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    Question New Case Standard?

    The case I currently have is this:

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/...810&CatId=1509

    I like it alot, but I would like the front panel to have four USB ports instead of two. So in addition to looking for front panel USB ports that use the motherboard connections (as opposed to simply connecting to a USB card), I am also looking at other cases as well.

    A few cases I've come across do have the four USBs I'm looking for, but almost all of them also have the PSU at the bottom now, and all of them have an eSata port on the front panel.

    Is this the new standard now? What benefit is it to have the PSU at the bottom? More room for the motherboard? And I thought eSata was dead thanks to USB 2.0 and 3.0.

    EDIT: Actually this one seems newer and has the PSU at the top with four USB ports, but I'm not crazy about the design nor the $200+ price tag. Then again it is a full tower and I prefer mid towers.
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    PSU's generally produce a lot of heat, and since hot air rises, it makes more sense to have your heat sources low and exhaust fans up higher. This helps to get rid of "hot spots" where heat is trapped and re-circulating.

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    FYI. You can always get a add on USB tray that fits in the drive bay for the additional USB ports you desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    FYI. You can always get a add on USB tray that fits in the drive bay for the additional USB ports you desire.
    I know, its just that the ones I've been finding seem to be dependent on having a USB card to attach to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian511 View Post
    PSU's generally produce a lot of heat, and since hot air rises, it makes more sense to have your heat sources low and exhaust fans up higher. This helps to get rid of "hot spots" where heat is trapped and re-circulating.
    So there is a benefit. I never thought of it that way. Thanks.

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