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post #2151 of 2261
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Originally Posted by Dimensive View Post

I've heard complaints about the PSU fan being loud, but I never heard mine. The stock fans on the other hand were loud and I replaced them immediately.

Pretty much like Dimensive, the PSU fan doesn't bother me and I mean I'm noise sensitive. I did change the stock fans for Corsair SP120@1200rpm which is pretty low noise, not silent tho. The PC has a i7 4690k@4.8Ghz (delidded) and a GTX970 G1. The PSU has a load but not overwhelming, maybe that's why the PSU fan isn't revving up to noisy levels.

As for cables, it's a tight fit inside the Hadron. One person cut the PSU cables and made them shorter, thats a good idea if you know what you are doing. In my case, I decided to make custom cables with predefined curves. It's kinda slow and you need patience but the results are worthy.



post #2152 of 2261
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post #2153 of 2261
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Originally Posted by Techbyte View Post

Hello,

I am wondering if the Hadron is still worth it. I really like the design and how small it is. The PSU is my only cause for concern. It sounds like I would want to swap the fan out for something quieter. The cabling is a whole different battle. At the very least I would remove the ghetto sleeving and take some black vinyl dye to the wiring. Sleeving would be preferred but I'm not sure if I would be up to all that.

Is the Hadron worth modding the PSU fan and cabling? On the other hand, I guess it gives me something to work on and make my own.


I just made this very decision a few months ago. I'm loving my Hadron Air, but the one real trade off to this case is the PSU. Inside and out. We, unlike some, are lucky enough to be looking at this case/PSU combo for near $100, where a few decibels is a fair trade off for the hardware you receive.

I have mine on a stand in a room with hardwood floors and leather furniture. There is -nothing- to dampen what comes out of that little box. My unvarnished opinion... the PSU is not loud. At all. Iv'e had plenty of ATX PSU's annoy me more. If you are sitting in complete silence you WILL hear it, but any noise at all: street sounds, a conversation, a movie, someone walking by, the video you're watching, etc. drowns it out instantly. If you keep your system cool enough, the PSU will never spin up beyond idle.

Only when I focus on it in complete silence (...like right now, LOL) does it ever become an annoyance. There we go... the AC just kicked on, and its gone.

I don't think replacing the fan is necessary. But hey, if you're gonna void that warranty all night long.... throw a Noctua in the shopping cart.
post #2154 of 2261
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Originally Posted by Monkeyburner View Post

I just made this very decision a few months ago. I'm loving my Hadron Air, but the one real trade off to this case is the PSU. Inside and out. We, unlike some, are lucky enough to be looking at this case/PSU combo for near $100, where a few decibels is a fair trade off for the hardware you receive.

I have mine on a stand in a room with hardwood floors and leather furniture. There is -nothing- to dampen what comes out of that little box. My unvarnished opinion... the PSU is not loud. At all. Iv'e had plenty of ATX PSU's annoy me more. If you are sitting in complete silence you WILL hear it, but any noise at all: street sounds, a conversation, a movie, someone walking by, the video you're watching, etc. drowns it out instantly. If you keep your system cool enough, the PSU will never spin up beyond idle.

Only when I focus on it in complete silence (...like right now, LOL) does it ever become an annoyance. There we go... the AC just kicked on, and its gone.

I don't think replacing the fan is necessary. But hey, if you're gonna void that warranty all night long.... throw a Noctua in the shopping cart.

I'm honestly not all that worried about the sound. I just figured while I am ordering everything from newegg, I may as well grab the noctua and give myself something to do on a Saturday. I am OCD. I take cable management to a whole new level. I'm the guy that buys $60 in female to female pre-sleeved wires from Frozencpu and makes his own cables. This way I end up with perfectly individually sleeved cabling AND to the perfect length. The cabling in the Hadron would drive me insane. If it was truly blacked out I could handle it, but too much ketchup and mustard going on there. Iv'e made my own cables out of pre-fitted and sleeved cables, but I have never actually "sleeved" cabling myself.

