Published on 16th February 2012 by
Originally Posted by articlea pair of water-cooling tube holes (really, who uses these?)
Originally Posted by kent thomsenI´m so anxious to get my hands on one of these!
Looks, quality, price, everything is right. (I consider the current price really cheap for a case like this. But then again, I don´t really care about the price of a case, even though I´m always on a budget. It will last so much longer than any other hardware.)
And I´m absolutely sure, that the cooling can be improved massively with a little extra cost for two or three good aftermarket fans. I think, that just moving the top-front fan down to be an intake at the front alone would help a great deal.
Thanks for the review.
The temps are never going to be great with this design, the cruicial element is Side-intake fan to cool the GPU, and 140-200mm fans should be standard.
Originally Posted by dunxSilver screws - someone should be sacked!
Originally Posted by nicktgI`m not sure if it has been mentioned in the review, but you can mount a couple of 120 mm fans behind the hdd bay, fairly close to the gpu and motherboard. I agree 140mm fans would have been nice, not sure about 200 mm fans though. These tend to flex a bit too much which makes their sound character a little unpleasant to me.
Like others have mentioned, I suspect that by simply moving one of the top fans to the front (preferably to the aforementioned position behind the hdd cage) the cooling performance of this case would be greatly improved without any additional expense.
Originally Posted by S1W1It always strikes me as ludicrous when a big company like Antec degrades an otherwise well designed product with something this simple. Any self-respecting PC enthusiast would look at this set-up and realize that it needs an intake fan to cool properly. So why can't Antec's technicians see this?
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