Originally Posted by samssf
Wow your rig looks awesome. Where's the sound card? On the bottom under the GPUs? I don't see a PCI-E x1 on top.
Also... is it not a problem for there to be a rad on the bottom which warms up air as it enters the case? I've seen comments on other threads about that possibly causing higher temps for people.
Another thought that comes to mind... since modding the top for a 480 removes a couple 5.25" bays, and since I want a fan controller and DVD reader, I guess it's better to go with internal reservoirs like you have? I was planning on doing a bay res but I would low on drive bays at that point.
I don't use a soundcard, instead use the video card to bitstream DTS, etc to my receiver. I use a receiver with a 3 channel soundbar with a micro sub for sound.
The bottom rad pulls air out of the case. I replaced the 700D panel with a 800D panel, and then replaced that window with modder mesh. Negative air intake issue resolved.
There's room in my setup for an optical drive, but I hate the way they look on my case. Thus I don't run any opticals... why bother for the 1% you use them for? This is why God made usb optical ext drives, imo. Oh and daemon tools ftw.