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Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but it seems to me that those fans are too close to the window to get any real airflow going? Doesn't it need more space to draw air in to push it through?

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Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but it seems to me that those fans are too close to the window to get any real airflow going? Doesn't it need more space to draw air in to push it through?


I wouldn't over analyze promo shots, the placement of things is more often than not prioritized by form before function.
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Originally Posted by inedenimadam View Post

I wouldn't over analyze promo shots, the placement of things is more often than not prioritized by form before function.

You're probably right, but I've seen a lot of people in this thread with a similar setup and I just don't quite follow how it's supposed to work =/

I'm thinking about picking up one of these cases and seeing that just confused me. I feel like I'm missing something X_X
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Does anyone know if the Core X9 is available as a 3d model?

It makes it a lot easier to plan my stacker.
I have made an approximate (non-accurate) model.
ThermaltakeCoreX9Sample.zip 170k .zip file
Modify it to be a more accurate one and use it.
Is there a 3D model for the core x2 too?

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Originally Posted by Proziam View Post

Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but it seems to me that those fans are too close to the window to get any real airflow going? Doesn't it need more space to draw air in to push it through?



The window side is on the side opposite the fans, the fans are on what would be, with the side panels attached, the mesh side.

It's pretty obvious that the pic is aimed at noobs who are easily overwhelmed by size and multiple colors.

I can't think of an experienced builder here who would create a mess like that . . . . .

It's just parts slammed helter-skelter into a tin box in hopes that enough rads, fans, reservoirs, and pretty colored cables, (that should have been hidden) will entice the young male "bigger is better" thinking guy into buy it.

Plenty of builds in this thread alone are far cleaner looking and capable of equally good cooling, even with multi hi-end GPU setups.


I mean if you wanted to do a stacked build, I can think of much more efficient ways to do it with much better aesthetics.

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 9/26/15 at 7:26am
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The window side is on the side opposite the fans, the fans are on what would be, with the side panels attached, the mesh side.

It's pretty obvious that the pic is aimed at noobs who are easily overwhelmed by size and multiple colors.

I can't think of an experienced builder here who would create a mess like that . . . . .

It's just parts slammed helter-skelter into a tin box in hopes that enough rads, fans, reservoirs, and pretty colored cables, (that should have been hidden) will entice the young male "bigger is better" thinking guy into buy it.

Plenty of builds in this thread alone are far cleaner looking and capable of equally good cooling, even with multi hi-end GPU setups.


I mean if you wanted to do a stacked build, I can think of much more efficient ways to do it with much better aesthetics.

Darlene

Yeah that's what I was thinking, the pics just made my brain hurt when I was looking at it on Newegg and came looking for some input. Thanks though!
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Thermaltake, I don't know if you read these threads but if you do I'd really like to see something smaller that could fit a full size ATX motherboard in a horizontal fashion. Something like a slightly larger V21 maybe with more modern styling.
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Thermaltake, I don't know if you read these threads but if you do I'd really like to see something smaller that could fit a full size ATX motherboard in a horizontal fashion. Something like a slightly larger V21 maybe with more modern styling.


I think they're too busy working on the Caselabs SMA8 style knockoff to pay any attention here any more . . . . biggrin.gif

D.
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Why not just run a single, full thickness, (60mm) 480 in the lower area with your drives and PSU on the opposite side.

That leaves the upper area open for fans, lighting, or whatever you choose.

If you don't have a lot of drives, and can fit them in the stealth locations under the mobo tray on each side, then there's room for a full thickness 240 on the PSU side.









Darlene

How much room in the basement does that leave for putting a drain port in the basement if I went with a UT 480mm? It is difficult to plan the loop without actually having the equipment in hand to rough fit. On the Alphacool UT60 480mm (shown here: http://www.performance-pcs.com/alphacool-nexxxos-ut60-full-copper-480mm.html ), is the single port in the picture used for a drain port?
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Why not just run a single, full thickness, (60mm) 480 in the lower area with your drives and PSU on the opposite side.

That leaves the upper area open for fans, lighting, or whatever you choose.

If you don't have a lot of drives, and can fit them in the stealth locations under the mobo tray on each side, then there's room for a full thickness 240 on the PSU side.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Darlene

How much room in the basement does that leave for putting a drain port in the basement if I went with a UT 480mm? It is difficult to plan the loop without actually having the equipment in hand to rough fit. On the Alphacool UT60 480mm (shown here: http://www.performance-pcs.com/alphacool-nexxxos-ut60-full-copper-480mm.html ), is the single port in the picture used for a drain port?


There's a lot of room, for setting up a drain system and concealing cabling.

Here's how I have mine set up currently with QDC's, so that I can slide either rad out to the side, and even disconnect it if needed.

The lower ports of each rad connect together via a T fitting, from which the drain line comes from:




Here's a pic from before I added the QDC's where the drain line is more visibly extended out in front of the 480:





The drain valve normally sits right in front of the 480 when not in use:





Here's a different view of the space available between my lower rads . . I used grills on the fans since I will have all the front panel cabling in that passage:





If you use rads like the Alphacools with multiple ports, you could easily create a simpler drain system with a 90* and a valve on the outboard ports of each rad.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 9/27/15 at 12:19pm
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