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While researching these cases, I noticed the FT02 has a bit better cooling then the RV02. But they look the same on the inside. Unless I am going blind, what is the difference between the two that gives the FT02 a better cooling?
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post #2 of 10
The RV is plastic/steel.

The FT is aluminum/steel with the same frame as the TJ07 case.

Plus, the minor looks are a bit different. They both have the number of fans for intake/exhaust. Both are almost the exact same dimensions as well.
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post #3 of 10
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The FT is aluminum/steel with the same frame as the TJ07 case.

No it's not. It has a unibody aluminum outer frame LIKE a TJ07 does, but they're FAR from the same frame.
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I noticed the FT02 has a bit better cooling then the RV02.

I would say they're the same. If you're looking at reviews it's probably because they were using the older FN181 fans instead of the AP181 fans in the RV02. Cooling should be the exact same now.
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Thanks. Rep to you both.
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by farkle0079;12236909 
No it's not. It has a unibody aluminum outer frame LIKE a TJ07 does, but they're FAR from the same frame.

My bad... I MEANT the unibody construction of the Temjin TJ07

Sry biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 10
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Amazon has the RV02B-W on sale for $120 after rebate. Pretty darn good price. But this one does not have the revised HDD bays like the RV02B-EW. Is it worth the price? Or should I just get the RV02B-EW for much higher cost? Also not sure if the one Amazon is selling has the upgraded fans....
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post #7 of 10
Both are pretty much the same on the inside. The only difference is the outside where looks and material is different and price as well. RV02 should cost a bit less than FT02
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post #8 of 10
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So is the RV02B-W from Amazon at $120 worth it over RV02B-EW?

Edit: It is actually $20 rebate, which brings the price down to $140. Also, I noticed that the RV02B-W has mesh grill on the bottom fans, which I am guessing are the non efficient ones. The RV02B-EW has a swirl looking grill. Wondering if that is the difference that boosts cooling performance.
Edited by Awaz - 2/2/11 at 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by Awaz;12238659 
So is the RV02B-W from Amazon at $120 worth it over RV02B-EW?

Edit: It is actually $20 rebate, which brings the price down to $140. Also, I noticed that the RV02B-W has mesh grill on the bottom fans, which I am guessing are the non efficient ones. The RV02B-EW has a swirl looking grill. Wondering if that is the difference that boosts cooling performance.

The swirl looking grills are part of the superior fan design of the AP181 fan. I've had the RV02 (old revision) myself and it was an awesome case but I did not like the HDD bay at all; dis/mounting HDDs when you already had installed the motherboard was a PITA. So, if the price difference is less than $20 between the two RV02s, you definitely will be pleased with the RV02B-EW.

However, I doubt that the cooling difference between those two fan designs will be noticeable at all in a RV02.
Edited by 4Brand - 2/2/11 at 3:48pm
    
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Thanks. Never thought of the mobo being in the way of the HDD bays in the old version. I will wait for the revised version. Rep to you.
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