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I'm not talking about the holes up top but the holes at the bottom. I was thinking about cutting out that bottom square, stuffing like some 60mm fans and use them as bottom front intake.


LOL That's what I thought.. That's why I said there's no problem. Yep, you could do it without any problem.

If you really want an intake fan, I would put it on the back area by the rear I/O ports. The most you could fit in there is a 80mm fan but as an intake that would be adequate.
Edited by note - 1/14/14 at 6:03pm
post #92 of 201
Hi, I have been planning a build pretty much identical to yours, except with a higher end GPU and possibly an additional radiator at the front if i can squeeze it in. How much clearance is there for the GPU between the motherboard and the side of the case?
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Final Pictures:












Some outdoor shots


















YOU ARE A GOD!!!

i doubt the next x99 chipset platform will come in M-ITX
so i might just do the next 5770k or something with an asus itx board
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Hi, I have been planning a build pretty much identical to yours, except with a higher end GPU and possibly an additional radiator at the front if i can squeeze it in. How much clearance is there for the GPU between the motherboard and the side of the case?

You'll encounter a few problems if you are going to mount another 240mm up front..

1.You can't have a full size GPU with a radiator up front. (Unless its 120mm radiator)
2.You have to take out the power button no matter what size radiator you're putting in.
3.Aestetically speaking it would be really cramped inside the case.
4.Finding a place to mount the pump is the hardest thing about this case.
post #95 of 201
So I drilled out the side rivets. I have never done any modding so how do you remove the rivets in the front? Is it drill and i just need a wider diameter drill bit?

Nevermind I just said **** it and got a bigger bit and drilled.


Edited by venturizhou - 1/15/14 at 2:26pm
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So I drilled out the side rivets. I have never done any modding so how do you remove the rivets in the front? Is it drill and i just need a wider diameter drill bit?

Nevermind I just said **** it and got a bigger bit and drilled.


LOL! Yeah, that's what I also did.. biggrin.gif
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You'll encounter a few problems if you are going to mount another 240mm up front..

1.You can't have a full size GPU with a radiator up front. (Unless its 120mm radiator)
2.You have to take out the power button no matter what size radiator you're putting in.
3.Aestetically speaking it would be really cramped inside the case.
4.Finding a place to mount the pump is the hardest thing about this case.

Thank you for your reply. Your build looks amazing, I think it is the final push I need to attempt my similar build. I was also considering ROG colors, and was leaning toward that until I saw your build. I guess I'll reply in order:

1. Maybe I'll get a 120mm, or wait for the Asus 760 mini. I was hoping to squeeze in a 780, but I am also worries about the amount of cooling it would require.
2. Why is this? Does it take up space inside the case? Could I replace it with a smaller button? If it's not too much trouble could you upload a picture of it?
3. That's fine, I think. I don't have the case yet, but I will order it and see what I think when it arrives.

Maybe I should get the hadron hydro, and fit a thick 120mm rad up the top, or a thin one with full sized fans. But the top of that case is so ugly...
How do the thin fans compare to normal ones in cooling performance? Sorry for all the questions, this will be my first SFF build and my first watercooled build.

Also how much space is there for the GPU, I would love it if I could fit a 780 classy in it, but it won't fit mad.gif EVGA says it supports GPUs up to 10.5" long, but how tall can they be? I might just get a reference 780.

Thank you again for your time!
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Thank you for your reply. Your build looks amazing, I think it is the final push I need to attempt my similar build. I was also considering ROG colors, and was leaning toward that until I saw your build. I guess I'll reply in order:

1. Maybe I'll get a 120mm, or wait for the Asus 760 mini. I was hoping to squeeze in a 780, but I am also worries about the amount of cooling it would require.
2. Why is this? Does it take up space inside the case? Could I replace it with a smaller button? If it's not too much trouble could you upload a picture of it?
3. That's fine, I think. I don't have the case yet, but I will order it and see what I think when it arrives.

Maybe I should get the hadron hydro, and fit a thick 120mm rad up the top, or a thin one with full sized fans. But the top of that case is so ugly...
How do the thin fans compare to normal ones in cooling performance? Sorry for all the questions, this will be my first SFF build and my first watercooled build.

Also how much space is there for the GPU, I would love it if I could fit a 780 classy in it, but it won't fit mad.gif EVGA says it supports GPUs up to 10.5" long, but how tall can they be? I might just get a reference 780.

Thank you again for your time!

1. I think the 240mm could cool the 780 just fine(@DevilGear44 did a build with a Hadron Air with delidded 4770k and a 780). His temps actually made me commit to start this build.

Here's devilgear44 cooling temps with a GTX 780 and i7-4770k with ST30 and GT-15's. I think his delidded 4770k was clocked at 4.5ghz(not sure what voltage.)
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Idle - CPU = 30*C (29-32), GPU = 25*C

Gaming - CPU = 50*C, GPU = 33*C

Max temp during stress tests - CPU = 80*C, GPU = 45*C


2. The radiator would hit the power button PCB that's why you have to remove it if you're thinking of putting a radiator up front.
3. Yeah, get the case and experiment.(IMHO, It's the best way to do it)

For GPU I would never think of putting an ACX cooler on this case. The hot air would directly blow towards your PSU and rises up to your CPU which is not a good thing.

I can assure you a couple of things:

You can't fit two 240mm radiators on this case.
You can't fit any radiator up front with a full size video card.(Just made the measurements and it's not possible even with a 120mm)
The temps isn't bad at all with just a 240mm radiator. It's cooler than air cooling but definitely not as cool as a regular water cooling set up.
Edited by note - 1/15/14 at 9:15pm
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1. I think the 240mm could cool the 780 just fine(@DevilGear44 did a build with a Hadron Air with delidded 4770k and a 780). His temps actually made me commit to start this build.

Here's devilgear44 cooling temps with a GTX 780 and i7-4770k with ST30 and GT-15's. I think his delidded 4770k was clocked at 4.5ghz(not sure what voltage.)
2. The radiator would hit the power button PCB that's why you have to remove it if you're thinking of putting a radiator up front.
3. Yeah, get the case and experiment.(IMHO, It's the best way to do it)

For GPU I would never think of putting an ACX cooler on this case. The hot air would directly blow towards your PSU and rises up to your CPU which is not a good thing.

I can assure you a couple of things:

You can't fit two 240mm radiators on this case.
You can't fit any radiator up front with a full size video card.(Just made the measurements and it's not possible even with a 120mm)
The temps isn't bad at all with just a 240mm radiator. It's cooler than air cooling but definitely not as cool as a regular water cooling set up.

I wouldn't put the ACX cooler in there either, but I would love to get that card for its overclocking potential. I think I will go ahead and get the case to do some measurements. I would really feel better if I could get a bit more radiator surface area in there, or at least full sized fans... I'll go have a look at devilgear's build

Oh well, again your build looks absolutely amazing drool.gif
Thanks for all your help
post #100 of 201
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I wouldn't put the ACX cooler in there either, but I would love to get that card for its overclocking potential. I think I will go ahead and get the case to do some measurements. I would really feel better if I could get a bit more radiator surface area in there, or at least full sized fans... I'll go have a look at devilgear's build

Oh well, again your build looks absolutely amazing drool.gif
Thanks for all your help

Thanks man! If you have more questions PM me.. I'll try to help as much as I could.
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