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I'm not so impressed with how they handled the drive cages:
I guess they wanted something with a little less boxxy look to it . . . But they came up short in my opinion with that slanted end idea that wastes space and makes a drive bay side cover difficult.
Additionally, where the 810 has two 3 drive slot cages where you can run with 1 or 2 or none at all, because they all slide in and if you use just 1, it suspends from the optical drive cage, but is still slide out removable, . . . .
The 820 practically forces you to use the main 4 drive slot cage because you have to drill out 6 rivets to remove it.
4 drive slots makes for a tall cage and it's going to encroach on the air space above the lower rad.
If they had stayed with the 810 approach and interlocking sliders, you would have a choice of using the 4 drive cage, the 2 drive lower cage, or no cage at all, just like the 810 choices, only better because you could have a 4 drive or 2 drive option.

Darlene

I totally agree with you, imo the 810 has the better HDD cage setup. (Just to reiterate your point) the slanted bays do look nice from a design perspective but it would've been nice if the top was also removable. I'm also a big fan of the cage handles on the switch, wished those were included.
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post #122 of 990
And the most creative way/place to mount a PSU award goes to:


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Darlene!

I love the PSU mount. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
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post #123 of 990
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And the most creative way/place to mount a PSU award goes to:
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Darlene!
I love the PSU mount. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

It looked good in Phelan's Phantom too.
post #124 of 990
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Last little Sunday update,

I took the front panel off and did some cutouts to the 200mm fan area so the PSU can exhaust without obstructions in the air path, and cut out so I can put a fan mounting for a pair of 92mm fans below the PSU in the space where the 200mm fan was.

There should be just about 95 to 100mm of space between the top of a lower rad with p-p fans and the bottom of the PSU, and enough room to put 2 X 92mm side by side.

I also started to clean up the optical drive cage, removed the rear tab where the thumb screws used to come on the 810 and the tool less plastic bits and their brackets.

Since the top rad won't come nearly as far forward as it does in my 810, the cage shouldn't really need any additional mods.

I'll likely dress up the top side plates a bit to make cable access easier on the right side, and a little more open looking on the left side.


Darlene





post #125 of 990
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Plan is to use white LED fans with clear frames to accent the real colors for both rads and rear case fans:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14875/fan-953/Aerocool_Shark_White_Edition_140mm_x_25mm_High_Air_Pressure_Fan_w_White_LEDs.html?tl=g36c331s877#blank

Any particular reason you chose these fans? Just out of interest for my next build with this case

Subscriber also btw smile.gif
post #126 of 990
well sharks are awesome i have one in my case and all i can say is wow they move alot of air even at 7 volts and i heard they had great static pressure
but yea i like them but what is your reason Darlene
 
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Any particular reason you chose these fans? Just out of interest for my next build with this case
Subscriber also btw smile.gif


In a move somewhat unusual for me, I'm using them for purely aesthetic reasons, as opposed to top cfm and static pressure.

Actually, they do have extremely good cfm ratings, but not in the top 10% on static pressure.

In this case, the static pressure isn't an over riding concern because the rads are low fins per inch (9) and will do very well even with less static pressure.

I've used a number of those fans, both 120's and 140's on some of my phantoms, and I like them, lots of air moved and very reasonable in the sound level department.

Since the plan is to use the rads picture bellow, which are stainless steel side rails and copper fins, I particularly want them to be as visible as possible. . . . especially where I'm hoping to have 4 of them in two pairs as 840's.

These fans have a clear frame and pale white blades that combine to be nearly transparent, and with white LEDs, they illuminate everything around them and thru them, and show its true color.

While I usually use these fans for case fans, as opposed to rad fans, they are exactly what I'm looking for in rad fans on this build.


Darlene


Edited by IT Diva - 12/2/12 at 3:50pm
post #128 of 990
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OUCH!!!!!

They put those cable management clips there for a purpose . .

Looks like an assembly guy missed one and whomped the front panel on anyway.

This is the first time I've torn it down, so NO, . . it wasn't me . . .

Calling . . . XNine . . . . XNine


Darlene




PFT. I know you did that, just to mess with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.giftongue.gif

We'll get you a new LED wire out. That's quite unusual, actually. Sorry for not responding yesterday, I was off the PC pretty much all weekend studying for finals. Go ahead and PM me name/addy. We'll get one out for ya ASAP, AKA STAT!
post #129 of 990
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PFT. I know you did that, just to mess with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.giftongue.gif
We'll get you a new LED wire out. That's quite unusual, actually. Sorry for not responding yesterday, I was off the PC pretty much all weekend studying for finals. Go ahead and PM me name/addy. We'll get one out for ya ASAP, AKA STAT!


Hey Jason, No Problemo, . . . how's the finals going! thumb.gifthumb.gif

If it's OK with you, I'll just fix it, or use the one from the case I'm taking the back portion from.

Its gotta cost more to ship it than it's worth, and I could use a couple sets of 810 style interlocking sliders a lot more instead. biggrin.gif


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 12/4/12 at 3:12pm
post #130 of 990
very intrested it this build want to see what the case looks like when finished as want to do my first water cooled build ijn this case biggrin.gif
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