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Idk, here's some outside and inside footage of the case (uploaded be me in March). Just for kicks and giggles.

Btw, you might be able to find this case on sale for pretty cheap. When I got mine, it was $140 on Provantage, which was cheaper than the HAF 932 at the time.

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post #2333 of 4392
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Originally Posted by aaronmonto View Post
Idk, here's some outside and inside footage of the case (uploaded be me in March). Just for kicks and giggles.

Btw, you might be able to find this case on sale for pretty cheap. When I got mine, it was $140 on Provantage, which was cheaper than the HAF 932 at the time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgnmlU3QK8A
Definitely the best looking case ever.
I would've thought the silver one wouldn't look so good. Now I think it looks better than the Black
Edited by SadSoul - 9/10/10 at 12:17am
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Yeah. Silver looks pretty hot on camera.
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It is tedious to advise you!!!!

It would be extremely helpful if you would read what we write....

CPUs and GPUs have their built in temp probes!!!! Most mobos even have an "mainboard (=ambient)" sensor. Translation: it makes absolutely no sense to have these items connected to a fan controller!

We all agree that fancontrollers are pretty useless for the core cooling requirement. Reasons to install one anyway? You are terribly sensitive to noise like me. Or you find one that you think looks really cool....

In my ATCS I have
Asus p5n32 SLI which controls the CPU and rear exhaust fan.
nVidia 7950GX2 with its own fan(s).
Siverstone ESA board to which I will connect the remaining fans.
The whole thing is then controlled by the nVidia ESA software tool.

in my LianLi V351 I have
XFX9300 which controls the CPU and rear exhaust fan.
Scythe Kaze server fan controller just because it looks cool:
nVidia 9300 IGP has one temp sensor taped to one of the cooler fins regulating the front right fan.
A second sensor measures air temp exiting from the PCI slots to regulate the front left fan.

Do I think that the temps will vary much. No!
So why have a controller? Because I think it looks cool, and I am a perfectionist who wants low temps at the lowest fan speed so that I hear nothing.
     
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sadsoul
It is tedious to advise you!!!!

It would be extremely helpful if you would read what we write....

CPUs and GPUs have their built in temp probes!!!! Most mobos even have an "mainboard (=ambient)" sensor. Translation: it makes absolutely no sense to have these items connected to a fan controller!

We all agree that fancontrollers are pretty useless for the core cooling requirement. Reasons to install one anyway? You are terribly sensitive to noise like me. Or you find one that you think looks really cool....

In my ATCS I have
Asus p5n32 SLI which controls the CPU and rear exhaust fan.
nVidia 7950GX2 with its own fan(s).
Siverstone ESA board to which I will connect the remaining fans.
The whole thing is then controlled by the nVidia ESA software tool.

in my LianLi V351 I have
XFX9300 which controls the CPU and rear exhaust fan.
Scythe Kaze server fan controller just because it looks cool:
nVidia 9300 IGP has one temp sensor taped to one of the cooler fins regulating the front right fan.
A second sensor measures air temp exiting from the PCI slots to regulate the front left fan.

Do I think that the temps will vary much. No!
So why have a controller? Because I think it looks cool, and I am a perfectionist who wants low temps at the lowest fan speed so that I hear nothing.
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We all agree that fancontrollers are pretty useless for the core cooling requirement. Reasons to install one anyway? You are terribly sensitive to noise like me. Or you find one that you think looks really cool....
As I say yesterday, SadSoul you can simply consider to buy a fan controller without thermal sensors, so you can control your case fans without the problem of a lot of cable to manage.

Or, if you don't find a fan controller without sensors that you like, buy one with sensors but don't use them!

In my opinion a fan controller is very useful: for example, I normally set my fans to low rpm. But when I had to do some jobs that require a lot of CPU or GPU work (so higher temps), in a few seconds I increase the rpm so that the heatsinks can dissipate hot air more quickly!
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Yeah. Silver looks pretty hot on camera.
Strange in this thread I saw a lot of black ATCS cases and very few silver ones (including mine! )....
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As I say yesterday, SadSoul you can simply consider to buy a fan controller without thermal sensors, so you can control your case fans without the problem of a lot of cable to manage.

Or, if you don't find a fan controller without sensors that you like, buy one with sensors but don't use them!

In my opinion a fan controller is very useful: for example, I normally set my fans to low rpm. But when I had to do some jobs that require a lot of CPU or GPU work (so higher temps), in a few seconds I increase the rpm so that the heatsinks can dissipate hot air more quickly!
But then u'll have to be manually twisting knobs when u want a higher RPM right?

With the sensors attached, this can be done auto?
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But then u'll have to be manually twisting knobs when u want a higher RPM right?

With the sensors attached, this can be done auto?
TBH, manual control is better for air cooling as you don't even have to have the system booted to control the fans, and you don't have to wait for the software to do it; you have EXACTLY as much control as you need and no more. For water cooling, automatic control can be better as you can have the system shut down if the fan(s) die(s) for any reason, or even if the flow stops/pump shuts down or malfunctions; it's about safety and redundancy more than convenience, and air cooling doesn't require such a degree of those.
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