To me, the Hadron is a perfect ITX case with poorly executed PSU cabling. I am just trying to decide if it is worth the hassle, or if I should go with a case that has some cable management area and that I get to pick out my own PSU. Hell, I'd say even get a case without a window all together but that probably still wouldn't stop my OCD. I would have the cleanest, sleeved system that no one would ever see.
post #2155 of 2261
I think someone like you is going to have a lot of fun with this case. Cabling is a challenge, but you'll be surprised how much you can hide in there, especially in the contiguous space between the PSU, GPU and motherboard. I considered sleeving my PSU, (and still may) but I've done well with warranty-saving cable extensions. Take your time and It will look amazing.... with a big window to reveal your hard work.

In my opinion the cleanest look for this case is obtained by removing the drive cage and modding drive mounts to the chassis walls. A buddy of mine built a system in the Corsair 250D, and he salivates over my build every time he sees it. He loves the tiny size, the big window, the clean look. Like the 250D there are a bunch of "easier" SFF cases out there. The Hadron is perfect if you want a fun challenge (component selection, cabling, thermals, -everything-) with rewarding results and a lot of wow factor.
post #2156 of 2261
Hi, here are some pics of my small Hadron and the Link to my Build Log, i hope u like it.

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f241/build-log-evga-hadron-air-480-edition-1103033-5.html

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post #2157 of 2261
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Originally Posted by Monkeyburner View Post

I think someone like you is going to have a lot of fun with this case. Cabling is a challenge, but you'll be surprised how much you can hide in there, especially in the contiguous space between the PSU, GPU and motherboard. I considered sleeving my PSU, (and still may) but I've done well with warranty-saving cable extensions. Take your time and It will look amazing.... with a big window to reveal your hard work.

In my opinion the cleanest look for this case is obtained by removing the drive cage and modding drive mounts to the chassis walls. A buddy of mine built a system in the Corsair 250D, and he salivates over my build every time he sees it. He loves the tiny size, the big window, the clean look. Like the 250D there are a bunch of "easier" SFF cases out there. The Hadron is perfect if you want a fun challenge (component selection, cabling, thermals, -everything-) with rewarding results and a lot of wow factor.

I think you are right. I feel this case is worth the challenge with sleeving just based on the fact that I am getting a very nice case AND a 500w 80 Plus Gold PSU for $130. (Amazon right now) You really can't beat that for what you are getting. I really like the overall design and how compact it is as well. I honestly think I will enjoy it more being I will be tinkering with it, modding it, cabling, etc. I will probably leave the PSU cabling alone for at least a couple weeks just to verify full functionality though.

I'm ordering it now, I will pick my hardware around it.

As for CPU cooler, I am thinking the Cryorig M9i. I seen that it does fit fine in the case. Not to sure on it's performance yet, but I am only going to go with an i5-6500. I have always over-built my PCs in the past way beyond my needs. Not this time.
post #2158 of 2261
I hear you on the i5. I'm still running a 750 with no issues.

I don't know anything about the Cryorig M9i but I'm sure it will have install quirks. Maybe someone with experience will help you out.

I'm also a tinkerer. I've been messing with my build for three months now. I can't stop looking at it and wanting to play. It's very close to being "done" (maybe). The PSU cable extensions were a hit, but hiding six extra feet of cabling and connectors in there was a mind racking experience. But hey...it was an off-the-shelf install. No more ketchup and mustard. :-)

post #2159 of 2261
Nice build man, but no fans on the rad? How do temps stack up like?
post #2160 of 2261
Thank u, there are 4 Prlimatech Ultra Sleek Vorte12 inside, u can see it in the build log.At the two in the top, i must cut the fans too make them smaler

http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=2722

The temps are ok, not Perfect
Gaming: Cpu 63°C Gpu 51°C after 2 houers Assasins Creed Syndicate.
Fans runs at 1000rpm
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