Originally Posted by strykerr1
you will have plenty of room for one Blue ray and one fan controller, some people like to run two fan controllers or use a dual bay controller etc etc but one cd drive and fan controller fits. and were are you buying your GPU blocks? are you out of the US because thats alot of cash most blocks are 200 ish that i have seen. As far as PCI slots it has 8 but with my crosshair v- z the top one is useless and my lighting takes up the next two down if that makes sense. i could fit one more lighting without water blocks in this case and on my board. with water blocks it looks pretty close to the HDD mounting area for tri sli and a DAC ( digital audio controller correct? or do u mean air card?) my safe guess would say you can very well mount 3 sli card with blocks but getting that DAC on the bottom or middle ( depending on your board is cutting it close. now if i removed my HDD i could see it fitting very easy. and you can only mount 2 5.25 HDD on the bottom as you seen of you can make a custom mount in the rear. and you have plenty of room for SSD.
I cant help with fan selection lol. the way i designed my comp is for performance and not sound so i need high cfm fans. i am ordering 3 b gears and two cougars. performance and sound really don't go hand in hand when your trying to get that extra 1%. so if you want some high cfm decent sounding fans i can suggest a ton haha. the case comes with a filter for the front and mesh for the top ( no filter just mesh like modders mesh) and no filter for the rear. bgears makes 140mm/120mm fan filters you just need longer mounting screws to use them. i dont run filters due to the fact i want that extra 1% and don't mind dusting my comp off once a week.
No no thats fine, I'm VERY open to suggestions, as I'm still new at the airflow feng shui of things. If you're not hearing your fans over Music, and you're getting better temps due to the high end louder fans, then by all means please recommend. As for the pricing of the GPU blocks I meant 500$ for 3 of them. I'm looking @ the XSPC Blocks for the titans unless you know of better.
As far as HDD's go Then yeah I have 2x 3.5" and 2x 2.5" currently and may put in more. Haven't decided yet,m but I'm sure there's plenty of space on the other side to mount them as well right? Also I'm reading up that the case is mostly plastic vs Aluminum, how does that fair against the higher end units such as CaseLabs m8 / S5 ? Sorry for so many questions I just realized how crazy making decisions can be without having a case as a foundation.