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You mean CSQ? ;p
But thank you! And yea it makes me wonder why people hate this design so much. I love it, especially because its frosted acrylic instead of just boring clear acrylic.
Maybe frosted acrylic without the circles wouldve been nice, but I think that would've been too simple
On another note.. I'm still waiting for my DEMCiflex filter to arrive ): For now, the old filters are just taped to the bottom of my case.
Exactly. thumb.gif I don't have filters on mine. doh.gif Need to use some magnets and tape them on my filters so I can use them.
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AWESOME BUILD! Can't wait for more!

I'm actually planning my first build in an FT02... I wa seriously considering a custom loop almost identical to that one! smile.gif
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^^^ Do it! thumb.gif
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Agreed haha, DO IT!

The triple 180mm radiator is just amazing. My temps so far are awesome, around 15-20C idle, 60C while folding, and 65-70C while doing prime95 or intel burn test. This is at 4.8GHz and 1.45v.

Sadly I got a crap chip and cant touch 5GHz without going over the (intel stated) max vcore of 1.52.

When I have time I'll set up some real 12+ hour Prime 95 runs to really test stability. But I'm happy so far.

If you decide to remove the HDD cage, the possibilities become even greater biggrin.gif
This case is such a beauty on the outside, and the watercooling loop stays so minimalistic thanks to not needing multiple triple/quad 120-140mm radiators.

I've heard of one person having issues with the radiator not being enough in his FT02, kcuestag (I'm definitely misspelling and butchering his name... sorry!) mentioned in the OCN WC Club thread that his dual GPUs make too much heat for just the 540 rad to handle.

Personally I dont plan on going SLI, but if I ever do, I might just finally rip out the HDD cage and stack another single 180mm radiator on top of that.
Then theres also room for a thick 120mm radiator up top biggrin.gif

Endless possibilities for this beautiful case.

For now, I'm just focusing on how to make the fans look better...
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This will be my first build ever, and I'm kinda apprehensive about doing a custom loop as my first build...
Regardless of whether I'll go custom right now or just buy an H80i and wait until I'm more experienced, my rig will be an AMD FX-8350 on an Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z with an XFX Radeon 7950 (which is the only component I already own)...

Thanks for the kind words,
Looking forward for more of this awesome build! smile.gif
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Great job! I'm thinking of doing something similar.
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Originally Posted by PandaSPUR View Post

Agreed haha, DO IT!

The triple 180mm radiator is just amazing. My temps so far are awesome, around 15-20C idle, 60C while folding, and 65-70C while doing prime95 or intel burn test. This is at 4.8GHz and 1.45v.

Sadly I got a crap chip and cant touch 5GHz without going over the (intel stated) max vcore of 1.52.

When I have time I'll set up some real 12+ hour Prime 95 runs to really test stability. But I'm happy so far.

If you decide to remove the HDD cage, the possibilities become even greater biggrin.gif
This case is such a beauty on the outside, and the watercooling loop stays so minimalistic thanks to not needing multiple triple/quad 120-140mm radiators.

I've heard of one person having issues with the radiator not being enough in his FT02, kcuestag (I'm definitely misspelling and butchering his name... sorry!) mentioned in the OCN WC Club thread that his dual GPUs make too much heat for just the 540 rad to handle.

Personally I dont plan on going SLI, but if I ever do, I might just finally rip out the HDD cage and stack another single 180mm radiator on top of that.
Then theres also room for a thick 120mm radiator up top biggrin.gif

Endless possibilities for this beautiful case.

For now, I'm just focusing on how to make the fans look better...

 

I have a 3770K that doesn't go over 4.6GHz past 1.52V...

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This will be my first build ever, and I'm kinda apprehensive about doing a custom loop as my first build...
Regardless of whether I'll go custom right now or just buy an H80i and wait until I'm more experienced, my rig will be an AMD FX-8350 on an Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z with an XFX Radeon 7950 (which is the only component I already own)...

Thanks for the kind words,
Looking forward for more of this awesome build! smile.gif

Ah if its your first ever build then just stick with air first. I wouldn't want to go all in with water for a first build either haha.
I would just stick with the stock cooling and save for a custom loop rather than grab something that will be replaced anyway though.

And no, thank you for the kind words biggrin.gif

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Great job! I'm thinking of doing something similar.

Do it!
We should have a FT02 club in addition to the general Silverstone club lol
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I have a 3770K that doesn't go over 4.6GHz past 1.52V...

Okay I feel better now, thanks! LOL
Thats intriguingly bad though o_o


On another note...
I came home to a notice from the post office. My filter is waiting to be picked up biggrin.gif
Should be dropping by tomorrow to grab it. i'll post a few pictures although its probably a relatively simple and uninteresting piece.
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Hey! Why didn't you put the fans in push position instead of pull? I think having the rad on top of the fans would of made the rad fit without having to mod the case. Also, how did you get so many discounts? smile.gif
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If I put it as push position (I assume you mean rad on top of fans) then the radiator wouldn't fit under the HDD rack ):
Theres around 65mm of space under that rack, with the filter system removed.
35mm radiator + 25mm fan = 60mm already. Its a TIGHT fit.

If I put the fans below the rad, the rads would be sitting 35mm high already, making it have a total height of 70mm, wouldnt fit under the rack.

And either way, I wouldnt be able to slide the radiator in without cutting the case in some way. Length wise the radiator covers almost the entire bottom of the case. Its friggin massive lol.

As for the discounts, NCIX had (and is once again having, I think) a friend referral promotion. Get a friend to sign up on the site (they dont even have to buy anything or give CC info) and you both get a $20 coupon.

Now, about the filter...

January 26th, 2013
DemciFlex Filter Arrives!


Specs:
510mm x 170mm w/ 15mm Gloss Black Magnetic Frame
$18.02 + $15.35 s/h


Apparently the company is located in South Africa, didn't know that, but didn't bother to check.

Anyway, I was quite unprepared to pick up the package from the post office... Forgot how long it'd be + it cant (shouldn't) be bent.
Walked home with this on my back lol:


The packaging was bent at one spot, so it had me worried. I wasnt sure how rigid the filter and its frame was.
But it turns out, no damage, and this filter is actually quite fabric-like.


Here it is laid out on the floor, with the old filters next to it:


Its a fairly good fit. The only annoying part was that since its too fabric like, and the magnetic frame isnt stiff.
So I couldn't just slide it in from one side and have it snap itself into place. I had to have my hands on both sides of the case or use a stick to prop it up.
Just a slight issue with me since my case is against the side of my table, this adds an extra step for me to place the filter.

Once its on, it stays on pretty well.
I'm not sure how effective it is compared to the old filters. This one seems to be more dense and blocks a weee bit more air than the old ones.
My temps still seem fine though.
Edited by PandaSPUR - 1/26/13 at 8:22pm
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