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post #211 of 225
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Originally Posted by MTHD View Post

Zotac 1070 mini is too long for the PC-Q21, it only accepts up to 170mm, that card is 210mm. So annoyed, I'll have to buy a 970 for a high-ish price I guess guiltysmiley.gif hackintosh it or something.
Plenty of the 1060's can fit in that case, so I think that would be a better choice than a 970. You also get a lower tdp with a 1060, 120w tdp vs the 970's 150w.
post #212 of 225
I'm afraid not, the length of the 1060's are a tad long at 174mm.
post #213 of 225
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I'm afraid not, the length of the 1060's are a tad long at 174mm.
I'm pretty sure 4mm isn't enough to make the card not fit, I have a 170mm card in my case and there is still a good 20-30mm of room. Even if you had a 3.5 inch hard drive in the front you could still probably fit a card with 4 extra mm.
post #214 of 225
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Originally Posted by AAABattary View Post

I'm pretty sure 4mm isn't enough to make the card not fit, I have a 170mm card in my case and there is still a good 20-30mm of room. Even if you had a 3.5 inch hard drive in the front you coul;)till probably fit a card with 4 extra mm. [/quote

I guess you're right, I've endlessly tried quite a few cards already and kinda settled for a 970, I can return it and try the 1060 luckily smile.gif
post #215 of 225
Hi guys, now I'm certain the mini 1060's will fit but now I'm wondering about the mini 1080 biggrin.gif I've seen a Zotac 970 fit into the PC-Q21 and the Zotac 1080 is only a few mm longer not sure about width though, what you guys think?
post #216 of 225
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Hi guys, now I'm certain the mini 1060's will fit but now I'm wondering about the mini 1080 biggrin.gif I've seen a Zotac 970 fit into the PC-Q21 and the Zotac 1080 is only a few mm longer not sure about width though, what you guys think?

Mini 1080 is too tall, wouldn't be able to close the side panel.
post #217 of 225
Built this PC-Q25B for my buddy. I liked the case so much I bought one for myself. Once it's complete I will post up some pictures.

Cable management is a bit meh, but gets the job done.





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post #218 of 225
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Hi Adisega, did that top fan improve temps at all? I ask because I want to opt for a 7700k for its higher GHz and maybe a Z270 board to overclock? (not too sure yet, advice?)
But yeah... I want to mod a fan on top and front and add a slim fan at the bottom and a side window mod also. I'll be using short custom cables from moddiy for aesthetics,
I'm thinking....add two high airflow fans with pwm so i can control noise whilst getting airflow in the case...guessing lol
I like the Lian-Li PT-AF12-1B but I don't think I can drill that shape onto this case, best option would be this? because it'll fit into the hole?



I've got the case and GPU so far but this is what I plan to have:

Case: Lian-Li PC-Q21B
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B250N-Phoenix WIFI or Z270
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 or 7700k
CPU cooler: Cooler Master GeminII M4
PSU: HDPlex 300 + Dell 330w AC Adapter
GPU: EVGA SC GAMING GTX 1060 6GB

All suggestions are welcome please guys thumb.gif
Edited by MTHD - 4/30/17 at 3:00pm
post #219 of 225
Yes, it definitely made a difference, and what a difference (see below).
I wouldn't run a gaming setup inside this case without at least the top vent.
Not sure about the 7700K and overclocking... Can a low profile CPU cooler handle 91W, no matter how good the airflow? And oc on top of that?

Some temps, during Witcher 3 session, as reported by GPU-Z, SpeedFan, and Gigabyte System information viewer:

Quiet profile (Noctua 120mm 850RPM, Noctua CPU 2000RPM - load values, of course):
- EVGA GTX 1060 3GB - 76C, 47%Fan speed (1216RPM);
- i3-6100 - 70/71C;
- system - 61C.

Full Speed profile (Noctua 120mm 1270RPM, Noctua CPU 2455RPM):
- EVGA GTX 1060 3GB - 74C, 43%Fan speed (1111RPM);
- i3-6100 - 65/66C;
- system - 57C.

120mm system fan off, hole covered (the CPU fan goes to 2580RPM, higher than Full speed profile!):
- EVGA GTX 1060 3GB - drops the core from 1911 to 1898MHz, 81C, 62%Fan speed (1609RPM);
- i3-6100 - 84C;
- system - 68C.
Temps were still rising when I stopped the experiment after about 10 minutes.

As a side note, my PSU is now drawing cold air from outside, through a grill in the side panel. So, it does not interfere, nor does it help, with the internal airflow.
post #220 of 225
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Originally Posted by adisega View Post

Yes, it definitely made a difference, and what a difference (see below).
I wouldn't run a gaming setup inside this case without at least the top vent.
Not sure about the 7700K and overclocking... Can a low profile CPU cooler handle 91W, no matter how good the airflow? And oc on top of that?

Some temps, during Witcher 3 session, as reported by GPU-Z, SpeedFan, and Gigabyte System information viewer:

Quiet profile (Noctua 120mm 850RPM, Noctua CPU 2000RPM - load values, of course):
- EVGA GTX 1060 3GB - 76C, 47%Fan speed (1216RPM);
- i3-6100 - 70/71C;
- system - 61C.

Full Speed profile (Noctua 120mm 1270RPM, Noctua CPU 2455RPM):
- EVGA GTX 1060 3GB - 74C, 43%Fan speed (1111RPM);
- i3-6100 - 65/66C;
- system - 57C.

120mm system fan off, hole covered (the CPU fan goes to 2580RPM, higher than Full speed profile!):
- EVGA GTX 1060 3GB - drops the core from 1911 to 1898MHz, 81C, 62%Fan speed (1609RPM);
- i3-6100 - 84C;
- system - 68C.
Temps were still rising when I stopped the experiment after about 10 minutes.

As a side note, my PSU is now drawing cold air from outside, through a grill in the side panel. So, it does not interfere, nor does it help, with the internal airflow.

Oh wow those temps!, small difference but worth it IMO especially as I plan to add a front fan with that grill.
The cooler I've chosen isn't that low profile but its meant to be a good performer, maybe it'll be cool with 3 fans in the case? who knows, I might decided against overclocking anyway.

Thanks buddy
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