Originally Posted by Gaucho
Another few points on this mobo:
- I'm using a H100 with the radiator fixed on the top of my Carbide 400 and the 2 120mm coolers pulling air from inside the case to outside. This causes the 12V1 plug to be tighted against the base of one of the coolers.... so I'm afraid it can damage the connector, altought it's working fine for quite some time now. Do you guys know if there's a 120x120x20
mm cooler out there? The current one I'm using is 25mm depth so if I plug a 20mm one, this should fix the problem;
- no IDE connectors
. Can't use more HDs/DVDs-ROM.... and since SATA supports only one device per connection, I'm limited to 6 devices at the most on this mobo. Wish it had more like 4 or 6 SATA connectors (or 1 or 2 IDEs ones);
- no 1394 (firewire) connection......
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Frustrating that Corsair didn't incorporate just a little more clearance to accomodate their own coolers ... your not alone
, but I wouldn't be to worried about the percieved extra pressure on the 12v1 plug ... Corsair does not make a 20mm thick radiator, you'd have to go with a custom h2o build. Alternatively I would ...
1) Drill custom mount holes either forward or sideways to achieve more clearance.
2) Mount either the radiator or fans, "externally" on top of the case. Looks and works better than you may think.
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For more peripheral support/connections, they make all kinds of "Add-In Cards". I.E.>
4+1 SATA II 300 & PATA PCI-E Combo
1 Port PCI Express IDE Controller Card
PCI Low Profile 1394a FireWire Adapter Card
Without knowing more about your system and end goals, kinda hard to narrow it down as you may run out of PCI/PCI_E slots