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Shilka doesn't factor in other things like warranty support. Yeah, it might not be the absolute best available, but it also isn't a bad option. I'd personally have no problem running my main system with an rm psu.
But, are you?
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But, are you?

No. It wasn't out yet and the 1300 g2 was at a stupid good price when I bought it. A deal I definitely couldn't pass up.
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Right recabling now complete and my PC is now complete






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Has anyone done a fill port through the top of the case?
The Gaming Cube
(21 items)
 
The Pensioner
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-5820K Asus X99-A Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung XP941 256Gb PCI-E SSD Samsung SE-208 Portable DVD Writer 10x Noctua NF-F12 120mm PWM Fans EK D5 Vario Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 10LT XSPC FLX Tubing 1/2ID 3/4 OD - Green UV EK Supremacy EVO Acetal Nickel CPU Waterblock Alphacool ST30 360mm radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Alphacool ST30 240mm radiator Windows 7 Ultimate Edition QNIX QX2710 Evolution II LED Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Creative Inspire 6300 5.1 Speakers 
Other
NZXT Sleeved LED Cable - Green 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 870 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 4x Patriot Sector 1600LL Series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 ASUS DVD-RW Noctua NH-U12P SE2  Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard Antec TP-650 Antec Nine Hundred Two 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Creative Inspire T6300 5.1 Speakers Plantronics Gamecon 780 Headphones 
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The Gaming Cube
(21 items)
 
The Pensioner
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-5820K Asus X99-A Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung XP941 256Gb PCI-E SSD Samsung SE-208 Portable DVD Writer 10x Noctua NF-F12 120mm PWM Fans EK D5 Vario Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 10LT XSPC FLX Tubing 1/2ID 3/4 OD - Green UV EK Supremacy EVO Acetal Nickel CPU Waterblock Alphacool ST30 360mm radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Alphacool ST30 240mm radiator Windows 7 Ultimate Edition QNIX QX2710 Evolution II LED Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Creative Inspire 6300 5.1 Speakers 
Other
NZXT Sleeved LED Cable - Green 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 870 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 4x Patriot Sector 1600LL Series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 ASUS DVD-RW Noctua NH-U12P SE2  Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard Antec TP-650 Antec Nine Hundred Two 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Creative Inspire T6300 5.1 Speakers Plantronics Gamecon 780 Headphones 
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Has anyone done a fill port through the top of the case?

I plan on it with my rebuild. thumb.gif
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Right recabling now complete and my PC is now complete







Looking awesome! Great build you have there! One last thing to consider, maybe paint the front wire mesh grill red too!
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Right recabling now complete and my PC is now complete







My apologies, but I drooled all over your pc
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Right recabling now complete and my PC is now complete







Is cooling better with the bottom of the case covered?
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Cooling the same but so much less dust and a lot quieter
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I considered making a build log, but I got too excited and just started putting stuff together. Ordered 3 st30 radiators and strangely 2 of them came in early. So I got all the stuff in order to put together. Here's just a quick progress picture:

This is my first time with Alphacool and I have to say I am very impressed. Build quality is truly the best. My only very minor complaint is with the logo stickers, just wish they would stick better. I am excited to see what kinds of performance these ST30's can do. Looks by the size I could have easily gone with the XT45 series however I will be happy with the thinner radiators. Having experience with the phoyba g-changer which is essentially a UT-60, I don't think thick radiators are really necessary.

Other notes: My first 540 build I had a few issues finding a good location for the pump. I am using an XSPC D5 tank reservoir which is just sitting on some foam pads on the power supply. I need to likely figure out some better way of attaching it (perhaps adhesive). Also my first 540 build I managed to scuff up the outer plastic fairly bad. Going to try to not do that again...

I have 8 AP-15's and 2 XSPC 2000 rpm fans. I could potentially use all 8 on the 360 and 240: 360 in push/pull and 240 in pull. Then use one of the XSPC fans on the back single 120 radiator. However I will need to order more screws as I don't quite understand Alphacool sending 35mm screws (too long). But my thinking is that push pull performance on the ST30 isn't really necessary. I plan to bring the ap-15's down to around 800-1000 rpm. My current plan is to have one set of fans on the radiators which leaves me with 2 spare AP-15's. Perhaps I will order additional screws later.

Final thoughts: this case truly is a masterpiece. I was so excited when the Phanteks Enthoo Primo came out and I never even considered the size of it to be a problem. As amazing of a case the Primo is, it is just entirely too big for me. The 540 seems so much better over the newer cases like the h440, corsair 450d, for reasons like it's unique design and gigantic window.
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