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No issues with this Silverstone PSU that I'm using. I think, at this point, Silverstone is your only choice if you want to go modular because they have a bunch of modular PSU's with the depth of 140mm. Either that, or go non-modular. Because even with my 140mm PSU, it's still a tight fit for the wires and I have to fold them at a kind of weird angle. Also you can get the shortened cables for Silverstone PSU's which will definitely help a lot
     
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nice!

I was waiting for the first log on the Node,,,

Mine HX650 from corsair os 150mm long, but the flat soft cables can make 90º turn easily, even at the PSU plug.

Would a 150mm fit, with soft flat cables?
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Looks good! I'd really like to see temps when you get a chance.
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nice!
I was waiting for the first log on the Node,,,
Mine HX650 from corsair os 150mm long, but the flat soft cables can make 90º turn easily, even at the PSU plug.
Would a 150mm fit, with soft flat cables?

Maybe, can't really tell for sure but the 140mm PSU is already a tight fit so I'd guess the 150mm would be harder. Like the end of the connectors are almost right behind my 680 for the PSU that I use now. Who knows though, your cables might fit, can't really tell for sure sorry. If I can do it later, I might take more pictures of how close my PSU to the GPU is

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Looks good! I'd really like to see temps when you get a chance.

Yeah, I'll run prime95 later on but I played a little bit of league of legends, which is probably not really that extensive and my CPU was only around 46-47 degrees. I'll run prime this weekend to get a more definitive answer to that and also play some borderlands or something to see the GPU temps
     
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nice, tanx

I've tried to get the Zotac gtx670 twinfans, but it seems restricted to Asia markets

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So I left my computer running Prime95 Blend test for the past hour while watching the World Series (Go Giants thumb.gif) and these were the temperature readings. I don't really have an accurate thermostat inside my house but the heater unit was saying that the temperatures inside were 72 degrees Fahrenheit which comes out to be around 22.22 degrees Celsius. Might be off a little bit but it's as close as the ambient temperature as I can get



I might play a little bit of Borderlands 2, maybe some Dishonored and some Sleeping Dogs later on to see how hot the GPU gets but I doubt it'll get very hot because I haven't nor will I overclock my GPU and the big intake vent on the side of the case will probably give the GPU enough air. Also, don't mind the low overclocks on my chip. Didn't really want to push it that much before I got the case and got more accurate temperature readings. I didn't really know what to expect temperature wise in such a small enclosure. I can see now that I have a lot more breathing room and will probably try a little harder when I have more time
     
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Thanks for this aadk. Looks like it's so far so good. Interested to see what the GPU temps are after a gaming session!
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Sorry this is kind of late, I've been really busy lately with school and work and the Giants winning the world series biggrin.gif Here are the GPU temps after playing Sleeping Dogs for about an hour and my house temperature being 67 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 19.44 degrees Celsius. As you can see, it does get a little hot but I think that's because I set my fan curves really low. I really like my computers to run near silent and as of right now, my H80 is the loudest thing in my case. My temps could definitely be a little better if I increase my fan speed but I really have no need for that. I live in an area where its pretty much around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit (15.56-21.11 degrees Celsius) all year long and 75 degrees Fahrenheit is already really hot for us so I can afford to have my fan speeds down

     
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Is your 12V line really down to 7V ?

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Hello, I have been following your thread with anticipation and I have to say that it is a splendid build. I am planning on doing a similar build, albeit with an air cooler, and I have a few questions for you:

Would it be possible to thread tie-wraps through the holes where the screws securing the hard drive are?
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Mounting the Noctua's. You can't use the rubber mounts that come with the fans because the fans kind of sit in a weird place and I couldn't fit my hand to grab the rubber thing. Who knows, maybe if you have smaller hands than me then you would be able to use it haha

Just clearing this up, it is possible to use both the Noctua fans and the rubber grommets? I have slender hands... Would you recommend getting the Noctua fans?

Finally, did you buy the shorter modular cables? Would it be worth doing so, were the cables too long?

Thank you for posting the build log, and thank you again if you can answer my questions!
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