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Please provide how you made MATX in this case possible please. Thanks smile.gifthumb.gif
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Please provide how you made MATX in this case possible please. Thanks smile.gifthumb.gif

There are really only 4 major things I needed to do it in the reverse orientation. Patience is the most important one if you want to include that tongue.gif

- A dremel
- Cut the rear panel to fit the 2nd dual slot GPU, I also cut the GPU bracket slightly to clear
- Extended motherboard standoffs to make up for the height needed since the itx board kind of sinks into this chassis(eliminted having an entire new panel made)
- Extended top for radiator/watercooling

*A standard setup would require more cutting because you either have to drop the motherboard or redesign the top panel to be offset for motherboard heatsink clearance. I also wouldn't have been able to place the aquaero if i went with a standard layout

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Unfortunately had a ram stick die and had to drain the loop. I also had to return my schiit stack and will be single slot modding my gpu to fit my xonar essence again. Ill have to flip the top rad to properly clear the sound card so new passthrough/tube runs are on the list as well

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Nice looking build, and love how you modded an mATX board into it!

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Nice looking build, and love how you modded an mATX board into it!
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Back onto the soundcard topic... to make it fit into the case I had to do a little more case cutting & also cut a dvi slot off my gpu(man was that nerve-racking), I know the rear cut looks terrible but I am waiting to upgrade my GPUS to clean everything properly





So the new memory arrived & I love the white PCB... it's a shame that the waterblocks cover it mad.gif
I also snagged an aquacomputer flow meter & the ROG Spatha. I was happily going to say that my rig is running damn near solid again except I forgot I need to reapply thermal paste..... so lets drain it one more time before I get new GPU's buttkick.gif






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Nice update!!!

One question... Could you take and give me this dimensions?





Is posible install sm5 backplate in nova?

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Nice update!!!

One question... Could you take and give me this dimensions?
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Is posible install sm5 backplate in nova?

Thanks!!!!
The nova backpanel is 202mm wide & the SM5 tray is roughly 197-8mm wide. This was my original plan because I owned both but the problem I had with the SM5 tray is it requires the PSU to be entirely removed from the rear

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Ohhh sheet!! Ooops jejeje

Bad luck....

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No Problem

Loop is refilled & aqauero flow meter is mounted about the case(hole cut for wire on roof) + bonus night shot. Now it's time to save/wait for benchmarks to decide on HOF 1080/Classified 1080 or rx480 redface.gif





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