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Is it still the FT02? It is kinda old, lacks USB3.0 and mostly steel and small area to hide cables....

How much better are we looking at, asking FT02 users who switched over? I seen some really nice looking casing of late from Fractal R3, Lian Li PC8FiB, Corsair 650D, Coolermaster 690II, but for practical cooling purposes....i can only choose FT02?

I seen Silverstone newer inverted cases and they seem to use smaller fans and no successor to FT02 in sight...

I wonder if one can mod other cases to reach FT02 advanced cooling or FT02 with full alu would be nice.

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I would probably say that the Cooler Master HAF 932/X cases are pretty high up there when it comes to air cooling. I was pleasantly surprised with my ol' 932.
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Do you have a budget or prefer anything (eg windows etc)? The HAF X is a good case with large fans and can hold water cooling if you go that way later. The look is not for everyone though. Price is around $150-170 and it also has USB 3.0. The CM690 is pretty good also (bang for buck).
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No budget because thinking of getting real good practical casing to last the next 5 years. biggrin.gif

FT02 users how do you find the clearance to fit large hsf, psu and long gpu? I think that would be the main concern. I know X58 cpu socket are near the edges. I dont expect new ATX standards in the next 5 years?

Any other issues you dislike about FT02? I think the top cover needing to remove to access the back i/o is not convenient...how easy is it to remove the plate?

Dont really like the HAF-X too loudish and plastic imho.
    
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Your only other option other than the ft02 and rv02 is the haf x for full tower and the 690 II for mid tower.
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post #6 of 6
Best cooling=
HAF Series
FT02/RV02 [CANNOT WC!]

Good cooling+WC ability=
Fractal Arc Midi
Edited by somebodysb2 - 3/27/11 at 3:05am
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