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Case with best airflow

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March 19, 2010 12:15:56 AM

What case has the hands-down best airflow?

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a c 77 ) Power supply
March 19, 2010 12:23:02 AM

This is a matter of opinion and how you define airflow....

I would say that the Antec 1200 and HAF 932 are at the top of most people's list. My vote goes for the Antec 1200 but I'm basis, since I have one :D 
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a c 248 ) Power supply
March 19, 2010 1:31:00 AM

The Coolermaster HAF 932 has excellent ventilation, airflow, and cooling. Just be aware that it is a huge beast. Plenty of room for pc components, a large tower style cpu heatsink, and mutliple long video cards. Tom's Hardware did a small comparison with a few other cases shortly after the HSF 932 was introduced. It came out on top for cooling. Technical reviews were very favorable. Take a good look at the exterior of the case. Some people love it and some people hate it. It is a matter of personal preference. There are three different versions of the case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The Antec 1200 is another large case with excellent airflow. It's right behind the 932:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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March 19, 2010 10:02:16 AM

And the Silverstone Raven series and new Silverstone Fortress FT02 knock most other cases dead.

It all depends on what you want from airflow and what you're putting in the case.
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March 19, 2010 10:14:15 AM

It really is a personal choice, but I've always had great luck with Antec 900, 1200, and even 300 cases.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
March 19, 2010 12:42:37 PM

Henry Chinaski said:

Antec 1200 is cheaper and a very good option too. Anyway, that case don't have any holes at the bottom of the case for the psu and therefore you have to place it with the fan up.

That's not a real problem. The PSU, with the fan mounted on top, helps keep the drives in the lower bay cool. I have three 900's with either 2 or 3 drives in the lower bay and I have never seen a drive temp higher than 29 C. And that system has two WD 1 TB's and a 640.
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