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Which is better? i don't really care about GPU cooling because i barely game. tongue.gif
i will be running High clocks on a i7 2600K so i need the best temp Possible.

Both are pretty much the same size and both the same Size inside.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVSr4MEH3LE[/ame]

^ look then he puts the size panel on! so much air flow eek.gif

Does the RV02-E cool the CPU and mobo better than a HAF X does?

please will people who own the case post your comments and thoughts about your case. smile.gif
    
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Go with HAF X, even without the side panel fan on air i used to had great temps
    
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Originally Posted by Tovich;12333654 
Go with HAF X, even without the side panel fan on air i used to had great temps

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I think I might get RV02 because of looks if it is about the same price...

I highly doubt it will have better air flow than HAF-X because I feel you might be able to get much air to suck from the bottom and 200mm fan are more effective than 120 or 140mm fan @ a lower db and rpm

and bear in mind.. those AP are very noisy!
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I own both cases.

If you want maximum flexibility with your case, being able to upgrade and tinker with your hardware often, I would probably stick with the HAF X.

If you want the utmost airflow that you've ever had in a case, I would take the Silverstone RV02-E, as well as have a look at the Fortress2 FT02.
By default right out of the box, the current crop of RV02-E should come with Silverstone's AP181 air penetrator series of case fans, in the 180mm variety. (the above poster was incorrect about these having 120mm/140mm fans as intakes).
These fans move a ton of air, and they can move it very quickly.
Comments saying that these cases cannot draw enough air from beneath the case are unfounded. there is a good inch of clearance to draw a lot of air through.

Included also, are 3 fan controllers, in the form of high/low speed switches.
The RV02/E/FT02 can become VERY quiet computers.

Drawbacks... I don't really like working inside the RV02-E/FT02 series cases.
They look great, but I would work with a HAF X any day.

Tough choice.
IMO I like HAF X more, because it provides a great overall balance between airflow, and flexibility to do more with the case. (Ie. if you wanted to add a water cooling loop, you could!)

Anyhow, best of luck in your search.

Cheers.
Edited by Xinc - 2/10/11 at 10:26am
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Do people really run benchmarks in different cases just to compare temps? Seems kinda ridiculous and unnecessary.
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i will be running High clocks on a i7 2600K so i need the best temp Possible.

If this is your goal the RV02 is what you want.
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HAF X is the godz
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xinc;12335031 
I own both cases.

If you want maximum flexibility with your case, being able to upgrade and tinker with your hardware often, I would probably stick with the HAF X.

If you want the utmost airflow that you've ever had in a case, I would take the Silverstone RV02-E, as well as have a look at the Fortress2 FT02.
By default right out of the box, the current crop of RV02-E should come with Silverstone's AP181 air penetrator series of case fans, in the 180mm variety. (the above poster was incorrect about these having 120mm/140mm fans as intakes).
These fans move a ton of air, and they can move it very quickly.
Comments saying that these cases cannot draw enough air from beneath the case are unfounded. there is a good inch of clearance to draw a lot of air through.

Included also, are 3 fan controllers, in the form of high/low speed switches.
The RV02/E/FT02 can become VERY quiet computers.

Drawbacks... I don't really like working inside the RV02-E/FT02 series cases.
They look great, but I would work with a HAF X any day.

Tough choice.
IMO I like HAF X more, because it provides a great overall balance between airflow, and flexibility to do more with the case. (Ie. if you wanted to add a water cooling loop, you could!)

Anyhow, best of luck in your search.

Cheers.

It should also be noted that RV02 is a vacuum cleaner on carpet. If you have pets or a somewhat dusty environment-expect to need to clean the fan filters at least once a week...more often when the fans are on high.

Nice case if you're air-cooling and have no intention of ever water cooling.
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