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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
If you don't mind not having the window, you can get the DIYPC version of the case for usually $10 cheaper. Without modding the top, meaning cutting holes into it, the the case only supports a single 120mm radiator on the rear exhaust. If you don't mind going slightly larger, the Metis' big brother, the Styx, supports a 240mm on the top without modding as well as longer GPUs and up to mATX motherboards
post #372 of 780
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
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Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

If you don't mind not having the window, you can get the DIYPC version of the case for usually $10 cheaper. Without modding the top, meaning cutting holes into it, the the case only supports a single 120mm radiator on the rear exhaust. If you don't mind going slightly larger, the Metis' big brother, the Styx, supports a 240mm on the top without modding as well as longer GPUs and up to mATX motherboards

thanks for the info, just going off what i can get locally as shipping for international on cases is crazy, can't find any other models around me so this is what i gotta go with. think i'll stick with an AIO with 120m rad for now and then perhaps mod the top later to fit a proper rad and watercool the GPU and CPU.
post #373 of 780
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Originally Posted by fingertoes View Post

That's a clean looking build you have there! i must say it looks very unique too.
Must look Sweet when you have the motherboard lighting up and breathing orange. Love that board.
How are your temps?
I noticed you have 2 x 120mm fans up top, but i don't see any mounting points. how did you mount the fans? Great job cutting those fan holes thou:thumb:
Your PSU looks very low profile, Is it mounted without the PSU riser??

Thank you smile.gif
I'm quite happy with my temps, CPU 50-55 in games and GPU never goes above 65.
The fans are mounted with the double side tape, i wanted a clean look biggrin.gif
The holes are made with a CNC machine (my dad has a nice boss) i think i still have the file if anyone is interested.
Actually the sfx PSU is mounted without the ATX adaptor, can't find one in my country but 2 of the holes mach and the case bracket covers 2 of the PSU sides so no problem there.
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post #374 of 780
Nice. Those are pretty good temps too.
I'm planning on watercooling my Metis. And in the process, of collecting all the parts.
After seeing some members getting pretty good temps with air cooling, makes me think twice about water cooling it smile.gif
post #375 of 780
Hi all,

So I FINALLY received my SFX to ATX power supply adapter and my RX 480. I was a little impatient by the time I received it last night so I didn't do a great job putting it all together. I will need to take it apart when I'm in a relaxed mood and work out a few things.

The power cable for one, it's just tucked away but not really managed. Also a number of power cables are really just loose hanging, again they're tucked away but they're not neat or strapped down in any way. I was just too impatient and wanted to use it!

I love this case and highly recommend it for small builds but just a couple of negative things. The case is definitely a bit flimsy until everything is screwed back together. It's not really an issue once it is assembled but when in bits it's noticeable.

Secondly, what the HELL were they thinking putting that lip along the bottom PCI slot at the back of the case? That is really (really) annoying!! I haven't got a photo but it's basically a 1-2mm lip that runs along the outside of the PCI slot which prevents any port on my graphics card (except one DisplayPort) from being used! Extremely poor design, a massive mistake in my opinion. Unless the plug is no wider then the PCI slot itself or the graphics card protrudes to clear the lip (like a DVI port) it prevents anything being plugged in!! If you needed the rigidity Raijintek you should have used thicker metal

Here she is almost assembled, I haven't put the top on yet as it hasn't had an cooling holes drilled yet. The 24cm RX 480 fits with 1cm to spare before it hits the USB/power cables. Sorry it's a bit blurry but it's about 10mm before they'd make contact. I'd say 24cm should really be your max, but if you wanted 25cm would put a bit of pressure on the cables, 1cm longer and you'll need to modify the header cables and 1cm longer again and it won't fit. 24cm is a good max length.


post #376 of 780
Hi.

Found this thread/site by chance browsing the web and found it very inspiring, so I figured I would share some quick pics of my Metis.

I originally bought the Metis back in late 2014 and it started off with a corsair H60i and stock gpu cooling.
It didn’t take long before I started to tinker with case and replacing the ATX psu for a SFF one and installing a bigger heatsink without fans for the gpu.
The idea was to passively cool the gtx 970. It worked quite well, though I had to dremel out a hole in the top to better the airflow. GPU temps when gaming and running furmark where at most 60-70 c, CPU temps around 50-60c.
Recently I thought it was time to upgrade the cooling. And since I’ve always thought it was kind of cool with custom loops I figured why not go all in in do a proper one.
Here's some pics of the old setup:





Anyhow I recently ended up with the system you see below. Right now perhaps not the tidiest, but it’s a start. I will redo some of the tubing when I have the fittings needed, sleeve the fan cables and removing the stickers on the fans. Perhaps I will go the PETG route as well, though I haven’t decided on that yet.
Any ideas?






