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64. Re: Steam Box Previews Nov 5, 2013, 12:14 Creston
jdreyer wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 22:06:
The only thing I can think of is this: in a current box case, some devices like the graphics card or the CPU cooler might be perpendicular to the airflow, disrupting it.

Right, but then it's not properly airflowed. A good case has all the hot air either blowing straight into the airflow (thus allowing your main fans to expel it quickly) or directly out of the case.

In a shrouded cases like this, they might be able to design the airflow for each section such that the airflow is most efficient. I can't really tell if that's the case from the pictures or not, but maybe that's what they're going for?

It looks to me like the individual sections will have no airflow. They'll be able to blow air out, sure, but there's no air being blown in. That in and of itself is not as efficient as continuously sucking in cooler air and letting it vent through the case. At least, that's what I always thought. I'm sure there's a few smart hardware guys over there that think differently, so it'll be interesting to see it put to independent review.

Also, I it doesn't look like it comes with dust covers. That's what killed my 8800 GTX. Now I have dust covers on all of my intakes.
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