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Hey Guys

I'm seriously considering picking one of these up but I was wondering has anyone tried to install a 3*140 rad?

Cheers

People have modded the front to fit 3x140 fans. You could do that and add a rad However, you probably wouldn't be able to fit any other rad in.
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Looking at a Watercool-htf4-3x140mm, someone selling for 30 euro, its 115 new on aquatuning.co.uk, seems like a steal but I really want this case and if the rad won't fit......................
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fyi I've read about people having troubles with 3.120 crossflow rads (with inlet and outlet on different sides, which means it's a few cms longer than usual 3.120 rads), so I highly doubt you can fit a 3.140 without doing complex mods...
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Just ordered it, will pick up a 360 rad for the front, instead of trying to screw around with a 420 rad.
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Here's some pics of mine... I'll get some pics of the whole box when I get some more batteries for my camera lol, I took these with my roomies iThingy...


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Here's a few pictures of my case after some painting. Don't be afraid to bash the painting on the case! I want positive and negative feedback. My blood idea seemed like a cool idea on paper and in my head. But after actually painting the case in that style I'm not really digging it like I once thought I would. Plus I made a couple mistakes that are really annoying. So if you have been holding your tongue in this thread or other threads and want to let it all out and not have to worry about having any remorse, my post is the perfect one! Let me have it, give me the good, the bad, the ugly! Also if you have any cool ideas for a theme or paintjob post them too please!

-snip-

REMEMBER BE HONEST PLEASE!!!!

I think that looks great, honestly! Good job on taking the leap.

I see a blood red themed custom WC loop in your future wink.gif
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It's so terrible you should just send it to me. tongue.gif In all honestly, I really like it. Although, I personally think the red on the grill is kinda over the top. Maybe a really glossy white or something just to really set everything else off. Just me .02

Thanks! I painted the grills the first night I had the case because I got bored. They actually look awesome in the case before I did the blood spots over the entire case. Its a really nice vibrant glossy red but my camera doesn't do the best of illustrating this. I'm now debating painting the WHOLE (inside and out) white and then doing red blood spots over that.
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Do you not have any fans on the top and stock CPU cooler!? BLASPHEMY.

Nope I'm stock as can be right meow! I was looking at purchasing some 120mm and 140mm BitFenix Pro Fan Series (120 = 57cfm @ 18dba, 140 = 87cfm @ 23dba). They seem to be about the same price as all these corsair fans i keep seeing but move more air with less noise!
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I like the paint job! Did you end up doing anything on the windows side? As others have said...you look a little fan-poor in the case...but the exterior aesthetics are wonderful.

Thanks! I ended up leaving the window alone for now. I think i may go online and order some scrap acrylic and mess around with a few ideas. The only thing i managed to do so far to the inside, side of the piece of acrylic is to get some blood drop over spray on it haha.
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I really like it good job!!!!!thumb.gifcheers.gif

Thanks!
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I'm never really keen on paintjobs but it's actually one of the better ones I have seen, great job. My only issue would be the red mesh, I've never seen painted mesh look anything but nasty I think this would look a whole lot better with standard mesh - Adam

The case looks out of place without the mess being painted. I'll post a few pictures of it with the red mess removed. But now thanks to yourself and Jameyscott I'm contemplating starting over, stripping the case down and then painting the whole thing white with blood spots on top. Then when i do my water cooling I'll paint my fans white (aftermarket ones) to match and use white rigid acrylic form them and blood them up as well.

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I think that looks great, honestly! Good job on taking the leap.

I see a blood red themed custom WC loop in your future wink.gif

Yes, yes you do! Not sure if I should use white rigid acrylic with bloods spot painted on or use clear rigid acrylic with a deep red/purple fluid.

SO everyone seems to really like the case how it is. Which is awesome, but how would you guys feel about an ALL WHITE A540 with red blood spots and then a matching watercooling setup using clear or white rigid acrylic? If I go this route I'll probably end up cutting out the bottom of the case and adding a 420 rad and either a 360(front) or 280(top) rad as well.
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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post

aha i ment i commented in the wrong thread, and yes. koala's everywhere.

