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I have a Silverstone Strider and it still doesn't line up exactly to the rear vent. To think it's also a Silverstone product. I don't believe it affects the airflow though, since it's not really blocking the fan that much. Just by a little bit.

I'm not sure about power supplies being more flush with the backside, but for me it's fine as long as the screws line up perfectly in the top panel of the case. That way I'm sure nothing would go wrong with it.

Hopefully someone with a Corsair AX here would shed more light on this.
    
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Got a new baby, gaiz. Upgrade from the RV02.



Gonna repaint those drive faces just as soon as I figure out how to get 'em off.

The only other problem with this case:



There's only about a quarter of an inch of space between the side panel and the underside of the motherboard tray. Unfortunately, the 24-pin ATX mobo power cord is 3/4 of an inch thick alone. And that's only the start of it. The other cables jumbled up in there definitely add to the depth. I need more space.

I'm thinking of having a section of the panel cut out, then 'raised' about half an inch. Thoughts?
Edited by AblueXKRS - 12/5/10 at 4:59pm
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What I did on my one is I removed the default sleeving on my 24 pin cable, so instead of it having this circular bulky shape, you can just spread the wires or sleeve the to reduce the bulkiness behind the panel..
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The Fortress 2 & Raven 2's biggest flaw is that lack of space behind the mobo tray.

They should have made the tower wider.
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There's only about half an inch of space between the side panel and the underside of the motherboard tray. Unfortunately, the 24-pin ATX mobo power cord is 3/4 of an inch thick alone. And that's only the start of it. The other cables jumbled up in there definitely add to the depth. I need more space.

I'm thinking of having a section of the panel cut out, then 'raised' about half an inch. Thoughts?
Use cable clamps (for other wires) and route the 24pin ATX cable to the cutout area near the bottom. That'll allow it to be more in the case rather than pushed up against the side panel.

Here's how I have mine:
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post #1126 of 6377
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Originally Posted by MorbEIn View Post
What I did on my one is I removed the default sleeving on my 24 pin cable, so instead of it having this circular bulky shape, you can just spread the wires or sleeve the to reduce the bulkiness behind the panel..
Doesn't solve the issue with the 9 Sata cables, accompanying power cables, and fan power cables. It really is insane.


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Originally Posted by farkle0079 View Post
Use cable clamps (for other wires) and route the 24pin ATX cable to the cutout area near the bottom. That'll allow it to be more in the case rather than pushed up against the side panel.
That's a good idea, I might just do it.

However, I also have about three dozen cables round about the HDD area, and they all contribute to that squeeeeeze.
Edited by AblueXKRS - 12/5/10 at 5:01pm
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Got a new baby, gaiz. Upgrade from the RV02.Gonna repaint those drive faces just as soon as I figure out how to get 'em off.
Maybe these would help.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=24633
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Doesn't solve the issue with the 9 Sata cables, accompanying power cables, and fan power cables. It really is insane.




That's a good idea, I might just do it.

However, I also have about three dozen cables round about the HDD area, and they all contribute to that squeeeeeze.
I had the same problem with mine. I placed my case on a piece of cardboard and set the computer on its side overnight. The weight of the case smashed the cables down and the side panel doesn't bulge anymore. My bulge wasn't as bad as yours though.

Can you try to move some of cables into the empty 5.25 bays above the HD?
    
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Well...I think this issue is qualifying what a ****ty cooler is then. I think most people on this board would say that the arctic cooling has put out some brilliant coolers...or that the shaman is the best vga cooler introduced. Yet, both of these suffer from this issue. I wouldn't intentionally put a ****ty cooler in my great case...but if I hadn't read this article I may have done it accidentally.
I chose the arctic cooling accelero S1 Rev 2 for my 6870. I haven't installed it yet. I took heat pipe orientation into account. The orientation of the fins was also a consideration. The fins on the accelero are parallel with the vertical airflow of the FT02. This should allow the air from the ap181's on the bottom to actually blow through the fins. I haven't installed it yet, I'll update you guys when I do.

The orientation of the Accelero S1 Rev2 heatpipes seem well suited for mounting in the FT02. Only the bottom heat pipe looks like it will have to fight uphill. The top heatpipe has the condensation area well above the gpu and the middle two heatpipes are more or less level with the gpu.
    
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Can you try to move some of cables into the empty 5.25 bays above the HD?
Can't. Got a Raven2 HDD cage in there holding another 3 drives.
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