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I have a 230mm front intake and a 120mm rear exhaust (which is also the H60 radiator). I'd like another exhaust at the top rear but its blocked by my bluray drive. Is there a way to adapt it to fit? Eg can you get extension brackets to move the mounting points 5-10mm further back?
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Getting mine soon, can't wait. Should I wait until I get it to ask to join?
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Guys im building a htpc/light gaming prodigy and would like you guys to have a look over my proposed parts before I start spending, ive bought the ram and blu ray drive pretty cheap off ebay so its just the other bits I need to decide on. Heres what ive got but any advice would be appreciated

.Case: BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Cube Case - Arctic White
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-074-BX
£69.98

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX M CP-9020039-UK 650W Power Supply
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-corsair-enthusiast-series-tx650m-modular-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-
£83.58

Motherboard: ASRock Z77E-ITX Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Mini ITX Motherboard
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-066-AK
£123.95

CPU: Intel Core i3 3225 Ivy Bridge Dual Core Processor - Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-3225-s-1155-ivy-bridge-dual-core-33ghz-3mb-smart-cache-retail
£106.96

RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 Vengeance Black Performance Desktop Memory Kit
Ebay
£30.00 - BOUGHT

SSD: SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD
http://www.ebuyer.com/370160-sandisk-120gb-extreme-ssd-sdssdx-120g-g25
£77.99

HDD: Seagate 3TB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/319640-seagate-3tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-st3000dm001?utm_source=b2c_monday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b2c_monday
£92.99

ODD: ASUS BC.12B1ST Blu-Ray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Black
Ebay
£25.00 - BOUGHT

Total: £610.45
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That PSU is WAY more than you need...you could easily get away with something in the 300-450w range and still have room to add a GPU at a later date.
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Really does depend on your setup.

I have 2x 120mm intakes on the front and 2x 120mm intakes on the top with a 120mm exhaust at the rear. Though the front has a 120mm rad and the top has a 240mm rad all as push/pull intakes. It's very similar to LRT's setup since we both watercool with multiple rads.

Hm, it seems like a lot of people have their top fans set as intakes? Would that be a bad idea without a radiator? This is my first ever build so I'm new to all this PC jargon.
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That PSU is WAY more than you need...you could easily get away with something in the 300-450w range and still have room to add a GPU at a later date.
Yeah I guessed someone would say that, well a lot of gpu's say minimum required is atleast 500w and some 600 so I thought I'd just get a 650 to be safe even though its overkill. That mobo may also seem overkill but I will use the wifi and may upgrade to k cpu to oc in the future.
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Hm, it seems like a lot of people have their top fans set as intakes? Would that be a bad idea without a radiator? This is my first ever build so I'm new to all this PC jargon.

Not at all...If you aren't watercooling or OCing, you could theoretically get away with a 200mm on the front and a 120mm exhaust on the rear...Just because there is a fan opening doesn't mean a fan has to go into it. If you are running a 7970 as mentioned earlier, I would probably add a 120mm to the top as an intake.

If you post your specs or put your system in your signature, we can help a lot more...thumb.gif

EDIT:
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Originally Posted by RyReZar View Post

Yeah I guessed someone would say that, well a lot of gpu's say minimum required is atleast 500w and some 600 so I thought I'd just get a 650 to be safe even though its overkill. That mobo may also seem overkill but I will use the wifi and may upgrade to k cpu to oc in the future.

Don't ever buy into what the shops or mfr suggested PSU recommend...here's a chart with real world power draw...
Edited by longroadtrip - 3/25/13 at 11:47am
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Not at all...If you aren't watercooling or OCing, you could theoretically get away with a 200mm on the front and a 120mm exhaust on the rear...Just because there is a fan opening doesn't mean a fan has to go into it. If you are running a 7970 as mentioned earlier, I would probably add a 120mm to the top as an intake.

If you post your specs or put your system in your signature, we can help a lot more...thumb.gif

I have
- spectre pro 230mm intake at the front
- H60 at rear setup as exhaust, cooling an i5-3570k @4Ghz (gigabyte motherboard so it won't go any higher than that)
-MSI twin Frozr 7950
- bluray drive

The GPU seems to vent internally but there isn't space to fit any more fans (top rear is blocked by the bluray by about 5-7mm)

Would you recommend trying to have a top rear exhaust, to help clear the warm air? Temps seem ok
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I have
- spectre pro 230mm intake at the front
- H60 at rear setup as exhaust, cooling an i5-3570k @4Ghz (gigabyte motherboard so it won't go any higher than that)
-MSI twin Frozr 7950
- bluray drive

The GPU seems to vent internally but there isn't space to fit any more fans (top rear is blocked by the bluray by about 5-7mm)

Would you recommend trying to have a top rear exhaust, to help clear the warm air? Temps seem ok

Is the 230mm running at full speed? If so, I would move the H60 to the top of the case as intake and add a rear 120mm/140mm as an exhaust (whichever will fit) You are OCing, so your case will always have higher temps than if you weren't...you may also need to look at a more efficient type of cooling (H80-100, custom loop, etc...)
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Just because there is a fan opening doesn't mean a fan has to go into it.
EDIT:
Don't ever buy into what the shops or mfr suggested PSU recommend...here's a chart with real world power draw...

My main rig would like to question this. thumb.gif

Also, yes it is better to do your own research. But never try to be 100% efficient, more is better.
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