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post #2661 of 3774
Also for those wondering about the EVGA 1080 FTW dimensions, they were indeed listed as incorrect at 5.94". An evga employee tweeted the correction and is now updated on the evga site as well, https://twitter.com/EVGA_JacobF/status/739868864247271424

But there is still an error lol. On the EVGA wesbite it states the dimenion as "5.064in - 137.743mm", which is incorrect because 5.074in equals 129mm. So if the card is 129mm in height, it may fit in the case but if its 138mm then it won't. I tweeted him yesterday trying to get clarification on this matter, but he did not respond. If you guys could help bring this to his attention, that would be greatly appreciated by all of us.
post #2662 of 3774
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

The 2nd chamber 120mm rad you can forget about: first of all, you need the space for the psu cables, hdd-s, and if its intake, it will heat up hdd-s, and if its exhaust, you have the same problem again, that it will exhaust on the dustfiltered area (and you psu will suck it back right there).

What you call "top" can mount 1x 120mm at max, as exhaust, because its again not dust filtered, but this way you will have an air loop if the fronts are used as intake. Anyways it will most probably collide with whatever you want to mount on the front. So you cant mount a 120rad in each space on the front, and top. So i have doubts, abut the 3 also. It will be 2 at max. Or you need to go with ITX MB for 3.

The only "solution" is to use the front intake as exhaust for the rad(s), and suck in all dust from the rear. While i can understand this is the best solution if someone wants AIO's, it is by no means optimal i think. It has a reason this case is called Air 240, and not Water 240 smile.gif

ID Cooling demoed last year an AIO 240 solution, where the CPU and GPU are attached to the same 240 rad. That would be a good solution in the Air 240, if the rad is thick enough to cool both of them. Simple front intake with rad, and exhaust on the rear. I dont know if this cooler is available, but i never heard of it again. I think the single thin 240 rad wasnt enough for strong cpu and gpu cooling alone.

The 2nd chamber will fit a 120mm rad just fine with the power cables fitting properly. I used it as exhaust without dust filter. One should not use dust filters anyway for exhaust.

There's a pre fitted dust filter at the top. U can actually remove it if u mount at top exhaust.

Being called Air 240 simply means an air setup works well. But the water route can work well in any setup. So those who do water setups can even get silent terrible airflow cases. So most definitely, Air 240 works for a water setup.

An AIO gives better temps, less noise, at a pretty cheap price. I've played with this case and contributed pictures for this. I'm not using it now but it's definitely great for putting 2 AIOs in there. Some pics for your ref. The last one is done by Corsair.

After all, the objective is better temps and noise. I never had issues with dust and with a full AIO setup, i only needed rad fans and temps were great. U may have a different pov and it's ok. Everyone does things differently. My objectives for this case were met and im sharing some ideas.


Top CPU rad as exhaust. Front too but i eventually switched it to intake.


CPU rad in 2nd chamber


3 rads. one in 2nd chamber. With an itx mobo. there's room for a bottom rad. making it 4 in total.
post #2663 of 3774
Thanks for the info trento. Be careful with negative pressure though if you have too much exhaust.

Soprohero I also noticed a change while stalking on evga website biggrin.gif however I read once on this thread that somebody had a 121mm card (height of course), and with cables it was about 136mm, resulting in a slight push on the side panel.
FTW being 129 might be already better, but it may push the height clearance needed to around 144mm, that being way to wide frown.gif

Eventually if the evga power link adaptor is around 5-7mm wide, it could fit, but still it might push the panel a bit...



EDIT:
I compared: This picture (Click to show)

and measured real length pin size, that is 0,8cm. Showing 0,7cm on the picture, that means the height of the EVGA power link is 1,03mm if my calculation is right. This push the total height of the FTW to 129+10=139

139 might still push strongly against the panel, unless somebody can show a setup with this height, I wouldn't risk it frown.gif
Edited by A5T4R07H - 6/8/16 at 12:31am
post #2664 of 3774
I still dont see any good airflow scenario. All i see on these pictures is pure chaos.

