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Hey You All. This is my first post but Ive been following this thread for a while ( I don't post much). I'm just throwing up my build so far before I take it all apart and rearrange/rebuild everything. I find it was going to be too cluttered with too many fans as I still have 9 more to add. Plus I own a CNC router and a lot of acrylic and making my own water block and things, although none have been built in yet. Everything is going to be custom, 1 of my rez's is done (25 hours) and I'm not anywhere near done, The fun is in the build I find. Anyway love the thread and keep
it up. I see some super insane builds going on, keeps me inspired. thumb.gif






Nice build. I like the colors and the mid mount motherboard. What pumps are you using?
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Thanks, I have 2 EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM.

Good idea for hiding wires in a tube, I had not hidden any wires yet on this configuration since I'm going to rebuild from scratch really. It was a totally incomplete build. Just getting things running as its all new gear and I was sick of staring at it in a pile of boxes. Of course now its a big job to rebuild from scratch but Ill get most things built before I take it apart again.

Yes I sand the edges very smooth and then flame polish.
Edited by DirtNapp - 1/26/16 at 11:37am
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Hey guys,

Thinking about buying this case, kind of fell in love with it ( the x2 version) but i have a couple of questions.
Anyone who by any chance has installed a Swifttech H220x and could tell me if the tubing is long enough to reach the top of the case? Same question for an Evga 980TI Hybrid, i'm worried the tubing wont be long enough thus not being able to install the rads on top.

Another question i have is: I see a lot of people place 3 120mm fans on the side with the acrylic window...but use does that have? Is it purely aesthetic? Or does the airflow not get hindered that much and just pull all the air the fans want/need from the bottom or something?

Any help is appreciated! thanks.
post #2414 of 3862
Both should easily fit to the top of the case, there's approx. 4.5 inches from the top of my 780 to the top of the case. The side fans really depend on if you mount them on the inside or backside of the bracket. Inside (against) the side panel will have limited airflow. If you mount them on the backside, while not aesthetically pleasing, it should be able to draw air from the lower rear vent and the front of the case. I have not tried to mount fans down there, just an observation. I had thought about putting my 360 rad down there though I chose to mount it up top, easier runs for the hard lines.
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Hey You All. This is my first post but Ive been following this thread for a while ( I don't post much). I'm just throwing up my build so far before I take it all apart and rearrange/rebuild everything. I find it was going to be too cluttered with too many fans as I still have 9 more to add. Plus I own a CNC router and a lot of acrylic and making my own water block and things, although none have been built in yet. Everything is going to be custom, 1 of my rez's is done (25 hours) and I'm not anywhere near done, The fun is in the build I find. Anyway love the thread and keep
it up. I see some super insane builds going on, keeps me inspired. thumb.gif





Is this Ring fans ? ...RGB or non RGB ones ?
post #2416 of 3862
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Both should easily fit to the top of the case, there's approx. 4.5 inches from the top of my 780 to the top of the case. The side fans really depend on if you mount them on the inside or backside of the bracket. Inside (against) the side panel will have limited airflow. If you mount them on the backside, while not aesthetically pleasing, it should be able to draw air from the lower rear vent and the front of the case. I have not tried to mount fans down there, just an observation. I had thought about putting my 360 rad down there though I chose to mount it up top, easier runs for the hard lines.
Thanks for the info, should fit just fine then.

About the fans: Yeah, guess people are doing it just for the looks and maybe to hide the cables running below etc? Can't see the benifit airflow/cooling wise. But i'll probably do the same, just for looks and have them run at minimum speed + 3 on the backside and maybe some on the bottom for some extra intake. Can't wait to get my hands on it tongue.gif
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Stopped by the local plastics shop and saw they had a piece of scrap 2069 transparent blue cast acrylic that would fit my case, tossed on some earth magnets and slapped it on. I really like the clarity this has, it lowered the overall brightness just a little bit and increases the UV of the blue fans on top.

I also moved the smoked panel to the rear wall side panel, creates a cool reflection, but some of the white wall fades through it making it look dark grey. I'm thinking of getting a custom piece of acrylic with a mirror on one side and the other side being a smoked transparent color, it's called a
two way mirror.





Flash on...
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See the reflection from the smoked rear panel...
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post #2418 of 3862
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Stopped by the local plastics shop and saw they had a piece of scrap 2069 transparent blue cast acrylic that would fit my case, tossed on some earth magnets and slapped it on. I really like the clarity this has, it lowered the overall brightness just a little bit and increases the UV of the blue fans on top.

I also moved the smoked panel to the rear wall side panel, creates a cool reflection, but some of the white wall fades through it making it look dark grey.
Very awesome case! Do you have cool pics with daylight? Would love to see the cable managment and how clean it looks.

Props, you manages to get the color/uv balance just right. Not too Much and not too little.
post #2419 of 3862
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Very awesome case! Do you have cool pics with daylight? Would love to see the cable managment and how clean it looks.

Props, you manages to get the color/uv balance just right. Not too Much and not too little.
Thnx man! I actually have all almost all cables hidden away in the rear lower left corner of the case above the power supply.

The only cables that are visible are semi hidden running along the rear support beam that that the motherboard sits on which travels from the front to the rear of the case.

I REMOVED the front USB and AUDIO cables... I only left the thin flat ribbon cable for power/led cable intact. This way all the fan/led power cables could fit in that support beam and be hidden as they travel to the powersupply compartment.

*PRO TIP* Use black cotton cloth tape to hide wires. This tape blends perfect with the panels and doesn't reflect any light making it disappear/blend into the case...
http://www.amazon.com/XFasten-Professional-Grade-Gaffer-Yards/dp/B00VVHZZQU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1453912128&sr=8-9&keywords=cloth+tape This is why you don't see my 24pin UV cables coming out below the gromet, they are covered in cloth tape, pretty cool eh?

This is with the RGB strip set to white, it's the best pic I have to show cable details...

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Guessing you all saw the Core x5 announcement? It's exactly what was needed in the line up. The x9 is way too big and the x2 was way too small being an MATX case. Unfortunately, the x5 sacrifices a lot of fans and it isn't really that much smaller. It's only about 4 inches less deep, 0.5 inch less wide, and 1.5 inches less tall. You lose access to exactly 9 possible fan/radiator slots total including one side panel completely. A bit disappointing but still going to swap out my x9 to the x5. I have several unused fan slots and most of the case is just empty space even with 4x AIO GPU's and an AIO CPU.


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