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post #871 of 7096
Got my noctua in Today. I can say that It will Fit a MSI Z87I Motherboard. You can probably even get away with higher profile ram too. I rested the AXP muscle in just for comparison sake and I can also say that it would fit. I believe the MSI 78ZI is the same as the "gaming" ITX board, minus the fancy paint and Sound Blaster..







I'll post the finished product once Im done (sneaking this at work and my co-workers are curious and annoyed) Wont be pretty, im not one for finesse...
post #872 of 7096
A little update after using the RVZ01 for a while now. Everything running nice and smoothly with quiet fan- operations.

Running 3770K with NT06-PRO and Radeon 290X( Quiet- mode) withouth the case fans. Gpu also works great under full load with the 40% max fan- setting in quiet- mode.
post #873 of 7096
Hi to all!

I just registered myself here because of this case and wanted to add my 2 cents regarding noise, temperature and cpu air cooler.

After playing with the Intel stock for a couple of weeks and failing with Big Shuriken 2, I ordered the AXP 100 muscle. The motherboard is an Asrock Z77E-ITX, the CPU is an i5-3470 and the VGA is a EVGA 680 FTW.

The 1st problem you will have with this combination is that there is one capacitor (?) not allowing the metal base to align fully. For this metal base I used the 3 out of 4 screws and then installed the AXP heatsink. Be careful to tighten the screws and also use all the screws of the fan as well.

My first experience was not good: T>70 at load and a lot of noise in AIDA 64 test.

Then I decided to remove one fan from the bottom and put it on top again blowing air onto the heatsink (positive pressure).

CPU temp never passed 62oC and also noise was much more controlled. Furthermore when I stopped AIDA I also noticed the temp to drop fast.

To be honest, apart from adding the fan I also turned the screws of the heatsink two or three times but I believe that the heatsink was already well placed.

Now I am running Unigene Valley and CPU temp is again 62oC and VGA temp 77oC.

Hope you all enjoy the case. Its a tricky one but can very rewarding when building the case.
post #874 of 7096
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chhimp View Post



Managed to fit a corsair h100, but the fan had to attach to the outside the case. MSI 270X 4G ALSO.Had to loosen the power supply cable to make the graphic card fit.


A very nice home theater pc

Nice build. Any pics of inside the case and how you fit the rad with the video card?
post #875 of 7096



Temps while playing bf3. Gpu temp is about 45 degrees. Ultra setting.
Idle temp is about 35 degree c for cpu and 33 c for motherboard. Runs pretty cool with all fans as intake. Should have faced the h100 fans on the outside. Would run cooler and quieter. Its working harder because it is almost against the wall with half a inch from the wall.
post #876 of 7096
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chhimp View Post




Temps while playing bf3. Gpu temp is about 45 degrees. Ultra setting.
Idle temp is about 35 degree c for cpu and 33 c for motherboard. Runs pretty cool with all fans as intake. Should have faced the h100 fans on the outside. Would run cooler and quieter. Its working harder because it is almost against the wall with half a inch from the wall.

cchimp, next time you have the GPU bracket off, I'd love to see a picture of the H100 sitting in there. Is it sitting very tight? How long length wise and which brand is that 270x you are using?

This is not a bad idea with what you did at all. Do you feel the fans are loud sitting on the outside of the case?
Edited by CaptainZombie - 4/10/14 at 6:30am
post #877 of 7096
I'd be curious as well. I was wondering if it would be possible to fit an enclosed 240mm along with the NZXT G10 bracket for water cooling.
post #878 of 7096
Man, does that ever look pleasant.

I finished my build last night, what a royal PIA. I think I used every curse word in all combinations possible. The Noctua just eats all that real estate in there so you have to do most of your connections before you mount it in the case, and heaven forbid you forget to do something. (front audio pannel, F*#&!, Forget to flip the power supply switch.. Moth34F&*$!!) One of the biggest *****es, was my Asus 760. The PCB near the SLI connection really should be cut 45 degrees as it kept hitting the side of the case.

All in all, I would hate to have to go back in there now that its all together. I dunno, for a second I was contemplating just using the AXP muscle since I cant return it anyway, deal with the noise and save $40 difference between the Noctua. In my cold basement, my idles temps were hovering around 30C, I wonder under load in my media cabinet how it will do...

Also this is my first (and last) MSI board. Just found it flaky. Kept just showing a blank screen with blinking cursor every other reboot (no bios logo screen) After flashing to the latest bios its seemed to have stopped, but I much rather one of Asus or Gigabyte. Also the stupid Power Led blinks on sleep, not sure if this is common across all makes as I never really used sleep unless it was a laptop. My Zotac Zbox didnt do it.



post #879 of 7096
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

Man, does that ever look pleasant.

I finished my build last night, what a royal PIA. I think I used every curse word in all combinations possible. The Noctua just eats all that real estate in there so you have to do most of your connections before you mount it in the case, and heaven forbid you forget to do something. (front audio pannel, F*#&!, Forget to flip the power supply switch.. Moth34F&*$!!) One of the biggest *****es, was my Asus 760. The PCB near the SLI connection really should be cut 45 degrees as it kept hitting the side of the case.

All in all, I would hate to have to go back in there now that its all together. I dunno, for a second I was contemplating just using the AXP muscle since I cant return it anyway, deal with the noise and save $40 difference between the Noctua. In my cold basement, my idles temps were hovering around 30C, I wonder under load in my media cabinet how it will do...

Also this is my first (and last) MSI board. Just found it flaky. Kept just showing a blank screen with blinking cursor every other reboot (no bios logo screen) After flashing to the latest bios its seemed to have stopped, but I much rather one of Asus or Gigabyte. Also the stupid Power Led blinks on sleep, not sure if this is common across all makes as I never really used sleep unless it was a laptop. My Zotac Zbox didnt do it.



My ASRock also blinks the power light on sleep, so it's pretty much normal. My laptop does the same. I don't know if you can disable it.

Sell your AXP-100 on eBay, you may get a good part of the investment. Better than zero wink.gif
post #880 of 7096
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

Man, does that ever look pleasant.

I finished my build last night, what a royal PIA. I think I used every curse word in all combinations possible. The Noctua just eats all that real estate in there so you have to do most of your connections before you mount it in the case, and heaven forbid you forget to do something. (front audio pannel, F*#&!, Forget to flip the power supply switch.. Moth34F&*$!!) One of the biggest *****es, was my Asus 760. The PCB near the SLI connection really should be cut 45 degrees as it kept hitting the side of the case.

All in all, I would hate to have to go back in there now that its all together. I dunno, for a second I was contemplating just using the AXP muscle since I cant return it anyway, deal with the noise and save $40 difference between the Noctua. In my cold basement, my idles temps were hovering around 30C, I wonder under load in my media cabinet how it will do...

Also this is my first (and last) MSI board. Just found it flaky. Kept just showing a blank screen with blinking cursor every other reboot (no bios logo screen) After flashing to the latest bios its seemed to have stopped, but I much rather one of Asus or Gigabyte. Also the stupid Power Led blinks on sleep, not sure if this is common across all makes as I never really used sleep unless it was a laptop. My Zotac Zbox didnt do it.

Grats on your build. I keep hearing the AXP-100 Muscle mentioned and if I remember correctly you are the second person to say it was noisy. Is this due to the stock fan or just the design of the heatsink? Is it not possible to replace the fan on the AXP? I am curious as I was leaning towards this cooler myself.
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