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post #291 of 829
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Originally Posted by EchoChamber1970 View Post

Hi Guys...
I'm new to the group and must say very impressed with what I've seen in here.

Hey man, welcome to the club!
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So here's the thing..
Over the last few days I have been doing a lot of research and decided on this awesome little case with a set-up I think is a good starting point with room for upgrading and modding later down the line.

RAIJINTEK METIS - Black Windowed
Asus Z170I Pro Gaming Motherboard
Core i5 6600K
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz
Samsung 256Gb 950 Pro M.2
SanDisk Ultra II SSD 480 GB
Gigabyte Nvidia Gtx 970 Mini Itx 1076MHz
SilverStone Strider SFX Gold 450W
Noctua NH-D9L Heatsink
Noctua NF-F12 PPC 2000 PWM (Rear Case Fan replacement)

Sounds like it'll be a pretty good build!
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I have a couple of queries I hope you guys would be able to answer for me, one about airflow and the other cables...

1: With just the passive holes on the side of the case and the fan at the back I know without heavy modding (which I will get round to eventually), would it be advisable to have the rear fan as intake with the heatsink fan set to blow toward the power supply fan so as to get maximum positive pressure possible utilising the PSU fan as the exhaust... OR should I have everything blowing out the back causing negative pressure in the case? Will admit never paid attention to airflow in the past, but with this being such a small unit I want to get it right first time (until I get round to going the custom water loop route).

The case doesn't have the best airflow in the world, but it's also not really meant to be used as a hardcore overclocking case either. I recommend that people set things up in the same fashion that you mentioned first, above. Have the 120 case fan as intake, direct the cpu fan towards the psu (assuming you're not going watercooled), and have the psu exhaust. That will create a positive pressure environment, which is usually best in cases.
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2: Any recommendations for custom cables/lengths I'll require/ sites to get them from etc. I have a feeling the PSU I'm getting will have those horrid multi-coloured/nylon netted things usually supplied and knowing my luck they'll all be a standard ATX lengths (which would be a nightmare).

I'll try to remember to take some updated pics of my set up later tonight after work, since some things have changed slightly. You'll be able to see how I routed my cables, as I kept it as clean as possible, and I think it looks quite nice. The cables that are going to come with the psu that you've selected are in fact the multi colored ones. You do have a few options though, as far as getting other cables... First, Silverstone offers a set of flat, short cables for all of their Strider series modular psu's, linked here. That set is great, and I find that the length of them works fine. Second, you could instead purchase the Silverstone SX600-G psu. It's a bit more expensive, but it comes with the set of cables that I linked above, as opposed to the ugly multi colored ones. The SX600-G is the psu that I have, and it's been an awesome little unit. Third, you could either custom sleeve your own cables, or purchase custom made ones. They can sometimes get a bit pricy though, and quality widely varies.
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Hoping all the bits will be delivered before the weekend so I can start putting it together.

Make sure to take lots of pics for us! Also, a build log (posted in a separate thread) is always welcome!
post #292 of 829
Hey everyone! My first post here, I wanted to say thanks for all the ideas, you guys have done some awesome mods. I am absolutely happy I chose the Raijintek Metis. Here's my build!

MSI Gaming Pro AC Z170I Motherboard
Intel Core i5 6600k OC'ed at 4.6GHz
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 16GB @ 3.1GHz
Corsair H60 Cooler
Crucial BX200 240GB SSD (for now...plans for M.2 down the road)
EVGA Nvidia GTX 970 SC
Silverstone SFX 450w Gold Modular power supply
BlinkinLabs RGB LED strip

As many of you have done, I had the machine shop at my work cut a hole for a 120mm fan in the top. I also had the engineering dept. 3D-print a fan grille for me, which I was really happy with the turnout of all this. I'm using the stock 120mm fan that came with the Metis here.



I wish I would've made the effort to paint the adapter plate for the PS....one day I'll get around to that!


I love the LED strip from BlinkinLabs. It gets power and programmability via the USB 2.0 header on the motherboard, and comes with open-source software so that you can program each of the 60 LEDs however you want.




Here's a GIF of the LEDs flowing through the colors. http://i.imgur.com/gKJ7hp8.gifv

Here's a pic of my current color scheme, featuring my homebuilt headphone stand. I hate how quickly the dust gathers in this case, you can really see it on the window! Anyone have any tricks for keeping dust off the window? I have screens on both fans already.

post #293 of 829
Hey soo glad I found this forum I am currently running a build in this case

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card

I recently came into some money and wondered if it would even be possible for me to upgrade GPU to the 1080 GTX. It is the same size as the Titan X and same length as the 980 ti. Just wondered if there was anyone with experience of using the Titan X or the 980ti and what sort of config you used and what other parts I would need to change to run this Video card.
post #294 of 829
Cross-posting from the vinyl wrap guide thread.



