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post #321 of 7141
Ordering the RVZ01 tomorrow morning, Can't wait!

Build list:

Raven RVZ01
Asus Maximus VI Impact
Intel i5-4670K
Corsair Vengeance 16gb
EVGA GTX 760 Super Clocked
Samsung EVO 840 250GB
Silverstone ST45SF-G


Gonna be wayy better than the FX-4100 build im using right now lol
post #322 of 7141
I'm a watercooling rookie,
So my question is, it save to move it.around wither a custom cpu+gpu loop, like on the bike,ofc not planning to go skydiving with it,but is it safe?

Also is it possible to aircool the case for gaming?
post #323 of 7141
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Originally Posted by juli3us View Post

So my question is, it save to move it.around wither a custom cpu+gpu loop, like on the bike,ofc not planning to go skydiving with it,but is it safe?

I don't see why it wouldn't be. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to run another leak test on it though once it gets to where it's going to be, depending on how rough the journey was.
post #324 of 7141
Hi there. I'm looking to build a new PC using the RVZ-01, for living room purposes (as a Steam Box/HTPC) and I wanted to know what kind of success people have had in building rigs using this case with just air cooling.

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of using water cooling with this thing and I wanted to know what is the best single GPU (I'm not planning on using multiple GPUs) that anyone has managed to stuff into this thing (with the thermals obviously being kept in check without it running dangerously high!) with no water cooling being used at all smile.gif

I'm considering having an i5 4670K in this thing and I would only be having the one HDD and one SSD in this case, if that's any help...

Any advice would be much appreciated thumb.gif
Edited by nuclear muffin - 3/6/14 at 2:31am
post #325 of 7141
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Originally Posted by nuclear muffin View Post

Hi there. I'm looking to build a new PC using the RVZ-01, for living room purposes (as a Steam Box/HTPC) and I wanted to know what kind of success people have had in building rigs using this case with just air cooling.

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of using water cooling with this thing and I wanted to know what is the best single GPU (I'm not planning on using multiple GPUs) that anyone has managed to stuff into this thing (with the thermals obviously being kept in check without it running dangerously high!) with no water cooling being used at all smile.gif

I'm considering having an i5 4670K in this thing and I would only be having the one HDD and one SSD in this case, if that's any help...

Any advice would be much appreciated thumb.gif

This case doesn't really handle too many types of air coolers. They will either be too tall and you can't close the case, or interfere with the RAM slots, PCI-E cards or the daughter boards on the motherboards. imo, overclocking a quality CPU has very little benefit for gaming, so using the stock cooler and running stock speeds is fine

As far as the GPU, I have seen builds of people using the 780-Ti. Your best bet is to make sure you get a blower style card that exhausts the heat out the back. The case has no active exhaust, so Windforce and ACX type coolers don't really work as well
post #326 of 7141
Thanks. I wasn't really planning on overclocking anyway (I'm worried enough about the thermals as it is!) but I'll definitely be on the lookout for a blower style card.

Cheers biggrin.gif
post #327 of 7141
What do you guys think about this gpu?
Air cooled for hardcore gaming http://www.informatique.nl/155761/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-780-3072mb-oc.html
post #328 of 7141
I built mine last weekend and have been playing with it this week, loving it so far.

Here's my build:

Asrock Z87E-ITX
16GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile RAM
Core i7-4770K
Silverstone NT06 Pro CPU cooler
EVGA GTX 780 Ti (stock blower)
256GB Samsung 840 Pro (SteamOS + Windows 8.1)
4TB Seagate NAS HDD (data)
Silverstone DVD
Silverstone SSX 450W gold PSU

I run everything at stock speeds and I haven't been monitoring temps too much, just checked that fans were running and idle temps looked normal.
Spent most of the week setting it up and installing SteamOS, Windows 8.1, etc.
Got it dual-booting nicely with Grub, can even control the boot menu from my Logitech Harmony remote thanks to a FLIRC :-)

I would pass on these tips from my build:
* I'm not sure the flat cable pack is needed. I had it so I used it... and I hated my cabling. I find the ribbon cables much more awkward than the sleeved cables that you get with the SSX PSU, so I might replace the ribbon cables next time I go in there.
* Plug in cables to the motherboard AND PSU before installing the NT06 to check that you have the PSU cables the right way around. I had to remove the NT06 and swap one of the PSU cables round because the little clip on the plug is a different size on each end and it wouldn't fit into the PSU.

I will be checking temps more closely this week to see how it behaves.

Charlie
post #329 of 7141
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Originally Posted by squick3n View Post

This case doesn't really handle too many types of air coolers. They will either be too tall and you can't close the case, or interfere with the RAM slots, PCI-E cards or the daughter boards on the motherboards. imo, overclocking a quality CPU has very little benefit for gaming, so using the stock cooler and running stock speeds is fine

As far as the GPU, I have seen builds of people using the 780-Ti. Your best bet is to make sure you get a blower style card that exhausts the heat out the back. The case has no active exhaust, so Windforce and ACX type coolers don't really work as well

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Originally Posted by nuclear muffin View Post

Thanks. I wasn't really planning on overclocking anyway (I'm worried enough about the thermals as it is!) but I'll definitely be on the lookout for a blower style card.

Cheers biggrin.gif

You can use a ACX style card here, I had my 770 ACX in this case with no heat issues. Just make sure you have 2 fans as intakes blowing air to the GPU. The highest my 770 got under load was at 58 degrees and that was even playing Battlefield 4 for a few hours. I don't think you have much to be worried with if going with an ACX style GPU. Like others, my biggest issue with this case is that there is no proper fitting air or water coolers. Yes, the NT06 fits, but you lose a fan on the side panel. To get water cooling in here, such as an AIO, you have to bend the tubing which really worries me. Then there is some coolers that will not fit in this case due to the motherboard you are using, so you really have to plan it out.

The case does really well in expelling heat out of the sides and the rear if you make sure your using positive air pressure. That is the key here, making sure you have this setup as positive air pressure.
Edited by CaptainZombie - 3/6/14 at 6:19am
post #330 of 7141
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post


You can use a ACX style card here, I had my 770 ACX in this case with no heat issues. Just make sure you have 2 fans as intakes blowing air to the GPU. The highest my 770 got under load was at 58 degrees and that was even playing Battlefield 4 for a few hours. I don't think you have much to be worried with if going with an ACX style GPU. Like others, my biggest issue with this case is that there is no proper fitting air or water coolers. Yes, the NT06 fits, but you lose a fan on the side panel. To get water cooling in here, such as an AIO, you have to bend the tubing which really worries me. Then there is some coolers that will not fit in this case due to the motherboard you are using, so you really have to plan it out.

The case does really well in expelling heat out of the sides and the rear if you make sure your using positive air pressure. That is the key here, making sure you have this setup as positive air pressure.

I agree Captain! I am also running a ACX cooler with dual case intake fans and the card stays nice and cool. So with that being said, blower or dual/triple fans can be used as long as the case fans are set to intake.
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