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Wow, she got pissed over 50 bucks? Word of advice...Run away from her thumb.gif

You must of sent me a telepathic signal wink.gif Im currently trying to split from here now, more monies for me! and for things to put in my C70 of course!

I am thinking of going for a h100i at the top of the case, but i hear they are not so good with their pump noise, i need to look at some more reviews before buying anything i reckon. thumb.gif
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Yay! Things went better than I expected for my first PC build. Having watched the newegg tutorials on youtube was key.
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and... I got a $50 amazon.com card from my folks "for computer stuff" so looks like I'll be adding the 212 evo and I guess a SATA optical drive to replace what I stole (borrowed!) from the HP.

This is your first PC Build?! Dude... that cable management is better than anything i can do, very nice job indeed!
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I am thinking of going for a h100i at the top of the case, but i hear they are not so good with their pump noise, i need to look at some more reviews before buying anything i reckon. thumb.gif


exactly why i held off buying one over the holidays when shopping for my build parts.. BUT a Corsair rep replied to another customer's complaint on their FB page that I had been replying myself to.. they've resolved most of the issues with the newer pumps that are shipping, as the newest firmware is already on them, instead of having to update it ourselves.. my suggestion would be to wait until you can get the pump (whichever one you decide to go with) on sale.. no need to pay $120 (roughly what they're sold for here anyway) for it at regular price when someone somewhere will have it on sale hopefully soon again! wink.gif
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This is your first PC Build?! Dude... that cable management is better than anything i can do, very nice job indeed!

thanks... I really hand it all to the case. It has everything you need for a clean install built into the design. I'm really glad it's what I wound up with. The only part about the cables I'm not keen on is the lump on the PCI-E cables for the video cards which is an additional pigtail I don't need on this application but don't want to cut off, also I'd want to route the sata cable for the optical drive along the power cable but it's about 3" too short so it has to go thru at that angle. (can't seem to find my cable stretcher anywhere)

In other news... I used some of the left over 1/8" acrylic from my side window to make a cover for the upper grill area as someone else had mentioned - to keep dust out and encourage front to rear airflow in the case. I cut it out to fit flush against the panel from the inside and drilled 6 holes and used the fan grommets and screws to mount the panel. I used a scrap piece to test different holes and chose the size that allowed me to get some bite when threading in the screws but didn't create any cracks. Today I took out the optical drive and slotted the lower screw holes to allow for the drive to be flush vs the i/o panel. I only had to elongate the holes a small amount for it to line up correctly. Only after I had finished the task and put it back together did I notice that the rear holes in the drive bay were elongated, and had I removed the spring lock mechanism on the side no modifications would have been necessary.
Edited by Gavush - 1/6/13 at 2:41pm
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did anyone ever find out if those plastic clips actually came in that package? I broke one as well and need a replacement.
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Well, my project just hit a brick wall, so might be selling mine...

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Hey Everyone,

This is my first post at OCN, and my first PC build in a very long time. I absolutely love the C70 and instantly chose it when looking through various cases. I received most of my parts on Friday, but the case didn't ship yet. I will be posting my build when everything arrives. Here's a parts list. This was bought on a budget so some of the components aren't top tier, but I think it's a pretty solid build none-the-less.

CPU: Intel i5 3570K
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77V-Pro
HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
SSD: Samsung 840 120GB
RAM: Kingston Hyper X 8GB
PS: Corsair TX750
Wireless Card: D-Link Xtreme N DWA-552
GPU: Sapphire Toxic HD 6950 (Given to me by a friend)
Optical: LG DVD
Case: C70 Gunmetal Black
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 212+
Fans: 8 X Bitfenix Spectre 120MM White LED
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I decided to go with a simple and clean build. I've never been a huge fan about the coloured fans. Personally, I love the idea of plain white against the anodized blue of the MOBO and RAM. Well see how it plays out.

Hopefully my case with ship this week and I can build it by the next weekend. I plan on doing the stealth dvd mod, I really like the look of the clean front. I love the idea of a fan controller, and will be looking into a way to stealth cover the controller. Not sure how that will work.

Looking forward to the build and learning from this community.
Edited by CYi1 - 1/6/13 at 6:00pm
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Alright so my radiators are now fitted.


Koolance CU1020V 360mm Radiator
Koolance CU720V 240mm Radiator

Cougar Vortex HDB x3
Cougar Vortex HDB PWM x 2
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Managed to do it with only drilling two holes in the case. Holes that are hidden so it won't deter people from trying it and they weren't for the 360mm up top. That is easily done without any modifications.

So first the top radiator.

- Easiest way to do this is mount your fans to your radiator, compression fittings/barbs and tubing and them jam the radiator in there and push it to the front as far as you can go. Mine doesn't go as far since I have the PCB of a fan controller hidden in there but everyone else should get an extra 10mm without that mod.


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- The bar that separates the optical bays from the section behind the IO panel is the perfect size for a regular radiator and regular fans and will hold the radiator is pretty firmly. For this reason you only really need 2-4 screws in the honeycomb mesh above to secure the radiator. I used 4 but with 2 I noticed it wasn't going anywhere and would have been enough. Cut your screws between 5-8mm depending on your radiator and screw them in. Easy.



- Lots of room at the back for fittings and tubing and it won't hit anything. Not your RAM or rear IO panels. Can easily be slid back slightly to miss your RAM if that gets in the way but when I get my 4x4GB kit I don't think it'll be an issue anyways.



Now for the front.

- Temporarily I had mine cable tied in there to see how it would fit and that worked great. So how I finished it was simply assembling the radiator like the first and drilling 2 holes underneath my intake fans. Screw the bottom 2 holes of the radiator in and you're good to go. Radiator does not move period.



- There is no room to drill holes above or I would have done also but if anyone is worried which I can assure you don't be, just throw an inconspicuous cable tie or twist tie between the fittings and fan on top and that'll secure it indefinably. And this shows a few mm of room up top for the fittings and tubing.



Now all I have to do is stealth my HDD and put that in, purchase my water blocks, fit my 3-Way SLI and soundcard and finish the water cooling and it'll finally be done.

Let me know if you need some extra pictures or info on the radiators but I think I covered it pretty good,
I was going to get XSPC EX360 radiator but thankfully I remember your previous post. EX360 is 35.5mm height while Koolance CU1020V 360mm is 30mm height. Do you think EX360 can fit without removing the metal bar behind the front panel?
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