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Best case for best airflow?

I currently own a NZXT h440 and Ive noticed the fact that its a silent case is giving me alot higher temps then I want, when I take of the sides and top it runs 12c cooler. Can someone recommend me a good case with great airflow so I dont have to dissemble my case just to have lower temps. I was thinking about just going all out with the Corsair Graphite 780T, has anyone used this case? will it support a 2 120 mm radiator (h100iv2) on the top? Thanks.
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    If you don't mind a case that is a bit pricier (and bigger) than most but has the best airflow then the Silverstone Raven series are at the top of the list.

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV03&area=en

    The motherboard is rotated 90 degrees clockwise (so your IO ports are on top of the case, not the back) with 3 air blowers and the bottom (with air filters). 1 blower gives air to the CPU and the others to the PCI slots. Since your PCI slots are vertical and not horizontal, the air goes upwards to each card and the hot air gets evacuated from the top of the case.

    A regular case sucks the air the front, most of it gets used up by the graphic card fan then the CPU's fan most spin faster to get the airflow required to work. Resulting in your CPU fan going faster than it could and your temps going up.
  2. Hey that silverstone case is pretty *cool* :-D

    Otherwise here's a Tom's article on "best cases"

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/best-pc-cases,review-33352.html
  3. Sulfurous said:
    If you don't mind a case that is a bit pricier (and bigger) than most but has the best airflow then the Silverstone Raven series are at the top of the list.

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV03&area=en

    The motherboard is rotated 90 degrees clockwise (so your IO ports are on top of the case, not the back) with 3 air blowers and the bottom (with air filters). 1 blower gives air to the CPU and the others to the PCI slots. Since your PCI slots are vertical and not horizontal, the air goes upwards to each card and the hot air gets evacuated from the top of the case.

    A regular case sucks the air the front, most of it gets used up by the graphic card fan then the CPU's fan most spin faster to get the airflow required to work. Resulting in your CPU fan going faster than it could and your temps going up.



    Thanks but is this really bigger then the 780t? lol
  4. What's your budget? The Corsair Air 540s I always felt like were really nice cases though the modified foot print can cause issues for some people. I also like the obsidian 750. You can either get the standard version or airflow version. This case is large enough to handle a lot of cooling in either configuration.
  5. Dont really wana spend over 200$. I would prefer it to be around 150.
  6. Both of those corsairs are less than 150, depending where you buy. There aren't many PC cases over 200, that are worth the cost. Except lian li cases.
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