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Help me choose a good airflow case

hi guys,

to start off I already have a built gaming rig since jan 2015 and my case is the Corsair 780T. I have to say it looks fantastic and easy to open up/assemble, and thats where it ends there.

with my rig I have a corsair h100i radiator mounted on top for cpu cooling. with default chassis fan stocks (2 front 140mm intake, and 1 140mm back exhaust out).

im using a gtx 980 in SLi setup on mobo asus deluxe x99 (with 1 empty pci slot between them for room)

my components are getting hotter than average especially sli. with the top one reaching 80 celcius

bear in mind my living room temperature hovers around 20 to 21 degrees celcuis.

to make it short, front fans are dying out and other unrelated problems (headphone/mic jacks arent coated well to be seperated)

the only reason im selling it is because its way harder to lift with no handles and its leg rest makes it harder to even lift it right side.

i was on a lookout for new cases with good airflow and decent weight/carry (not to be portable but every 3months to 6months i need to take it out and clean it)

i saw thermaltake v71 case with 2x 200mm front intake without the annoying curved leg rest and also the corsair case (forgot the name) with handles!

is it worth selling my old case and getting one of those? for thermaltake i'd be paying an extra 60$ approx.

TL;DR:

does thermaltake v71 have a better airflow and better cooling 2 gpus than corsair 780T? or are there any better ones?

thanks!
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  1. Have you tried a rear floor intake fan in your case? I might try that first to see how much difference it makes. Even if you get a new case, it will give you an idea of what to expect.
  2. Bearmann said:
    Have you tried a rear floor intake fan in your case? I might try that first to see how much difference it makes. Even if you get a new case, it will give you an idea of what to expect.


    yes i forgot to say i also added a 120mm intake fan at the bottom of the case just left of the psu didnt make much difference though. maybe a slight 1 degree lower on gpu being at 79 now while gaming
  3. Best answer
    A side intake fan would probably help, but I assume that you want a case with a window.
  4. Bearmann said:
    A side intake fan would probably help, but I assume that you want a case with a window.


    well my main priority is to have a case to use airflow to cool down gpus, guess i can compromise some looks for the quality of having lower temps.

    but i saw the thermaltake v71 which has 2 huge fans 200mm front intake, which made me think of removing the bays as i only use 1 ssd and 1 hdd for more airflow thinking it may produce better airflow? as my current case the 780t i assume cant be mounted with those big fans.

    my second priority is easy cleaning to do a routine dusting clean

    and my last but certainly not the least is durable and a bit lightweight. but more importantly i can lift it. as you can see from the design of 780t is difficult to "hug" the case due to their leg rest. even while trying to lean it over i always worry that the leg rest might break due to stress on one side while leaning it on its side

    PS: i hardly ever see any mentions of thermaltake v71 here on the forums, and most mentions goes to corsair 780t on old posts. Got me a little worried as i might have it setup wrong. But im confident that i did all i could to get better airflow, even then its also a behemoth where at first it looks great, just trying to see if theres a "better" case that competes with it
  5. As an update,

    I went with Phantek Enthoo Luxe case, smaller size in comparison to Corsair 780T, although not much of a difference in temperature (a slight 2 degrees C lower with new case).

    but the case all around is much nicer, neater and lighter!

    Thank you @Bearmann
  6. That's a very nice case. Enjoy it!
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