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Only looks very slightly off, rubber washers should do the trick.

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I am planning to get this case with a Geforce GTX 670, just wondering which brand is better for this particular case, and also what PSU is the best fit for this case?
post #123 of 7072
Blower type (reference) cards are always advised for SFF builds but this case has such a massive gpu intake and rear exhaust that I think open type non-ref coolers would be just fine.

I'm thinking of using one of these as the exhaust due to the open frame design:

F12PRO%20PWM.jpg

You can probably even mount the 140mm exhaust fan outside (with enough spacing).
post #124 of 7072
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Blower type (reference) cards are always advised for SFF builds but this case has such a massive gpu intake and rear exhaust that I think open type non-ref coolers would be just fine.
I'm thinking of using one of these as the exhaust due to the open frame design:
http://images.overclock.co.uk/product_images/large/F12PRO%20PWM.jpg
You can probably even mount the 140mm exhaust fan outside (with enough spacing).

I can see your point but the front intake of the case is frightening me. It's kind of restrictive, even without a lot of HDD. Don't you think the possible lack of fresh air coming from the front of the case can cause the internal temp of the case to crank up quite high when the GPU is on load ? Or maybe with a big CPU cooler the hot air from the graphics card is rapidly pushed out of the case.

With a huge-ass intake fan in the front instead of the classy panel (that I love), I would definitely go with a non-ref cooler (such as the Bitfenix Prodigy). smile.gif
post #125 of 7072
But cool air is directly sucked in through here:

DSC_6391.jpg

This should be more than sufficient for a GPU intake. Non-ref coolers do dump hot air allover the place but I reckon the 140mm rear exhaust should cope.
Edited by subnet - 10/20/12 at 2:51pm
post #126 of 7072
Hmm okay. A CPU cooler might help too. But I would definitely watch the temp for a while and might cut a whole in the front panel to help the air flow if the temp where bad.
Do the components on a mini-ITX motherboard overheat faster than a regular mobo due to it small size ?

Man, I'm thinking about building a small PC that I can carry with me, but the small size and the heat is driving me paranoiac. xD
post #127 of 7072
any US news on this one?

I'm having a hard time trying to find someone that would ship it to Brazil
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Looks like NCIX has run out of stock, which is weird considering it was in stock the moment the price went down when I ordered last week. :headscra: Seems Fractal has some distribution issues, or they just can't keep up with the demand? frown.gif

EDIT: No sooner do I say that, I finally receive an email with tracking for the case! tongue.gifwheee.gif
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Looks like NCIX has run out of stock, which is weird considering it was in stock the moment the price went down when I ordered last week. :headscra: Seems Fractal has some distribution issues, or they just can't keep up with the demand? frown.gif
EDIT: No sooner do I say that, I finally receive an email with tracking for the case! tongue.gifwheee.gif

Oh man, I just got an email from them saying it shipped out today too!! Oh yeah! So excited haha biggrin.gif
     
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Oh man, I just got an email from them saying it shipped out today too!! Oh yeah! So excited haha biggrin.gif

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Too bad it won't be here till Monday being on the East Coast. frown.gif It's going to be a loooooonnnnngggggg weekend... redface.gif
     
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