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Old December 27, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Old December 27, 2008, 11:22 AM
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The TJ07/09 look...almost alien to me. I don't see as many features apparent as I look inside
Don't be fooled by the simplicity.....the Case is spacious and provides for simply Watercooling features if you desire. If your looking for lots of "bling"....it doesn't excel in bling! It doesn't appear to be have the Fan Power of the HAF either, but, upon moving my hardware into it, I found a 8 - 10c drop in my GPU's and up to a 12c drop in my HD Temps. You really have to have a close look athe Specifications to get an idea of what the "features" are.
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I looked a bit deeper into the TJ09 but it seems like it has more emphasis on water cooling than air cooling. I like the cooling options it has, but it's a bit of a drag because it doesn't include very many fans. Mind you I already have a few 120mm's kicking around, but it would be nice if it came more. I love the HDD cooling vent and the 120mm fans right outside the expansion slots. Overall this looks pretty killer. Now I'm caught between HAF932 and this case, and maybe the TJ07 after I look it up a bit more.
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Old December 27, 2008, 11:23 PM
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Yes what sold me on it was the dedicated 120mm fan which draws the cool air in through both sides and exhausts directly onto my 2 x GTX 280's, very good cooling solution for the Cards. Their is a vent in the bottom, so that my Corsair HX 1kW draws cool air in from underneath (yes you can mount the PSU right-side-up) and expels out the back. The 2 Hard Drive cages are in the forward section with thier own 120mm fan and it takes all of about 2 minutes to install a HD...very nice.
Then you have 3 x 120mm Fans at the top, I happen to have all 3 set up as exhaust as theur are also a number of ventilation grills to draw cool air in.
I couldn't get over the room it had!
Here's some pics of the set-up to give you an idea of just how roomy it is.
You can see the holes w rubber seals for watercooling and I know the top 2 120mm fan mount locationis where a Rad would go. check out the HD racks, they simply slide out.
PS As for "bling" I installed a Blue LED Laser light in the case to go along with the Blue LED Zalman and of course it does have the side window.
I did purchase the additional 3 x 120mm fans as it comes only with the 2.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...9-280-sli.html
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Yeah, I dig that 120mm fan right there as well. Does it do anything in the way of cooling your HD's as well, or is there another fan there for doing that? (Or, is there at least a fan mount there so that you can mount one to cool your HD's?)
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If you look closely at the pics and spec a 120mm Hard Drive mounts in a horizontal position between the 2 HD racks, it can either draw air in from the bottom and force out the sides or draw air in from the sides and force out the bottom, the airflow is directed over the Drives. The HD and fan is completely seperate from the remainder of the Case. My HD Temps were around 28c, now in this Case they're at 23c.
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No matter what case you buy you should always swap out the fans as very few stock case fans are quiet and move air.

The red yates ncix has are a good bunch of fans for cooling a case.
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What are the BEST fans for cooling a case?
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What are the BEST fans for cooling a case?
The red yates that ncix has.. but they also come in black.

They are pretty much good for case and rads.
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What about other guys like Noctua? I've heard lots of good word about both the S12-1200 and P12-1300, but not much about the Yate Loons...
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