Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ
I actually just replaced my Antec 1200 with an FT02 a couple of days ago. I had swapped out the fans in the 1200 with low speed Yate Loons and because of my True I didn't use a side fan. I had been playing Mafia 2 before the swap and my gpu temp in the 1200 would float around 69 or 70C and top out at about 72C. It's not that stressful on the card either. In the FT-02 in the same game the card floats around about 61 or 62C and tops out at 64C on a lower fan speed since the fan profile doesn't need to ramp up as much. This is with the same ambients btw. I saw a similar improvement although not as much on my cpu. This is with the FT-02 fans on low speed.
Another big plus is how much easier it is to clean the fan filters. Getting to the fan filters on the 1200 is a PITA and I put off cleaning them because of it. The FT02 also has good positive airflow so the fan filters should be more effective. The build quality is far better on this case as well.
Here are my gripes about the FT02. First of all a little more room behind the motherboard tray would have been nice. My cable management still came out looking nice though. It would also be nice to be able to change the fan speed without having to pull off the top which I was surprised to find out was made out of plastic.
You can't go wrong with the Raven either.
Are you able to supply pics by any chance? I like the look of the case and very much admire the idea of actually being able to see the GPU's design. And also since heat travels upwards the design on the case definitely seems like it will be able to cool a little better as well. (FT02)
Cheers for the advice/suggestions so far guys I'm getting close to a winner here
Another question, what is the difference between the SilverStone Raven RV02-E with window and the FT02 ...? Is it just the exterior design? which one has more features?