I received my case today and in perfect condition.
Everything was packed very nicely with heavy duty foam covering the whole aluminium case and fitting inside the cardboard box snuggly.
I installed as soon as i got home and all fitted perfectly. Had no problems at all.
The e45m1 deluxe running fanless heat sink with the HT80 case was dead silent.
I have no odd and using ssd for windows 7.
I didnt install the fan as i wanted a silent build.... And this thing definitely silent.....
On idle it was around mid 50 celsius and under load ie 1080p running via xbmc and youtube on the internet at the same time
it got to around 72 degrees celsius.
Bit warm for my liking but that is just me....
Is that ok to be that hot??
Temperature measured using asus software....
I might put the fan back in and control the speed via motherboard to see if it will help? And control the noise as well.
Otherwise i might run the fan via fan speed controller at lower rpm and see if i can live with the noise.
The air flow is restricted due to the odd tray so i might take that off and mount the ssd to the side to free up the airflow. That should lower the temperature.
Any advice is much appreciated.
A huge thank you to stardog for all his help and the case is better than the pictures shown.
I have a silverstone gd02 and when you put them side by side it is a massive difference in size. The build quality is comparable to lianli and silverstone. I owned also the lian li pc37 case and the HT80 case is will not disappoint.....