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post #3081 of 10491
Thanks mate, I just bought the bitfenix alchemy prebraided ones. seem ok but when they were delivered i noticed a couple of the pins were loose in the block and a few of the braids were frayed but no big deal i suppose. for the price i think they are great. I did look at braiding the wires myself but looked a but tedious wink.gif
post #3082 of 10491
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Thanks mate, I just bought the bitfenix alchemy prebraided ones. seem ok but when they were delivered i noticed a couple of the pins were loose in the block and a few of the braids were frayed but no big deal i suppose. for the price i think they are great. I did look at braiding the wires myself but looked a but tedious wink.gif

really in that condition. normally they are perfectly produced. I got a pack of white sleeved ones 1 year ago for my bitfenix colossus double tower. cables were perfect in blocks now I'm just jusing the 24pin, because I don't have a black one - perhaps with next Caseking order...
post #3083 of 10491
yeah i thought they would be perfect when they came but just wasn't. i just had to tug each wire individually to make sure they were all plugged in propperly as i didnt wan't any issue's once under the board as it would be a nightmare to get to. A couple of them came out but i just plugged them back and i was good to go.

Also, I have noticed a few builds were guys have installed the 120mm fans inside the case as apposed to between the front grill and the case which is how the stock fans come. Is there any benefit to doing this or is it purely for looks?
Edited by shortmaneighty2 - 6/8/13 at 4:41pm
post #3084 of 10491
sorry double post and don't know how to delete :/
Edited by shortmaneighty2 - 6/8/13 at 4:43pm
post #3085 of 10491
you mean, why they build in the fans inside the case and not between mesh and outside case? I tested it both, but no difference in my opinion. Perhaps so the dust can''t ge so quick on the fan blades as if they were monuted direct behind the mesh.

The only thing I've notced, is that (as me now) a few guys here have cutted out the plastic honeycomb behind the mesh gitter and filter. this delivers a little better airflow and you can also look even better from front into the case, if it is illuminated. and the dust collection is much lower and it is better for cleaning
Edited by sascha1102 - 6/8/13 at 4:57pm
post #3086 of 10491
yeah i think that is the next thing i will do because having the two 120's as intake is just a dust magnet!! my grill is white already and i have only had it a month or two so anything too reduce that is a plus. do you think the xspc res/pump combo would go into the dual bay on the front ok and work ok? really like the look of it but dont want to be cutting into my xb too much if i can help it wink.gif

Also i noticed on one of the pics somebody mounted a 240 rad between the case and front grill, do you know if it needed any special adaptations?

Sorry for all the questions but you seem to know what your doing,lol.
post #3087 of 10491
hey, thanks, but also not in all. about watercooling I've got no ideas by myself, because it was never before in my interests to build a custom loop.
I looked at it at frozencpu.com and based on the pics it should fit in the dual 5,25" bay.

I remember the pics where the rad was mounted outside. regular no modding needed. I think he had the fans inside and the screws from inside through fans to rad - but it makes no sence so, because it would be a pull configuration.

normally you do push or push pull from the front. If you got a big rad, then mounting it inside would be a prolem by long graphics card.

so normally outside 2 fans, rad inside (thin version with about 3cm thickness) and perhaps 2 more fans. a thicker custom loop rad (f.e. 6cm thick would just go outside , but without the front mesh - or a selfmade alternative gitter
post #3088 of 10491
yeah that is what i thought. pointless pulling warm air through the rad :/ i will probably just take my front off over the next few day and have a good look and take some measurements to be sure. Thanks for your help and i will be sure to post pics whatever i decide to do wink.gif
post #3089 of 10491
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yeah that is what i thought. pointless pulling warm air through the rad :/ i will probably just take my front off over the next few day and have a good look and take some measurements to be sure. Thanks for your help and i will be sure to post pics whatever i decide to do wink.gif

You're welcome. test it out, what's the best for you. and pics are always welcome.
so I'm of now, nearly 3 A.M. here with me.
post #3090 of 10491
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Originally Posted by sascha1102 View Post

hey, thanks, but also not in all. about watercooling I've got no ideas by myself, because it was never before in my interests to build a custom loop.
I looked at it at frozencpu.com and based on the pics it should fit in the dual 5,25" bay.

I remember the pics where the rad was mounted outside. regular no modding needed. I think he had the fans inside and the screws from inside through fans to rad - but it makes no sence so, because it would be a pull configuration.

normally you do push or push pull from the front. If you got a big rad, then mounting it inside would be a prolem by long graphics card.

so normally outside 2 fans, rad inside (thin version with about 3cm thickness) and perhaps 2 more fans. a thicker custom loop rad (f.e. 6cm thick would just go outside , but without the front mesh - or a selfmade alternative gitter

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yeah that is what i thought. pointless pulling warm air through the rad :/ i will probably just take my front off over the next few day and have a good look and take some measurements to be sure. Thanks for your help and i will be sure to post pics whatever i decide to do wink.gif
With my GTX 670 FTW and alpha cool 240 rad I still have 50 mm of space between my radiator and GPU...my rad is 30mm thick
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