I've now moved my system from the standard to compact versions and from what I've found so far the compact seems to be within a degree or two of the standard version.
Before moving across to the compact I tried running the standard version with just the 2x 180mm front fans to see what that did...
I'm not sure if more reviews have been published since but the ones I read yesterday either stuck to using the supplied fans which means the compact is down 3x140mm compared to the standard version or used their own usual fans throughout and didn't make use of the 180mm's.
I've got a compact...
They quoted 3-6 working days for delivery and it's just arrived less than 24 since they sent me the email. Excellent service from Fractal, less than 3 weeks since the problem was found an I already have a replacement.
For anyone that gets a Torrent when they are back on sale you can tell if it...
It shouldn't be long. I got an email that they had started manufacture of the revised fan hub and that they will be shipping them out to those of us who had requested one by the third week of Sept so the Torrent with the new hub should be back on sale around the same time I would expect.
I don't find the case noisy at all, I have it next to me on the floor and it's very quiet for an air cooled case (I used to watercool for years and was noise obsessed)
At idle no fan spins faster than 600 rpm so it's silent to me sitting a metre away. At load the front fans still spin around...
I got mine Wednesday and IMO it's a great case. I'm seeing lower temps across the board than with my Meshify 2 as well as noise levels being the same or lower.
Fortunately I wasn't using the fan hub as I use an Aquaero but have requested a replacement anyway. The replacement request process is...
If you do decide to go with BT sign up for the 150 service and then upgrade it to 900. Mine was installed earlier this week on the basic service, I checked the upgrade options via MyBT the next day and got the 900 service for £54.99.
After watercooling for more than a decade I always thought I'd never go back to air cooling but I have and it's nowhere near as bad as I was expecting.
The reason I'm back on air is I wanted a 3080 and planned to watercool it like normal but given the current supply issues all I could get for...
Exactly, mine's cost me about £1 a week so far and is still going strong so I think that's great value for money considering I no longer have to think about charging my mouse.
I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine :)
I've had mine for almost 2 years now and it's still going great, no fraying at all.
I'd say it feels about halfway between and soft and hard mat.
I know it's expensive but for me at least it was well worth it to get away from either wires or having to remember to charge a mouse.
In case anyone else with Octopus is interested I dropped them an email to ask if they would change my direct debit to be variable based on the actual usage the previous month.
I've just had a reply to say that's fine.