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Alright.... I have been looking at Lian Li cases recently and noticed they do not really have many cases with air flow on top. To be honest I don't know if it helps or not.

So I was wondering a few things.

A) Why does Lian Li do these things like not having cases with a top exhaust?
B) What is the optimal air flow for standard ATX caes?

Thanks
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This one appears to have room for at least a 360 up top.
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Optimal flow is unimpeded flow. Intake from bottom/front and exits the back or top. You want slightly more exhaust then intake.

Airflow on top isn't needed as long as you can make it flow from the front to the back correctly. More fans doesn't necessarily mean its better, its all how you implement them.
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Optimal flow is unimpeded flow. Intake from bottom/front and exits the back or top. You want slightly more exhaust then intake.

Airflow on top isn't needed as long as you can make it flow from the front to the back correctly. More fans doesn't necessarily mean its better, its all how you implement them.
Wish there was a Lian Li mid tower that matched this description.
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Wish there was a Lian Li mid tower that matched this description.
There is : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239
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