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post #2711 of 3785
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Originally Posted by bombzaway View Post

I got a few questions for you guys:
So, is this case discontinued? The inverted motherboard version. I know I should search, but I'm feelin' a bit lazy right now. lol
Which do you guys think has better airflow: the inverted motherboard version or the revised standard motherboard layout version? I figured they should be around the same because you can add a fan on top for the gpu (inverted version) or add fans on the bottom (standard motherboard layout version) and their both blowing air directly towards the cpu.
Also, how loud/good are the stock fans? I really like this case for its simplicity and I kind of want a smaller case so I can put it on my desk, therefore noise/loudness will be a huge issue.
The intake fans don't come with a dust cover?
Is there lots of room on the back motherboard side to tuck wires back there?
The front connectors (usb and audio jacks), are they located on top or on the front? I think it looks much better on top.
Thanks in advance guys and hopefully I will soon be in your club!

I believe it is no longer in production due to the newer models, or at-least limited quantities.
Inverted, look at what 95% of us in here have, A05NB
Stock fans are mediocre at best, If noise is a factor then replace them with some yate loons or typhoons.
Buy your own dust covers if you need them, or just clean your case every once in a while, with positive pressure it's NBD. Radiators are what collect the most dust imo.
There is little to no room behind the MOBO, wire management takes some creativity, but is certainly doable, look at our posts.
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The A05FNB is located on the front, A05NB is on the top I believe.
post #2712 of 3785
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Originally Posted by seesee View Post

I have a A05FNB..
I'm considering using both the 120mm as exhaust and 140 top as intake.. reason being that is easier to find a magnetic removable 140mm fan filter that fit the top. (ease of cleaning, but I'm not sure what it will do to the air flow for the top and btm.
currently the back 120mm is intake and front 120mm and top 140mm are exhaust.
do you guys think is a good ideal?

Not sure I you know this but the whole case is aluminum. Magnetic filters aren't going to work. You are going to need to find filters that mount with the holes your fans use.
post #2713 of 3785
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post

Not sure I you know this but the whole case is aluminum. Magnetic filters aren't going to work. You are going to need to find filters that mount with the holes your fans use.

That, or you can definitely mount some countersunk steel rings in the fan holes and apply your filters to that. thumb.gif
post #2714 of 3785
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Originally Posted by bombzaway View Post

I got a few questions for you guys:
So, is this case discontinued? The inverted motherboard version. I know I should search, but I'm feelin' a bit lazy right now. lol
Which do you guys think has better airflow: the inverted motherboard version or the revised standard motherboard layout version? I figured they should be around the same because you can add a fan on top for the gpu (inverted version) or add fans on the bottom (standard motherboard layout version) and their both blowing air directly towards the cpu.
Also, how loud/good are the stock fans? I really like this case for its simplicity and I kind of want a smaller case so I can put it on my desk, therefore noise/loudness will be a huge issue.
The intake fans don't come with a dust cover?
Is there lots of room on the back motherboard side to tuck wires back there?
The front connectors (usb and audio jacks), are they located on top or on the front? I think it looks much better on top.
Thanks in advance guys and hopefully I will soon be in your club!

Personally I believe, in bone stock form, the A05N (inverted) has better air flow over the FN due the generally less congested area the gpu is in the case. In the N the only thing around the gpu is the DVD drive as most motherboards have the video card mounted just above the hhd cage. If you have a reference cooler you card already dumps heat out of the case building up less heat in the case. The FN on the other hand has the gpu mounted next the psu which not only limits you length but also has lots of cables in there to block air flow.

The N has the ports on top. FN has then on the front. Also the FN in 3.0 compatible where the N is not.
post #2715 of 3785
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post

OK well at the lack of a log then you better post a lot of pictures here.

I shall try to remember to post some. Maybe do some more work on it this weekend.

Question for you, currently on my other PC-A05N i have a 240 radiator mounted at the top, drawing air up and out. In this other PC-A05N i am currently doing i now have the space at the bottom to install the radiator, which i wanted to do previously but couldn't for lack of space. Personally i think having top fans as intake for my graphics card and the radiator at the bottom extracting air out is the best idea, but i welcome any comments to support or disagree with such plans.

While i am here anyone in the UK interested in any San Ace 109P1212H401 120x25mm fans? I have many brand new i wont be needing, in addition several used Sanyo San Ace 120x38mm i may want to part with in trade for English pounds of course =)
post #2716 of 3785
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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post

The FN on the other hand has the gpu mounted next the psu which not only limits you length but also has lots of cables in there to block air flow.

If running single GPU though there is actually more space in FN once HDD cage removed. See kev_b's very clean setup
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Originally Posted by kev_b View Post

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Edited by Pazz - 5/1/12 at 3:04pm
post #2717 of 3785
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Originally Posted by Pazz View Post

If running single GPU though there is actually more space in FN once HDD cage removed. See kev_b's very clean setup

Try my GTX580 in that thing. It overlaps the GPU and creates a nasty pocket.
post #2718 of 3785
Surely the same heat pocket exists on NB when optical drive fitted just with top blow hole this problem is reduced?
post #2719 of 3785
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Originally Posted by Pazz View Post

Surely the same heat pocket exists on NB when optical drive fitted just with top blow hole this problem is reduced?

Optical drives take up a lot less space than a PSU... They are not super long IDE optical drives anymore rolleyes.gif

My HDDs are actually mounted in my 5.25" and they take up more room than a optical would.
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post #2720 of 3785
^ What he said. But aren't Bluray drives longer than regular DVD drives though?
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