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Hello purchased a 200mm white spectre white fan. Trying to fit it so it is pulling air in from the front, but the fan mouting screws provided dont reach!! only way they reach is if i have the fan pulling air out!

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Am i missing something ?

Tony
post #312 of 11741
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ok, but tat looks like the best mix of the z77e and the p8z77-i that i've ever seen.
Z77E-ITX
Proz-
Price.
No Daughter board with VRM's on it.
UEFI BIOS
Conz-
Very bad CPU Mounting/Socket placement
mSata on bottom of the mobo (why?)
P8Z77-I
Proz-
8+2phase VRM
Good CPU mounting/placement
UEFI Bios
Conz-
Daughter Board with VRM's on it prevents some cases or heatsinks to be mounted.
Few Unnessary features.
Price.
evga board
Proz-
No Daughter board with VRM's on it.
Good CPU mounting/placement
Conz-
to be seen....

1. the mSATA is on the top of the Asrock board...................you can see it in the pictures
2. CPU placement is perfect for stock cooler or something like the H series coolers from Corsair. most people will be using one.
3. well there is no 3 other than the fact that the Asrock board is $50 less and most likely yields the same performance as the ASUS.

i know for myself im not goign to be buying the ASUS board. i mean, i can save $50 and go buy an H100 to throw in the roof of the Prodigy. thumb.gif

EDIT: the SATA placement on the Asrock is better anyway. the cables can be routed in the routing hole behind them unlike the ASUS
and EVGA board where it has to go over your memory in awkward bends.
Edited by the petes - 7/20/12 at 12:28am
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You can also add me to the club.

Here is a pic of mine its going to be my htpc for the moment but will watercool it in the future.

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post #314 of 11741
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All valid points I myself discovered after building in it today, but damn its looks and portability cannot be beaten.

5. Why didn’t they put the 5.25” drive bay at the bottom instead of the top? This would have meant you could have had a useable 5.25” bay and been able to mount a 240mm radiator at the top. At the very least they could have centre mounted it between hard drive racks. I don’t know why case designers feel the need to conform to top mounted bays. Perhaps it’s just me that thinks like this?
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5. Why didn’t they put the 5.25” drive bay at the bottom instead of the top? This would have meant you could have had a useable 5.25” bay and been able to mount a 240mm radiator at the top. At the very least they could have centre mounted it between hard drive racks. I don’t know why case designers feel the need to conform to top mounted bays. Perhaps it’s just me that thinks like this?

If the 5.25" drive bay was at the bottom it would be flush against the PSU bracket. No room for cables for either the PSU or the device you put in the 5.25" bay.
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If the 5.25" drive bay was at the bottom it would be flush against the PSU bracket. No room for cables for either the PSU or the device you put in the 5.25" bay.

I appreciate that, but I believe most people will be fitting fan controllers like the Bitfenix Recon and not full length optical drives, but understandably they want the option there. What would have been great would have been if they had mad the front panel and internal arrangement reversible, so you could put the 5.25"bat at the bottom if you so wished. Its not far from in fact, with a few modifications i think it will be possible, i might even give it a try.
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You can also add me to the club.
Here is a pic of mine its going to be my htpc for the moment but will watercool it in the future.
20120713_154748.jpg
Sexy white pcb on the graphics card, some like some don't I personally love it. Just interested on what exactly it is?
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You can also add me to the club.
Here is a pic of mine its going to be my htpc for the moment but will watercool it in the future.
20120713_154748.jpg
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Sexy white pcb on the graphics card, some like some don't I personally love it. Just interested on what exactly it is?

i think its a Galaxy 680??
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post #319 of 11741
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Hello purchased a 200mm white spectre white fan. Trying to fit it so it is pulling air in from the front, but the fan mouting screws provided dont reach!! only way they reach is if i have the fan pulling air out! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Am i missing something ?
Tony

Tony, just get some long screws and bolt the fan in backwards. I used the two little plates that game with the bag of screws. I just did the corners and it's quite secure. Looks ghetto, but I don't plan on leaving the innards shown.


Edited by Zerosleep - 7/20/12 at 1:55am
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Sexy white pcb on the graphics card, some like some don't I personally love it. Just interested on what exactly it is?

It is a KFA2 550ti, only got the card becuase it was white!!
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