install it.
As for cooling options, they are limited by size. I went with the ID-Cooling IS-50 because it was the cheapest one I could get that didn't look like cheap Chinese junk. Temperatures on my i7 2600 are 30-40C at idle and 60-70C stress tested. It also has a 120mm fan, which means it can shift air at lower RPM, and so quieter, than a smaller fan. It also happens to be slightly less complicated to install than the Shuriken, and half the price for me. Obviously regional differences, exchange rates, and sales will change prices. Search for low profile CPU cooler and you'll find many different models.Edited by Ausf - 2/28/16 at 10:59am