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Greetings all. After the excruciating task of reading all 5942 replies and getting a plethora of ideas for my (eventual) first ITX build, I have a wee question.

My build will be far more modest than most here, with a Asus P8H61-I LX R2.0 for motherboard (I know, no OC), an i5 2500k and a Sapphire HD6870. 3HDD's and one SSD. I was planning on having one 230mm intake in the front, and one 140mm in the back. Given the modest hardware I'm hoping it'll be more than enough to keep things cool, can anyone confirm?

Thanks in advance to all who reply.
post #5942 of 11741
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My build will be far more modest than most here, with a Asus P8H61-I LX R2.0 for motherboard (I know, no OC), an i5 2500k and a Sapphire HD6870. 3HDD's and one SSD. I was planning on having one 230mm intake in the front, and one 140mm in the back. Given the modest hardware I'm hoping it'll be more than enough to keep things cool, can anyone confirm?

That should be fine, depending on how much you block the front intake fan with those hard drives. Are the hard drives 2.5" or are they the standard large size? If they are the normal size, I would try leaving just the bottom hard drive cage in, putting two 3.5" dtrives into it, one on top, and the SSD on top of that (or tucked in elsewhere, like the SSD cage along the right-side panel. If they are small 2.5" size, I took out all the drive cages and placed my drives on the "floor" of the case and some along the "wall" of the PSU cage and a side panel. Do you plan on using an optical drive? The optical drive cage blocks a good deal of the top mesh as well, but if can be removed if you just use an external DVD drive.
   
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That should be fine, depending on how much you block the front intake fan with those hard drives. Are the hard drives 2.5" or are they the standard large size? If they are the normal size, I would try leaving just the bottom hard drive cage in, putting two 3.5" dtrives into it, one on top, and the SSD on top of that (or tucked in elsewhere, like the SSD cage along the right-side panel. If they are small 2.5" size, I took out all the drive cages and placed my drives on the "floor" of the case and some along the "wall" of the PSU cage and a side panel. Do you plan on using an optical drive? The optical drive cage blocks a good deal of the top mesh as well, but if can be removed if you just use an external DVD drive.

The 3 drives will be 3.5" ones, and I was planning exactly what you said: bottom cage only, 2 HDD's inside and one on top, SSD on the right panel. No optical drive, so that cage is getting removed.
post #5944 of 11741
Yeah, Should be good then! Your graphics card may run a tad warmer in this case than in a larger case, but it shouldn't be dramatic--a few degrees at most.
   
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Yeah, Should be good then! Your graphics card may run a tad warmer in this case than in a larger case, but it shouldn't be dramatic--a few degrees at most.

Awesome. My 6870 usually idles at a nice 30-something º so there's quite a nice margin for temps anyway. Thanks a ton for the help.
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You'll be fine with a 6870 temp-wise..especially if you don't replace the vents on the gpu side panel.
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You'll be fine with a 6870 temp-wise..especially if you don't replace the vents on the gpu side panel.

Nah, the side panel is staying. Nothing too fancy to show inside. The front panel, however, is getting switched to a black one for both the mesh and aesthetic purposes.
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Yeah..you'll be totally fine in that configuration...make sure to post a photo or two....thumb.gif
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post #5949 of 11741
Two quick questions everyone.

1. Will the sapphire vapor X 7950 fit in this case? (I have an asrock z77 mini itx)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003

2. With this psu should I have the fan facing the bottom of the case, or just put it in regularly?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139050
post #5950 of 11741
Yes, the card will fit. The PSU should be oriented with the fan at the bottom, taking cool air in from under the case (filtered intake).
   
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