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An Apple Flavored Build Idea - Need Advice

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I want to do an apple themed build in a mATX case. I'm liking the mini-tower form factor and the Rosewill Legacy U3-S seems like a great starting point for this build but I'm not sure about Rosewill as a brand.



So please if you know of another case I should consider - i want to go silver/white for the case - let me know.
- the other case I've seen is the SilverStone Fortress Series FT03S but I'm not such a fan of the design

Also, in keeping with the theme, I'm thinking of sleeving blue + white +/- gray. I'd like to see some examples of this color theme especially in a white/silver case so if you see any around kindly let me know.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 8
The bitfenix prodegy looks like a miniature series 5 mac pro.


the logo is easy to remove
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I've decided to go with....




Rosewill Legacy MX2-S

Thanks for all the suggestions rolleyes.gif
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post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeTorque View Post

I've decided to go with....




Rosewill Legacy MX2-S

Thanks for all the suggestions rolleyes.gif

i just finished a build/refresh with the mx2-s. i like it. easy to work with assuming you don't have too many devices and pretty good quality.

let us know what cooling setup you end up with. 150-160mm tower active heatsinks don't fit.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I want to make my corsair h80 fit somehow but I'm not up to cooling just yet. Yesterday I sleeved my PSU...
a3a6ybu8.jpg

What cooling did you use?


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OCZ Vertex 3 120gb x 2 in Raid 0 Liteon iHAS422(?) XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Water Cooling Kit  EK 7970 Acetal/Copper Water Block 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p 2 x ASUS 27" 1080p LCD/LED Corsair K90 
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OCZ Vertex 3 120gb x 2 in Raid 0 Liteon iHAS422(?) XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Water Cooling Kit  EK 7970 Acetal/Copper Water Block 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p 2 x ASUS 27" 1080p LCD/LED Corsair K90 
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post #6 of 8
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I painted the inside of the case white to give it more Apple flavor...

ejata9yb.jpg

Also, my wife was kind enough to paint those fan blades on the bottom.


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Intel i5 2550k ASUS Maximus Extreme-Z MSI 7970  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4) 
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OCZ Vertex 3 120gb x 2 in Raid 0 Liteon iHAS422(?) XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Water Cooling Kit  EK 7970 Acetal/Copper Water Block 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p 2 x ASUS 27" 1080p LCD/LED Corsair K90 
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Intel i5 2550k ASUS Maximus Extreme-Z MSI 7970  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb x 2 in Raid 0 Liteon iHAS422(?) XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Water Cooling Kit  EK 7970 Acetal/Copper Water Block 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p 2 x ASUS 27" 1080p LCD/LED Corsair K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850 HAF X Logitech G700 My Desk 
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post #7 of 8
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Installed some led lighting, painted the CPU cooler fan took a picture...

9ybybube.jpg


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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb x 2 in Raid 0 Liteon iHAS422(?) XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Water Cooling Kit  EK 7970 Acetal/Copper Water Block 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p 2 x ASUS 27" 1080p LCD/LED Corsair K90 
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Corsair HX850 HAF X Logitech G700 My Desk 
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Intel i5 2550k ASUS Maximus Extreme-Z MSI 7970  Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16GB (4x4) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 120gb x 2 in Raid 0 Liteon iHAS422(?) XSPC Raystorm RX360 Extreme Water Cooling Kit  EK 7970 Acetal/Copper Water Block 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win 7 Ultimate 42" Sharp Aquos 1080p 2 x ASUS 27" 1080p LCD/LED Corsair K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850 HAF X Logitech G700 My Desk 
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeTorque View Post

I want to make my corsair h80 fit somehow but I'm not up to cooling just yet. ...

What cooling did you use?


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I used a corsair h90 on the top fan. switched it it intake and added a pair of 80mm fans as exhaust on the back. considering a custom loop with one rad at top and one at bottom, but this case isn't too water cooling friendly!
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