Anyone know how to lower my SLI 780 classified temps?

3 AP-15 intakes, 2 top intake 140mm fans and the afl 140mm exhaust fan, my top gpu hits 78c @ 100% fan speed

Been thinking about this a lot as I'm going to face the exact same problem as soon as my system comes back from the store where it's being tested (pretty sure I have a mobo and/or CPU that was DOA). I noticed you have the 2 AP-15s on top as intake, in addition to the 3 front intakes...won't this lead to massive positive pressure and increased heat inside the case? I may be totally wrong here, but I was planning to run the top 2 fans as exhaust, seeing as the hot air should rise up anyway. I'm trying to decide on fans, though. I have a pair of AP-15s for the H100i, so that'll be set up in push at the top to get rid of as much hot air as possible.

For the front I've been thinking about 3 more AP-15s, or possibly the Phobya NB eloop Bionic fan, which has been getting some great reviews. Another option is the Phanteks PH-F140TS which I believe is a 140mm fan that fits 120mm fittings. They push out almost 80 cfm whilst being quiet, so 3 of those at the front might be a good move? Another feature they have is a thermal bracket that seems to allow you to mount a fan directly above the GPUs via the expansion slots...I think. Still trying to figure that bit out, and if it would be compatible with our case and the Classifieds.
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Been thinking about this a lot as I'm going to face the exact same problem as soon as my system comes back from the store where it's being tested (pretty sure I have a mobo and/or CPU that was DOA). I noticed you have the 2 AP-15s on top as intake, in addition to the 3 front intakes...won't this lead to massive positive pressure and increased heat inside the case? I may be totally wrong here, but I was planning to run the top 2 fans as exhaust, seeing as the hot air should rise up anyway. I'm trying to decide on fans, though. I have a pair of AP-15s for the H100i, so that'll be set up in push at the top to get rid of as much hot air as possible.

For the front I've been thinking about 3 more AP-15s, or possibly the Phobya NB eloop Bionic fan, which has been getting some great reviews. Another option is the Phanteks PH-F140TS which I believe is a 140mm fan that fits 120mm fittings. They push out almost 80 cfm whilst being quiet, so 3 of those at the front might be a good move? Another feature they have is a thermal bracket that seems to allow you to mount a fan directly above the GPUs via the expansion slots...I think. Still trying to figure that bit out, and if it would be compatible with our case and the Classifieds.

If you have a CPU that is DOA you will need to provide them with very specific details. Even then it is extremely hard to return or exchange one because they are so skeptical. I had a Intel 2500k that was DOA and it was a pain in the butt. I mean it only took one phone call but it just was a very long phone call. It is some crazy small number of CPU's arrive DOA.
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It's a real pain; been waiting for so long to finally get a decent PC, and after all the working and saving I get all the bits together only to find the system wouldn't POST!

I pulled everything out of the case (which was lovely to work with!) and tried to get the system running with just the mobo, CPU, RAM and PSU hooked up. Still got the same red CPU_LED lit, and a 00 error code in the Q-Code display. No beeps or anything, although the fans spun up okay. I tried every solution I could find online, from flashing the latest bios to the mobo via the USB flashback feature to reseating the CPU and cooler, moved the RAM sticks into every possible position, cleared CMOS etc. Still nothing.

Decided at this point that I was better off taking these components back to the store I got it all from. If I had another CPU etc I could have just swapped the new one out to see if that resolved the problem, but I've literally not owned a single PC component before this lot so that wasn't an option. My hope is that the store can test each component by swapping in their (working) ones to isolate the problem. Alternatively, if they can get it working, I pay a nominal fee and can get back to building. If a part is defective I'll need to wait on a replacement etc.

They've had it since first thing Monday and I've not heard back yet. Not sure if that's good news or bad. I bought everything last week and don't really know what to do at this point.
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