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post #311 of 7096
Depending on your RAM, as far as an air cooler goes, the Zalman CNPS 8900 Quiet (or Extreme, they just have different fans) fits on the P8Z77-I. I have it installed on mine. It's kind of a tight fit and it just barely touches the VRM caps, but doesn't put any pressure on them. You do have to install it with the heat pipes towards the ram though, doesn't work if the heat pipes are hitting the VRM. I decided on this cooler due to the roundup they did on Tom's Hardware (someone posted a few pages back). It really is very quiet and even fits with the included silverstone fan still on the case above the CPU.

I actually have on order a lot of parts to try to water cool this thing too... I ordered the Swiftech h220, an extra thin 120mm radiator and a GPU block for my GTX 670 (plus tubing, fittings, etc.). I'm planning to put the 120mm radiator over the CPU area. I'm sure it will be very challenging to fit it all, but I'm fairly confident it can be done. My biggest concern is space for the fittings/tubing coming out from the GPU.

Edit: I have the i5 3570K just running with the TPU switch turned on, so it runs around 4.2 GHz.
Edited by AFewTeammates - 3/4/14 at 8:17am
post #312 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

Did you get a chance to try that Seidon yet?

From your experience, do you think the Z87E-I would be easier to work with an AIO over the Z77E-I since the CPU placement is on the other side? Right now I have the side panel off with the H60 sitting on the top of the TV stand until I figure out what to do here with the cooling.

I'll be going through this adventure with a Z87E-I pretty soon myself. Case and PSU just need to arrive (some time in the next week). I live 10 minutes from a Microcenter that has pretty much all the AIOs in stock so I might cycle through a few and hopefully land on one that works. The Z87E-I does look drastically different than your pictures, though. Not sure how much solace that brings unless you were already considering a Haswell leap, though.
post #313 of 7096
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AFewTeammates View Post

Depending on your RAM, as far as an air cooler goes, the Zalman CNPS 8900 Quiet (or Extreme, they just have different fans) fits on the P8Z77-I. I have it installed on mine. It's kind of a tight fit and it just barely touches the VRM caps, but doesn't put any pressure on them. You do have to install it with the heat pipes towards the ram though, doesn't work if the heat pipes are hitting the VRM. I decided on this cooler due to the roundup they did on Tom's Hardware (someone posted a few pages back). It really is very quiet and even fits with the included silverstone fan still on the case above the CPU.

I actually have on order a lot of parts to try to water cool this thing too... I ordered the Swiftech h220, an extra thin 120mm radiator and a GPU block for my GTX 670 (plus tubing, fittings, etc.). I'm planning to put the 120mm radiator over the CPU area. I'm sure it will be very challenging to fit it all, but I'm fairly confident it can be done. My biggest concern is space for the fittings/tubing coming out from the GPU.

Edit: I have the i5 3570K just running with the TPU switch turned on, so it runs around 4.2 GHz.

My PCI-e slot is very close to the CPU socket, so I'm very limited on the air coolers too.

It should be neat to see some custom watercooling builds in this case.

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Originally Posted by Aedred View Post

I'll be going through this adventure with a Z87E-I pretty soon myself. Case and PSU just need to arrive (some time in the next week). I live 10 minutes from a Microcenter that has pretty much all the AIOs in stock so I might cycle through a few and hopefully land on one that works. The Z87E-I does look drastically different than your pictures, though. Not sure how much solace that brings unless you were already considering a Haswell leap, though.

Yeah, the CPU socket placement is different between the Z77E-I and Z87E-I. I was thinking of riding out the 2500K for another year, but this cooling aspect for this case is driving me nuts. I was thinking if I move my SSD from one of the SSD slots to the bracket in front of the PSU it should clear up that area from any cables.

I also had the 250D since Sunday, great little case to work in, but just a tad too big for the living room which is it's biggest downfall.


EDIT: If I wanted to just custom water cool the CPU for now, can anyone recommend which DDC pump/res would be recommended? I would place the rad to the roof and the best thing with the custom is that I can make the tubing whatever size I need to fit in this case.
Edited by CaptainZombie - 3/4/14 at 9:11am
post #314 of 7096
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Originally Posted by AFewTeammates View Post

Depending on your RAM, as far as an air cooler goes, the Zalman CNPS 8900 Quiet (or Extreme, they just have different fans) fits on the P8Z77-I. I have it installed on mine. It's kind of a tight fit and it just barely touches the VRM caps, but doesn't put any pressure on them. You do have to install it with the heat pipes towards the ram though, doesn't work if the heat pipes are hitting the VRM. I decided on this cooler due to the roundup they did on Tom's Hardware (someone posted a few pages back). It really is very quiet and even fits with the included silverstone fan still on the case above the CPU.

hmm I have kingston hyper x Beast ram, do you think that'd struggle with that cooler?
post #315 of 7096
It occurs to me that the first post doesn't have a member list. Or are there no official members yet? tongue.gif
post #316 of 7096
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Originally Posted by drunkenvalley View Post

It occurs to me that the first post doesn't have a member list. Or are there no official members yet? tongue.gif

I plan to go through this weekend and add everyone to the list.
post #317 of 7096
Hello everybody!!!

