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i found this article about the antec 900 http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/607713.html

so its the stacker or armor now, unless another case comes up..
They fixed that a looooong time ago. Heck there have really been 2 revisions since. I love my 900.

tuniq + 900 + 3.6ghz e6600 1.4 volts = 45C load
    
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They fixed that a looooong time ago. Heck there have really been 2 revisions since. I love my 900.

tuniq + 900 + 3.6ghz e6600 1.4 volts = 45C load
Agreed- and if you set it up like in my gallery... total ownage.
It just can't be beat. I think the 200 moves more air than the 250mm's I've seen.
They just seem WEAK. The 200 moves my curtains 6 feet up, and I can't hear it at all, on high, over my 120mm...

EDIT
900 + ACFreezer7 (not the best, botch ceramique job) + heatmaker dual core prescHott =
47C load @ 70F ambient.
Keep in mind my setup has two intake fans on top, not bottom.
    
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post #23 of 34
i would say the this Armors good for just AIR cooling & + has the option to go liquid cooling & an BTX upgrade option..little pricey but i like it

Has 2 x 12cm fans, 1 25cm & 2 9cm fans with it

http://www.thermaltake.com/product/C.../va8003bws.asp
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why is it that no one ever mentions the nzxt zero ive got 7 120mm fans and 2 80mm and thats stock! it has more then enough room for anything you would wanna put in it and it only weighs like 9lbs
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post #25 of 34
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That Xclio A380 is a different looking case. Its kinda cool I guess. Thats a pretty big fan in front jeez 250mm? I would think it stays pretty cool.
Actually, the hard drive bays block quite a bit of air from that front fan... I was going to buy that, but I opted for the Xclio Windtunnel for just a couple $tens more.

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these cases have room for liquid cooling to??
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post #27 of 34
The Antec 900 has lots of fans.
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post #28 of 34
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why is it that no one ever mentions the nzxt zero ive got 7 120mm fans and 2 80mm and thats stock! it has more then enough room for anything you would wanna put in it and it only weighs like 9lbs
I would say most likey because:
1) Air flow pattern is sub-par to the 900 (I did an entire thread on this)
2) It doesn't actually have a side window - it's all fans.
3) Side panel doesn't leave much room for modding.
4) It's $20 more than the 900.

I do like the Zero, but I don't think it's priced right.
I believe it should be a ~$120 full tower. I think the only bonus it has on the 900 is its' hard drive storage. Otherwise, the cooling flaws are just the same as most cases nowadays...
The PSU is up top, right next to the PSU.
The hard drive cage blocks quite a bit of airflow from the only FRONT intake fan.
Side fans, IMHO opinion, if used for intake for the board, just disturb airflow.
Yes, 4 of them makes a difference, lol. But it's all blowing straight at the board, which then has trouble finding its way OUT of the rear fans. The Zero DOES do a better job than most cases of removing the air though.
The 900's 200mm is KEY to it's success, it is extremely quiet and moves a lot of air away from the MOSFET and CPU.
Now I know most 900's come stock with the fans on the front in the middle and bottom, but I belive it should come like I have it in my gallery (top and middle).
Also the one intake in the front is pretty blocked, and the door doesn't allow you to install a kamabay unless you take the door off or open it all the time.
The only other thing I can say is I think the Zero kind of looks too similar to every other case, besies the side panel.

ern2428 don't take this as knocking down your case. It's a GREAT case. I just believe the 900 to be superior. Now, if he was to watercool, most of these points would be invalid due to the Zero being a bit bigger. But the points that are still valid with WC are that the airflow for the rest of the components will still be there, the fact that it still doesn't have a window and isn't really moddable.
So as I said- Zero is a great case, but I still think it should be priced lower as I believe the 900 to be superior in every aspect except size.
    
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post #29 of 34
Just get yourself a good Full Tower, slap some 120mm fans in the front, back, side, and top, route your cables cleanly, get a good aftermarket HSF.

Your're done.

Don't get hung on the Antec 900 vs. Coolermaster XXX.

It's Ford vs. Chevy. Same argument, same end result.
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post #30 of 34
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Just get yourself a good Full Tower, slap some 120mm fans in the front, back, side, and top, route your cables cleanly, get a good aftermarket HSF.

Your're done.

Don't get hung on the Antec 900 vs. Coolermaster XXX.

It's Ford vs. Chevy. Same argument, same end result.
I also agree here... but he is asking the BEST case for air cooling, which is why I argue the 900

Oh PS, Chevy FTW. lol

If you really just want a functional case, most full towers will do very well. But my only arguement there is that they usually cost more than the 900...
If you want the direct air flow trick like in my gallery, any tower can have that if you install a kamabay
    
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