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I had to right-angle my PCIe power connector, also had to finagle my SATA connections. Not at all fun, but heck, it works, right? And yes, that was the orientation I was talking about.
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Nice Job Burn
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How did you right angle your PCIe connector? Got a picture because I can't imagine it. Did you bend the connector on the board or the one from the power supply?
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ah... ok I see, your gfx card is about an inch shorter than mine Would of loved to of positioned it that way on mine, then the air blowing from the fan behind it would blow over the whole width of it. Although mine is idling at around 26'c so I shouldn't complain
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I load around 40C, the AS5 has finally cured- I was loading around 45C the last time I checked it (1 week) If I oriented it around the video card, with the fins on top, then I would have hit the Maze 4's mounting bracket :\\ I would have liked to do it that way, but oh well.
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I load around 40C, the AS5 has finally cured- I was loading around 45C the last time I checked it (1 week) If I oriented it around the video card, with the fins on top, then I would have hit the Maze 4's mounting bracket :\\ I would have liked to do it that way, but oh well.
It is an awkward bugger to work around, you'd think they'd make a version with movable heatpipes so that you could move it further away or closer to the block as you see fit... although i'm sure theres a good reason why they don't do this
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Excellent build, I just picked up an Antec P180 (black) and mine has a few revision, the ffont door is made just like the side panels so it isnt as flimsy - and the PSU bracket has more silicon damping on it for some reason. Its an excellent case, and thanks to this thread Ive got more of an idea what I am up against when I put my opty/DFI/dual 6600GTs into this case. (cabling is going to be a PITA)

Again, congrats on the build and wow you have some premium air cooling going on, I love it
    
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Excellent build, I just picked up an Antec P180 (black) and mine has a few revision, the ffont door is made just like the side panels so it isnt as flimsy - and the PSU bracket has more silicon damping on it for some reason. Its an excellent case, and thanks to this thread Ive got more of an idea what I am up against when I put my opty/DFI/dual 6600GTs into this case. (cabling is going to be a PITA)

Again, congrats on the build and wow you have some premium air cooling going on, I love it
Yeah that's the same revision as mine. I don't think the door was ever made of anything other than the side panel material, because it has to be to dampen sound? The only thing I find flimsy about the door is the hinge, buts it's growing on me the more I use it It does dampen the sound a fair bit and I don't really notice much change in temps with it open and with it closed, i've got enough negative pressure with the amount of fans I have inside that it can pull in a fair amount of air from the side vents beside the door.
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Yeah that's the same revision as mine. I don't think the door was ever made of anything other than the side panel material, because it has to be to dampen sound? The only thing I find flimsy about the door is the hinge, buts it's growing on me the more I use it It does dampen the sound a fair bit and I don't really notice much change in temps with it open and with it closed, i've got enough negative pressure with the amount of fans I have inside that it can pull in a fair amount of air from the side vents beside the door.
same revision, same case, black is beautiful! Huge differnce noticed when front door is closed. Thank you for posting pics of the fan wire brackewts, I didn't know what they were for... Changing it now. Question, I mounted my radiator in the back of the case, I will post a pic, but I dremeled out the grating/screen where the rear exhaust fan goes. Do you think this may have ruined the integrity of the structure?


    
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