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I would do something like kpoeticg.. if you just let the bottom hang loose you may risk rattling noises.
but yea! it is a really good idea if you need old school HDD's smile.gif I only have SSD in my case, my HDDs is in a NAS server instead. thumb.gif

I have the same idea. I have my SSD velcro'd to the side of the hot swap bay. My original idea was to have two 4TB WD Black platter drives in the hot swap bays. After half assembling the case, my AX1200i is really tight with the psu cables squished up against the back of the hot swap cage. As soon as funds allow, I'll pick up another 4TB drive and a NAS enclosure and remove the hot swap bay. This will both make more room for my psu cables and allow me to put a drain valve at the lowest point of the loop.

Another idea for keeping things cool under the vrm's is to water cool both the vrm's and the chipset. There are kits for most of the popular mobo's out there. I have been cooling my chipsets since S775 days. I found that it will keep your OC much more stable with the vrm's at 40C rather than 70C+ when benching or gaming.

This is a really cool case, but like many I have to be very creative with my wc loop and deciding just what should be in the case. You guys keep giving me great ideas that help keep things cool and tidy. I'm glad I found this thread...
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my AX1200i is really tight with the psu cables squished up against the back of the hot swap cage.

Would you please provide a pic of that ? I'm planning for a new PSU soon (either AX850 or AX1200) and would like to know how tight is it there.
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He lives down in the islands so shipping and prices only seem to make sense on ebay.
lol i think ebay amazon and umm and a few places im allowed to buy items but ... i guess ill see if i can Order from CM
post #7014 of 10491
Created with GIMP

About my upcoming acrylic project..
What do you guys think will look the best? (I hope the sketch up is understandable smile.gif )
as few bends as possible or more bends and closer to the mobo / walls?

any thoughts? 3rd option?
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 2/1/14 at 3:49pm
 
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Would you please provide a pic of that ? I'm planning for a new PSU soon (either AX850 or AX1200) and would like to know how tight is it there.

Here you can see. It fits...but just barely. The more cables you plug in, the tighter it becomes.

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post #7016 of 10491

Yeah the AX1200i is a pretty giant PSU. I wouldn't recommend for some1 with an XB to buy one, but sometimes you gotta work with what you have =\

 

The Antec HCP's and NZXT Hale's are good high wattage PSU's for the XB.

    
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Would you please provide a pic of that ? I'm planning for a new PSU soon (either AX850 or AX1200) and would like to know how tight is it there.

Here you can see. It fits...but just barely. The more cables you plug in, the tighter it becomes.

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I think Kpoetg had the answer to improving the lower bay real estate area with this http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7798/cpa-252/Lian_Li_Power_Supply_Extension_Bracket_-_Black_PE-01.html#blank .
You could fit this instead of the xb PSU extender, or mod the pair to work together. The xb version is 30mm while Lian Li offer a more generous 60mm. An idea I had for mine, and am sure it'll already have been done before. So I'm not claiming an exclusive, is too mount the PSU out of the case completely. You could fix the PSU to the underside of your desk or even make a feature of it by mounting it to the wall behind the xb. I ran out of space upstairs in my xb and had nowhere to put my pump/resume combo, so had to fit it to the rear of the case. For now anyway, Mr Dremel says he can get it inside no problem ;-) .

Cooler master should run an ad campaign with Dremel. " Bought a Coolermaster HAF XB, then you'll be needing one of these". have fun with the build,
post #7019 of 10491

The Lian Li Extender should make the ax1200i fit more comfortably most definitely. You just gotta plan for the fact that the wings/tabs for screwholes are on the sides instead of top and bottom. Also it doesn't have a bottom (I'm assuming because it could interfere with a PSU's fan).

 

I blame OCN, Bit-Tech, & Modzoo for turning me into Dremel's little dancing monkey boy more than CM :D
 

    
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post #7020 of 10491
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Created with GIMP

About my upcoming acrylic project..
What do you guys think will look the best? (I hope the sketch up is understandable smile.gif )
as few bends as possible or more bends and closer to the mobo / walls?

any thoughts? 3rd option?

I thought of using EK acrylic tubing but got put off by the "expert only" advisory. Personally I'd say go for it. Probably do it the same way as you, acrylic in the top bay to cpu gpu and rads. Then anything downstairs like the pump, just use hose to make it a bit easier to fit. i had two goes at tubing mine up, the first I went with bends and curves, the second time I used angled fittings and kept the tubes as straight as possible make the inside of the case look less cluttered.

For your set up I think I would go with this. Put the inlet/outlet ports of the 120mm rad at the top. then from the 120mm rad, come straight out and 90 down into the cpu block. straight up out of the cpu block and 90 bend into the gpu, Then straight out again and another 90 towards the 240mm rad.

something like this, if you want a full 3d render of it. you'll be waiting a while, I can barely use paint rolleyes.gif noy that you can tell:D
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