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Hey everybody, new here, and I have a question about my case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094

This is my case, and I am wondering if anyone has the same case, because I can't seem to unscrew the blue LED fan in the back. It is stuck there really good. For those that have this case, is it possible to remove the fan?

Also, I purchased an H60 for this case, but it can't seem to fit too well. Is there any place I can place it without a problem?

Thanks.
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Unbelievable, 10 viewed your thread, no reply your post since 1 day, 12 hours ago..

Anyway, Yes I saw it at frys store in person. it has nice design, but steel structural body is cheap like Beverage [Tin-plated_steel] can.
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Thanks, was beginning to give up.

You saw an H60 installed? Where was it placed?
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Thanks, was beginning to give up.
You saw an H60 installed? Where was it placed?
Damn it, I wish took a picture from frys store via cellphone..

ofc, in rear. biggrin.gif
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Ya, I built a couple comps for friends using the V3 and V4. I was unimpressed due to the lack of space. In one build I couldn't fit 120mm fans in the top due to the ram being in the way.

If your H60 doesn't fit in the back you can try mounting it in one of the top or another 120mm fan hole. If it doesn't fit though, there's not much you can really do. Maybe you can get creative and try to somehow mount it without screws with string or duct tape blowing towards a fan hole.

The budget case I usually recommend now is the Bitfenix Merc Alpha/Beta which can be had for 35$. You can tell it has very thin metal but it seems to have plenty of room and fan slots. Bought one for my backup/spare parts rig and it works great.
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Thanks, was beginning to give up.
You saw an H60 installed? Where was it placed?
Damn it, I wish took a picture from frys store via cellphone..

ofc, in rear. biggrin.gif

Thanks, I will continually try to fit it in just to try.
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Ya, I built a couple comps for friends using the V3 and V4. I was unimpressed due to the lack of space. In one build I couldn't fit 120mm fans in the top due to the ram being in the way.
If your H60 doesn't fit in the back you can try mounting it in one of the top or another 120mm fan hole. If it doesn't fit though, there's not much you can really do. Maybe you can get creative and try to somehow mount it without screws with string or duct tape blowing towards a fan hole.
The budget case I usually recommend now is the Bitfenix Merc Alpha/Beta which can be had for 35$. You can tell it has very thin metal but it seems to have plenty of room and fan slots. Bought one for my backup/spare parts rig and it works great.

Is it okay if I have my H60 as an intake? However, the H60 can only be put as intake on the side of the case...
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Thanks, I will continually try to fit it in just to try.
Is it okay if I have my H60 as an intake? However, the H60 can only be put as intake on the side of the case...

Do you mean on the door? And yes, its perfectly fine as intake. Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation to dispense the heat it will dump into your case.

You can also look into getting a second fan, or buying a new pair of fans and using it as push pull exhaust.
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I had to do a bit of modding but I was able to squeeze an H50 with push/pull fans in the rear location in my old build.

 

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yay..finally someone talking about my case. lol. yes the blue fan does come off. the screws are actually really tiny if im not mistaken. unfortunatly i havent tried putting an h60 in my case, i went the air cooling route. But i do know that there is enough space to fit ever slot with 120mm fan with corsair vengence ram and that kit come with large heatsinks. But i would think that putting your rad would go best in the rear exhaust like in darkcyde pic. Post some pics to see how its going, ive been tryin to see what others have done with their v3 but can never find any. Even though it doesnt havent the most amount of room i still managed to hide my wires very well.
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Top left fan is a noctua NF-P12 and on the right a NF-P14 FLX. The NF-P12 fan wedges the 8pin CPU connector and its wires. Before i had an EVGA p55 ftw mobo and both NF-P14 FLX fitted on top because the CPU 8 pin was lower and i had more room. Now on this ASUS z77 M PRO motherboard, the layout is different. The 8 pin is higher and it forced me to install a true 120mm fan on the top left rather than a NF-P14 FLX. On the right you can see the RAM DIMM slots slightly bent more towards the RAM. A very tight fit.

Advice... Mobos with large VRM heatsinks like on the MSI mobos are not good if you want to have fans on top of this case. My VRM heatsinks from EVGA and ASUS a small so i was able to fit two fans on top.

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Cable management is not so bad for this case. Just shove everything behind HDD cage. ( helps to have a modular PSU )

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In this shot you can see my front noctua NF-P14 FLX and my 120gb OCZ agility 3 ssd on the bottom of the case. ( only place for ssd ) I removed the honeycomb mesh in front to gain more ambient air for the NF-P14 FLX so it can bring more air inside the case.

Im going to install corsair H80 exhausting in the case and leave the right NF-P14 FLX fan in its place.




SPECS:



GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 2 GB WINDFORCE

MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-M PRO

FANS: NF-P14 FLX front, top right, and on CPU heatsink. Noctua NF-P12 on top left.

CPU: Intel core I5 3570K STOCK

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120gb

CASE: Thermaltake V3 black edition with side window

HEATSINK: Zalman CNPS10X Performa

PSU: Corsair AX850W Gold

FRONT FAN CONTROLLER: Kaze Q 3.5" BLACK
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