Post by Lamron on Apr 2, 2008 19:48:43 GMT -5
I wanted LOTS of airflow, and two big 250mm fans on the side plus a 120mm exhaust fan on the back and a few other vents sounded like the way to go. Wrong!
My CPU and GPU temperatures were way too high, and the whole thing was too loud. I think the side intake fans were just causing turbulence inside the case and the air was just swirling around with no proper in/out path. I also found that I didn't like having the front door covering the drive slots.
-High quality construction
-Easy tool-free drive slots
-Very large case, lots of room to work in
-Poor airflow path
-Noisy, even with fans on low speed
-Front door hinged wrong way (left). The side fan design means you will likely place the case to the far right of your desk/workspace. So the door opens towards you instead of away.
-Front door prevents installation of drive-bay-mounted accessories
-USB ports on right side of case, near front panel. Again, the wrong side.
-Case cannot be placed directly against left or right wall.