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Tagan A+ Black Pearl VS Rocketfish

Poll Results: Which Case Is Better

Poll expired: Dec 29, 2008  
  • 50% (10)
    Tagan A+ Black Pearl
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    Rocketfish
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post #1 of 13
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So im buying one of each case. One for myself and another for my neighbor, problem is that i dont know which i should keep for myself. Both are going to be air cooled. Which case is the better one?
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post #2 of 13
Keep the Tagan A+... the build quality is better (rocketfish are rebadged lian lis - but they do have thinner aluminum than the a71-bs) and the airflow is definitely nicer due to the BATX and all around design

The Tagan A+ is definitely the way to go - especially for an air cooler

And all this coming from a proud Rocketfish owner
post #3 of 13
Tagan A+ Black Pearl.
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post #4 of 13
I agree with killa, keep the Tagan.
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post #5 of 13
Airflow in the Black Pearl isn't that great. The front fan for the HDD chamber has no way to get fresh air. The rear fan as it comes stock is designed to blow in. There are two spots for 120mm fans on the top for a rad that can be used but to be a proper air cooled case a couple intake fans will need to be modded in. Otherwise it is a great case (I bought one too).
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post #6 of 13
Get the gold fish! nice!
    
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post #7 of 13
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Ok so im getting different opinions on the airflow for the Tagan 0_o
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post #8 of 13
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Ok so im getting different opinions on the airflow for the Tagan 0_o
It was different for the v2000 since the whole front was mesh. That operated as the intake and everything worked fine, although there are better cases for air cooling. The Tagan's front is not mesh and the case was more designed for watercooling. Expect higher temps unless you fit an intake fan into a few extra 5.25" drive bays since there is no front to back air flow for the upper chamber. Another option for the upper bay is to outfit all three fan holes with exhaust and depend on the mesh side panel as the intake.
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post #9 of 13
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It was different for the v2000 since the whole front was mesh. That operated as the intake and everything worked fine, although there are better cases for air cooling. The Tagan's front is not mesh and the case was more designed for watercooling. Expect higher temps unless you fit an intake fan into a few extra 5.25" drive bays since there is no front to back air flow for the upper chamber. Another option for the upper bay is to outfit all three fan holes with exhaust and depend on the mesh side panel as the intake.
so then the rocketfish would have better cooling?
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post #10 of 13
i love my rocketfish but it just isnt geared to air cooling, its great for modding radiators into though

tagan is better for air cooling (which btw is a lian li too)
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