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post #1211 of 3785
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Originally Posted by beldecca View Post
Just to rip on the new version again - does anyone else not care for the front mounted USB ports on the new version? IMO makes the front a little more cluttered. One of the things I like about the A05 is the rather smooth front.
@ Lian Li for moving the ports at the front. I would have preferred to keep the reverse layout and make more improvements instead.
post #1212 of 3785
nvm, found one.
Edited by Modus - 7/2/11 at 6:43pm
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I'm thinking about joining the club in a few months. I really like the no-compromise design of this case: (almost) small form-factor with room for a full ATX mobo, and classy design to boot.

I like the new version personally. I like the blowhole on top and the ports on the front, as I will probably be keeping the tower on top of my desk next to my monitor.

Here's what I'm thinking about doing: I know the design is for back-to-front air flow, but with the blowhole on top, I was thinking about putting both front and back fans to suck air in and then have a 140mm high-CFM Yate Loon on top to blow the hot air out. Would this be a decent idea or really bad for air flow? Also thinking about modding to put a fan in the side to blow directly on the GPU area (Going to have 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti DS in SLi). The rear intake fan spot will be used for a Corsair H70 with only a single 120mm Silverstone Air Penetrator fan sucking in cool air from outside. Also planning on putting either an Air Penetrator or a high-CFM Yate loon in the front. Also going to have 4 sticks of Corsair Vengeance RAM with the Corsair memory fans.

Thoughts?
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post #1214 of 3785
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Originally Posted by beldecca View Post
Just to rip on the new version again - does anyone else not care for the front mounted USB ports on the new version? IMO makes the front a little more cluttered. One of the things I like about the A05 is the rather smooth front.


More on point, I'm thinking of replacing the front 120mmx25mm with a 120x38 (like a Pabst or Panaflo) for a little more grunt through the HD cage and into the case (pressure here more than CFM is my thought) Seems even more important if I switch over to the Lian-li EX-36A2 cage. Thoughts?
i like the front usb that was why i added the 2x usb ports in the 2.5 drive area
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post #1215 of 3785
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i like the front usb that was why i added the 2x usb ports in the 2.5 drive area
Ya, I just hooked up the top panel, and I wish it was in the front. Having to stand up to put usb in is a minor annoyance (obviously nothing beyond minor ha, I'm not THAT lazy).
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Ugh, just started to do a little math and I'm thinking I may have an issue with fitting my graphics cards and PSU both in the bottom of the new revision (PC-A05FNB). I have the Corsair HX850 PSU (@ 7.09"L) and so far one of these EVGA GTX 560 Ti DS graphics cards (@9.0"L) with plans on getting a second for SLi. Can someone measure the interior length of the A05-NB or A05-FNB if someone has one already? My concern is the EVGA card has the power connections on the end as opposed to the side on some others like ASUS or MSI. If its going to be a problem, I'll probably end up selling the EVGA and getting a pair of ASUS cards.

BTW I've got a couple of months before I can even start to put this thing together... I had started purchasing parts to rebuild my desktop from the ground up a couple months ago when I got short-term noticed of a summer vacation to Afghanistan. I have the PSU and GPU already waiting at home because I had placed that order the day before I found out.
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Ya, I just hooked up the top panel, and I wish it was in the front. Having to stand up to put usb in is a minor annoyance (obviously nothing beyond minor ha, I'm not THAT lazy).
My top panel is all used by my rad.


So I moved the I/O to the front of the case using the same mounting hardware and cover.
    
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post #1218 of 3785
need 100$ to snag this case and not the new one. i like the flip and i have some sweet ideas for this case.

EDIT: not sure if anyone has ever seen this but im sure this would fit on this case judging by the holes above the PCI slots plus Lian li says it fits on most of there cases they come in black red and silver
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Can you guys give some advice on this?
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post #1220 of 3785
hi all,

first time poster on this thread. was trying to search for reviews or comments on the a05fn version of this case but could not find any. that didnt stop me from getting one anyway.

would post pictures (from a crappy mobile phone) if anyone wanted (and taught me how).

i like the size and minimalist looks of this case. have a few issues with it however:

1. temps have gone up on p95 by 5'c on the cpu and 7'c on the gpu (vs the pc-7b)
2. light seeps through the top odd bay from the power led which is kind of irritating. maybe if i put some black electrical tape around the transparent plastic bridge (?) that brings the light from the led to the front of the case
3. cant seem to get the front usb ports to work. hooked up to the usb3 port of the mb. thoughts?
Edited by gperete - 7/4/11 at 6:03am
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