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Best case for air flow as of today?

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For an air or water build the Corsair 540 is a pretty good option! Dual chamber is excellent for air flow.
http://www.corsair.com/it-it/carbide-series-air-540-high-airflow-atx-cube-case

With a good setup the temps are so good it could make you question going to watercooling - I have one and won't bother now that I've had time to get it right.
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Anyone else?
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What type of build are you cooling? How much noise are you willing to tolerate? wink.gif I've generally found that "best" usually involves a balance of a few things - do you just mean straight CPU temperatures? Crossfire/SLI? Let us know what you're trying to keep cool, or what your parameters for "best" are, and I bet we can find something biggrin.gif
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not the best build quality, but the air 540 is probably the most air friendly cooling case there is.
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@RustyShacklefor here is my 540, with Noctuas (but other fans will do a good job also) it cools so well it made me question bothering with watercooling and it's extremely quiet considering it's maxxed out with fans. The only caviet, depending on your motherboard PCIe spacing, the cooling for SLi is good but not great in standard PCIe spacing, but that is the same for other cases also. Either way the temps are incredible and I'm running a i4770k! Though the NHD15 helps for that too tongue.gif

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Grim 540
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Intel i4770k Asus Z97 Deluxe Asus GTX 980 Strix GSkill Trident X 2400 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Cryorig R1 Universal 
OSCaseOther
Windows 8.1 CaseLabs Mercury S8 Lamptron FC5V3 
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Grim 540
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 850 Pro Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Cryorig R1 Universal 
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Windows 8.1 CaseLabs Mercury S8 Lamptron FC5V3 
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Another vote for the Air540. There's nothing, no hdd bays, no 5 1/4 bays, no nothing between the fans and the parts you're trying to cool. By putting the psu in the back, it even moves the wires out of the way.
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another vote for the air 540
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Speaking of bitfenix, I think my next build will be with a Colossus. Black with blue lights. Wish you guys had a windowed version. I'd get a PSU too if you guys made them stronger. But the regular black and blue colossus, is it sound deadened?
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