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post #321 of 829
Has anyone put an AMD RX 480 in this case? I was really hoping to put an after-market one in but they may be a little big (at least until someone does a compact edition). The reference designed AMD RX 480 I've seen the length range from 24cm to 25.4cm. Earlier in this thread Schyperist said the maximum card length should be 24.5cm so it's definitely a dicey decision! Thoughts?
post #322 of 829
Sorry to post again, but how long can the graphics card be before it interferes with the USB, Power & Audio headers on the top of the case?

I might give the RX 480 a few months to see if they release a compact / ITX edition. The PCB is physically already smaller then the cooler slapped on top, so I'd think it was relatively easy to improve & shrink the cooler?
Edited by Erasmuz - 7/16/16 at 6:52am
post #323 of 829
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Originally Posted by Erasmuz View Post

Has anyone put an AMD RX 480 in this case? I was really hoping to put an after-market one in but they may be a little big (at least until someone does a compact edition). The reference designed AMD RX 480 I've seen the length range from 24cm to 25.4cm. Earlier in this thread Schyperist said the maximum card length should be 24.5cm so it's definitely a dicey decision! Thoughts?

I was also thinking about this, Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ is 255mm and has the power connector at the end of the card. It'll be tight but from earlier on in the thread people were talking about this and apparently the absolute maximum length is 270mm, so 255mm should still be ok.
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From earlier on in the thread
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Cheers man.

GPU length I cannot answer. I know people have fit a GTX970 Gaming from MSI. Google the card and you shall find the measurements.

I sold for 8000SEK

That's 269mm. A 269mm gpu fit inside a 277mm length case? wow.
Maybe he did some modification?

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Is this statement true ONLY if you replace the front panel usb/power button? or it can fit without modding?

will fit thicker GPU say 2.5 slots or perhaps even 3 slots if not for IO shield limitation.

and no, you can spread the USB cables apart that you dont have to remove/mod the cables but doing so does stress the cable.

by maximum length i mean the card literally presses against the aluminium front panel(will need some slight force to push the panel so the screws line up) but somewhat still clears the power button and USB cables.

if you really have to use such a long card then so be it but i recommend against it

note that the 670 DCUII has the cooler shroud overhanging the PCB which kinda allows for some compression while the 770DCU's PCB is longer then the cooler.

IMO the case itself is fairly silent to me and top fan is great to have but not entirely necessary. just by having a hole up to made all the difference. my top 140mm fan doesnt need to spin even on a hot summer day to keep the temps comfortable


Also, my own case will arrive sometime within the next 2 weeks. Still waiting for the aftermarket 480's before I can get my components though... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #324 of 829
that rear power connector and cable bend radius would make it really tight
post #325 of 829
Hi, everyone! Like Erasmuz, I joined the forum to chime in to the Metis Owners Club.

I built this rig back in October/November 2015. In anticipation of Fallout 4, I decided to put together a basic build with upgrade potential (rather than buy a new console, last PC I built was when Fallout 3 was released). My only three requirements were to fit my loose budget, play F4 better than a console and play it at actual 1080p, and have a high WAF. WAF was my primary issue, as this would be sitting out in the open in the living room (I have no room for a dedicated gaming desk and decades of console gaming has made me a couch gamer), so it had to look nice. When I showed her the Metis, my wife approved of the style. So I set about assembling parts.

This is what I ended up putting in my black Metis:

Silverstone 500W SFX-L
Gigabyte Z170N-WiFi
Intel Core i5 6500 w/stock cooler
8GB HyperX DDR4 2133
Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB R9 380 OC
120GB Patriot Blast SSD
salvaged 500GB WD HDD

It ran really well, and all buttoned up, CPU temps sit at ~30C idle and stay under 50C under load, and GPU sat right around ~70C under load. Benchmarks and actual gameplay averaged 40-50 FPS with drops down to ~30 FPS and jumps up to the 70s (which was all fine with me since I'm not gaming on a high refresh gaming monitor).

