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So you fit the triple 200 rad in the bottom by cutting off some HDD space? Neat.

I was looking at the case myself some time back, although "merely" the black one, but alas that plan was busted when some **** workshop near here bought all the cases left in stock... and now sell it at three times the price. ****ers.
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So you fit the triple 200 rad in the bottom by cutting off some HDD space? Neat.
I was looking at the case myself some time back, although "merely" the black one, but alas that plan was busted when some **** workshop near here bought all the cases left in stock... and now sell it at three times the price. ****ers.

Well that's just rude...

It's actually a triple 180mm rad.

Thanks for looking biggrin.gif
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I might actually go ahead and pick up the case anyway though (although at a different store), because that thing is sexy. Mod the rad in much the same if not exactly the same. tongue.gif

I believe I'd have to work with the older revision though, ie with the strange HDD arrangement.

How much space did you have in there anyway? I'd like to put in the HD 7970 very soon when it releases, but I'm not sure if it'll fit with the rad installed under those fans. tongue.gif
Edited by drunkenvalley - 1/6/12 at 1:32pm
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The problem with either case and this radiator is that it will not allow the Silverstone AP fans and radiator to fit under the HDD cage... hence my slight modification. If you really want the 3x180mm radiator I would recommend the RV02B-EW model, the HDD cage is pretty easy to remove and pretty easy to modify the way I have done, where the original RV02-BW model you would have to take out the entire 5.25" bay cages to modify them to fit in the radiator.

They do offer a 2x180mm radiator that you could use on the two fans that are not under the HDD bays. There are many options available, it all just depends on how much time you want to put into it.

I'm not sure how long the 7970's are, but with the 580 there is about 25mm of space between the end of it and the fan.
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Righty'o. I've chosen to do something else entirely though, mostly for the bat****ness of it, which is to see if single 180s will fit in the Raven 01. If they do, that'd be awesome.tongue.gif
Mostly chose it because the case is more stylish to begin with imo, but I'll see if it's necessary to do anything to pull all this off.
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So what about the filters doesn't it get dusty under there?
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If you don't maintain it, yes it will get dusty. I'm pretty good at keeping it clean though. I even take apart the blocks and check them on a regular basis. No use spending this much time on something and letting it get dirty. The next and most likely final mod that I am going to do to this case is make a filter box that uses the original filters. Make it easier to keep clean.
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If you don't maintain it, yes it will get dusty. I'm pretty good at keeping it clean though. I even take apart the blocks and check them on a regular basis. No use spending this much time on something and letting it get dirty. The next and most likely final mod that I am going to do to this case is make a filter box that uses the original filters. Make it easier to keep clean.

Did you ever make that filter box? Also what did you use for that plate to cover up 5.25" drive bays?
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Did you ever make that filter box? Also what did you use for that plate to cover up 5.25" drive bays?

Have not made the filter box yet, still working that one out. Trying to figure out the best method to make it clean and look like it was meant to be there.

The plate over the drive bays is an acrylic plate that I made and covered with white 3M Di Noc.

If anything goes well next week, it will be back together for the final time and the filter box will be worked out. I still want to use the stock filters, but at this point I'm not sure if that is going to work out as planned, I'll get it figured out. Need to call it quits on this one so that I can finish the design and start some work on the next one.

Edit:
OK, just finished the design for the filter holding apparatus, and it still uses the stock filters. Going to have to figure out what to make it out of still, but I'm kind of leaning toward aluminum, thinking that it will blend best, but not sure just yet. should be interesting.

Can't seem to stop myself.
Decisions have been made, Choices have been chosen and designs have come forth.
Good things to come.
Edited by ShortAlieN - 3/14/12 at 12:12am
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Have not made the filter box yet, still working that one out. Trying to figure out the best method to make it clean and look like it was meant to be there.
The plate over the drive bays is an acrylic plate that I made and covered with white 3M Di Noc.
If anything goes well next week, it will be back together for the final time and the filter box will be worked out. I still want to use the stock filters, but at this point I'm not sure if that is going to work out as planned, I'll get it figured out. Need to call it quits on this one so that I can finish the design and start some work on the next one.
Edit:
OK, just finished the design for the filter holding apparatus, and it still uses the stock filters. Going to have to figure out what to make it out of still, but I'm kind of leaning toward aluminum, thinking that it will blend best, but not sure just yet. should be interesting.
Can't seem to stop myself.
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Good things to come.

Awesome I cant wait! Also what is 3M Di Noc?
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