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post #1 of 14
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Im not water cooling, but plan to use Crossfire. Will use H70 cpu cooler. Whats your take on these two cases.

Silverstone Raven RV02 or Corsair 600T

Can get 600T for $20 cheaper. Whats your take. The $20 doesn't matter, nor do the dimensions.

Just looking for some help

thanks
Edited by E094228 - 1/24/11 at 5:42pm
post #2 of 14
600t

The raven is too long for me

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post #3 of 14
Silverstone FT02 But seriously the 90 degree mounting is off the charts!! - if your thinking of water cooling, go with the Corsair, if your only doing air cooling, nothing beats the 90 degree design, just my 2 cents
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I would choose the Raven because it is simply one of the better cases if you are going for air cooling. The H70 should work in in pretty well seeing as it isn't a true water-cooling setup. That said, the 600T has some very nice cable management features, but doesn't look as nice as the Raven.
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Welcome to OCN!

I'd go with the Corsair, seeing as how I don't care much for side panel windows, but every cat to their own kick.
    
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Silverstone FT02 But seriously the 90 degree mounting is off the charts!! - if your thinking of water cooling, go with the Corsair, if your only doing air cooling, nothing beats the 90 degree design, just my 2 cents
I definitely agree with the watercooling part. I've seen watercooling logs with ravens and having to put the radiator on the bottom pulling air in from the floor is just going to lead to incredible amounts of dust. On the other hand I don't really see how a 90 degree rotation will help with air flow? From my understanding it just allows for easier access to the back mobo panel.
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post #7 of 14
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I definitely agree with the watercooling part. I've seen watercooling logs with ravens and having to put the radiator on the bottom pulling air in from the floor is just going to lead to incredible amounts of dust. On the other hand I don't really see how a 90 degree rotation will help with air flow? From my understanding it just allows for easier access to the back mobo panel.
Big fans on bottom pushing up (from a cool air source), positive air pressure (pulling in more air than can be pushed out) plus heat rises It's actually the most logical case design you can come up with IMHO. There are people that have done huge case studies on positive air pressure, I just know mine works Also, don't discount the dust filters on the fans, I only have to clean those out once every couple weeks, not my whole case (which is spot free )
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Big fans on bottom pushing up (from a cool air source), positive air pressure (pulling in more air than can be pushed out) plus heat rises It's actually the most logical case design you can come up with IMHO. There are people that have done huge case studies on positive air pressure, I just know mine works Also, don't discount the dust filters on the fans, I only have to clean those out once every couple weeks, not my whole case (which is spot free )
Well most cases still take advantage of the flow of heat upwards. Most cases still use the top for exhaust and the front and side (for GPU cooling) as intake.
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post #9 of 14
I didn't plan on water cooling either. I was so impressed with the H70, no sarcasm, I decided to try a WC Loop. Just in case that happens to you go with the Corsair.

But one question, since size and money are not an issue, what advice are you asking?
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post #10 of 14
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Well most cases still take advantage of the flow of heat upwards. Most cases still use the top for exhaust and the front and side (for GPU cooling) as intake.
Unfortunately it doesn't work as well :\\ I've had a CM Scout with side fans, top exhaust, rear exhaust, front intake, certainly not as much flow through the components, Silverstone Fortress FT02 is shown to be from my last read the best air cooling case. Things could have changed since my last read, but till someone shows me otherwise, i stand by my statement
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