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If I went down the FT03 route, I might get some custom cables mocked up for it (shorter in length, possibly sleeved). Ahh, 3.5" drives are completely out?? That could be a big issue for me since I do a fair amount of recording/editing frown.gif

I was conceptualising one aio on the angled bracket, and one on the roof mounting position. One of which would be for use on a graphics card, and the other would be responsible for cooling the cpu.

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Edited by fleetfeather - 3/14/14 at 2:53am
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If I went down the FT03 route, I might get some custom cables mocked up for it (shorter in length, possibly sleeved). Ahh, 3.5" drives are completely out?? That could be a big issue for me since I do a fair amount of recording/editing frown.gif

The FT03 can hold 3 3.5" drives and 1 SSD but you could creativley get a fourth 3.5" drives just need to make some sort of bracket to hold it. Then if you have space (depends on the amount of graphics cards etc) in the interior where the mobo is located you could also use some 3M double sided tape to mount more SSD's

My FT03 houses 2x 2TB 1 1TB and 1 SSD currently ... but due to a mess up with my PSU lol I am dead in the water as of right now... just waiting on some stuff to fix my cables....
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I was conceptualising one aio on the angled bracket, and one on the roof mounting position. One of which would house be for use on a graphics card, and the other would be responsible for cooling the cpu.
This would work may need a bit of creative modding but it should work out now problem...
for the upper cooler you would need to remove one bracket...
It wont affect the case rigidity that I have seen at all on mine...
post #1553 of 2738
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Originally Posted by cdnGhost View Post

The FT03 can hold 3 3.5" drives and 1 SSD but you could creativley get a fourth 3.5" drives just need to make some sort of bracket to hold it. Then if you have space (depends on the amount of graphics cards etc) in the interior where the mobo is located you could also use some 3M double sided tape to mount more SSD's

My FT03 houses 2x 2TB 1 1TB and 1 SSD currently ... but due to a mess up with my PSU lol I am dead in the water as of right now... just waiting on some stuff to fix my cables....
This would work may need a bit of creative modding but it should work out now problem...
for the upper cooler you would need to remove one bracket...
It wont affect the case rigidity that I have seen at all on mine...

Ahh right on. Yeah I only have 2 3.5" drives + 2 SSD's, so by the sounds of it I'll still be good to go for that. I'm no stranger to mounting SSD's behind mobo trays, so that'll be alright (3M velcro strips get the job done for me)

Mmmm well I'm hoping to get this done without modding tongue.gif (not that I'm not a fan of mods, I just don't have access to the tools I need atm). This user managed to get a XSPC EX 120 rad + a scythe slip stream low profile fan on the angled bracket for his loop. That rad and fan combo comes in at 47mm. What I'd like to do is put a corsair H75 with a 25mm fan on that angled bracket, which would come in at 50mm haha. I'm not sure if that last 3mm is going to be an issue, especially given that I have tall RAM heatsinks...

So yeah, the dream is a H75 on my 780Ti (using a G10 bracket), and a push-pull H80i on my delidded 4770k haha.
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Ahh right on. Yeah I only have 2 3.5" drives + 2 SSD's, so by the sounds of it I'll still be good to go for that. I'm no stranger to mounting SSD's behind mobo trays, so that'll be alright (3M velcro strips get the job done for me)

Mmmm well I'm hoping to get this done without modding tongue.gif (not that I'm not a fan of mods, I just don't have access to the tools I need atm). This user managed to get a XSPC EX 120 rad + a scythe slip stream low profile fan on the angled bracket for his loop. That rad and fan combo comes in at 47mm. What I'd like to do is put a corsair H75 with a 25mm fan on that angled bracket, which would come in at 50mm haha. I'm not sure if that last 3mm is going to be an issue, especially given that I have tall RAM heatsinks...

So yeah, the dream is a H75 on my 780Ti (using a G10 bracket), and a push-pull H80i on my delidded 4770k haha.

That sounds like fun!

Yeah the only mod to the case you would need to do is the bracket up at the top under the I/O, by the 120mm fan opening
just need to drill the rivets out and your done, no dremel cutting of any sorts.

put your system together and double stack 2 fans and see how close everything is... should be right around 50mm mark for two 120mm fans...

So just curious why AIO coolers why not a custom loop?
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That sounds like fun!

Yeah the only mod to the case you would need to do is the bracket up at the top under the I/O, by the 120mm fan opening
just need to drill the rivets out and your done, no dremel cutting of any sorts.

put your system together and double stack 2 fans and see how close everything is... should be right around 50mm mark for two 120mm fans...

So just curious why AIO coolers why not a custom loop?

would you mind getting the old MS Paint out and marking the rivets for me? Having a tough time conceptualising it hehe.

Yeah that's not a bad idea, I'll have to try track down a case locally.

AIO's were being looked at due to their relative cheapness haha. CLC would be rather expensive, and my goal with the AIO's is more about noise than overclocking. I'm not against CLC at all, but my goals don't really fall in line with the sizeable barrier to entry (price).
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would you mind getting the old MS Paint out and marking the rivets for me? Having a tough time conceptualising it hehe.

Yeah that's not a bad idea, I'll have to try track down a case locally.

AIO's were being looked at due to their relative cheapness haha. CLC would be rather expensive, and my goal with the AIO's is more about noise than overclocking. I'm not against CLC at all, but my goals don't really fall in line with the sizeable barrier to entry (price).

Yeah custom loops are very expensive....

This braket may or may not get in the way, all depends on the AIO cooler...
The 120mm rad I use was to big so I had to remove it...

Here is that photo! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I has had ms paint skillz yo rolleyes.gif
post #1557 of 2738
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Yeah custom loops are very expensive....

This braket may or may not get in the way, all depends on the AIO cooler...
The 120mm rad I use was to big so I had to remove it...

Here is that photo! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I has had ms paint skillz yo rolleyes.gif

Ahh right on, thanks for that. Also is that hanging fan mount that sits over the side of the graphics card area (looks like it takes 92/80mm fans) removable? My Ti Classy is a wider card, so I'm assuming I'm going to have to clear up some space.
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Ahh right on, thanks for that. Also is that hanging fan mount that sits over the side of the graphics card area (looks like it takes 92/80mm fans) removable? My Ti Classy is a wider card, so I'm assuming I'm going to have to clear up some space.

All the fan brackets are removable, as well as the slim slot dvd tray.... they are all attached by some screws!
You will love the case, for being so compact it has tons of room!
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All the fan brackets are removable, as well as the slim slot dvd tray.... they are all attached by some screws!
You will love the case, for being so compact it has tons of room!

excellent, looks like I've found a case to migrate to smile.gif
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excellent, looks like I've found a case to migrate to smile.gif

Can't wait to see some photos!thumb.gif
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