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The X9 has a nice drop in mount for the top, while the X5 just has some bars...They do the job just fine but aren't as nice. The X5 also comes with some small SSD mounting plates that can attach along the side rails. I thought that was actually a neat feature that the X9 doesn't have.
Not sure if the mobo tray is supposed to be removable on the X5, but it was a pain and I ended up giving up on removing it. The cable management holes on the X5 aren't lined with the rubber grommets like the X9.
Overall, the build quality on the X5 seems a lot lower and I really don't understand why it costs more than the X9 right now wth.gif
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I did read that the MB tray is meant to come out

Will have to see how much it is when it arrives here (Australia) if its alot more than the Core X9, I will just work out the space for the X9 (and convince the wife that I need it smile.gif)
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Originally Posted by NightSmoker View Post

2. build all stuff into case and think about routing again, do it the shortest way possible.

I have to do it now cuz I need to mod the case then so....I dont want to do it twice biggrin.gif
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res->pumps->360 rad->120 rad->cpu->mb->outside rad->back in->graphics->res
res->pumps->360 rad->120 rad->outside rad->back in->graphics->cpu->mb->res
I don't think I can think of somethign else but cant decide which is better... redface.gif:o
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Originally Posted by fat4l View Post

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Originally Posted by NightSmoker View Post

2. build all stuff into case and think about routing again, do it the shortest way possible.

I have to do it now cuz I need to mod the case then so....I dont want to do it twice biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by fat4l View Post

res->pumps->360 rad->120 rad->cpu->mb->outside rad->back in->graphics->res
res->pumps->360 rad->120 rad->outside rad->back in->graphics->cpu->mb->res
I don't think I can think of somethign else but cant decide which is better... redface.gif:o



In 99% of builds, the loop order makes no difference.

If you have both a 360 and an external rad, the 120 is a waste of time and space, . . . and just clutters up the case.

As a suggestion, . .

I'd think along the lines of leaving the top portion with just some fans up top, and put the 360 on the CPU side in the lower chamber, with the PSU on the GPU side with a drive cage if you need it.

There's a removable hex mesh panel on the rear of the CPU side bottom, that you could easily mount Quick Disconnects to for your external connections that would have room to do that with a 360 rad on that side.

That would look nice and clean while adding modularity for ease of setup and movement.

It would even let you use the system with just the internal 360 if you make up a short soft tube with mating QD's for the ones that normally go out to the external rad.

Darlene


Mounting panel mount QD's thru mesh isn't hard, just use some 1/8" acrylic on each side of the mesh with a Bitspower passthru fitting:



Edited by IT Diva - 6/23/16 at 4:17am
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

In 99% of builds, the loop order makes no difference.

If you have both a 360 and an external rad, the 120 is a waste of time and space, . . . and just clutters up the case.

As a suggestion, . .

I'd think along the lines of leaving the top portion with just some fans up top, and put the 360 on the CPU side in the lower chamber, with the PSU on the GPU side with a drive cage if you need it.

There's a removable hex mesh panel on the rear of the CPU side bottom, that you could easily mount Quick Disconnects to for your external connections that would have room to do that with a 360 rad on that side.

That would look nice and clean while adding modularity for ease of setup and movement.

It would even let you use the system with just the internal 360 if you make up a short soft tube with mating QD's for the ones that normally go out to the external rad.

Darlene


Mounting panel mount QD's thru mesh isn't hard, just use some 1/8" acrylic on each side of the mesh with a Bitspower passthru fitting:


Thanks for all the feedback!
However are we talking about the same case ? X71 ? biggrin.gif
post #3046 of 4143
If you use slightly thicker acrylic, you can make it completely flush:






I ended up with this by accident but I liked it I kept it and did a few more using a step drill bit. These are Barrow bulkheads (aka pass-throughs) btw.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

If you use slightly thicker acrylic, you can make it completely flush:






I ended up with this by accident but I liked it I kept it and did a few more using a step drill bit. These are Barrow bulkheads (aka pass-throughs) btw.
Already bought the acrylic for the bottom and exp part.
How did you route your wc?
Show more pics pls smile.gif
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Originally Posted by fat4l View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

In 99% of builds, the loop order makes no difference.

If you have both a 360 and an external rad, the 120 is a waste of time and space, . . . and just clutters up the case.

As a suggestion, . .

I'd think along the lines of leaving the top portion with just some fans up top, and put the 360 on the CPU side in the lower chamber, with the PSU on the GPU side with a drive cage if you need it.

There's a removable hex mesh panel on the rear of the CPU side bottom, that you could easily mount Quick Disconnects to for your external connections that would have room to do that with a 360 rad on that side.

That would look nice and clean while adding modularity for ease of setup and movement.

It would even let you use the system with just the internal 360 if you make up a short soft tube with mating QD's for the ones that normally go out to the external rad.

Darlene


Mounting panel mount QD's thru mesh isn't hard, just use some 1/8" acrylic on each side of the mesh with a Bitspower passthru fitting:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Thanks for all the feedback!
However are we talking about the same case ? X71 ? biggrin.gif


Oohhhh, my bad . .

Was thinking you had the X9.

I don't have an X71 to compare to.

Sorry if I ran you off track.

D.
post #3049 of 4143
Just an FYI, Tt has removed the half-window panel entirely from their shop now, only full-vent and full-window left and it wouldn't surprise me if they're gonna go too at this pace. Hopefully they'll come back.
post #3050 of 4143
Is there anywhere that has the max thinkness for the Rads in the Core X9 and X5

Im working out what I need for my build, and looking at getting two 360 Rads, but I will be using all three Drive bays, so not sure if they will be in the way
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