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Would swiftech h220 fit? I think yes, but I have to ask.
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Originally Posted by fluwwybear View Post

Would swiftech h220 fit? I think yes, but I have to ask.

For the S3 or the mobo? For the mobo, I don't see why not, as the cpu block isn't wider than the stock cooler, only taller. Best verify the width, though, I could be wrong.
    
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Would swiftech h220 fit? I think yes, but I have to ask.

After air, this is my next move - or was - and I can tell you that yes, in the correct orientation, the H220 will fit. I made sure that it would work quite a while ago!

Thanks - T
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Hello Everyone,
Total noob here and first time builder. I will be building a Haswell build this Summer and will need advice on EVERYTHING! I like the S3 case or maybe the future S5 case (been following you guys) but confused. I see the ASUS P8Z77-1 MB but I dont see any SATA 6.0 inputs, am I wrong? In the case of the the S5 for a mATX what are the advantages of this over mITX S3 as I do want a small case? I could go ST10 and maybe get laughed out of the room though.

This build will be for the Space Citizen and Battlefield 4 and Wing Commander games. Do I need a water cooler GPU for all eye candy turned on or will an air build be quieter? I will only need 1 SSD and 2HDD (1 HHD for backup) and will probably get the i5 if it doesn't limit my game playing. I just retired and silly me I need something to do!!

I am also thinking of a 27 inch monitor from Dell. I want a monitor not a TV correct? As stated above I am a noob and need a best in class CaseLab build. Thanks
P. S I am patient and can wait for the right parts S3 or S5.
Dave
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Hello Everyone,
Total noob here and first time builder. I will be building a Haswell build this Summer and will need advice on EVERYTHING! I like the S3 case or maybe the future S5 case (been following you guys) but confused. I see the ASUS P8Z77-1 MB but I dont see any SATA 6.0 inputs, am I wrong? In the case of the the S5 for a mATX what are the advantages of this over mITX S3 as I do want a small case? I could go ST10 and maybe get laughed out of the room though.

This build will be for the Space Citizen and Battlefield 4 and Wing Commander games. Do I need a water cooler GPU for all eye candy turned on or will an air build be quieter? I will only need 1 SSD and 2HDD (1 HHD for backup) and will probably get the i5 if it doesn't limit my game playing. I just retired and silly me I need something to do!!

I am also thinking of a 27 inch monitor from Dell. I want a monitor not a TV correct? As stated above I am a noob and need a best in class CaseLab build. Thanks
P. S I am patient and can wait for the right parts S3 or S5.
Dave

Honestly unless you're going to run SLI or Crossfire, mATX is pretty much useless -[IMO]- tongue.gif Other than there being more PCIe lanes mATX also offers 2 extra RAM slots if you really need more than 16GB ( 2x8GB ) that your stand mITX can handle, most will be pretty similar regardless of size. So if you want crossfire or need more than 16GB of ram ( you won't need more than 8GB or so usually for gaming and some multi tasking ), then wait for the S5 or go with the SM5. If you just plan to use one GPU and less than 16GB of ram, go with the S3.

Watercooling will usually always be quieter than air cooling, being as you can get decent radiators and turn the fan RPM down to the 600'ish range and still get amazing cooling with virtually no sound. And depending on the GPU some can be pretty loud on air when under load.

Yes you want a monitor and not a TV. Most standard TV's are limited to 1920 x 1080, whereas the Dell 27" is 2560 x 1440 which is a good bit more space to work with.

Just my 2cents.gif though smile.gif
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Thanks Shrak-

Then the S3 or S5 sounds good to me as I only need 1 GPU. I think I only need 1 water cooler for the GPU then. CPU shouldn't need one.
Is there an AIO like the Corsair for the GPU? If so, should it go on top? If I have to have a resevoir then I may stick with fans since this is my first build.
Since I saw some pictures here on this thread of SSD's I assume the m-itx has SATA 3.0 6 GB inputs as I am worried about wanting those for a 240 GB Intel SSD drive.
One last question please - what would the 31 mm extended top do for me? Is this for a radiator and P/P fans or just for deeper fans?
Thanks again for the info and assistance.
Dave
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Search for Dwood here in the Artisans section, he used to ( not sure if he still does, but most likely ) make custom brackets to mount the AIO systems to the GPU if you want to go that route. AIO's are definitely cheaper than custom loops, but a custom loop will perform much better. You can even buy fully ready sets pretty cheap some examples here and here. You would just need to get a GPU block to add to it.

The ASUS P8Z77-I you referenced earlier has 2*SATA 2 and 2*SATA 3 ( blue and white color differences ), and I'm sure many other boards have them as well so you shouldn't have much problem finding one.

The extended top is mostly used for radiators and fans in P/P if you want more clearance in the actual case itself, or if you wanted to load it up with some extra thick Delta fans or anything you can fathom really tongue.gif
Edited by Shrak - 3/30/13 at 12:39pm
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I've been batting around ideas and finally came up with my tentative parts list:

PC Parts:
3570k or 2500k (Have both)
Asrock Z77E (Buying)
Mushkin 2x8GB Blackline (Buying)
Gigabyte Black PCB 7970 Reference (Have)
Intel SSD (Have)
Seagate 1TB Green Have, (RE4 is sitting around too)
Corsair TX750

Cooling:
XSPC Raystorm (Have)
Koolance 7970 full cover (Have)
Laing DDC Variant (Have)
2 x Alphacool UT60 280 (Buying)
Copper Tubing (Buying)

I really like the copper tubing people are doing. With Case Lab's military heritage, it seems fitting to do a rigid build. I'm thinking it will be called "Plain Jane." I'm going for a minimalist, functional look without bling. I may do my cable management through panduit /conduit or something similar. I'm thinking I may get rid of the Koolance 7970 cover and get a black EK block for it. The Raystorm may be too blingy too.

I'm debating keeping the copper exposed. Gotta sell my 680 now so I can fund this thing!
 
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So I guess a 280 will fit the front? If that's the case I'll be doing the same thing. GO BIG, OR GO HOME... Right?
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