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Hey, Tennobanzia? I was curious how your temps were with the Noctua? I noticed that you have it facing the rear of the case but was wondering if you would get better temps with it facing the 120mm exhaust on the right of the case?

I am heavily considering picking one of these up as I have always wanted to play with an ITX setup.

Edit: still curious about your temps, but I just noticed that you have a pair of 80mm fans in the rear for exhaust, so nevermind about my question. However, I do have an additional question: how much more clearance do you have about the cooler to the window? I am looking at a CoolerMaster TX3 which is 139mm (your noctua is about 125mm). Curious if it will fit.
Edited by Badwrench - 2/14/14 at 5:24pm
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Originally Posted by Badwrench View Post

Hey, Tennobanzia? I was curious how your temps were with the Noctua? I noticed that you have it facing the rear of the case but was wondering if you would get better temps with it facing the 120mm exhaust on the right of the case?

I am heavily considering picking one of these up as I have always wanted to play with an ITX setup.

Edit: still curious about your temps, but I just noticed that you have a pair of 80mm fans in the rear for exhaust, so nevermind about my question. However, I do have an additional question: how much more clearance do you have about the cooler to the window? I am looking at a CoolerMaster TX3 which is 139mm (your noctua is about 125mm). Curious if it will fit.
My CPU temps were just slightly higher with the Noctua vs the H100i. I actually changed the side 120mm fans to an intake with the Noctua. The GPU temps increased by around 5C with the Noctua CPU cooler so I ended up putting my H100i back on.

With the H100i, I can't keep the rear 80mm fans on since it interferes with it.

I didn't check how much room I had with the Noctua cooler to the top window, but if I had to guess it was about 1/2 to 1 inch of space. If you really want I could test fit it again. I'm still not 100% decided on my setup. It seems either the Noctua or H100i has compromises and I need to decide fan directions as well.
post #53 of 3056
Did anyone that ordered from amazon get their case yet?


From my friend:
Quote:
Just got a notice saying my case won't be shipped until Monday feb 24th...and they said if it doesn't get shipped by then they'll have to cancel my order.

Amazon is having issues... why can't they just state how many are in stock. I told him to just order from corsair directly.
Edited by exzacklyright - 2/15/14 at 6:53am
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Originally Posted by Hawxie View Post

Was that fan a Megaflow? Because that's the front fan I was going to get, along with either just the stock H100i fans, or some NF-F12's.
Yeah it's the megaflow 200 and my side fans on the H100i is the gentle typhoon

To add to this:
the megaflow 200 is a bit thicker compared to some other fans out there wink.gif
my 600T has one in the front atm, and it was impossible to install it with the hdd bay in there, and so what im saying is if a 3cm fan fits with touching, a thinner fan like as of the bitfenix spectre pro (2.5cm) will fit with less to no contact at all so i suggest whoever wants to do that trys it out with a thinner fan, they are out there thumb.gif

and also, if anyone sends me a case i'll be more than happy to try it for you guys biggrin.gif
 
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Did anyone that ordered from amazon get their case yet?


From my friend:


Amazon is having issues... why can't they just state how many are in stock. I told him to just order from corsair directly.

I got mine last Wednesday. When I ordered mine it said they had 5 left in stock and that mine would arrive February 20.
post #56 of 3056
Been working with the case most of the afternoon. A couple of things if you have an H100i and Impact VI:

  1. You need to wire up fans, any of the H100i cables, and front panel sound cable BEFORE you put any radiator/fan combo on the side. There's a gap between where the bottom of the radiator will be and the top part of the hard drive cage and you can route a lot of cables through there. You also have 3 of the 4 fan headers crammed into that top corner of the motherboard where the H100i's intake/exit ports are and it effectively blocks easy access to those headers.
  2. You can fit a 140mm fan in front but I doubt anything larger will fit if you go w/240mm radiator on the side. Also...if you go w/200mm fan up front (without the side radiator)...you may loose room to put longer video cards in place.
  3. I recommend you use the enclosed fan splitters in the H100i kit to power up your three fans. That free's up the fan headers on the board and let's you use Corsair Link.
  4. The enclosed H100i screws to hold the radiator to the frame of the case are too long...following instructions they EASILY tore into the radiator...I tried putting several washers on them...but then the side panel wouldn't fit. Hope I didn't puncture the water-bearing parts of the radiator...we'll see once i apply power.
  5. The hard drive and SSD caddy's are cool...but a tad flimsy...handle with care.
  6. It can be difficult to slide a CD/DVD/BLuRay player in the front slot...the top part of that slot has a slight bow to it and can catch the top part of your player...I used a small flat knife to shoehorn the player in place (no big deal...but annoying).
  7. the led/power/reset/etc cables are LONG...use the tie down slots on the front inside part of the case to tie them down (with little nylon ties) and out of the way.

