Originally Posted by Vorporal
First up IT DIVA/Darlene that stretch case is one heck of a build! I will be watching the log with interest (assuming the wight dosent break the work bench first =)
Im looking to buy the White 820 for my new build and since its my first foray into true full towers I wanted to ask a few dumb questions, its a big decision for me in every sense of the word and I want to go in with all the info.
First up, are the fans that ship with the case enough to keep a SLI/CF setup at least decently cool (680/670/7970s) or should I save a bit on shipping and order a few 120/200mm when I buy? Also if I do eventually manage to fill the fan slots (ignoring side fans) is the fan controller powerful enough to keep up with demand?
Yes. If you are aircooling only, the stock fans are enough for that kind of setup. The fan controller has enough extensions/plugs for all fans that you would install in the case.
Secondarily this is a little off topic but does anyone know if there are fans available capable of using the HUE RGB system and changing colour or failing that where I can get my paws on some of the lighting used in the case construction. I would love to be able to kit it out in some stupidly gimmicky back lighting system when I get board down the track just to show off the behemoth.
There are no fans on the market that would utilize the HUE system. You'd have to wire RGB LEDs into the fans and then make an RGB controller.
I also wanted to ask now that you guys have pulled them apart and likely slipped with a screwdriver at least once, how is the finish holding up especially on the plastic elements? Every review I have seen has mentioned such at least once I would feel remiss unless I asked someone with real modding exp while I could.
This is also a question about the overall cooling capacity of the case, im looking for a gut call here since I keep getting wildly variegating reviews depending on the reviewer/site I visit. This assumes ill be sticking in a CUP cooler like a H100.
The finish is good. The plastic matches the metal, and both a rugged.
Does the case yet ship with screws sufficient to hold a SSD/2.5,? I would take to have to jerry-rig one of the more critical components from the get go since a SSD is all ill be using out of the box.
PS: K3nny why is your case upside down? It was bugging me that something was 'wrong' with that pic and it took me ages to work it out! =)
Yes there are screws sufficient for mounting SSDs.
Kenny's build is reverse-ATX, meaning the motherboard tray is flipped. Reverse ATX is a very popular layout among enthusiasts.
Originally Posted by thestalosj
Just a couple of questions about this case and watercooling. I was thinking about buying this case when it's more available in England to use for my very first custom loop wc build, is the case watercooling friendly for a beginner?
I would be looking at starting with just a cpu loop then expanding to tri-sli 680s when I'm more confident with wc.
Also will the case have enough radiator space to sufficiently cool a cpu+3 gpus?
Thanks in advance
Yes, you can definitely watercool all of the above. You can remove the lower HDD bay to install even the thickest 240/280mm radiators. The top will natively accommodate a 360mm or a 3x 140mm radiator.