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Old May 10, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Since you are so particular you might have to spend a little more to be happy. I think the new Lian-Li PC-P50 could be a good candidate. Looks like it would be great for people looking just to air cool. Also it screams quality unlike the Antec case which just feels cheap. (902 was my last case don't know much about the sniper but I doubt it's any different). I think the Lian-Li might fit the bill. Good luck.
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Thanks for all the responses. One of my concerns about the sniper is that the bottom mount PSU vent holes do not match up to the fan on my Corsair 1000HX power supply. The PSU also hangs over the bottom case fan mount a little but I am not to concerned about that. See pic below. Do you think that it is smart to allow the fan to vent air from half of the fan width? The other half would be blowing air into sheetmetal. I don't want to overheat the power supply.


Also, do you think that the handle that blocks the top fan restricts the airflow that could come out of the large fan? See Pic below. In my opinion this would create a restricion that would make the fan work harder to move air, or just limit the fan's cooling potential.


Thirdly, Since the side panel is just about completely open; do you think that air would not circulate through the case very well through the top fan? See pic below. I think that the air would like to take the least path of resistance and be sucked in mainly from the top of the panel nearest to the top fan. This would seem to create dead spots in the case where air would not move.

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Old May 10, 2009, 09:52 PM
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Unless I am missing something don't you install the PSU upside down in those cases? So you don't have to worry about the fan.

Seems Ogdin already mentioned that as well.
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How about the new storm scout?



You dont mount them upside down, PSUs are designed to have the fans facing down normally, I know my TX750 is mounted upright in my case at the bottom. You shouldnt have an issue with these cases and your PSU sucking in air as normally theres a decent amount of space between the PSU and the bottom of the case to suck in air from within the case as well as without.
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Or the Silverstone Raven????
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The ravens like $200 o.O and doesnt offer anything more over the listed cases.
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I forgot how sexy that scout really is.


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Im seriously considering buying one of those scouts.... even after modding the cr** out of my CM 690... its just such a nice case for $140. So hard to resist.
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out of the two listed in the OP's choices, i'd go with the Antec 902. I run the unrevised 900 variant, and i'm happy with it, although cable management is almost impossible (which I hear was fixed in the 902 revision). It's a midtower case, but should comfortably support a dual-card graphics configuration, and has enough room for any aftermarket cpu cooler (air).
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I own the Silverstone FT-01BW and it's very efficient for CPU cooling. GPU cooling is not bad but not the best. I love how sturdy is the case and it's really easy to work with.

If i had to buy a case today. I would wait a couple days and buy the CoolerMaster HAF-922. The reviews are amazing and it's really a smaller version of the 932. It looks much better and has increadible airflow. Take a look at the reviews.
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