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The ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 only has 1 case fan connector mad.gif so its back to the drawing board...

That's fine if you plan on using the fan controller.

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Nope, going to set it and forget it. Need the space.
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I'm interested in getting this case and was wondering if anyone has the following:
Full tower heatsink like the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3
2 x 3.5" HDDs
1 x 2.5" SSD

Thanks.
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@bobsaget Original Post (Click to show)
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My reference GTX980 (which includes a backplate) fits just fine with a G550.

BTW your updated cable management inspired me. It took me 20 minutes and 5 zipties to come up with this result. Note that running cables under the GTX980 is quite difficult since the cooler is going as low as the GPU (which is not always not the case with manufacturers' custom solutions).

I had to clean the inside a bit for the pictures, I hadn't opened my case since last November thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif:

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Cable mess


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Looking nice.
I have noticed that a lot of people have been rocking this case without the center support and drive cages. A new trend perhaps? wink.gif

@Zjozz Original Post (Click to show)
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It gets louder as the fan speeds up, it's not a faint ticking either, it's clearly audible.

Can't quite reproduce the problem, tried it with extension, splitter, LNA etc, it seems to be kinda random. When I tried it this morning it seemed to have fixed itself but after a couple minutes it started again..

I contacted the shop, should be able to get it replaced tomorrow, they've never failed me before so let's hope they don't start now.
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New pics:





Pretty happy with the result, MB cable isn't the cleanest but loads better than my previous solution, routing and tying down the GPU cables took quite some work but worth the effort in the end wink.gif
Biggest gripe is the USB3 cable, it's so sturdy I can't bend it properly without fearing I'll break the connector on the motherboard...
Wow. That is no fun with the fan. The one you have must be a lemon.

The update looks better. I noticed that there is no push fan. How is that working out?
Do you plan on adding a push fan?

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I have a followup question about case fans and PSUs; I'm mainly going to quietness in this build as mentioned a few pages back.

I will have a 970 and i7 in this build, cooled by a noctua NH-U12S with a NF-A15 PWM for exhaust. Haven't bought the intake fans yet, but I will likely opt for two NF-A9 PWMs depending on quietness. Website mentions that the PWM runs at 2000/1500, whereas FLX runs at 1600/1250. Would the FLX be significantly quieter? Would the PWM run at very slow speeds (sub 1kRPM) while it's idle? I'm not sure what the xxxx/yyyy terminology means regarding RPM; does it mean it runs at a speed of yyyy at idle, because in that case it would be quite loud at idle.

I'm also contemplating on adding another 120mm to add to the U12S in the future. Would it be possible to fit two 120mms on the U12S, with a A15 mounted at the rear? If so, should I be looking at the F12, P12, or S12A?

Finally, I'd like to know about the differences between various PSUs. I see people suggesting CoolerMaster V550, Evga GS550, and Seasonic G550. I heard CM has a semi-fanless profile, but Evga is very high quality, but I'm not sure if this choice matters much?
Sounds like you have a good setup right now.

If you hook up the NF-A9 PWMs to the fan header on the MB, you should be able to control the fan speed to your liking via software on the desktop. With that fan, you should be able to go as low as 400 RPM, which is basically inaudible, but of course your lessen the airflow. So, if you run the PWM fan at ~1600 RPM, you will get the same noise as from the NF-F9 FLX.
Fans not intelligently know when the computer is under load or at idle, that needs to be done via software. The terminology you are referring to is Noctua's way of saying "max RPM" / "low noise adapter RPM." I hope that makes sense.

The NH-U12S will be able to run a push/pull setup with any 120mm fan even with the NF-A15 as the case exhaust.
I would use two NF-F12s to keep them matching.

A good place to start is the EVGA 550 GS. It features a semi-fanless design, flat black cables, and full modularity.
The Seasonic G550 is a classic that has been used often in this case. Another recent favorite is the CoolerMaster V550S.
The EVGA 550 GS is like an updated version of the Seasonic G550. Better chassis, more features, and same quality.
The Seasonic G550 and V550S is very comparable in terms of quality and performance. The V550S is just 20mm shorter.

@adrianindrajaya Original Discussion (Click to show)
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Hi guys, how you mount the hard drive on top of your power supply? where the spot for placing the double side tape on the hard drive?
Right now my hard drive look like this
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In your case I think I'd use one hdd bracket, mount the hdd normally and add the ssd to the outside of the bracket. Hdd and ssd on top of the psu seems to block a lot of the airflow.
I think you should be okay with the way it is right now. Are the vibrations annoying? Or Are you afraid of the drives hitting the push fan?
A little bit of double-sided tape on each drive should help keep them from shifting.

It is clear that the HDD bracket cannot be used, because it will conflict with the front push fan.

@TekWarfare Original Post (Click to show)
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I'm interested in getting this case and was wondering if anyone has the following:
Full tower heatsink like the BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3
2 x 3.5" HDDs
1 x 2.5" SSD

Thanks.
It is very possible. Managing the drives will be a bit tricky, with such a large heatsink.
If you stack all the drives on the PSU, it will work. The vibrations might get annoying though.

Please refer to post #1277 to get a feel for what the setup could look like.
Although they are running a Noctua NH-D14, it is also a dual tower cooler that takes up a lot space.
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Removing the center support makes the build easier wink.gif
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@Zjozz Original Post (Click to show)
Wow. That is no fun with the fan. The one you have must be a lemon.

The update looks better. I noticed that there is no push fan. How is that working out?
Do you plan on adding a push fan?

The fan on the CPU Heatsink you mean? That's the one that was ticking, took it to the shop, they tried to replace it with a retail fan but serials didn't match so that didn't work. It's on its way to Noctua now to get replaced. I McGyverd a temporary fan in there but took that out for the picture wink.gif
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i'm just affraid the drive going to hit the push fan. But if it's should be alright then I'm going to leave it as it is for now. Thanks
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You could try suspending the drives.
As seen in post #5401.
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You could try suspending the drives.
As seen in post #5401.

3mm elastic bungee cord is what I used for that. Works out pretty neat and keeps airflow unobstructed.
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