And I haven't even put the PSU, RAM, and Vid Card in yet (they arrive Monday)...all that said...great case and easy to work with so far. Just lessons learned.
post #57 of 3056
Finally able to dig into mine today, thought I'd add my two cents...
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  1. You need to wire up fans, any of the H100i cables, and front panel sound cable BEFORE you put any radiator/fan combo on the side. There's a gap between where the bottom of the radiator will be and the top part of the hard drive cage and you can route a lot of cables through there. You also have 3 of the 4 fan headers crammed into that top corner of the motherboard where the H100i's intake/exit ports are and it effectively blocks easy access to those headers.
  2. You can fit a 140mm fan in front but I doubt anything larger will fit if you go w/240mm radiator on the side. Also...if you go w/200mm fan up front (without the side radiator)...you may loose room to put longer video cards in place.
  3. I recommend you use the enclosed fan splitters in the H100i kit to power up your three fans. That free's up the fan headers on the board and let's you use Corsair Link.
  4. The enclosed H100i screws to hold the radiator to the frame of the case are too long...following instructions they EASILY tore into the radiator...I tried putting several washers on them...but then the side panel wouldn't fit. Hope I didn't puncture the water-bearing parts of the radiator...we'll see once i apply power.
  5. The hard drive and SSD caddy's are cool...but a tad flimsy...handle with care.
  6. It can be difficult to slide a CD/DVD/BLuRay player in the front slot...the top part of that slot has a slight bow to it and can catch the top part of your player...I used a small flat knife to shoehorn the player in place (no big deal...but annoying).
  7. the led/power/reset/etc cables are LONG...use the tie down slots on the front inside part of the case to tie them down (with little nylon ties) and out of the way.
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  1. THIS! I probably had my radiator on and off at least a half dozen times because there was something else I needed to get to and it was just in the way. If you have rear fans, make sure they are plugged in first. You'll never reach your MB headers with that radiator in the way.
  2. 200mm fan WILL fit in the front if you have your radiator mounted with the hoses toward the back of the case. BUT this will prevent you from using the 80mm fan on the rear right side. I also had difficulty with the radiator hoses interfering with VRM daughter board on the Asus Impact. This is why I decided to put the hoses toward the front. And I was hard pressed to get a 120mm fan in the front without putting an uncomfortable amount of pressure on the water hose.
  3. I never thought to use the extra fan headers on the pump for my rear fans. That's brilliant, I may have to change that.
  4. I have the H100i and didn't have any problem with the screws biting into the radiator. Perhaps they sent you the wrong screws? Been running about 5 hours now and no leaks yet.
  5. The caddy's are a bit flimsy. I launched one of the metal studs across my kitchen. Was not easy to get back into the rubber bushing once I finally found it.
  6. I had a little trouble with the 5.25 but not too much. I just wish it was held more securely. The single latch with two pins doesn't do a great job. I may see about popping a screw or two in there.
  7. The I/O cables could be a little shorter. It doesn't help that the Impact board has an extension from the header that you have to use. I ended up coiling the excess on top of my optical drive and just taping them flat.

I also think I'm going to look into shorter power cables. The rats nest in the bottom of the case is bothering me to no end.

Asus Maximus VI Impact
Intel Core i7 4770k
Corsair H100i with SP120 fans
Corsair AX860i PSU with Corsair white braided cables
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2 x 8GB 2400Mhz with Light bar upgrade kit
Archgon Blu-ray Writer and Startech card reader mounted in Startech slim optical bay adapter
Stock side 120 fan relocated to front
GELID Solutions FN-PX08-20 80mm Fans in rear
NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion So I could connect both corsair link headers and front card reader.
2x Crucial M500 480GB SSD
WD 1TB Green HDD (From a broken external, just decided to stick it in there since I had the room)
Asus GTX 780 Ti GPU

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post #58 of 3056
Thanks for your feedback. Can you measure heigh between the top of your 780 TI and the top panel please ?

I think that my GTX 780 DCU2 is too big .... thanks

PS : and what's your temp with your graphics card ?
post #59 of 3056
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Thanks for your feedback. Can you measure heigh between the top of your 780 TI and the top panel please ?

I think that my GTX 780 DCU2 is too big .... thanks

PS : and what's your temp with your graphics card ?

I'd say 1 1/4" easy, you might could squeeze another 1/8" out of that before you get into clearance issues with the window.




GPU Temps...
Ambient 22C
Idle GPU 29C
Full Load 83C

Ran FurMark at 2560x1440 with 8x MSAA for 20 Minutes. Reached peak temp of 83C in less than a minute and maintained that temperature for the duration of the test. GPU fan speed never rose above 55%.

post #60 of 3056


Motherboard arrived today and I just finished building it! It's been so long since I've done any major work. Hope it boots. Got work tomorrow morning so it'll have to wait.

I'm extremely pleased by how it turned. Wasn't incredibly easy but that's probably due to my lack of experience. Gonna clean up cables soon too. I'm so glad I got the CX500M rather than trying to cram my existing TX650 into this thing.

Specs are nothing special.
i5-2500K
GTX 460
2x 4GB G.Skill Value Series RAM
P8Z77-I
CX500M
H100i
750GB Seagate HDD
1TB Samsung HDD
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
Edited by weredawg - 2/18/14 at 12:04am
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