When I started the planning for the loop I started with a bigger radiator in mind(240mm), but I soon realised that it wouldn’t fit inside the case without cutting out holes for it.
Since I want to keep the loop inside the case I ended up trying only one 120 mm rad. Even though many people said that it wouldn’t be sufficient to cool both the GPU and the CPU.
But where’s the fun in only listening to what other people think works, my philosophy is that if you haven’t tried it you can’t say it doesn’t work biggrin.gif . So for giggles I choose the thickest 120mm radiator that would fit with fans in push/pull.
When choosing parts for the loop I opted for the following:

1 x Alphacool Nexxos UT60, 120mm, 60 mm thick radiator.
1 x Alphacool copper universal CPU block
1 x Alphacool copper universal GPU block
1 x Alphacool DC LT low noise pump with acryl. Top
Various Alphacool fittings 10/13mm
Alphacool 10/13 mm clear tubing.
Phobya clear UV coolant.
4 x Akasa 120mm, 12mm thick PWM fans controlled via Speedfan.
1 x Alphacool drainplug
1 x Alphacool fillplug

…. Come to think of it, Alphacool should sponsor me…. Any Alphacool reps out there? smile.gif

System specs
I5 3570k stock speed
8gb corsair dominator 1866 Mhz
Gigabyte mITX Z77-wifi
Gigabyte mITX GTX 970 4Gb
Samsung SSD 500 Gb
Silverstone SFX-L 500 W PSU

The specs of the system might seem a bit dated but is sufficient for my needs for the time being.

Since I imagine some of you folks are interested in what temps I get with only one 120mm rad, I figured I post them as well.
Room ambient temp 20 c
Furmark 3h , GPU 50 c, CPU 48-50 c
Prime95 3h, GPU 35c, CPU 53 c
Heaven, extreme setting, 1080p 3h, GPU 49c, CPU 52 c
Web browsing GPU 33 c, CPU 38 c.
Idle GPU 33 c, CPU 36 c.

Fans run at 650 RPM all the time, except when under heavy load as when gaming and running prime95. When under heavy load fans run at 1100 RPM but can go upp to 1800 RPM.
The fans are controlled via PWM using Speedfan.
I always set my fancurves so they allow for a bit higher temps when idle/lighter to medium loads so that i in return get a quieter system. For those who haven’t tried Speedfan I can highly recommend it.

When fans run at 650 RPM the computer I basically dead silent, slight hum is of course audible.
The pump always runs at max speed 2400 RPM, it can be dialled down using the knob on the front, shown in the pictures.


Cheers!

//Ted
post #377 of 780
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Originally Posted by Erasmuz View Post

Hi all,

So I FINALLY received my SFX to ATX power supply adapter and my RX 480. I was a little impatient by the time I received it last night so I didn't do a great job putting it all together. I will need to take it apart when I'm in a relaxed mood and work out a few things.

The power cable for one, it's just tucked away but not really managed. Also a number of power cables are really just loose hanging, again they're tucked away but they're not neat or strapped down in any way. I was just too impatient and wanted to use it!

I love this case and highly recommend it for small builds but just a couple of negative things. The case is definitely a bit flimsy until everything is screwed back together. It's not really an issue once it is assembled but when in bits it's noticeable.

Secondly, what the HELL were they thinking putting that lip along the bottom PCI slot at the back of the case? That is really (really) annoying!! I haven't got a photo but it's basically a 1-2mm lip that runs along the outside of the PCI slot which prevents any port on my graphics card (except one DisplayPort) from being used! Extremely poor design, a massive mistake in my opinion. Unless the plug is no wider then the PCI slot itself or the graphics card protrudes to clear the lip (like a DVI port) it prevents anything being plugged in!! If you needed the rigidity Raijintek you should have used thicker metal

Here she is almost assembled, I haven't put the top on yet as it hasn't had an cooling holes drilled yet. The 24cm RX 480 fits with 1cm to spare before it hits the USB/power cables. Sorry it's a bit blurry but it's about 10mm before they'd make contact. I'd say 24cm should really be your max, but if you wanted 25cm would put a bit of pressure on the cables, 1cm longer and you'll need to modify the header cables and 1cm longer again and it won't fit. 24cm is a good max length.



Nice build, i like it. How are your temps?
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post #378 of 780
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Nice build, i like it. How are your temps?

Thanks!

By no means are the temps super low, but OK considering how silent it is and the size of the build.

Room ambient temp 20 c
Furmark 3h , GPU 50 c, CPU 48-50 c
Prime95 3h, GPU 35c, CPU 53 c
Heaven, extreme setting, 1080p 3h, GPU 49c, CPU 52 c
Web browsing GPU 33 c, CPU 38 c.
Idle GPU 33 c, CPU 36 c.


//Ted
post #379 of 780
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Originally Posted by Nissepisse View Post

Hi.

