Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Cases

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 12, 2014, 04:42 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,848

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by draemn View Post
Looks like air is blown directly on to the CPU tower cooler, which means rotating your CPU cooler 90degress from normal (or moving the fans around) for it to work properly and then the two bottom fans exhaust the GPU out the case. Honestly, I'm confused how this is a good design for the cooling configuration, even though it is a pretty looking case. If you aren't looking to pack high(er) end enthusiast hardware, this looks like a pretty good case otherwise.
Top is an exhaust and bottom 2 are intake. Blows cool air directly on the gpu and sucks the hot air from your CPU out the top (I would rotate the CPU cooler so it is exhausting up). My only concern would be the amount of air that gets blocked by the GPU, which would stop a portion of the MOB from getting air flow.
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, MSI Cyclone GTX 460, Seasonic S12II 500W, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 12, 2014, 04:44 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,848

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luay79 View Post
It is being sold in the US by Rosewill.
Link for those that are interested. It is being sold as Rosewell from newegg.ca.........$219...ouch

Newegg.ca - Rosewill Legacy MX2-B Trio Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.ca - Rosewill Legacy MX2-S Trio Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, MSI Cyclone GTX 460, Seasonic S12II 500W, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 12, 2014, 04:49 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond007 View Post
Link for those that are interested. It is being sold as Rosewell from newegg.ca.........$219...ouch

Newegg.ca - Rosewill Legacy MX2-B Trio Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.ca - Rosewill Legacy MX2-S Trio Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


$80-90 maybe .. $219 plus shipping. NO WAY!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 12, 2014, 07:10 PM
SugarJ's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 6,072

My System Specs

Default

It's an aluminum case. You'll never see it under $150. At $219 it's less than the Fortress FT02.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 12, 2014, 11:46 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 494
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond007 View Post
Top is an exhaust and bottom 2 are intake. Blows cool air directly on the gpu and sucks the hot air from your CPU out the top (I would rotate the CPU cooler so it is exhausting up). My only concern would be the amount of air that gets blocked by the GPU, which would stop a portion of the MOB from getting air flow.
My worries exactly.

You can see from the pictures that even the 120mm SS Argon is poking it's head out of the case so tower coolers are a no no. Either a lowprofile or a Liquid Cooler will do.

But I'm waiting for a review to see if any air will reach the top card -in an SLI/CF build- and the CPU. If the motherboard is rotated the problem will be solved theoretically.

The manual linked specified 2 80mm fan mounts but I couldn't find them......
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 13, 2014, 02:02 AM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,688

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Thats REALLLLLLLY trying hard ot make the two look the same. They aren't even CLOSE.. Ok maybe the brushed metal but that is it.
Really cos to me you make 2 changes (the "handles" curve front to back rather than side and non perforated front) and it's nearly identical to the image in the last page. The front panel, materials and style all scream mac pro to me.

Not saying it's bad.. just an observation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luay79 View Post
My worries exactly.


The manual linked specified 2 80mm fan mounts but I couldn't find them......
Back panel

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...up-jonsbo3.jpg
__________________
Random quotes:

AKG: "So please don't piss on people and claim its raining. "
Soullessone21: "Their the only fat bitches I ever want in my wife :)"
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old January 13, 2014, 09:00 AM
10e's Avatar
10e 10e is offline
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Markham, Ontario
Posts: 530

My System Specs

Default

It looks good, but typical of this type of design a lot of height is introduced by the "handle/stand". It's screaming for my Dremel

I'd remove the handle, make a side window and put a Micro ATX board in there for some WC SLI action, including an addition of a 140mm fan hole for some 280mm radiator action at the top, because there SEEMS to be sufficient clearance for a 25mm thick fan plus 35mm radiator.

The case is very attractive IMHO and removing the bottom of that "loop stand" might cause some aesthetic friction though. For the price it's not bad. $219.00 for an all-alluminum case like this is somewhat par for the course.
__________________

Xeven: How about 10^8.450980400142567e-001 -as a possible replacement for "10e"

http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=71732
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old January 13, 2014, 09:08 AM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Posts: 1,217

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bond007 View Post
Top is an exhaust and bottom 2 are intake. Blows cool air directly on the gpu and sucks the hot air from your CPU out the top (I would rotate the CPU cooler so it is exhausting up). My only concern would be the amount of air that gets blocked by the GPU, which would stop a portion of the MOB from getting air flow.
I don't care if they say top is exhaust. It makes 0 sense for top to be exhaust when there is no other way to get air in over the motherboard/CPU. The GPU sucks/blocks all of the air coming in from the bottom AND doesn't the PSU exhaust under the case, so why are we sucking up PSU exhaust?

Sure, I bet this case wasn't designed with a real high end GPU in mind....
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old January 13, 2014, 03:44 PM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,143
Default

The upcoming FT05 is looking a lot more promising than this is.
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old January 16, 2014, 01:15 AM
Shadowarez's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arctic Canada
Posts: 606

My System Specs

Default

Could always take a dremel and some game screws put a few 140 fans on side and suck in cool air right above video card so Mb gets own airflow.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canadian Stand Off ZZLEE Off Topic 0 November 25, 2011 04:28 PM
XFX coming out with a 3 monitor stand? Technokat Display Units 14 June 6, 2011 03:49 AM
TV Stand: How it would be attached to the wall? Kenster1025 Display Units 9 April 9, 2011 09:07 AM
3-Monitor Arm / desk stand BobbyLou Peripherals 7 August 17, 2010 10:44 AM
ESA Bullying, Where do I stand(legally)? ChuckleBrother O/S's, Drivers & General Software 53 October 17, 2008 09:26 PM