Honestly, I don't see how airflow could be that bad. It has the same front panel intake vent design that the R5, R6 and Define series have, hell, they're even a little wider than their predecessors. But, "It's got bad airflow." I don't get it.
Scenario #1: Put three fans in the front with a high CFM rating, one decent air-cooler like this guy used, and a decent rear exhaust fan and you should be good to leave that top glass panel in place. (Don't' forget to set custom fan curves in the BIOS).
Scenario #2: Use a CLC for the CPU and a hybrid GPU and again, you should be good to go.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox lol.
That is a very solid build. You packed some amazing parts in this build for the price :)
kills me on how u spent all that money on the pc and couldn't get a better keyboard, but looks very nice
I see this literally all the time
hey if ur happy with it im all for it, but since u have the rgbs in the pc, u should get a keyboard to match with it, cooler master makes some great rgb mechanical keyboards for cheap!
I am not into RGB a lot :P
lol. I like this mechanical keyboard ;)
I absolutely love that case, so boss like
can u tell me if u get this ram stable 4266 CL16 cause i want to use it on z390 designare board thanks
so far no issues.
Could you please give me a brief review on the case, I want to buy it but there are no reviews on it. How do you like it, what do you like about it, is there anything that you benefit from using the case, how's the airflow, and are there any flaws to it? Thanks in advance!
I mainly play OW and Apex. I did not have any heating issues until now. I have used the same fans that come with the case. 2 in front and 1 at the rear. There is a lot of misconception about airflow among many. You can't have more intakes or more exhausts. You need to find the right balance. Consider in which direction is your air cooler blowing. You can place fans anywhere you want in this case (Front/Bottom/Rear/Top). It is highly modular and easy to fit everything.
You can have exhaust at the bottom (as power supply fan is exhausting in the bottom), you can have intake from front and top, exhaust at the rear. Balance out intake and exhaust. Don't have heavy rpm intake and low rpm exhaust and vice versa.
If you want minimalistic RGB, this case would be a good option. If you want an uncommon case, this would be a good option. I have a hybrid GPU, so if you are going for a fan-based GPU, think how you want to build your air cooler and GPU and in what direction the fan is blowing. Many people blame cases for their immature builds.
There are many good cases. Pick the one where you have option of adding fans anywhere you would like to.
came back again to say awesome build love it bad pics terrible pics love the build wish i could see better tho
The case is good. Great airflow.
There is a video from GamersNexus where they review this case and think it has really bad airflow.
I am interested in this case, do you mind explaining if you added any fans (if yes, where) or if you swapped the stock fans for other brands?
You have to remember that Steve tests those cases as is. In other words, as the manufacturer ships them out to retail. No fans added. No closed-looped coolers. Just generic, as you pull it out of the box, testing. His results reflect those specifications.
thanks for your reply! I am anyway considering replacing the 3-pin fans by Noctua PWM 140mm fans, they'll move way more air, so this might not be an issue
Can't go wrong with an NF fan in any scenario!
I am happy with the airflow for the way I have build. You need to think a lot and come up with plan about how you are placing the fans. This case has options to add fans in the front, bottom, top, and rear. If you plan properly, you should not have bad airflow. Always have balanced intake and exhaust and the same RPM with all fans is recommendable. Too much intake or too powerful intake nor too much exhaust or too powerful exhaust is a good idea. Try to balance even the number of intakes with an even number of exhausts.
The case will have 2 fans, that should be good for airflow, I have not added any extra fans or other brand fans.
With my build, my power supply has exhaust fan at the bottom, I have 2 stock fans at the front for intake, my CPU air cooler pulls this and pushes out at the rear, so there is a stock rear exhaust fan. I have hybrid GPU, It has just 1 radiator fan (exhaust), I have put this on top.
Hope this helps.