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While I did ask a different question I guess we won't truly know until we get specs on the "case" but with regards to the recirculation of warm air you need to realise that most of the air blown by that top fan will hit the motherboard and be pushed out the open sides and then rise, potentially making that a moot point -unless- the CFM of that fan is too low to handle the massive amount of heat generated by an overclocked system.

Assuming it has enough oomph, I'm sure some warm air will rise up the amount should be negligible plus temperatures should be kept in check by the open design.

Check your temperatures while your case is closed compared to when you leave the side off.
You'd be trying to move all the air in the room, not just in the case. Better airflow when closed.

In my previous post, I stated it looked like an engine. How hard would it be for a fan to cool from front to back - like a radiator fan would? You wouldn't have to worry as much about heat rising, and air would be blowing over/through/around the entire assembly. If this sounds stupid, I'm sorry - I'm tired.
    
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Hmmm... someone should start "antec skeleton case f***** up my computer" thread.

a drop of water from the ceiling (leaky roof perhaps)
Someone spills soda.
Your magnified Screw driver accidently falls into the case and messes up some components (happened to me once... my videocard was history after...)
A pet plays around and finds your computer very... INTERESTING
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holy good god. this is so mine
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Wow. I really like that. If I upgraded enough to justify having a tech station this would probably be mine.
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Instead of blowing the rising hot air back onto the system, it's sucking the air from the system and blowing it up. So, in a sense, creating a draft across the components while the air is being moved up away from the "case".

Basic thermaldynamics.
I've never heard of this thing you call thermaldynamics--can you explain it to me?

I think in this case (no pun intended...), you'd want the fan to be blowing onto the components. If you had it directing the air up, you'd be pulling a lot of ambient air up/away as well, which is a waste of CFM's--with the fan blowing down, you maximize the airflow around the components to more efficiently cool them. It's not really thermodynamics, but rather bulk transport.

This case is a very neat concept, but one thing that sticks in my mind is that, yes, it's easy to slide the mobo in/out from under the ginormous fan, it would be even easier to not have the fan there at all--perhaps it might have been better if they had the top part of the cage/case on some sort of hinge/pivot that you could swivel out of the way if you wanted to tinker--'cause sliding the mobo in/out, while a bit easier than taking the side off a regular case, really isn't that much easier... I'd say you'd have much better overall temps with a "real" case as opposed to a cage though--unless you went with extra cooling fans all over the cage, in which case, why bother with this idea and why not just use a regular antec 900 or something like that... Man, I think I'm just really cynical tonight.
    
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I've never heard of this thing you call thermaldynamics--can you explain it to me?

I think in this case (no pun intended...), you'd want the fan to be blowing onto the components. If you had it directing the air up, you'd be pulling a lot of ambient air up/away as well, which is a waste of CFM's--with the fan blowing down, you maximize the airflow around the components to more efficiently cool them. It's not really thermodynamics, but rather bulk transport.

This case is a very neat concept, but one thing that sticks in my mind is that, yes, it's easy to slide the mobo in/out from under the ginormous fan, it would be even easier to not have the fan there at all--perhaps it might have been better if they had the top part of the cage/case on some sort of hinge/pivot that you could swivel out of the way if you wanted to tinker--'cause sliding the mobo in/out, while a bit easier than taking the side off a regular case, really isn't that much easier... I'd say you'd have much better overall temps with a "real" case as opposed to a cage though--unless you went with extra cooling fans all over the cage, in which case, why bother with this idea and why not just use a regular antec 900 or something like that... Man, I think I'm just really cynical tonight.
I think this case would be more prone to be effected by temps outside the case - maybe I'm wrong. That could be a good or bad thing. If your house/apt/business is cool all the time, then this case could really work. However, if your environment is hot and/or dusty, I think it would be detrimental. However, if your room is cool, this case may let more heat out, in effect heating up the room. In winter, that would be nice; in summer, not so much.

I think the fan(s) should be on the front and rear of the case (in a push/pull configuration). I'd have a fan about the size of a radiator fan (for a car) with an aluminum shroud to help the fan "grab" air. That leaves access to the top of the case.
    
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I think this case would be more prone to be effected by temps outside the case - maybe I'm wrong. That could be a good or bad thing. If your house/apt/business is cool all the time, then this case could really work. However, if your environment is hot and/or dusty, I think it would be detrimental. However, if your room is cool, this case may let more heat out, in effect heating up the room. In winter, that would be nice; in summer, not so much.

I think the fan(s) should be on the front and rear of the case (in a push/pull configuration). I'd have a fan about the size of a radiator fan (for a car) with an aluminum shroud to help the fan "grab" air. That leaves access to the top of the case.
Seeing as fans can't cool below ambient temperature it won't make a difference - you may lose the wind tunnel effect of channelling air but with that 200mm fan over the top forcing air downwards there will be little difference.
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LOL that is the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen.
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Those 200mm fans definitely have enough CFM. The Antec 900 200mm fan is rated at 83 CFM on low speed, 108 CFM on medium, and 134 CFM on high.
Then there's the answer to the whole top fan blowing the warm, rising air back at the motherboard. That shouldn't be an issue at all.

Another reason why I'd love to snag this case.
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