Originally Posted by andre02
We would have very different layouts, you have a lot of space to choose from, i'm going on somwhat the same ideea, in the way that i want to clear as much space as possible, so that the look accents the mb/cpu area, i don't want too much getting in the way. I am looking at the SM8 case, with no pedestals or anything at least right now.
I was thinking of placing a 480mm in the top and a 240mm in the bottom, in front of the PSU, and that will be almost maximum radiator capacity. The maximum would be a 480mm in the top, and a 360mm in front, on the flex-bay radiator mount, but that would be a little impending on space. I have to place the pump somewhere, and i don't know if i can fit the hdd-cages anywhere.
I don't have many hdd's right now either, just 2 big ones, 3.5 inch. But i don't know in the future what i will add, and i don't know for sure if i will use only 2SSD + 2HDD so that i can place them in the bac of the case, in that hdd area. And i'm not very satisfied with the fact that the hdd's will be hanging on the side like that. I'm ordering the 2 hddcages, mostly as a precaution, and thinking about the future. And because of the fact that if i order them later after the case, i might pay a lot for shipping them separately, i live far away from the US, and i want to have an almost complete case from the start. I think i won't be using them at all at first, so that there is much space in the case. but i don't know what i will need in the future, i might end up not using them after all, but that wouldn't be such a big deal, i'm left with 2 cages surplus.
The HDD-cages can be added to the back of the 360mm flex-bay radiator mount with screws, while also using the 3 120mm fans in the bay to cool the hard drives ?
Good choice on getting the 780Ti's instead of the 290x's i think it's the better choice.
Also, one thing i didn't get about this build, didn't look very closely. You will be leaving your first build intact, or will you be using parts from your first build, in this build ?
Looking forward to photos with the initial hardware in the case.