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post #361 of 859
Rather then drill in to it while the top is on the case, why not just remove it? It all comes apart.
post #362 of 859
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Originally Posted by Erasmuz View Post

Rather then drill in to it while the top is on the case, why not just remove it? It all comes apart.

Well, I have no workbench and no drill press machine, only one clamp (which is not enough - you want to have two clamps to hold the single top lid securely into place). My best option is assembling the whole chassis, so I have all the rigidity coming from the assembled construction. I have to say, the top lid is not bending at all thumb.gif Drilling from the top down with my drilling machine is my best option to be honest. I guess with some attention, it will work out smile.gif
post #363 of 859
I agree with Erasmuz. Even with only one clamp, I think your better option is to remove the top panel. Just place the panel with the outside face down on a piece of wood and drill through the inside face. You'll get much less burring than drill through with the panel attached. I think just one clamp would be fine too as long as you have your other hand there to help hold it in place if needed. Running a drill with a hole saw shouldn't need two hand anyway.


In other news, I am considering switch from my Styx to the Metis for my gaming rig and migrating bedroom pc into the Styx. My only concern is fitment. I currently have an MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G, which is 276mm long, and a Raijintek Ereboss Core Edition CPU cooler, which is 160mm tall. The case specification page states that max CPU cooler height is 160mm so I have high hopes that the cooler would fit. I'm just slightly worried about the GPU. I've seen others say that with an SFX PSU you can fit longer cards. Currently I have a Silverstone Strider Platinum, which is 140mm long, so shorter than most standard ATX PSU's but longer than an SFX PSU. Anyone think I'd have any issues getting everything to fit?

Here is a pic of my rig in the Styx currently for reference
post #364 of 859
It will not fit sorry. I just grabbed a tape measure and from the back of the case to the front, so the entire length ignoring anything it may hit like the power & I/O connectors at the front, it is nearly exactly 276mm - so your card is basically the exact width of the case.

Sorry buddy! I would say to go 3CM smaller then that at a maximum to fit it without interfering with the headers and giving you a bit of wiggle room depending on which way the PCIE power plug goes in.
post #365 of 859
Meh, oh well. Thought was nice while it lasted lol I might still look for another mITX case. I'm kind of stuck with how small I can go due to the size of my GPU and CPU cooler though. I really like the minimalistic cases like fractal design, Silverstone and Lian Li
post #366 of 859
Yep I know what you mean. It's amazing this case isn't more popular as it is really the smallest case I could find that also looked good.
post #367 of 859
Yeah, 10.5in cards are about as much as you can fit. Even that is a tight fit with the usb 3.0 cables.

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Originally Posted by Erasmuz View Post

Yep I know what you mean. It's amazing this case isn't more popular as it is really the smallest case I could find that also looked good.

So true, I just wish the aluminium finish wasn't so fragile. I ended up changing to a sugo sg13 because of that. Well I suppose that and a few other reasons...
Edited by ApplesOfEpicnes - 8/4/16 at 6:20am
post #368 of 859
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Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

I agree with Erasmuz. Even with only one clamp, I think your better option is to remove the top panel. Just place the panel with the outside face down on a piece of wood and drill through the inside face. You'll get much less burring than drill through with the panel attached. I think just one clamp would be fine too as long as you have your other hand there to help hold it in place if needed. Running a drill with a hole saw shouldn't need two hand anyway.


In other news, I am considering switch from my Styx to the Metis for my gaming rig and migrating bedroom pc into the Styx. My only concern is fitment. I currently have an MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G, which is 276mm long, and a Raijintek Ereboss Core Edition CPU cooler, which is 160mm tall. The case specification page states that max CPU cooler height is 160mm so I have high hopes that the cooler would fit. I'm just slightly worried about the GPU. I've seen others say that with an SFX PSU you can fit longer cards. Currently I have a Silverstone Strider Platinum, which is 140mm long, so shorter than most standard ATX PSU's but longer than an SFX PSU. Anyone think I'd have any issues getting everything to fit?

Here is a pic of my rig in the Styx currently for reference

The Ereboss cooler is fitting thumb.gif See the following image link (NOT my build)

http://abload.de/img/img_29758fjpz.jpg
post #369 of 859
Hi everyone,

I´m a new member inside that community and my school english is not the best, im sorry for that...
as you might guessed i want to build a "new" PC in the Raikintek Metis Case.
I have a few questions about my planned build and i thought THIS is the right place to ask ^^

So to begin, here are my planned parts i want to use:

CPU: i7 4790k
GPU: GTX 680 or HD 7950
CPU COOLER: Noctua NH-D14 (if the temps get to high, im switching to the Arctic Cooler Liquid 120)
MAINBOARD: @ Advokatrix you stole my motherboard ;D... i was planning to use a MSI Z97I AC Gaming (rare stuff in germany) but im switching to the Gigabyte Z97N Gaming if i get one
PSU: Corsair SF600 SFX PSU
RAM: 16GB Corsair XMS3
Storage: 64GB Sandisk SSD

I want to do a top panel case mod, by cutting two 120mm holes for fans that should intake air from the outside.
If you know the best way to do so, please tell me, my plan was to use a 120mm hole saw wink.gif
Beside stuffing all these parts inside that case im worried about temps inside the PC, my guess is, by mounting fans on the top the GPU is going to be fine... My worry is the i7 4790k.
In my current setup, which is trimmed to be silent, the temps are about 50°C when IDLE and about 80°C under load, i have 3 fans installed on the CPU Cooler taking the hot air out of the case and i want to the same inside the Metis.
My guess is that the temps will stay the same, in my case (Bitfenix Prodigy M) i have about zero airflow because the fans are too "loud".

Oh and i want the new build to be as quiet as my old one... my guess is that this is going to be hard, currently im working with Speedfan to make my System Semi-Passive.
When my system is in IDLE it isn´t audible because every moving part is shut off... When im putting load on the components, the fans kick in to keep the temps under 80°C, my plan is to do so too in the Metis. The PSU is a Semi-Passive one and the CPU should handle it just fine when IDLE with the Noctua NH-D14 installed, i´m going to flash the GPU again to make it silent.

Have I missplanned anything or do you have any guesses about that build?
I´ve read nearly every post in this forum and my guess is that it will work...

Keep the good builds up thumb.gif and thanks to anyone who might help me.

best regards,
arenda1234
Edited by arenda1234 - 8/4/16 at 3:18pm
post #370 of 859
Glad i found this thread. Really like the look of this case and its so cheap. Thinking of picking one up for my portable vive build. Is there any issue fitting in a say normal size 1070? I'm most likely just going to get a mini 1060 from zotac anyway as it should do the job fine. Also how does it handle aio coolers? This is what I'm considering https://www.pccasegear.com/products/33231/silverstone-tundra-td02-slim-aio-liquid-cpu-cooler
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