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Do they offer any cooling advantages?
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Yes!
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Warm air tends to move up, the thing about Raven-Fortress is creating airflow(3 bottom 180mm fans) that will make hot air exit the case asap, so components like GPU wont affect CPUs temp.

It's also recommended for those case using GPUs that exhaust air backwards (in this case, to the top of the case) like this:
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Not this:
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Edited by NorCa - 4/2/11 at 10:37am
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Inverted atx is not the same as 90 degree atx which i think above was referring to. I have a a05n which is inverted and i like it and things run cool, but it all depends on the case and airflow
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^That. I can't see it running any cooler, maybe a little bit cause the CPU is lower in the case.
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When you say inverted, do you mean rotated 90 deg like some of the new Silverstone cases or 180 deg like the Lian Li A05 and the older V-series? I never saw any massive differences running what I consider inverted ATX (180 deg rotation) but there are gains to be had with the newer Silverstone cases.
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Originally Posted by shinji2k;12972891 
When you say inverted, do you mean rotated 90 deg like some of the new Silverstone cases or 180 deg like the Lian Li A05 and the older V-series? I never saw any massive differences running what I consider inverted ATX (180 deg rotation) but there are gains to be had with the newer Silverstone cases.

I mean it like A05N & older V Series.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarFreak302;12972874 
^That. I can't see it running any cooler, maybe a little bit cause the CPU is lower in the case.

Yup. I would think that all the other details of case design would be much more important than motherboard orientation.

The 90* cases from Silverstone for example have 2-3 large bore fans blowing straight at the board/GPU/CPU-HSF without obstruction. If you made a normal ATX format case with 3x180mm fans in the front instead of 5.25" bays odds are you;d get similar temps.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;12972902 
I mean it like A05N & older V Series.
Then it depends on the case. If you have a case with good airflow it doesn't really matter which way it is orientated. Convection moves much less air then even a low speed fan so you aren't going to see any major differences between CPU on top or bottom unless you are using a poorly designed case.
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