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post #11 of 16
I like my RV02 a lot, it looks like it was made exactly to fit my SA, the temps are pretty good even at low rotation (low noise), I wouldn't suggest it for a watercooler setup though, this case is designed to be a air cooling case and that's what it does, so like you asking with a D-14 I think the end result will be good.
Again the airflow is great, plenty of filters has well.
Bad stuff, the cable management holes are fine, although the issue is the space behind motherboard plate isn't much, it fits but could be better, modular psu recommended.
Has almost nothing tool-less, I actually like screws but it could be more user friendly.
To change fan speeds need to remove top cover... annoying, although my fan controller solves that issue.
Although it's a decently big case, the space inside isn't all that much.
So summary, what it proposes to do, air cooling, it does well, very well, it's not the most user friendly case though.
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by bgtrance View Post
RV01 and RV02 should do the trick. RV02 is the better one though with a little more improvement in airflow.
What about RV02-E? And i like the FT02 more than the RV02 from what ive seen. Anyone got any evidence showing which case has the lowest temps?
post #13 of 16
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What about RV02-E? And i like the FT02 more than the RV02 from what ive seen. Anyone got any evidence showing which case has the lowest temps?
The RV02-E is the same thing as a RV02. it just has a improved hard drive tray.
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post #14 of 16
NZXT Phantom - Yeah, it's kinda funky looking, but it seems well laid out and has a handy fan controller built in.

All the other cases mentioned are nice, too
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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post
NZXT Phantom - Yeah, it's kinda funky looking, but it seems well laid out and has a handy fan controller built in.

All the other cases mentioned are nice, too
I 2nd the NZXT Phantom.
    
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120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
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Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
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XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
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Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
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Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
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Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
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post #16 of 16
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I just noticed how much the FT02 costs, so its definitely out of my possible cases. So now its between the HAF-X and the Raven 2/E. Can i get some more opinions based on experience and/or testing?

EDIT:
Quote:
NZXT Phantom - Yeah, it's kinda funky looking, but it seems well laid out and has a handy fan controller built in.

All the other cases mentioned are nice, too
I wasn't talking about how the case looks, although the NZXT Phantom looks pretty awesome. All i really care about are low temps, nothing else is as important to me. But good cable management and tool-less features are a bonus. Not to say that ill get a case that doesn't have cable management over one with lower temps(if that's even possible).

Edit2:
The fact that the NZXT Phantom can only use NZXT fans scares me, especially since i heard their fans are crap.
Edited by nawon72 - 3/22/11 at 4:31am
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