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post #271 of 7096
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Djanice1980:
It is a very tight fit! I need to add some washers for the pump bracket so that the ram sockets aren't getting hit. Also need some low profile memory and a low profile USB3 header cable.

Going to add another 120mm radiator on the lid if it will fit. We shall see!

It goes together like a puzzle. Motherboard then powersupply cables then pump and reservoir, then radiator then gpu. If I don't do it in that order it won't fit together right.

That looks really good. I would love to see pics of precisely how you're mounting the pump as that's the one thing I can't figure out based on the technical drawings in the manual. This is my proposed build - would be interesting it get your thoughts whether I'm going to be having issues in fitting all of this in. The pump/res combo below is 100mm so it should have headroom in the case but I'm not sure how I would fit it other than drilling holes through the base of the case and screwing it down. I plan to have the case laying horizontal (i.e. like a DVD player) so having the pump and res orientated that way shouldn't be an issue (I think).

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2. Loop Config
post #272 of 7096
Hi folks!

My case just arrived today biggrin.gif
Just waiting for the i5 4670K and the ASRock Motherboard and ready to build!

A few questions to all of you who already built:

Should I replace the stock fans in the case, for better performance or lower noise? I was looking at the Noctua NF-F12 fan.

Should I add right away a second fan in the GPU area? I'll be using a GTX 770 reference design and plan to overclock a bit.

I have the 450W Silverstone Strider Gold PSU. I am not planning to overclock the CPU until the 600W SFX PSU comes out, to be on the safe side. While I use the 450W, PSU should I acquire a good air cooler or I would be okay staying with the stock cooler? I was planning to get a water cooler when I wanted to overclock...


Thanks for all your help and suggestions!
post #273 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Fritzkrieger View Post

That looks really good. I would love to see pics of precisely how you're mounting the pump as that's the one thing I can't figure out based on the technical drawings in the manual. This is my proposed build - would be interesting it get your thoughts whether I'm going to be having issues in fitting all of this in. The pump/res combo below is 100mm so it should have headroom in the case but I'm not sure how I would fit it other than drilling holes through the base of the case and screwing it down. I plan to have the case laying horizontal (i.e. like a DVD player) so having the pump and res orientated that way shouldn't be an issue (I think).

1. Specs
2. Loop Config

First off, yes, it will be tough going putting all that hardware into the machine, but it should be do-able. the pump/res placement is what I feel is going to be the hardest. here is a photo of where the pump mount is located inside the machine, I put a red rectangle around the mount plate.

As to the Pump/res combo you spoke of that's 100mm in height, it wont fit where the included mount is located, the pump by itself will with either the stock top or an aftermarket top, but there isn't 100mm between the mount plate and the PSU...if you don't mind drilling holes into the side panel to use for mounting the pump, you MIGHT be able to fit the pump/res combo... if you go back to post #254 in this thread, the gentleman has a photo of his DDC pump and top mounted in the location that is provided for the pump as the case is delivered.
post #274 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

Hi folks!

My case just arrived today biggrin.gif
Just waiting for the i5 4670K and the ASRock Motherboard and ready to build!

A few questions to all of you who already built:

Should I replace the stock fans in the case, for better performance or lower noise? I was looking at the Noctua NF-F12 fan.

Should I add right away a second fan in the GPU area? I'll be using a GTX 770 reference design and plan to overclock a bit.

I have the 450W Silverstone Strider Gold PSU. I am not planning to overclock the CPU until the 600W SFX PSU comes out, to be on the safe side. While I use the 450W, PSU should I acquire a good air cooler or I would be okay staying with the stock cooler? I was planning to get a water cooler when I wanted to overclock...


Thanks for all your help and suggestions!

I think the stock fans are decently quiet, at least for me. And they do a good job of keeping my GTX770 SC ACX cool. If your card has the reference blower style cooler, you don't need to put the second fan in the GPU area, it is recommended for the "open" style coolers like the ACX.

