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and here you are

shotty cellphone PICs sorry lol

dont mind the tape i lost the screws for the fan grill. tongue.gif
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just a hair of clearance!!
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EVGA GTX460 SC
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plenty of room for the hosesbut you can mount them any way u want..i just heard that this Kuhler doesn't like for the pump to be upside down
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and this is the Kuhler out of the system.

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anyone have the Zotac Z68 + large GPU + CPU cooler? pics would be awesome !
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Originally Posted by mistashen View Post

Thanks DNYtAftr. What case are you running on? Also, what GPU are you using? I"m assuming this isn't your current build based off your specs

In the process of building a case for the build, currently just running it out of the box (build log in my sig is whats been going on this the board/case) but for GPU i been using GTS 450's, GTX 465, GTX 460, GTX470 and briefly with a HD 6970. In the future im going to be using a GTX 690/790

Edit: not sure if this would help at all but heres a quick photo with a 140mm fan, gtx 460 and a ruler for reference
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thanks DNYtAftr for the picture. it sure looks like a tight fit between the GPU and the CPU for a cooler....><<br /> i wonder what coolers would fit in that space..
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thanks DNYtAftr for the picture. it sure looks like a tight fit between the GPU and the CPU for a cooler....><<br /> i wonder what coolers would fit in that space..

axp140 should. most modern day intel ITX boards follow the same layout and the axp140 is more or less designed around that.

you really should check out this build log to get some ideas of how things will fit and look once you are finished. the asrock board uses the same layout as pretty much all modern intel boards so you can us the z68 board and everything will still fit.
Edited by psyclum - 2/7/12 at 11:22am
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i swear, im always JUST about to pull the trigger on a mobo and then i find something lol. now im beginning to question should I wait for IVY bridge ITX boards. Also, do you guys think the Zotac Z68 would be a better choice than the Asrock and Gigabyte (H67)?

Thanks so much for your input guys!
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Ivybridge ITX wont be around for at least another year. ITX is usually about 1 year behind a new chip release due to the lower demand for the form factor.
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i guess zotac z68 it is. now the question is, with my GTX 280, should i get the Samuel i7 or the AXP 140 lol
anyone using the AXP 140 fanless?
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axp140 can be used fanless only IF you are using SG07/SG08. the only reason for that is the AP181 sits directly on top of the cpu cooler blowing down on it. it's less then 2 inches away. here is a pic of how it looks from the build log i linked earlier.

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notice that the fan he mounted on the AXP140 is only about 1 fan width away from the big AP181 on the top? in essence, the fan he mounted on the AXP140 is doing nothing that AP181 wouldn't have already done otherwise. considering the size of the axp140. it'll catch a good portion of the cooling air coming down from the AP181 and since you can't OC very well on an ITX board anyway(due to poor VRM) passive should work just fine in that case.
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awesomeee. thanks! i was going to spring for the Thermalright Silent-X 120mm case fan to put on top of the AXP-140, but after seeing your post, i may just go fanless in my SG07
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