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post #11 of 20
I believe it is the same width and length as the Prod but I believe its much shorter. The FT03 Mini is actually bigger than the Node 304 (height). Considering the orientation it's in still smaller than the Prod though just the height is taller.

FT03 Mini:
Height :15.63"
Width: 7.44"
Depth: 9.26"

Node 304:
Height: 9.84"
Width: 8.27"
Depth: 14.72"

Prodigy:
Height: 9.84" (Not including case feet and handles)
Width: 15.91"
Depth: 14.13"
post #12 of 20
Arc Mini smile.gif
H: 15.95"
W: 8.27"
D: 19.1" (way deeper than the fortress)

The node is tiny.
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- XFX 7850 Core Edition (GPU)
I was thinking of getting a FT03-mini but i'm worried about the heat from the graphics card coming back into the case as the XFX GPU isnt a reference model and doesnt only exhaust in the back of the case. Do you think it matters much ?

Yes it matters, but since that GPU is doesn't draw very much power, temps will still be acceptable. The case is small enough internally, that even the single 140mm fan is able to bring in enough fresh air to keep components cool. I've had my old Phantom 560ti in my case to test - it's also a card with wide open shroud but higher power draw than your 7850. Although it was a little loud, it was not overheating. I don't remember exact temps, sorry, but something around 80C after some hours running folding@home.
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For CPU cooler i was thinking about getting one of those maintenance-free water cooler like H60 or H80i.

The FT03-mini is designed to work with the H60 and it fits exactly smile.gif
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Yes it matters, but since that GPU is doesn't draw very much power, temps will still be acceptable. The case is small enough internally, that even the single 140mm fan is able to bring in enough fresh air to keep components cool. I've had my old Phantom 560ti in my case to test - it's also a card with wide open shroud but higher power draw than your 7850. Although it was a little loud, it was not overheating. I don't remember exact temps, sorry, but something around 80C after some hours running folding@home.
The FT03-mini is designed to work with the H60 and it fits exactly smile.gif

Are u saying i should be okay with a FT03-mini case then ? biggrin.gif

I wont really be overclocking or anything ... just playing some games like borderlands 2 and Dota/LoL


EDIT : Is there anywhere i can buy a reference cooler if that doesnt work ?
post #15 of 20
Yes you would be okay with your setup, If you really want a reference cooler and have a reference PCB then you can get one on ebay i'm sure.
post #16 of 20
Yup, I think so too. Cooling the CPU via a bottom mounted radiator seems like it would mitigate heat from the GPU circulating in the case. I dug up some reviews, one of them plugged an impeller fan cooled GPU into it. Seems like some vents on the side of the case nearest the GPU fans might be a desirable thing?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Silverstone/Fortress_FT03_Mini/1.html
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2012/09/28/silverstone-ft03-mini-review/1

Other cases would probably be easier to work with and provide greater flexibility, but this one certainly does have curb appeal and seems like it can be made to work.
Edited by michael-ocn - 5/22/13 at 8:35pm
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Seems like some vents on the side of the case nearest the GPU fans might be a desirable thing?

Oh no, the beautiful aluminium anodised side-panels are a highlight of the case, do not cut into them just for 5-10C lower GPU temps.
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@Jomboh, you've probably already seen this thread... but fyi...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1174563/silverstone-ft03-ft03-mini-owners-club/10#post_15990733

There are pics on that page of somebody having setup a pretty intense custom loop in/on this case.
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post #19 of 20
I have a Mini too and I am so impressed with its cooling ability, even at low fan speeds. I have only run a 650ti boost in it though. Its very quiet though and the CoolerMaster Seidon 120 fits good. Now if I could just figure out how to get the 3.5" HD cage back in there, lol. I am looking for a good air cooler for it though.
post #20 of 20
As long as you have the fan installed in the bottom of the FT03, you will have do problems. You have two things working for you that a "normal" case doesn't, convection, and the fact the single intake causes positive pressure.
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