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Quote: Originally Posted by airisom2 View Post
I would wait for the Enthoo Pro 2. Filling all fan spots with rads isn't a great idea since one or more of them will just be recycling dumped heat from another rad. Well, unless you set them all to exhaust and leave your side panel off...and put a box fan next to your case...heh.



Anyway, I believe that if Phanteks releases the Pro 2 they showed at CES, that'll be the new go-to case. 4x 120mm fan intake in the front, GTS 480 side, GTS 360 top, GTX 360 bottom, 120/140 intake rear all controlled with that new aquearo octo pwm controller. Instead of spending hundreds on a12x25s, just grab some arctic p12s and plenty of splitters.



It's likely to be one of the best, if not the best air cooled case as well because of the more open front panel and fan mounting options. The 3x120mm fan mounts on the bottom will be a boon for gpu cooling as well because of the direct airflow path. Very few cases have that setup on the bottom.



Versus the 719, it's a no brainer, imo, if you care about case thermals over aesthetics. Just because of the front panel change, the Pro 2 is going to be the better than the 719 in thermals while being cheaper and sharing the same internal design.
The Pro 2 with that nylon fabric mesh front? Nice idea in theory, but that mesh will be very difficult to clean, all the dust particles will get stuck in it. It'll go from black to beige within a month and you'll never get it out. They should just use metal.

Otherwise for those who need a bunch of HDDs, bottom fans will be limited to 1x 140mm.

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