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Originally Posted by D-Quong View Post
The Cooler Master Megaflow 200's dont fit on the side, nor the top, tried that myself.
Then I will try the Rosewill RCA-220's, or figure out some sort of mod to get something to fit.
Double sided heavy duty picture mounting tape can work wonders.
Edit, I also found that Thermaltake has a notebook cooler with a 230mm blue LED fan for $20.
Edited by Nixuz - 4/18/11 at 5:14pm
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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
Oh really?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...v1020-review/3

(PC-V1020 review, but it has a ton of cases in the comparison)

The FT02R-W has the AP181 (Air Penetrator) fans that should be included in recent FT02 cases as well as the RV02B-EW models. These models on low fan speed beat out the HAF X by 4° C on the CPU.
Too bad the page never loads. It still doesn't change the fact that I have a haf x and have used the FT02 and the FT02 isn't better.
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Yeah , get a test bench , open air is > then all closed cases.
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post #34 of 46
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Yeah , get a test bench , open air is > then all closed cases.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-11.html

Says otherwise, and this is with the inferior non AP fans.

The rotated stack design from silverstone is a very sound design, without a doubt one of the most effective air cooling solutions.
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post #35 of 46
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Too bad the page never loads. It still doesn't change the fact that I have a haf x and have used the FT02 and the FT02 isn't better.
Do you care to show screenshots of your HAF X vs FT02 temps?

The Bit Tech review shows temps from all their case reviews on that page (loads fine at my work and home networks). Here are the relevant results from the review for the FT02 with the Air Penetrator (AP181) fans, HAF X, and an RV02 with the older FN181 fans.

SilverStone FT02R-W AP181 Fan (Full Speed)
CPU Delta -42
GPU Delta -37

SilverStone FT02R-W AP181 Fan (Minimum Speed)
CPU Delta -44
GPU Delta -37

SilverStone Raven RV02 FN181 Fan (High Speed)
CPU Delta -47
GPU Delta -40

Cooler Master HAF X
CPU Delta -48
GPU Delta -36

SilverStone Raven RV02 FN181 Fan (Low Speed)
CPU Delta -48
GPU Delta -40

Not even close with the CPU temps between the new Air Penetrator equipped FT02 and the HAF. I can see where you would believe the HAF to be better if you used an older Fortress 2, before Fall 2010, which had the far weaker 180mm fans (RV02 numbers), but the Air Penetrators are something else entirely (AP181 vs FN181 review). They are powerful enough to run a i7 980x with a Prolimatech Super Mega passively according to that benchmarkreview.com link.

Not to mention the FT02 is a quiet case in general.

Aesthetics are opposite ends of the spectrum; I personally prefer the classier lines of the FT02. However if the OP is dead set on the industrial HAF X looks, the cooling is still one of the better cases on the market and hard to go wrong, but the OP asked for the "King of Air Cooling" which the HAF X is not.

*edit*
Even if the FT02/RV02-EW is not your cup of tea, I'd sooner take a Lian Li PC-V1020 or NZXT Phantom over the HAF X, both which have better stock air cooling as well.
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post #36 of 46
Very heavy but cools good to, especially if you exchange all the fans for 5x120mm and 2x140mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119194

This is one of the best for this price i think. I have never found a better case yet for this amount of money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-007-_-Product
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Originally Posted by qussl3 View Post
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-11.html

Says otherwise, and this is with the inferior non AP fans.

The rotated stack design from silverstone is a very sound design, without a doubt one of the most effective air cooling solutions.
Apples and oranges at that point difference, but i had a HAF X before this bench and have seen way better cooling results with my bench. Although i had a FRIO with my HAFX and not a D14.
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post #38 of 46
HAF X...

why. a little bit bigger (so better breathing spance for your rig).

and air flow is good in both the 932 and 942
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post #39 of 46
i've had HAF X, Azza Hurrican 2000 and RV02 Evolution.

the raven is the best, period.

both the hurrican and HAF are also great. bang for buck choice is the hurrican. good cooling, cable management, full size, hot swap drive bays, etc.

the King is the Raven though.
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i've had HAF X, Azza Hurrican 2000 and RV02 Evolution.

the raven is the best, period.

both the hurrican and HAF are also great. bang for buck choice is the hurrican. good cooling, cable management, full size, hot swap drive bays, etc.

the King is the Raven though.
Your RV02 Evo has the Air Penetrator fans, correct?

Apparently they make quite the difference in cooling performance, at the cost of a little bit more noise.
    
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