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It's almost exactly 4 1/4" from the inside bottom of the case to the top of the standoff's. I just measured it.

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Hi guys,

I am planning on building an mitx watercooled pc for the missus but have a few questions.

The build would be pretty basic with a z77 itx mobo (most probably from Asrock), an i5-3570k and a GTX 660 (670 if I can afford it). The watercooling would simply be a 2x120mm on top and a front radiator (this is the first question!)

Question no. 1 = With regards to the front radiator, is a 180mm magicool or a 200mm phobya be a better option?

I've seen a few posts where people were complaining that the case cannot be closed or have issues with a 200mm radiator. Note that the colour scheme would be pink and white, I am planning to get the Spectre 200mm fan (white) - would this easily fit with the 200mm phobya radiator without modifications?

Question no.2 = The mitx mobo only has two fan connectors. As such, what have you guys been using to control the fan speed? Is hiding an Aquero 5 LT USB controller beside the PSU be a good idea?

Question no.3 = I really want to use a modular PSU and love the corsair ax series (I am using one myself on a different case) however I'm aware of a size restriction. Has anyone used a Silverstone SST-ST65F-G Strider 650w - I'm particularly worried about noise.

Many thanks =)
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Originally Posted by cheewah0 View Post

Hi guys,

I am planning on building an mitx watercooled pc for the missus but have a few questions.

The build would be pretty basic with a z77 itx mobo (most probably from Asrock), an i5-3570k and a GTX 660 (670 if I can afford it). The watercooling would simply be a 2x120mm on top and a front radiator (this is the first question!)

Question no. 1 = With regards to the front radiator, is a 180mm magicool or a 200mm phobya be a better option?

I've seen a few posts where people were complaining that the case cannot be closed or have issues with a 200mm radiator. Note that the colour scheme would be pink and white, I am planning to get the Spectre 200mm fan (white) - would this easily fit with the 200mm phobya radiator without modifications?

Question no.2 = The mitx mobo only has two fan connectors. As such, what have you guys been using to control the fan speed? Is hiding an Aquero 5 LT USB controller beside the PSU be a good idea?

Question no.3 = I really want to use a modular PSU and love the corsair ax series (I am using one myself on a different case) however I'm aware of a size restriction. Has anyone used a Silverstone SST-ST65F-G Strider 650w - I'm particularly worried about noise.

Many thanks =)

I can answer number 2 for you. A control panel such as the Bitfenix Recon can be used in either the bay or you cab station it beside your PSU. OR you can take a $5 route and get this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_392&products_id=32022&zenid=8428bff09e2d7f70f74cd22ff04117b5

Others will be able to answer 1 and 3 as I am using a Corsair AX760i PSU and air cooling thumb.gif
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Note that the colour scheme would be pink and white...

Scrap the entire idea... haha, jk. That should be interesting to see., especially since I haven't seen a motherboard with either of those colors before.
post #4865 of 11743
Thanks SonofJor - what do you mean by "cab station it" - so just park it beside - will it fit? I was thinking of getting white foam (maybe spray it pink) and covering the sides originally.

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Scrap the entire idea... haha, jk. That should be interesting to see., especially since I haven't seen a motherboard with either of those colors before.

Haha Pestilaence, unfortunately I have yet to see a white/pink PCB for the mobo - hence why I'm thinking of a bog standard Asrock Z77 itx. I was however tempted to try the KFA2 white pcb GPUs but I don't think a full cover VGA block will support its design.

I guess I should re-phrase my colour scheme which is to have it pink and white wherever possible - anything else will be black tongue.gif
post #4866 of 11743
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Thanks SonofJor - what do you mean by "cab station it" - so just park it beside - will it fit? I was thinking of getting white foam (maybe spray it pink) and covering the sides originally.

OOPS HAHAHA It was supposed to read "can station it" I fat fingered the wrong button tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by cheewah0 View Post

Thanks SonofJor - what do you mean by "cab station it" - so just park it beside - will it fit? I was thinking of getting white foam (maybe spray it pink) and covering the sides originally.
Haha Pestilaence, unfortunately I have yet to see a white/pink PCB for the mobo - hence why I'm thinking of a bog standard Asrock Z77 itx. I was however tempted to try the KFA2 white pcb GPUs but I don't think a full cover VGA block will support its design.

I guess I should re-phrase my colour scheme which is to have it pink and white wherever possible - anything else will be black tongue.gif

Yeah, that'd be cool... Are you thinking of doing pink wire sleeves... custom painting?
Edited by Pestilaence - 1/31/13 at 6:41am
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Hi guys,

Question no.2 = The mitx mobo only has two fan connectors. As such, what have you guys been using to control the fan speed? Is hiding an Aquero 5 LT USB controller beside the PSU be a good idea?

Question no.3 = I really want to use a modular PSU and love the corsair ax series (I am using one myself on a different case) however I'm aware of a size restriction. Has anyone used a Silverstone SST-ST65F-G Strider 650w - I'm particularly worried about noise.

Many thanks =)

Nr. 2: After installing Windows i have no use for a dvd writer, so i use that space for a fancontroller, mine is a Scythe, but any will do.

Nr. 3 I have a Corsair AX750 installed, it's 160mm so no problem. Just make sure to connect everything ahead of installing the psu. Put the case on it's front. Pull the cables through the psu hole and out the sides. Slowly push the psu into place and you're done wink.gif
    
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Originally Posted by cheewah0 View Post

Question no. 1 = With regards to the front radiator, is a 180mm magicool or a 200mm phobya be a better option?

I've seen a few posts where people were complaining that the case cannot be closed or have issues with a 200mm radiator. Note that the colour scheme would be pink and white, I am planning to get the Spectre 200mm fan (white) - would this easily fit with the 200mm phobya radiator without modifications?

Only one issue in mounting Phobya 200 is side panel, I think if You mount it off axis of the case, closer to left side it'll be ok wink.gif
Of course You have to take off ODD cage.

About mounting tandem of 240x120 and 200x200 rads:





Bitfenix Spectre 230mm on front rad, I had to drill some holes to mount it to the front of the case. 240 is moved a little to the back.

Don't look at the cables, work in progress biggrin.gif
Edited by Qrchak - 1/31/13 at 9:50am
 
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