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Originally Posted by Toasty Raymaker View Post

ah, i think something got caught somewhere because i just had another go and it came out just fine after i wiggled it a bit...

Yeah i'm fairly certain it's just got one thumb screw at the front and the rest sort of slots into the chassis at the top. It goes in/out pretty easy once you know how.
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I had to drain my loop because i had plasticizer problem with the tubing (primochill advanced lrt, i think primochill screwup and sent to me the wrong tubing).
Anyway, time for leak tests:


Edited by White Wyvern - 10/27/15 at 4:47am
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Looking good @White Wyvern! I don't use anything but EK hard tubing anymore from those kinds of issues... they're just frustrating.

 

Speaking of which: I upgraded my 3570k (the mobo went tits up) to a 4790k on an mITX Asus Impact VII.

 

Changes:

 

-Added feet to make it easier to grab at the bottom for moving around

-Painted grills to match cables inside

-new mobo, mobo block, cpu

-used my 3M PCIe riser card to move the 295x2 over a few slots to fit in...

-a dual-pass Black Ice 160 rad over the mobo. I put it in the loop after the CPU and before the GPU with two 80mm fans in pull out the back. Awesome!

-re-arranged the internal routing, cabling, and fan configuration.

 

Here she is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the PSU i mounted a 4-pin fan distributor rail for power, and I soldered a jumper to the bottom of the circuit board so all 8 lanes now share the same PWM signal line, giving me an additional header to use.

 

 

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im a little apprehensive about removing the HDD cage because it exposes the bottom of the motherboard, is it safe to accidentally touch?
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It is no less safe than in pretty much any other case which have motherboard tray cut-out exposing a large chunk of the motherboard's back side. Generally speaking, you gotta be careful poking fingers into a powered-on computer. wink.gif
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Hello All,

I'm looking at building a living room gaming PC for playing at 4k. I'd like to use the Air 240, with an X99 motherboard (I'm thinking the EVGA Micro2) and SLI'd 980 Ti's. I realise heat is a real issue with SLI in a small case such as this which but I don't want to use custom water-cooling, which is why I'm looking at using EVGA 980 Ti Hybrids. The plan is to mount one of the radiator/fans at the rear of the case (the lower 120mm fan position) and one at the top of the case - both as exhausts. My concern is whether there will be enough clearance above the (top) graphics card for the radiator to fit, as it's a few cm longer than the 120mm fan it's attached to. And then whether there'll be room for the radiator on the top of the case as it looks like it might be in the way of the power cables that connect from the PSU to the EVGA Micro2 motherboard. It's very difficult to tel from looking at the various pictures I've seen whether this configuration will all fit. Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!
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I dont think that a full 120mm radiator and fan fits in the PSU compartment. You need space there for all the psu cables too.
I can barealy close the bottom of the case, with only a 120mm fan mounted there. I had to use a fan grille also, because the fan is pushing against all the psu cables.
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I had to drain my loop because i had plasticizer problem with the tubing (primochill advanced lrt, i think primochill screwup and sent to me the wrong tubing).
Anyway, time for leak tests:




your making me want to carry on custom watercooling mine, its just the maintenance what puts me off again tongue.gif
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I dont think that a full 120mm radiator and fan fits in the PSU compartment. You need space there for all the psu cables too.
I can barealy close the bottom of the case, with only a 120mm fan mounted there. I had to use a fan grille also, because the fan is pushing against all the psu cables.

No, sorry LocutusH, I'm not talking about putting anything in the PSU compartment. I mean, if I mount the 120mm radiator and fan in the slot at the top of the case (in the main compartment), it might be obstructing the power socket on the motherboard - where the PSU plugs into the mobo.
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It is no less safe than in pretty much any other case which have motherboard tray cut-out exposing a large chunk of the motherboard's back side. Generally speaking, you gotta be careful poking fingers into a powered-on computer. wink.gif
I wouldn't know, this is my first build so I'm pretty much working it out as I go along. I doubt I'll be poking about while it's on but I'm worried about static damage while it's off to any more delicate parts if I accidentally touch them while say trying to wedge a pump/res into the case...
Edited by Toasty Raymaker - 10/29/15 at 4:20am
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