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Actually, the acrylic is just a square piece for each window. I cut out the side panel with a dremel, using a large drill bit in the corners. Then I just cut a square of acrylic with a jigsaw that fit the back of the panel, and bolted it on.
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So, I'm thinking about building a prodigy rig.

I would like a mobo with 3570k, so it has to be a Z77 for overclocking compatibility. I currently have a Noctua NH-D14 that I would like to use. Can use only one fan to get it to fit. Will eventually buy a HD7970 GPU so I'll need plenty PCI space.

So is this even possible? Would really like to get the Evga Stinger, but seems like it doesn't suppert the Noctua?
post #4373 of 11741
The EVGA Stinger has gotten some really nasty reviews on newegg in terms of it's bios software, specifically it's overclocking ability. you may want to rethink that. It's agreed the ASUS P8Z77-I is one of the best ones available mainly because It has room for an air cooler and PCI-e card (the two aren't squished next to each other). I'm going with the ASRock Itx as that one is cheaper than the ASUS, matches my color scheme, and since I'll be water cooling I won't have to worry about the little to no room for an air cooler on that mobo.
    
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As a person who has the ASRock Z77E-ITX, Asus P8Z77-I, and the EVGA Stinger, my advice would be to go with the ASRock currently.

The Stinger needs a complete BIOS update (EVGA has announced no info that they are working on one) that solves a few issues before I will recommend it. Mine is running very stable and it indeed is the best looking of the ITX boards, but it has it's quirks.
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post #4375 of 11741
The Asus board does sport plenty of room for anything you throw at it. The only thing that will throw you off is the colors, especially if you have a specific scheme you will want to do. Otherwise it is a great motherboard in terms reliability thumb.gif
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What do you guys think of this mobo?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157340

Since I'm wanting to stick with an AMD build, there are only two options listed on NewEgg. I've been looking around for other viable options, but keep going back to this one, even though it has bad reviews. I really don't want to do an Intel build, but it doesn't seem like I have too many options. Does anyone know of anything I could do to keep the MOSFET section super cool? The board I linked above apparently has heat issues while sitting in BIOS.
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I would not recommend that board at all. There have been numerous reviews on other sites with others reporting heat issues--even fires! Its not even worth it...
post #4378 of 11741
Water cool it I guess, I don't see much other options. You could point a fan on it? Does this board only have issues while in bios?

EDIT: Ninja'd! I agree, that board looks like it could be a *blast* 0.o (Pun intended)
    
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

What do you guys think of this mobo?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157340

Since I'm wanting to stick with an AMD build, there are only two options listed on NewEgg. I've been looking around for other viable options, but keep going back to this one, even though it has bad reviews. I really don't want to do an Intel build, but it doesn't seem like I have too many options. Does anyone know of anything I could do to keep the MOSFET section super cool? The board I linked above apparently has heat issues while sitting in BIOS.

Those are some pretty scary reviews...if it was me, I'd stay away...people on OCN are also reporting the same issue
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post #4380 of 11741
The board has major issues. People have used a fan to cool it but that shouldnt be necessary at all. It isnt worth the $90. Spend the extra money and go with Intel and know that it is going to be reliable thumb.gif
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