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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by BlankThis;13608823 
Steve are you sure there is room for the H50+25mm fan?

I was looking at doing a build like this with the H50 and I wasn't sure if it would clear everything.

I've been looking at some builds with the same case and some of them have actually used the H50. One used a ~12mm deep fan instead of a 25mm, and another used the standard 25mm but it was touching the power supply.

Now that you mention it I might pick up one or two of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185139&cm_re=120mm_fan_12mm-_-35-185-139-_-Product

Do you know of any other slim fans that would perform well with a rad? If two of these fit I might just do push/pull smile.gif
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post #12 of 31
I can't remember who (I think it was Yate Loon but I can't find them now) but some company had a 120x20mm fan which would probably work.
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post #13 of 31
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All but 2 of the parts came in today, luckily the only parts that are missing are the two 120mmx12mm Scythe fans for the Corsiar H50.

I was expecting this case to be small, but this thing is tiny. Here are some quick photos of all of the parts, I'll start assembly pretty soon. I still want to paint interior pieces black so that should keep me busy while I wait for those fans.

I don't plan on installing the DVD drive (who needs it?) so I did some planning ahead and preinstalled the OS a few days ago and have most of the drivers stored on a flash drive.

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Here's pretty much everything, including the tiny case on the left.

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More updates coming later today, I'll document as much as I can. thumbsupsmiley.png
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post #14 of 31
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Oh one other thing, it looks like a lot of users change the title of their thread as they progress through their build, should I start doing this?
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post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by SteveTheJedi;13634038 
I was expecting this case to be small, but this thing is tiny.

Yeah it is pretty small and light I bet. I think the dimensions are similar to my pc-q11, but yours is turned on the side. It might even be smaller. I can't wait to see it all fitting in this thing thumb.gif
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post #16 of 31
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Quick update: Got the motherboard mounted to the rear panel and the H50 installed. The Corsair RAM is pretty awesome IMO so I put that on the MB as well. The whole case is disassembled so I'm going to take a break and paint the interior pieces black. Next up should be mounted the 2.5" hard drive in the 5.25" bay.

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post #17 of 31
I like this build. I've been thinking about doing a similar build for my girlfriend using the PC-Q08 case. She needs a new computer but wants something small. I had also considered the H50. I've seen lots of builds in this case that use the H50.

I had been eyeing one of the Zotac boards with built in wireless. Wireless is a must for my GF. She hates cables running everywhere in her apt.
    
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post #18 of 31
I see no pictures... frown.gif

Edit: Good after a couple refreshes
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post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by Epitope;13635321 
I like this build. I've been thinking about doing a similar build for my girlfriend using the PC-Q08 case. She needs a new computer but wants something small. I had also considered the H50. I've seen lots of builds in this case that use the H50.

I had been eyeing one of the Zotac boards with built in wireless. Wireless is a must for my GF. She hates cables running everywhere in her apt.

What are you looking at for graphics? If a high performance graphics card isn't a concern I would look at the Lian Li PC-Q07 too (you probably already have tongue.gif) I love that case if you don't need gaming graphics or server/media center-esque storage. It would be cool to see what you could fit in there.
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Everything is painted and is dry enough to handle. I'm happy with the way the interior looks with the new paint job. I also added an air filter to the bottom of the case where the graphics card will be pulling in air. I'm slowly adding everything, space is tight. The removal of the hard drive racks really helped. I'm about to put in the graphics card and power supply to see how everything fits, but I'm prepared to take a lot of it tomorrow once the fans come in. [ATTACH]212397[/ATTACH]
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