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Old 07-16-2009, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Xaser worse airflow than Ultra Microfly?

So...I built a computer a couple years ago for about as cheap as possible. I spent like $250 total on it, and the ULTRA microfly was the cheapest case I could find at the time. A few months in, the fan dies so I bought a blue LED fan.

Six months later the Thermaltake Xaser is on sale on Newegg for $8 as a one hour only deal. Normally a very expensive case. Front panel has fan control for 4 fans and 4 separate sensors. The case locks and is a beast. Impossible to penetrate, I swear to god. Its totally indestructible. Best quality case I've ever used.

Entire thing is screwless with mounting brackets for drives. Fans are mounted on a swivel so they sit inches above the motherboard. There are six fans instead of two in my microfly.

Yet...my motherboard reports me idling at 38c, when in the microfly, it was normally between 33 and 35. I find this odd...an obviously superior case, but I'm getting higher temperatures.

Anyone know why this could be happening?

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Xaser worse airflow than Ultra Microfly?

Which Xaser, link? There was one in particular that had terrible airflow despite having (I think) 7 80mm fans because of the poor design.

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