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BitFenix Build post # 2

After some phone tag in tracking down a lost UPS shipment I now have my second shipment of computer parts. Again, with my last post I have pictures in the gallery.

I installed a white OCZ 600W 160mm modular PSU. It fit with no cable issues. There was lots of space beside the PSU to store unwanted cables.

In my last post I made a comment about the fan cable being 7v and not 12v. BitFenix makes a 12v adapter with 3 fan ports on it. I attached the front fan and the top 2 fans to it. In an office environment the 12v fan plug would be too loud.

I ran into an issue with the HD audio plug on my ASUS P8H77-I motherboard. The audio port is located at the farthest point away from the case audio ports. The case cable barley reaches the audio port on the motherboard. The stock Intel CPU fan has an open cover and rubs the wire. I attached the cord to the fan housing to keep it out of the way.

Changes I would make to the case:

- Place the case IO panel horizontally across the top front of the side panel. Give enough length in the cables to run along the top side of the panel to the rear of the case so it can open like a hinge so the cables can be tied back a little better.

I really like the soft plastic handles and feet on the case ... they don't scratch my floor if I need to move it.
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Originally Posted by Trelga View Post

I already have my board. Plus I doubt this would fit a h100 in the case.
You could stack two H100s with fans on either side and still have plenty of room.
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I already have my board. Plus I doubt this would fit a h100 in the case.
You could stack two H100s with fans on either side and still have plenty of room.

you can do an RX240 in push/pull
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For the audiophiles out there, while planning my build I have found a nearly perfect option to get past the crap itx onboard sound.
Going to mount this in place of the font/side I/O shield in a custom housing with some new switches. Basically just cut out the I/O portion, make a new piece to fit, and mount this on it with the switches. Easy as pie.
You can then get a high speed USB 2.0 -> internal USB header cable, and have everything mounted internally.
Checked the spacing, and with a fat 60-80mm thick front 120mm radiator, there's plenty of space. Not so much with the 200mm rad though.

If you're into nodding, you could cut out an expansion bay to the right of the rear exhaust fan. The asrock z77 Mobo that everyone's getting has a pcie x1 slot for the WiFi next to the northbridge heatsink. Just put your sound card, for example the Asus xonar dx, in your modded expansion bay and run an extension ribbon cable to where the WiFi used to plug into and taadaaa, sound card.
post #646 of 11736
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If you're into nodding, you could cut out an expansion bay to the right of the rear exhaust fan. The asrock z77 Mobo that everyone's getting has a pcie x1 slot for the WiFi next to the northbridge heatsink. Just put your sound card, for example the Asus xonar dx, in your modded expansion bay and run an extension ribbon cable to where the WiFi used to plug into and taadaaa, sound card.

Does that work for the mSata/Mini-PCI Express port you're talking about?
    
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For those looking at fan controllers, the Lamptron Touch does NOT really fit with the H100 installed. The secondary PCB and capacitors or whatever the heck is built into this thing makes it too long. I made it fit but it does stick out just a little bit. I'll have to take some pics tonight, overall I do like the quality and it allows me to control the speed of my pump in case I get anymore of the infamous noise.

Btw 4x Cougar Vortex on in push/pull. They're quieter than Corsair but not as much as I hoped. On low they're very tolerable but on high I can hear the whooshing noise from across the room. Not upset about my purchase but not thrilled either.
   
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post #648 of 11736
Side shroud now on, though the dimensions are slightly off, will likely make another yet.
Note: cables and fans to be replaced yet, all black and white themed, plus FSC to be fitted.



Now where to put the ENCOM logo?

post #649 of 11736
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Side shroud now on, though the dimensions are slightly off, will likely make another yet.
Note: cables and fans to be replaced yet, all black and white themed, plus FSC to be fitted.

Now where to put the ENCOM logo?


thumb.gif Is it plastic sheet ?
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You guys are too committed with your cable management. On my last case looking through my side window made me constantly open it up until I had them just right. With the Prodigy I got them pretty well tucked (modular helped) and zip-tied then shut the door and haven't thought about it since. tongue.gif
   
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