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Hey guys this case is phenominal. I was pretty set on the prodigy until I found this. my question is, will it fit a full sized phanteks air cooler? and a msi 670 power edition? and a somewhat larger power supply?

If so I'm sold.
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... and I use a COrsair HX650 with 150mm and a GTX660ti from MSi, no issues too.

What motherboard is that with 6 SATA ports?
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What motherboard is that with 6 SATA ports?

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Hey guys this case is phenominal. I was pretty set on the prodigy until I found this. my question is, will it fit a full sized phanteks air cooler? and a msi 670 power edition? and a somewhat larger power supply?

If so I'm sold.

I think I answered my own question my power supply is 165mm and modular thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

will consider a new power supply i think
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I think I answered my own question my power supply is 165mm and modular thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

will consider a new power supply i think

Yeah, a 160mm supply leaves at most 1/4 inch. I'm using a 160mm Seasonic G-series 450W semi-modular with an MSI Twin Frozr 7850 but the flat cables come out low I could run them down around and over, or out up and over if I needed. Some of the Corsair have a nice placement for the mod connectors near the native cable. A non-modular 160mm PSU could run a GPU card probably over 11 inches.






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Appreciate the information. I am going to try really hard to end up with this case, its the perfect layout. I might just have to save the money for one of the Silverstone 140mm psu's, I think also seasonic makes a 140mm.

O also any word on my phanteks cooler fitting? my raven has 163mm of clearance for the tower, and the phanteks fits just barely, with a few mm to spare thumb.gif
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Appreciate the information. I am going to try really hard to end up with this case, its the perfect layout. I might just have to save the money for one of the Silverstone 140mm psu's, I think also seasonic makes a 140mm.

O also any word on my phanteks cooler fitting? my raven has 163mm of clearance for the tower, and the phanteks fits just barely, with a few mm to spare thumb.gif

I think picking the air cooler required more thought than the PSU, I picked the ASUS P8Z77-I mobo because the CPU placement was the most centered on the board and as a side benefit more centered to the back fan as well(dead on actually). Then went with a Zalman as it was tapered on the sides and front/back and by measurements would clear RAMs and daughter card easily. Downside on the VRM card is it made some of the screws tough to install. The back fan acts as a push/pull pretty much as it is close to the fan, a possible consideration. I don't think you want one that goes towards the cages/RAM much further the fan side has a bit more than 1/2" clearance maybe 3/4" but you'd maybe hit some of the back panel stuff slightly before that depending on mobo.

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Yup as far as the motherboard goes, I know for a fact the phanteks will fit on the same ASUS board you have. clears the daughter board, and I use the short samsung ram so it has no intrusion. And yea the big thing to worry about is clearing the cross member that the drives mount on. I will definitely do more research on the phanteks/noctua/silver arrow fitting in the case. they all are similar in size.
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Does anyone know what the notches that run the entire length of the case are for? Has anyone used them for whatever purpose they serve?



Edit: Never mind, answered my own question (I think). They are for using zip ties rolleyes.gif

Those are for cable ties to tie down the psu cables and stuff
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