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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by HybridCore;13075418 
Silverstone TJ07. The Magnum M8/M10 from our good friend Jim from CaseLabs can do that. Does inverted ATX offer better temps?

yes it does for CPU's by quite a bit (5-10c)

for GPU's not so much. If you have inverted atx with a high end gpu and no blow hole you will run into some heat issues.

OP check out my case... its stuffed but amazing!
post #12 of 29
So only use inverted ATX in cases where you have an air cooled cpu and water cooled gpus (that sounds a little weird for a setup). I wonder how hot a GTX590 on air can get in these cases...devil.gif
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by HybridCore;13075458 
So only use inverted ATX in cases where you have an air cooled cpu and water cooled gpus (that sounds a little weird for a setup). I wonder how hot a GTX590 on air can get in these cases...devil.gif

no no you can run high end gpu's in inverted atx cases no problem. just make sure you have a top exhaust to let the heat out.

I've run dual 4870's and 5850's in my A05 no problem.
post #14 of 29
Okay. The only reason in different temps is obviously that hot air tends to float while cool air tends to sink. Plus, some heat make leak from the airflow from the cpu heatsink to the gpu.
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post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by HybridCore;13075514 
Okay. The only reason in different temps is obviously that hot air tends to float while cool air tends to sink. Plus, some heat make leak from the airflow from the cpu heatsink to the gpu.

basically yes.

the reason cpu's run cooler with inverted atx is because the rear fan blows in. if you take a look at the pic i linked above you can see what i mean. the intake fan is right next to the cpu so its gets the coolest air first. but this comes at the cost of the GPU's since they get secondary air. If you have no top exhaust the gpus hot air gets stuck and has no where to go.

but yes I love my inverted case and would never consider another type ever.
post #16 of 29
find a heatsink that can be mounted vertically?
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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by phaseshift;13075131 
is it so hard for companies to make an inverted case....sigh

It has more to do with the demand. Reversed ATX is a niche market segment and unfortunately it's in a Catch-22 situation. They won't build many of them because not that many are sold, but they won't sell them until they make more of them. Most of them are higher end and pricier which takes them out of the price range of a lot of prospective buyers looking for a $100 case. While $100 may seem cheap to some people, that tends to be the magic pricing point for high sales number. Once you go much over that $100 price the amount of total sales tends to go down. If someone were to put out a decent quality reverse ATX case at that $100 price point they would probably sell quite a few of them, but no one seems to want to be the first to take that step. I'm not talking about that undersized Lian Li posted previously, but something like a Reverse ATX CM 692. I'm certain that would sell well even at $120 or so.
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post #18 of 29
The only upside-down case I know of off the top of my head is the Ultra M923

Why do you want one though? confused.gif

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post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf;13075984 
I'm not talking about that undersized Lian Li posted previously.

what's undersized about it? It can hold a 13" inch GPU, 5 HDD's and one optical drive (how many sata's ports do most mobo's have anways). It's perfect sized!
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by sexybastard;13076150 
what's undersized about it? It can hold a 13" inch GPU, 5 HDD's and one optical drive (how many sata's ports do most mobo's have anways). It's perfect sized!

Duh, it's a MINI ATX case which means less overall airflow and cooling compared to a Mid or Full sized ATX. I'm not saying it's a bad case, only that it's small. It's build quality is great and it looks great. I know some people who would find it to be an ideal size, but it couldn't handle a high powered gaming system very well. People around OCN find the CM 692 and similar sized cases to be about the minimum size they find acceptable and they dwarf this case.

Most mobo's these days have from 8 to 12 SATA ports on them.

And before you bring up the case in my sig rig, it's a temp case while I work on a bigger one. THAT's why I am saying that Lian Li is undersized.
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