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I'm busily planning my re-build and haven't even seen the accessories, lol. Ready to see that pedestal!
 
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post #372 of 1735
Know what I'm most excited about?
This may sound stupid, but the motherboard tray will be nice and open on the back, right?
My motherboard has a rear-mount mSATA port...
Yeah... THAT is the coolest part of this; a rear-docked mSATA SSD... biggrin.gif

Well, that and owning a CL case... rolleyes.gif

Thanks - T
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Which MB is that?
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Which MB is that?

ASRock Z77E-ITX...
Don't have it yet, but it's the one in the "Unknown Soldier" sig build, which is the pre-planning for this case.

I'm also using the new Swiftech H220 AIO in here, and I got turned on to the fact that the barbs on the pump block touch or cover some stuff on this board, so I have to get lo-pro RAM now too.

Thanks - T
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Hmmmm, there's something a little off... I think it's because of how wide the chassis is. I think if you took out the flex bays, it would drastically reduce the footbrint of the chassis. That's just an opinion though. I realize the flexbays are needed for radiator mounts/aquaero controllers, etc.

Another stunning case from CL, nonetheless. I will forever be in love with CL. Innovative, simple, and sexy. Kind of like Martha Stuart.... oh those pine cone bird feeders are amazing!
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Hmmmm, there's something a little off... I think it's because of how wide the chassis is. I think if you took out the flex bays, it would drastically reduce the footbrint of the chassis. That's just an opinion though. I realize the flexbays are needed for radiator mounts/aquaero controllers, etc.

Another stunning case from CL, nonetheless. I will forever be in love with CL. Innovative, simple, and sexy. Kind of like Martha Stuart.... oh those pine cone bird feeders are amazing!

Pine cones rolled in lard or peanut butter then covered with bird seeds? biggrin.gif
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ASRock Z77E-ITX...
Don't have it yet, but it's the one in the "Unknown Soldier" sig build, which is the pre-planning for this case.

I'm also using the new Swiftech H220 AIO in here, and I got turned on to the fact that the barbs on the pump block touch or cover some stuff on this board, so I have to get lo-pro RAM now too.

Thanks - T

Confused - the msata on the back of the board won't be accesible from the back panel? Or do you mean that you're hoping it's just accessible through the hole in the tray?

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Confused - the msata on the back of the board won't be accesible from the back panel? Or do you mean that you're hoping it's just accessible through the hole in the tray?
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ASRock%20Z77E-ITX%20Rear_575px.jpg

*Should* be able to get to it through the under side of the tray... I thought so, anyway.
Is the tray here on this design not almost completely open across the under side of the motherboard?

Thanks - T
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 3/13/13 at 10:42am
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Hmmmm, there's something a little off... I think it's because of how wide the chassis is. I think if you took out the flex bays, it would drastically reduce the footbrint of the chassis. That's just an opinion though. I realize the flexbays are needed for radiator mounts/aquaero controllers, etc.

Another stunning case from CL, nonetheless. I will forever be in love with CL. Innovative, simple, and sexy. Kind of like Martha Stuart.... oh those pine cone bird feeders are amazing!

Thanks Xnine! smile.gif The width is actually controlled by the MB (plus the 2 extra slots). I wanted 3 slots, not so much for triple GPU's (there aren't that many), but so that the double wide air cooled cards (Lightnings and such) had plenty of room to breathe...
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Hmmmm, there's something a little off... I think it's because of how wide the chassis is. I think if you took out the flex bays, it would drastically reduce the footbrint of the chassis. That's just an opinion though. I realize the flexbays are needed for radiator mounts/aquaero controllers, etc.

Another stunning case from CL, nonetheless. I will forever be in love with CL. Innovative, simple, and sexy. Kind of like Martha Stuart.... oh those pine cone bird feeders are amazing!

Pine cones rolled in lard or peanut butter then covered with bird seeds? biggrin.gif

Except Martha makes hats out of them! You can wear them whilst feeding our little birdy friends!
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