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Need help deciding Lian-Li PC-A70F or FT02

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Been looking for quality case no plastic and dust filters!!!! Had enough with antec 900

Been staring at Lian-Li PC-A70F and FT02.

Cons: FT02 not top quality inside paint job :O, can't fit Silver Arrow, top cover, lack of modding ability and would like to leave WC as an option for future . Would cost as much as Lian-Li with all front coolers changed to APs and Cooling bracket.

Pros: Best out of the box air cooling case which looks really stylish


Lian-Li PC-A70F lack of stock cooling power no direct air flow on cpu, flimsy side panels, bad stock fans

Pros: Can remove front hard drive bay in order to maximize cooling efficiency. Very modable. Can order different side panels, top cover with cut outs for WC. Tolless. Can fit archon, sivler arrow.

So I thought improving Lian-Li. Would it work with 2x140mm SS AP bottom and with drive bay cooler at bottom 3 slots with 120mm SS AP http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=38&g=f which would give direct cool air to cpu.

For FT02 can it fit at least Silver arrow w/o scratching the side windows? :O
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Just a few comments about the FT02 B/w, I have a venomous X which fits perfectly fine, and I've read that a SA will fit with a smidgen to spare. The paint job on the FT02 is top notch, no blemishes, and the sound deadening is great. Also the Air Predators that are on the FT02 cool the case like none other, and there is always the option of taking them out and installing something such as a 420mm radiator, ect. It also has a great cable management design, and the hot swap drives work excellent. I really love the look for the silverstone, it really got me so it was something that I had to have! Good luck, and the quality of metal used is top notch as well!
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Been looking and found hardforums Kisakuku rig pictures Now it's insanely hard choice.


"I even got inspired and replaced the 12cm white fan grille with the black one I took off the PSU and the white PCI slot covers with the black slotted ones. Too bad nobody can see that under the top cover, but all that matters is I know the whole thing is color-matched now. Really wish the paint job on the side panels was better though, the paint is already peeling around the thumb-screw holes despite me putting thick rubber grommets on the thumb screws."

Hows the paint around your thumb-screw holes appleg33k85?



Edited by Uantyv - 2/7/11 at 2:14pm
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I have the A70F and I like it. The paint job is really nice. The case is also a lot lighter than you would think.
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post #5 of 6
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Quote:
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I have the A70F and I like it. The paint job is really nice. The case is also a lot lighter than you would think.
How are your Cpu temps at what overclock, hows the airflow on the cpu. Temps on sli. Did you change stock fans?

And yes i know it's super light
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post #6 of 6
Paint is great, no peeling, maybe the person got a bad paint? I love the solid one piece construction, very ridged and the airflow from the 180mm fans is absolutely massive (and unbelievably quite). Easiest case I've ever had to maintain, with the positive airflow and three dust filters, you never need to even clean out the case, just the dust filters! I have three super hot video cards (470's overclocked, voltage) and they run fairly cool because of the massive airflow.
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