Sometime in January my Mac Mini PLEX server crapped out on me. Since I was unemployed at that time, building a new server/NAS was out of the question, so everything had to get moved over to the Metis. I built a custom drive rack from a small piece of plexiglass I had laying around (based on a concept I had seen online). After all the extra drives went in, CPU temps went up a bit to around 60C under load and the GPU started breaking 80C regularly (and thermal throttling sometimes), so I took the top plate of the case off and I've been running the rig topless. Now the CPU temps are back where they were initially, and the GPU temps now stay right around 60C under load. Until I can afford to buy a second Metis, I can't bring myself to cut into the top plate and 3D print a grille for it.




post #326 of 829
Nice work on the custom HDD cage!

Just a quick question on this one:
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Silverstone 500W SFX-L

I've noticed quite a few people have been using the Silverstone, but when I was comparing the two 600W options I found this link which seems to clearly identify the Corsair as the better unit?:

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/150031-best-600w-sfx-psu

I'm really hoping they bring out a shorter RX 480, it doesn't even need to be ITX sized just smaller. The cooler over-hangs the PCB by quite a bit, even if they just reduce this the card would be perfect. I'm tossing up waiting for this, or picking up the same card you have (Gigabyte R9 380X G1) as they're going fairly cheap now.
post #327 of 829
Thanks! It's basically two pieces of plexi with some holes in it. The bottom drive acts as the mounting point. The cage bolts into the side mount holes of the bottom drive and then the bottom drive mounts to the case floor through its bottom mount screw holes. I made room for six drives since my mobo only has 6 SATA ports, with about 5mm of breathing room between drives.

Honestly, I don't know, but the Corsair sounds like a good unit. It wasn't out when I built my system, and the SilverStones were well reviewed and liked by many. I chose the 500 because it met my power needs and still left me some overhead. And I chose it over the 600 because I had read in some reviews and from some other users that the 600 tended to be noisier than the 500, and I didn't want a noisy power supply on a unit that was going to be right under my TV.

I'm pretty happy with the 380, though I do wish I had just splurged and bought a short 970, or a card that had a full coverage water block for it... I really should cut the top of the case to let the card breathe, but I'm hoping to get by for a while until I can reconfigure this into a different case, or convert this to a straight HTPC and build a new pure gaming rig and a dedicated media server.
post #328 of 829
Hello again,

Fair enough regarding the PSU, I was just curious, I currently have a SilverStone and it's a perfectly good unit and very (very) quiet which is really important to me as my PC sits right next to me on my desk.

I think I'll hang out and try and pick up a shorter RX 480. I'm going to get my father in law to drill a grid in the top for ventilation like some others have done. Your hard drive mounts looks awesome but now I think about it, it takes very limited room for ventilation and fills it! So I can see why you're having issues with ventilation
post #329 of 829
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Your hard drive mounts looks awesome but now I think about it, it takes very limited room for ventilation and fills it! So I can see why you're having issues with ventilation

Yeah, that's exactly what the issue is. That's why I cut the square holes in the sides of the mounts and why I left some room between the drives, it allows for some air flow so that it doesn't block things completely. But the case definitely needs the breathing room.

I'm hoping to start a new water cooled build in a few months, with a better GPU and a K series CPU. Much as I love this build, it was very much determined by my budget at the time...
post #330 of 829
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that rear power connector and cable bend radius would make it really tight

Yeah, makes me pretty nervous about ordering the sapphire card. Most of my cards have been from Sapphire and I'd prefer to get one from them but I guess I'll have to skip this one mad.gif But then again, I'm starting to get a bit tired of waiting so might just grab the first aftermarket card that comes... sozo.gif

I'll have to do some thinking and measuring using the 7870 twin frozr from my old rig, it's a 270mm card and should give a decent idea of everything.
Edited by Blizlake - 7/18/16 at 3:50am
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