I also got my Raven RVZ01B 3 weeks ago here in europe. Planing to build a following system once the 600W PSU will be available:

- ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE Motherboard
- Intel Core i5 2550k @ 3.3 Ghz + Zalman CNPS 8900 cooler
- 2 x 8 Corsair LP 1600 Mhz Blue memory
- Inno3d 780 GTX Herculez 3GB 3-slot card (YES 3 SLOT i already tested it and fits without the Silverstone fans by the case)
- 1x SSD 128 from samsung, 1x 2,5'' HDD 500 GB from WD Blue, and slim Seagate 1TB Drive (all of them are 1platers FTW LoL )
- Silverstone slim PSU cable set (A MUST!!! but not avail. in europe :/ ) and ultra thin sata cables smile.gif


I do not intend to overclock anything. As soon as I'll install my components I will post some photos.

My only concern is the amount of vent space for the card.... normally it runs idle @29C and 61 stressed....but this case will obviously add
a small air gap and i hope the card will manage to pull some air in through the 2 x 120mm openings. The GRP fans are 3 x 90mm i think.

smile.gif
post #318 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

Yeah, the CPU socket placement is different between the Z77E-I and Z87E-I. I was thinking of riding out the 2500K for another year, but this cooling aspect for this case is driving me nuts. I was thinking if I move my SSD from one of the SSD slots to the bracket in front of the PSU it should clear up that area from any cables.

I also had the 250D since Sunday, great little case to work in, but just a tad too big for the living room which is it's biggest downfall.

Yeah, I was originally planning on riding out my 2500K to Broadwell but I just got sick enough of my massive full tower that I pulled the trigger. The 250D was also on my radar but it is twice the volume of this case with even less clearance for an air cooler. Granted, that's a bit academic as that's not the point of that case...
post #319 of 7096
Hi everyone,

I've been lurking in this awesome forum for the past few weeks and I've finally pulled the trigger for this case, and after some advice. I'm building PC this instead of buying a next gen console/ wanting to upgrade an HTPC I built 3 years ago. I'm wanting this to basically be a kick ass, tweakable gaming/HTPC.

I'm planning on getting an i5 4670k but the question that I have (and lots of people seem to have!) is which motherboard and which cooler to use?

I'm thinking about getting the Asus Maximus VI ITX board (I realise I'll probably have to wait untill the 600W SFX power supply comes out to make full use of its overclocking abilities). So to any Asus Maximus VI users which CPU cooler are you using?

I'm not in a position to get any custom water cooling systems for a while, so have you found AIO solutions acceptable (e.g corsair H55) or are air coolers (and which air coolers?) are the best fit for this board?

If not the Maximus VI then which board? I see the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE Motherboard is a popular board, however I haven't been able to track one down in Australia.

On another note, which graphics card would people recommend for 1080p gaming that's going to last a while. I was considering going the GTX 780ti route, but wondering if this is a kit of overkill and would be better off going something cheaper until the new maxwell range of cards come out later this year/2015?

Sorry if these questions have been answered. I've been reading this forum from the start, but just wanted to be sure of my purchases before pulling the trigger.
Cheers
post #320 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Grennesa View Post

Hi everyone,

I've been lurking in this awesome forum for the past few weeks and I've finally pulled the trigger for this case, and after some advice. I'm building PC this instead of buying a next gen console/ wanting to upgrade an HTPC I built 3 years ago. I'm wanting this to basically be a kick ass, tweakable gaming/HTPC.

I'm planning on getting an i5 4670k but the question that I have (and lots of people seem to have!) is which motherboard and which cooler to use?

I'm thinking about getting the Asus Maximus VI ITX board (I realise I'll probably have to wait untill the 600W SFX power supply comes out to make full use of its overclocking abilities). So to any Asus Maximus VI users which CPU cooler are you using?

I'm not in a position to get any custom water cooling systems for a while, so have you found AIO solutions acceptable (e.g corsair H55) or are air coolers (and which air coolers?) are the best fit for this board?

If not the Maximus VI then which board? I see the ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE Motherboard is a popular board, however I haven't been able to track one down in Australia.

On another note, which graphics card would people recommend for 1080p gaming that's going to last a while. I was considering going the GTX 780ti route, but wondering if this is a kit of overkill and would be better off going something cheaper until the new maxwell range of cards come out later this year/2015?

Sorry if these questions have been answered. I've been reading this forum from the start, but just wanted to be sure of my purchases before pulling the trigger.
Cheers

First, let me say welcome to the OCN, and the RVZ01/ML07 thread.

Now, on too the questions. The Impact is a great little board. I used one in this case for a very short period, but I ran the stock cooler just to check out the board, it's in a CL S3 system now. I do know that the NT06-Pro will fit with the RVZ/impact combo, and that same cooler will fit with the ASRock Z77E-ITX and the P8Z77I-Deluxe from Asus. I've personally had zero luck with the AIO coolers fitting, but I've got another one that I'm going to test fit shortly.

As for GPU, I say go for the 780Ti, I'm pretty sure we won't see a "true 880" till this time next year. I used the 770 SC ACX in this system because it was an extra I had here laying around not getting used, this isn't a primary machine for me.
Edited by Jimhans1 - 3/4/14 at 9:18pm
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