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I love mine. Whenever I finish a build, I'm never satisfied. There's always something that bugs me about the case, or some fan/radiator setup issue that rubs me the wrong way. I literally have nothing I want to do with this build. It's such an amazing and well built case without any 'features' that get in the way or make it a pain. Things like the Switch's hot swap drive system or plastic vents, or the 600T's fan controller drive me nuts. It's like BitFenix said "If we can't make a feature 100% solid and rock steady, don't even include cheap alternatives", which I really really like.

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Looks stunning in white there Michalius, very nicely done.
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I love mine. Whenever I finish a build, I'm never satisfied. There's always something that bugs me about the case, or some fan/radiator setup issue that rubs me the wrong way. I literally have nothing I want to do with this build. It's such an amazing and well built case without any 'features' that get in the way or make it a pain. Things like the Switch's hot swap drive system or plastic vents, or the 600T's fan controller drive me nuts. It's like BitFenix said "If we can't make a feature 100% solid and rock steady, don't even include cheap alternatives", which I really really like.
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what coolant are you using?
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Custom mix of Mayhem's Pastel Green and UV Yellow Dye.
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Custom mix of Mayhem's Pastel Green and UV Yellow Dye.

another question, how do the spectre pro fans fare against the fans the XSPC kit comes with? i was thinking of using the white LED fans on a RX240 kit.
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another question, how do the spectre pro fans fare against the fans the XSPC kit comes with? i was thinking of using the white LED fans on a RX240 kit.

Which kit? The fans in the Raystorm kit are much better. I don't know about the ones in the Rasa kits. I can say I'm not entirely satisfied with my 140mm Spectre Pros though.
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140mm fans are way too loud, agreed. Have one in my V700/2500K build and I'm not pleased with it at all.

The 120s perform great for the noise and aesthetics. The only thing I can hear in my case is the D5 pump, everything else is pretty much silent. I've been won over enough by the 120s that it's the only fan I use in all of my cases. With Furmark and Prime FFT running, GPU at 1310/3100 and CPU at 4.3, CPU is around 55-57C and GPUs are around 49-51C. It's also about as hot as it gets through the year where I live, ambients are up 5-7C over where they are most of the year.

Also, if possible, do go with the D5 kit. The DDC is just way too noisy, and the 750 is way too weak for future expansion. Thanks to the low FPI on the RX radiator, the Spectre's are a great fit.
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140mm fans are way too loud, agreed. Have one in my V700/2500K build and I'm not pleased with it at all.
The 120s perform great for the noise and aesthetics. The only thing I can hear in my case is the D5 pump, everything else is pretty much silent. I've been won over enough by the 120s that it's the only fan I use in all of my cases. With Furmark and Prime FFT running, GPU at 1310/3100 and CPU at 4.3, CPU is around 55-57C and GPUs are around 49-51C. It's also about as hot as it gets through the year where I live, ambients are up 5-7C over where they are most of the year.
Also, if possible, do go with the D5 kit. The DDC is just way too noisy, and the 750 is way too weak for future expansion. Thanks to the low FPI on the RX radiator, the Spectre's are a great fit.

so what youre saying is, i should do a completely custom water cooling build over an already made kit? i mainly like the xspc integrated pump/res. im not a big fan of the large tubular res along with an ugly pump. what do you recommend?
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XSPC sells a Raystorm kit with a D5 bay/pump. They also sell the Raystorm kit with a 750 and a DDC. The differences might not be apparent at first, which is why I specified.

This is the one I'm talking about.
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