Originally Posted by Mister B
I read that wrong the first time, I interpreted it as a 30mm fan. I thought to myself, what?
The front panel really is a nuisance sometimes. I probably should have clarified the Bitfenix is the nicest fit without modifications
That NZXT fan sounds like a beast. I have never used NZXT fans, only had a feel around a case and some flex LED strips awhile back. 166 cfm though? Even if it is bloated by the manufacturer that's still pretty good, at the expense of silence
I went from a Bitfenix Spectre to a Spectre Pro, and there is a noticeable difference between the Pro revision. But in all honesty. Those stock 200mm Corsair fans were awfully loud.
I had the original, crappy 20mm thick clear Corsair fans in my 600T and they really sucked (actually, they didn't suck, that was the problem). At the time there weren't too many good 25mm think 200mm fans available, so me and a few other guys went with the 30MM thick NZXT fans. To tell you the truth, I just spent $60 on fans last weekend, and this weekend I think I'm going to put my old fans back in as they performed way better than the ones I got to replace them. I do like how quiet the SP is. But even at low speed, the NZXT seemed to move more air than the SP does at high speed. The NZXT fan is 1300 RPM and does make quite a bit of noise. The SP fan is quieter at full speed than the NZXT is at minimum speed, but the performance difference so far has been so large that it's hard to justify the quieter fan. Since my video card fans are the loudest fans in my system, I'm thinking the NZXT fan wasn't so bad.
Originally Posted by morencyam
I'm getting ready to order a new solid side panel and some acrylic for my 700D to cut a custom window but I'm trying to decide if I should go with a clear window or smoked grey. I have an 800D panel with the clear window and it looks nice, but it gets a bit bright when I have all the case lighting turned on. Any thoughts?
I actually like clear panels myself because the accurately show the interior in all the correct colouring. Many people spend a lot of time colour coordinating the interiors and then mask it with a tinted window. Maybe you should think of a way to reduce the power going to your interior lighting? Are you using CCFLs? If you're using LEDs, you may be able to go from 12V to 5V which should reduce the light output if it works.