1. Picture: That config just pulls air out randomly, and as intake, we can call any opening thats left. How could this be optimal? No way. Air loops, dust being sucked in, etc...
2. Picture: Some air in on the front, some air out on the top, but all other places left blank to pull or push air out... Again, no toughts wasted for airflow at all. And we dont see how the rad is fitted in the second compartment. Either way, as intake, or exhaust, it doesnt matter, it cant be optimal, as described previously. That "it fits" is not a final conclusion, there are other factors too.
3. Picture: Again, rad in the secont chamber, cant be good for anything. The rad in front of the gpus is also cramped, no airflow at all. The only intake air the case gets, is heated by the cpu rad, and that is pulled out in a loop 4cm's from the intake... No cold air intake at all.

Witch such chaotic setups, your only option is to leave the Air 240 on top of your desk, with all sides exposed to open air, and halfway protected from dust it could suck in.
But again, i see what you are trying to say. It can _fit_ a lot of things. But there are still only a few good cooling setups, where every cooler can perform optimally, and both chambers get good airflow too.
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Quick comparsion pic between FE and FTW...


No way the FTW could fit this case imho smile.gif
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post #2666 of 3774
So I'm in the process of building my air240.

I initially put an H75 cooler in there but the pump is way too loud it sounds like a fridge. So while I RMA that and not risk getting another dodgy water cooler I may go for an air cooler.

Has anyone managed to fit a "be quiet! Dark Rock TF" in their air240?

I understand there is actually about 130mm of clearance to fit an air cooler but im having trouble understanding which dimensions is which dimension in terms of this case
Scan reckons: 140 x 108.8 x 162.6 mm (WxHxD)

is the height coming off of the MB so 108.8?

Cheers
post #2667 of 3774
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Quick comparsion pic between FE and FTW...


No way the FTW could fit this case imho smile.gif

That is the EVGA Classified and not the FTW. You can tell by the red mesh. And from reports I've seen, the classified is bigger than the FTW. The FTW and the hybrid are suppose to be identical in size tho,
post #2668 of 3774
Just found an interesting topic on corsair's forum.

Someone claims the XFX 290 DD fits in the air 240. This card is 143mm high quoting the manufacturer's website. But on the forum they say this value is in fact including a 20mm clearance for power cables.

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=132333

What do you guys think? It's confusing.
post #2669 of 3774
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So I'm in the process of building my air240.

I initially put an H75 cooler in there but the pump is way too loud it sounds like a fridge. So while I RMA that and not risk getting another dodgy water cooler I may go for an air cooler.

Has anyone managed to fit a "be quiet! Dark Rock TF" in their air240?

I understand there is actually about 130mm of clearance to fit an air cooler but im having trouble understanding which dimensions is which dimension in terms of this case
Scan reckons: 140 x 108.8 x 162.6 mm (WxHxD)

is the height coming off of the MB so 108.8?

Cheers

I would encourage you, to go for an air cooler asap.. i had 3 units of the H75, and RMA-ed all of them because of crackling bubbles.
No problems whatsoever with my NH-U9S ever since.

The cooler you mentioned is 108.8mm high without top fan, and 130.8mm with top fan, according to the tweaktown review. So even if you can fit it with top fan, it could not pull air, because the window is so close. Or you use it with only bottom fan. In this case, i think the NH-C14S is a better choice. Or if you dont want to mix up your airflow, then the U9S.
Edited by LocutusH - 6/8/16 at 7:50am
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post #2670 of 3774
Thanks,

Ive now RMA'd the H75 and risked the "be quiet! Dark Rock TF" hopefully it fits. I'll get back to you all on temps and if its too restricted. I could always cut an exaust hole in the panel l:coolsmile

NH-U9S was my second choice but while the performance of the fans are super sexy they are super ugly (to me).
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