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Did they mention how much they planned on selling just the case for?

But as far as the Samuel 17, reason I didn't go with that originally was due to the lack of distribution in NA, but it seems like newegg and a few others are starting to stock it again. So yea I may consider it now, would just have to decide the fan. But due to the short cooler height itself that gives me pretty much my choice of fans. Obviously quiet fans are preferable. But want them at a reasonable price. And on that note how is the stock fan in the SG05?

Edit - are there any ram clearance issues depending on the orientation of the heatsink? I know wit the silverstone cooler only standard or low-profile height ram will fit. So no sticking stuff with taller than standard heatsinks on the board for example.
Edited by BahamutZer0 - 3/1/13 at 5:23am
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No mention on the price unfortunately, also they quoted the SG05B in the email so the all black version might not be included. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Don't have the case yet and when I get it I will use the stock fan initially to see how loud it is before purchasing a replacement. The 180mm fan on the TJ08-E at the low speed setting is almost silent so if it is anything to go by it may be ok.

Don't know about the RAM clearance either, sorry. I have standard RAM atm, Corsair XMS3, and they fit without a problem. I'll open my case later and take a picture of the orientation and clearance if you can excuse the cable management and crappy pics from a camera phone. tongue.gif
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Well I plan on using standard height ram. I just didn't know the clerance with those arms but after looking at photos and you what you got it would be good. If they are in stock come time I am ready to purchase that portion I will probably go with the samuel 17, but I am having a hard time deciding on the fans to get. would want them at less than $15 per fan if at all possible.

crappy camera phone pics are perfectly fine. I am sure I will get a build log put together once I start getting a good chunck of the parts ordered.
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ok so I took a few crappy pictures for you, please excuse the cable management. Didn't want to buy extensions for a case that I will be replacing soon.

Orientation: heatpipes run from top to bottom so the overhang of the fan is over the RAM and there is a 1-2mm clearance to the graphics card PCB.



Tried to get a shot of the RAM through the fan, the heatsink itself does not cover the RAM on my board.



Side shot. It looks like the extra clearance for taller RAM would be the thickness of the heatsink up to the base of the prongs for the fan.



Hope this helps
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Yea that helps alot. one thing I liked about that Heatsink is the lack of a backplate to get in the way of components on the underside of the board. thumb.gif

At least CeBIT is next week March 5-9, so we should know more then on when new stuff is coming out. So will probably hold off till next weekend at least so I can get a low down on the new stuff to drool over in the next month or so and hopefully get release dates. I have been waiting for several months to upgrade - 4 days isn't going to kill me (I hope).

and +rep for that info
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CeBit needs to hurry up and start so I can take a look at the new goodies. otherwise will probably start getting some orders placed towards the end of the week
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But as far as the build itself goes. I think all the parts will fit fine. I know it will be a tight squeeze and all with the heatsink but it does clear the PCI-e slot and just fits under the PSU.
I was planning placing the 7200rpm drives up in the cdrom bay and place the SSD under it thus I can remove the 3 1/2" bay all together for extra cables room.
What extra cables?

I'd say just go with a single large desktop drive.
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Extra cables as in unused molex and other cables from the non-modular psu.

Reason for 2 2.5" drives in addition to the SSD is for the availibility for either raid 0 or 1 or both thumb.gif
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About the cooler, have a look at cooler compatibility list from HuwSharpe:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3jruY0yVasgUDc3dUZZN1FJRGs/edit

I've moved the PSU to the front side of my SG05, easy mod that could give you some idea:


You could place it accordingly so it doesn't block the GPU area, but still let it take air from the front hole.
That will let you use a 'tower' heatsink, but you will still have to find a not so tall one! (max ~10cm if I remember well)
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been crickets on this build unfortunately, had an untimely death in the family which I have been wrapped up in. frown.gif

So obviously I have been delayed by some time with this. Hopefully soon as I could use a good distraction.
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