Overclocking your GPU will VERY quickly run your PSU out of power. My 770 and CPU were able to get the 450w Gold to pull almost 550w at the outlet. I would say keep the GPU at its stock clocks, and OC the CPU. the cpu oc wont put as much strain on your PSU versus the GPU oc. I am personally waiting for the 600w SFX to be released (I am guessing late Q2/early Q3 for it to show up) and replace my 450 with it, I want BOTH CPU & GPU to be OC'ed, and the 450 WILL have a hard time with both. As to the cooler, if you are not going to OC the CPU, then the stock cooler will function. but I personally don't think I have run a stock CPU cooler since the Pentium 3 days. I would say to get an NT06-Pro if you need to get an aircooler. But, I am biased, I am a Silverstone dealer smile.gif
post #275 of 7096
Anyone have LED fans in the Raven?? I'm thinking about getting it and I'm curious to see if you would see the light through the top and bottom ventilation (assuming you have the tower standing vertically).

Thanks
post #276 of 7096
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Originally Posted by OCPG View Post

Probably 4 fans: the two stock SilverStone fans (GPU area), and a CPU fan/extra side panel fan.

How do you have the fans setup on your Z77E-ITX? Are the two slim fans connected to the system header (via splitter) and the cpu fan on cpu header? Are they setup to auto adjust via ASRock software?

Thanks for all the info and pics! It helps a ton! It's unfortunate that the NT06-PRO must be cut a little for fitment on the Z87E-ITX.

Did you end up ordering an air cooler yet? Just wondering what you ended up going with.
post #277 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

I think the stock fans are decently quiet, at least for me. And they do a good job of keeping my GTX770 SC ACX cool. If your card has the reference blower style cooler, you don't need to put the second fan in the GPU area, it is recommended for the "open" style coolers like the ACX.

Jim, are you having the fans run at 100%? I think I read before that you do. They sound above room noise, the listed rmp in HWmonitor is 1600+/-. I think my motherboard only allows PWM and not 3pin voltage regulation.

It looks like you could still fit a thicker 120mm in there. If these run slower and less noisy, do you think they will have at least equal cooling effect for being thicker?
post #278 of 7096
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Originally Posted by coremailrx8 View Post

Jim, are you having the fans run at 100%? I think I read before that you do. They sound above room noise, the listed rmp in HWmonitor is 1600+/-. I think my motherboard only allows PWM and not 3pin voltage regulation.

It looks like you could still fit a thicker 120mm in there. If these run slower and less noisy, do you think they will have at least equal cooling effect for being thicker?

Yes, my slim OEM fans are running @100% using the included splitter with the case to a motherboard header. As I've said in previous posts, they are quieter than most people think, I don't see a need to replace them unless someone is looking for higher airflow. Yes, a standard 25mm fan will fit in the GPU area even with a dual slot GPU, since the slim fans can't be heard over the GPU fans in my system when gaming or watching movies, I didn't see a reason to replace them.
post #279 of 7096
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Originally Posted by MartinLongbow View Post

Anyone have LED fans in the Raven?? I'm thinking about getting it and I'm curious to see if you would see the light through the top and bottom ventilation (assuming you have the tower standing vertically).

Thanks

No, there isn't really a lot of room for the light to get to those vented areas, and there is still quite a bit of metal it's gotta get through in the. The visible light through the fan holes would overpower anything able to leak through the top/bottom venting.........
post #280 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

Yes, my slim OEM fans are running @100% using the included splitter with the case to a motherboard header. As I've said in previous posts, they are quieter than most people think, I don't see a need to replace them unless someone is looking for higher airflow. Yes, a standard 25mm fan will fit in the GPU area even with a dual slot GPU, since the slim fans can't be heard over the GPU fans in my system when gaming or watching movies, I didn't see a reason to replace them.

I have 2 dual 25mm fans (Corsair AF120's) under the 770 ACX and they keep the card very cool. During heavy gaming, I haven't gone above 58 degrees.

The whole cooler thing has let me down a little bit with this case. I want to use an AIO, but it makes me fear that an accident is waiting to happen. I took my H60 out yesterday as I was toying around with the 250D which I wanted to check out and the tubes on the H60 had a decent amount of crease through them for having been bent like that over a week. It even seems like there is some challenges with good air coolers in here too. Other than that, still love this case.
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