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post #1 of 15
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I really like the looks of these cases. But considering that the intake is at the bottom, how effective will they be on a carpeted floor? Is there enough clearance to suck in cool air? Also, I am not sure how convinent it is to have all our I/O on the top. Seems like switching cables and stuff will be hassel as you will have to yank the top cover all the time.

Anyone who has these case got any inputs?
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Silverstone says the feet are big enough to ensure decent airflow even on a carpet. I put mine on a little stand anyway to make it a comfortable height to reach.
And even when I'm doing stuff that means I'm moving cables around the top access just makes life so easy. You don't need to put the top cover back on every time, I usually leave it off until I think I'm done fiddling.
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hmmm...hardwarecanuks.com says filling the PCIe slot in the RV02 is gonna be a issue due to hard drive location...bummer.
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post #5 of 15
It's not a major issue, unless you plan on fitting a large double slot card in the last possible position. Even then, with a careful choice of optical drives, it's a non issue. And the hardwarecanuks review is, I believe of the original RV02, the current one has the hard drive bays from the FT02, which removes that issue.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by allikat;12227105 
It's not a major issue, unless you plan on fitting a large double slot card in the last possible position. Even then, with a careful choice of optical drives, it's a non issue. And the hardwarecanuks review is, I believe of the original RV02, the current one has the hard drive bays from the FT02, which removes that issue.

Awesome ! that is good to know ! would you guys recommend this case over the haf x?
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Originally Posted by Awaz;12227219 
Awesome ! that is good to know ! would you guys recommend this case over the haf x?

Only if you don't like the looks. The haf x is more functional in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Awaz;12227219 
Awesome ! that is good to know ! would you guys recommend this case over the haf x?

Definitely. I had an RV02, and I managed to get 7 hard drives (one an SSD), 2 DVD drives, and 3 GTX480s into it without too much hassle. It was a bit cramped, but didn't cause any problems whatsoever. Temps are great, they look fantastic, and sorry, the HafX is not easier to deal with. I built a machine in HafX for a friend and is was in no way shape or form easier to do that the RV02 or FT02.
post #9 of 15
The FT02 has a solid foot so it'll compress the carpet enough to maintain clearance. The RV02 should be ok on carpet, but it doesn't hurt to put a mat or piece of wood under it.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by allikat;12226814 
Silverstone says the feet are big enough to ensure decent airflow even on a carpet. I put mine on a little stand anyway to make it a comfortable height to reach.
And even when I'm doing stuff that means I'm moving cables around the top access just makes life so easy. You don't need to put the top cover back on every time, I usually leave it off until I think I'm done fiddling.

Depends on how deep the carpet is. The feet on RV02 are only 1/2" or so. In any case unless you have very firm non-shaggy carpet, RV02 is a vacuum cleaner.
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