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The full block changes nothing, it removes the sink in front of the vrm for the block, but the backplate stays exactly the same, so you won't gain any space...

Okay, thanks. I wasn't really paying much attention to it when I saw pictures. I was looking through other threads and came across a video that answered my question so for the record the only radiator that works with that mobo is the H100i. So apparently I need to use the MSI Z87I Gaming AC instead. Bummer.
Edited by Pixelmancer - 4/6/14 at 12:46pm
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Okay, thanks. I wasn't really paying much attention to it when I saw pictures. I was looking through other threads and came across a video that answered my question so for the record the only radiator that works with that mobo is the H100i. So apparently I need to use the MSI Z87I Gaming AC instead. Bummer.

The problem is not the vrm board, it is the space between the frame and the motherboard the radiator fixed in it's upper most position will be flush with the mobo, so you'd ned a mobo which has absoltely nothing on the top...

MSI: you'll only trade the VRM daughterboard for the 24 pin connector and USB3 front connector which still will be in the way.

Even the EVGA stinger has connectors and pins there, don't know if any thicker rad without slim Fans will fit
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The problem is not the vrm board, it is the space between the frame and the motherboard the radiator fixed in it's upper most position will be flush with the mobo, so you'd ned a mobo which has absoltely nothing on the top...

MSI: you'll only trade the VRM daughterboard for the 24 pin connector and USB3 front connector which still will be in the way.

Even the EVGA stinger has connectors and pins there, don't know if any thicker rad without slim Fans will fit
Doh! So basically it's slim fans or no radiator? Can you give me an idea of how much room I have to work with? Does it have to be the same size as an H100i + 25mm fans? Can anyone recommend good, high static pressure, slim fans that will fit with a 29.6mm radiator? Are there any 25mm radiators? I've never tried to take apart a closed loop before, but if I got a H100i could I take the radiator off and use it like a normal radiator?
Edited by Pixelmancer - 4/6/14 at 1:15pm
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Doh! So basically it's slim fans or no radiator? Can you give me an idea of how much room I have to work with? Does it have to be the same size as an H100i + 25mm fans? Can anyone recommend good, high static pressure, slim fans that will fit with a 29.6mm radiator? Are there any 25mm radiators? I've never tried to take apart a closed loop before, but if I got a H100i could I take the radiator off and use it like a normal radiator?

as you can see, almost nothing:
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I already ordered the case so I'm stuck with it and I have to make it work. I will water cool this thing even if I have to learn blacksmithing and make the radiator from scratch.

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as you can see, almost nothing:
That's a H100i I assume?
Edited by Pixelmancer - 4/6/14 at 1:31pm
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So, I finally did my build today. Wasn't up for a dedicated build log, so I just uploaded high-res pictures of the progress of the build to the build-page:
Moon's M13 250D

But for the lazy, here are a few snapshots: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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I solved my problem! If anyone is looking for a radiator that will fit in this case I managed to find one. It's actually 2mm thinner than the H100i. blinksmiley.gif

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So, I finally did my build today. Wasn't up for a dedicated build log, so I just uploaded high-res pictures of the progress of the build to the build-page:
Moon's M13 250D

But for the lazy, here are a few snapshots: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Niccce.
Edited by Pixelmancer - 4/6/14 at 2:35pm
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I'm considering this case so I should ask some enthusiasts and owners some questions. wink.gif

I'm wondering how this case compares in size/volume to the other ones in contention for my build:
Corsair 250D vs Silverstone Sugo SG08 vs SG05 vs CM Elite 130 (that's about it for now)

Second, these are the parts I will add to it or plan to:
Either my Corsair HX520W or the Silverstone modular SFX 450W, i5-4570S, Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 8gb 1600 DDR3, 2* SDD (for e.g. M500 - 240GB), Z87I-DELUXE

Not sure which cooler because I haven't decided on a case yet. Does this case do better with a liquid closed cooler? If so, what about the H80i?

I guess my concern or question is regarding wasted space. I don't need tons of drives although I have a spare 1TB Seagate 7200.12 (is anyone familiar with that one?) I can add. I was going to use it because the SSDs aren't required to finish my build but with smaller cases, I figure it might be more challenging to cool such a drive?

The gfx might be a GTX 750 Ti but that is if I feel the Intel HD 4600 is insufficient but this will be an all-purpose HTPC for now so I don't need the video card yet. I don't need a DVD burner but with some of these cases having a cage for one, I thought of using a slot type burner. I currently have a Samsung burner that might be defective. It rarely opens when I hit the button! I don't really need one as there's options for USB ones nowadays.

So, is a 250D a good candidate for me or is there wasted space using one for my needs?

I do like that they seem very good for building in. I also want to pursue SILENCE. It's important. I am trying to balance silence and portability and it's difficult! :-) I want something small and portable but that also means it is difficult to cool and keep silent. A small case means you need fans spinning faster and I believe one tries to use the largest fans that can fit so you have less fans but they need to spin faster. Ugh.... so many intangibles!
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basic question is what you gonna use pc for?

considering what you said your intel will be good on stock cooling as i dont see you gonna be gaming much. If you are going 750ti then you pursue small size which 250d is by all means suited for bigger cards (gigabyte gtx 770 fits in) so i think you would like something smaller to be honest. But first specify what you are really looking for? Your thread is also alot of if ors and maybes, just tell us what you gonna use it for.
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Is it possible to fit an EVGA 780ti classified, H100i, and still put a 200mm fan up front? If so which fan?
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