Done with the case wrap, white carbon fiber + pink window tint. Next up I'm wrapping the 240mm rad that is going to be mounted externally on top of the case.



EDIT: done with the radiator wrap. I'm pretty pleased with the results
Edited by chir - 5/22/16 at 11:10am
post #295 of 829
Can you send me the Part to the USB Header you ordered. I'm also putting a long Gpu in and i need the extra 1/2 inch.
post #296 of 829
Hey guys. Registered just to ask two questions about this case:

Is the power LED red or white? Asking because my cables were labeled wrong. I had two cables for "HDD LED".

Also: I had heat issues in the Cooler Master Elite 110 which is just a bit bigger than the Metis. I just got a puny AMD APU (A10-7860K 65W TDP) in there without dGPU. Now I turned my rear fan around to make it an intake. Made more sense to me because the PSU is sucking air out of the case at the other end. More dust but better temps and less noise. Did some of you do it as well?
post #297 of 829
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Originally Posted by h3r3t1k View Post

Hey guys. Registered just to ask two questions about this case:

Is the power LED red or white? Asking because my cables were labeled wrong. I had two cables for "HDD LED".

Also: I had heat issues in the Cooler Master Elite 110 which is just a bit bigger than the Metis. I just got a puny AMD APU (A10-7860K 65W TDP) in there without dGPU. Now I turned my rear fan around to make it an intake. Made more sense to me because the PSU is sucking air out of the case at the other end. More dust but better temps and less noise. Did some of you do it as well?
On my Styx, the big brother of the Metis, my power LED is white but flashes red when there is HDD activity.

I can't really comment on your other question though. All I can say is if you're worried about dust, invest in a DemciFlex filter. They're the best filters out there and are magnetic to removal for cleaning is super easy.
post #298 of 829
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Originally Posted by h3r3t1k View Post

Hey guys. Registered just to ask two questions about this case:

Is the power LED red or white? Asking because my cables were labeled wrong. I had two cables for "HDD LED".

Also: I had heat issues in the Cooler Master Elite 110 which is just a bit bigger than the Metis. I just got a puny AMD APU (A10-7860K 65W TDP) in there without dGPU. Now I turned my rear fan around to make it an intake. Made more sense to me because the PSU is sucking air out of the case at the other end. More dust but better temps and less noise. Did some of you do it as well?

The power led is white, red when hdd works (at least on my metis)
I don't think you will have any cooling problems with only the CPU. I have a G3258 that i run fanless (fan attached to the case not the tower cooler) and temps never exceed 60 degrees.
Air 240
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3470 MSI H77MA-G43 Gainward GTX 650 Ti Boost Kningstone HyperX Beast 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
LiteOn SSD 1tb Noctua NH-D9L IIyama ProLite XB2483HSU 24" 
PowerCase
Seasonic M12II 520w Corsair Carbide Air 240 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
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post #299 of 829
Yup, power is white, HDD is red. I have the rear fan set up as an intake as well as my Corsair H60 radiator is mounted there. The top fan is also an intake, with the GPU and PSU acting as exhaust, there is a bit of positive pressure in the case and I took the rubber washers for additional HDD's out of the bottom for some additional breathing. Cools perfectly, never a problem.
post #300 of 829
This is my new build with this case. Hope you guys like it biggrin.gif

Pc parts:

Cpu Intel I7 4790K
Mainboard Maximus VII Impact
Vga Asus GTX 980ti Strix OC
Ram Corsair Dominator Platium 2x4gb bus 2400
PSU Silverstone SFX 600W
Case Raijintek Metis Green- Aluminum M-ITX Case
SSD Samung 850 Pro 256gb

WC parts:

Block Cpu EK-FB ASUS M6I
Block Vga EK-FC980 GTX Ti Strix- Nickel
Backplate Vga EK-FC980 GTX Ti Strix
Radiator 240mm Aquacomputer Airplex Modularity System, Cooper fin
Radiator 120mm cooper fin
Tank EK-XRES 100 DDC 3.2- Acetal (inc pump)
Coolant Mayhems Pastel- Mint Green 250ml Concentrate
Fitting and Hardtube Barrow OD 12mm
Fan 1x Corsair Sp120, 2x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoon AP-15





Edited by khanh00le - 6/9/16 at 8:49am
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