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Old October 17, 2013, 05:12 AM
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Default Corsair 350D or Fractal Design Arc Midi R2. Airflow wise

My system specs are

i7 4770K
ASRock Z87 Pro 3-yes i understand that the 350d is mATX, i can get this changed, still planning the build :D
8GB G.Skill Sniper 1866 x 2 (16GB)
Crucial M500 120GB
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
Zotac GTX 780 AMP!
Rosewill Capstone 650M Gold
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme


My question is now, which is best, airflow wise. The Fractal Design has 3 140mm fans. But since me cpu cooler is a 240mm, I will shift the top 140 to the front. Meaning, 2 140mm in the front for intake and 1 120mm for exhaust and same goes to the cpu cooler, 2x 120mm fans as exhaust.


Corsairs 350D. I honestly like the look much more. Comes with 2 fans, 1 140mm in the front, and 120mm in the rear.
The 140mm is in the middle, and is direct airflow to the Graphics card.

My only problem with the 350d is that the top and rear (exhaust) has no DUST FILTER.

But, do you really need dust filters in exhaust? since the intake already has dust filters.
Will the case still be dust free?

What do you guys think? Is any case fine? Will either of them do good?
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Old October 17, 2013, 05:46 AM
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I wouldn't care much about exhausts being filtered.
Ideally you will have positive pressure in the case though (more air in than out) as if you have negative pressure you will notice dust getting in around any joins.

Looked at the NZXT source 530? Looks awesome(feature wise) for the price, though the looks(aesthetics) are always a preference thing.
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Old October 18, 2013, 12:19 AM
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350D any day. As said above, exhausts do not need to be filtered.
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