Not even close, but Once I receive the rest of the parts in the mail / delivery, we will be able to see it at it's best
Yea it really opens up the case with that window, and yes grabbing some white u-channel trim off ebay, do you know of a better site to get it from, because I got my black u-channel off someone on Overclock.net before, never ordered it myself.
Yea the HDD cage removal is so much better, Once I put a 140MM THICK Rad in the front in Push/Pull its going to look unreal and function amazingly! The sleeving of the front connectors, I'm just going to make them black and out of the way, this is a client build so there are budget factors, and time factors, so I will make sure you cannot see them that's for sure!...
Although white and blue sleeving would look unreal with the UV coolant, and tubing... (Problem is I want to do everything to make it the best and don't want to blow the budget, as I'm pushing it with the custom loop as is )
Yup that's why I got it, I've always wanted to use the XS-PC res, it's always looked great in pics, as well with the liquid and LED's in the res. It puts a "reason" to look at the front of the case, as well makes use of the 5.25" drive bays. If you are going to have a optical drive you need something else in there cause those just kill the look in every shape and form. This build has requested a Blue Ray drive, so not only does the res bay take away from the focus on that, but your 100% correct, it helps with the tubing routing, spacing and with this small case, I'm going to be using every inch to make it as spacious as I can
I am ordering this Rad vs a 120mm rad, the testing of a single 120mm VS 140MM rad is quite astounding in performance, as well this Rad is extra thick for best performance as I was unable to put a dual Rad in this case.
120 vs 140 radiator test
Thank you for the comments, please keep them coming as I will be adding more pics, this weekend and making a big order Sunday
Just changed the config a little to replicate this build, I'm going with pastel not UV now and bigger tubing to show the liquid inside The fittings/tubing & liquid are the same as this build
Edited by darwing - 4/7/14 at 1:38pm