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Old May 20, 2011, 12:07 AM
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Neither!
What you want is LianLi PC-G70 or A77F!
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Old May 20, 2011, 07:14 AM
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I have the 650D and find it's cooling more than sufficient for my system.
It keeps my CPU idle at around 30C with the stock fans on low, load hits about 60C with the fans on high.
My GPU idles at around 35-40C with fans on low, and maxes out at 70C with the fans on high.

Not sure why people complain of sub par cooling with this case, sure, it's no HAF, but it looks tons better and does a pretty decent job of keeping components cool.
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Old May 20, 2011, 07:18 AM
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its not as bad as the 700/800D actually even a little better than the 600T but still quite sub par to any case of that price range...even 50$ cases nowadays do better tbh!
Any case is gonna suck on airflow in reality unless you upgrade the fans in the system.

The 800D wasn't as bad as people make it out to be for air cooling as you needed proper fans to move air through such a large cavernous case.
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Old May 20, 2011, 09:53 AM
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My plan is to replacing the 2 stock 200MM's with 2 CM 200MM Megaflow's and replace the stock rear 120mm with a CM R4 120mm.

P.S. all the CM fans will be the Blue LED fans. Plus 2 additonal Blue R4 120mm for my CM Hyper 212+ in a push/pull.
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Old May 20, 2011, 05:19 PM
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if you are buying this week don't get the H212+...the Prolimatech Armageddon which is ages better is at same price! (a little bigger tho but will fit in all cases you are looking at and can accept 140mm fans)

As for the Corsair cases, yes the stock fans aren't the best, but pretty much no case comes with good stock fans...the problem with the corsair cases as enaberif already mentioned is how cavernous they are...for comparison it's aerodynamic like a truck, no matter how many spoilers u fit it with it will never be like an F1 car. There are lots of cases that have great airflow even with their cheaper sub par fans...if you have to spend an extra 50$ just on fans to make an already expensive case up to level then there is a problem.

If you are going aircooling and you have the money then there is no reason not to get a Silverstone FT02 or RV02 (unless you have an XL-ATX board)...the extra cavernous interior of the Corsairs that work against it for air cooling are however quite useful when u want to fit all the bulky water cooling hardware

Disclaimer: when I say sub par cooling its cause my expectations are high in this price bracket...with this kind of money spent a case should help cooling and ideally produce better temps than an open test bench by getting air to flow, not just give just acceptable temperatures. Cases like the HAF/RV02/FT02/(some 50$ cases) are of the former but the Corsairs are sadly of the later...Corsair makes great ram, great PSUs, even good SSDs and watercooling cases but when it comes to a case for aircooling I would look elsewhere without a doubt!

EDIT: seeing as to how much you are spending on a case I was assuming you are going with Intel...but just in case you go with AMD be warned that the Prolimatech Armageddon doesn't have AMD mounts but then again if you are going with AMD at this point in time and you got enough money to buy a 150-200$ case...may god help you!

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Old May 20, 2011, 07:47 PM
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i second the rv-02 but up it one and say get the rv-02E it is a little bigger and a tweaked design.
cooling and airflow is a non issue unless the dust filters are a little full. i can run all my fans on silent mode and never see more than 40 C on the processor.
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Old May 20, 2011, 08:24 PM
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I already own the CM Hyper 212 + it's currently being used.

Here's the list of parts that I'm getting there will be no changes..

MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA1155 Motherboard
Intel Core I5 2500K Quad core SB Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 Ram Kit
Corsair Obsidian 650D case
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Old May 22, 2011, 05:41 PM
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I have decided to go with the Azza Solano 1000 Case instead of the Corsair 650D or Haf-X.
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Old May 22, 2011, 10:50 PM
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I don't like the look of the Azza Solano 100 case. So I have changed it to the new CM Storm Enforcer Case.
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Old May 23, 2011, 09:14 AM
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That looks like a nice case...best of luck with your new build!
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