Found this thread/site by chance browsing the web and found it very inspiring, so I figured I would share some quick pics of my Metis.

I originally bought the Metis back in late 2014 and it started off with a corsair H60i and stock gpu cooling.
It didn’t take long before I started to tinker with case and replacing the ATX psu for a SFF one and installing a bigger heatsink without fans for the gpu.
The idea was to passively cool the gtx 970. It worked quite well, though I had to dremel out a hole in the top to better the airflow. GPU temps when gaming and running furmark where at most 60-70 c, CPU temps around 50-60c.
Recently I thought it was time to upgrade the cooling. And since I’ve always thought it was kind of cool with custom loops I figured why not go all in in do a proper one.
Here's some pics of the old setup:





Anyhow I recently ended up with the system you see below. Right now perhaps not the tidiest, but it’s a start. I will redo some of the tubing when I have the fittings needed, sleeve the fan cables and removing the stickers on the fans. Perhaps I will go the PETG route as well, though I haven’t decided on that yet.
Any ideas?






When I started the planning for the loop I started with a bigger radiator in mind(240mm), but I soon realised that it wouldn’t fit inside the case without cutting out holes for it.
Since I want to keep the loop inside the case I ended up trying only one 120 mm rad. Even though many people said that it wouldn’t be sufficient to cool both the GPU and the CPU.
But where’s the fun in only listening to what other people think works, my philosophy is that if you haven’t tried it you can’t say it doesn’t work biggrin.gif . So for giggles I choose the thickest 120mm radiator that would fit with fans in push/pull.
When choosing parts for the loop I opted for the following:

1 x Alphacool Nexxos UT60, 120mm, 60 mm thick radiator.
1 x Alphacool copper universal CPU block
1 x Alphacool copper universal GPU block
1 x Alphacool DC LT low noise pump with acryl. Top
Various Alphacool fittings 10/13mm
Alphacool 10/13 mm clear tubing.
Phobya clear UV coolant.
4 x Akasa 120mm, 12mm thick PWM fans controlled via Speedfan.
1 x Alphacool drainplug
1 x Alphacool fillplug

…. Come to think of it, Alphacool should sponsor me…. Any Alphacool reps out there? smile.gif

System specs
I5 3570k stock speed
8gb corsair dominator 1866 Mhz
Gigabyte mITX Z77-wifi
Gigabyte mITX GTX 970 4Gb
Samsung SSD 500 Gb
Silverstone SFX-L 500 W PSU

The specs of the system might seem a bit dated but is sufficient for my needs for the time being.

Since I imagine some of you folks are interested in what temps I get with only one 120mm rad, I figured I post them as well.
Room ambient temp 20 c
Furmark 3h , GPU 50 c, CPU 48-50 c
Prime95 3h, GPU 35c, CPU 53 c
Heaven, extreme setting, 1080p 3h, GPU 49c, CPU 52 c
Web browsing GPU 33 c, CPU 38 c.
Idle GPU 33 c, CPU 36 c.

Fans run at 650 RPM all the time, except when under heavy load as when gaming and running prime95. When under heavy load fans run at 1100 RPM but can go upp to 1800 RPM.
The fans are controlled via PWM using Speedfan.
I always set my fancurves so they allow for a bit higher temps when idle/lighter to medium loads so that i in return get a quieter system. For those who haven’t tried Speedfan I can highly recommend it.

When fans run at 650 RPM the computer I basically dead silent, slight hum is of course audible.
The pump always runs at max speed 2400 RPM, it can be dialled down using the knob on the front, shown in the pictures.


Cheers!

//Ted

Wow, that is alot going on in that little case!
Was it hard to work with?
I have a question: Is the Alphacool DC-LT pump ( Low noise version ) noisy at 2600 rpm?
BTW, i think those temps are really good for just 1 rad in the loop. Props to you for trying that out!
What GPU are you using?
Edited by fingertoes - 8/13/16 at 11:32pm
post #380 of 780
Yes, quite much going on as you say. A bit much if you ask me actually... So when I get around to it I will try and tidy it up.
But still kinda cool imo.

As far as "buildability" goes it was actually easier than I expected to put together, then again this is my first attempt with a custom loop so I have little to compare with.
The most important thing imo is to plan ahead what fittings you have to tighten outside the case and pre mount as much as possible on the blocks and rads. Having said that I imagine that you have to do that whatever case you’re building a loop in….
Can’t say that this is the most optimal set up considering the price and performance, but it’s fun to build and o test whether a 120mm rad can cool both gpu and cpu.

The DC-LT low noise pump is very silent, much more so than the pump in H60 that I had before.
Though for some reason mine won’t go up to 2600 RPM, not that it’s problem really. Could be due to the pressure in the loop or perhaps due to the potentiometer that I’ve connected to the pump. Anyhow it's barely audible at 2400 RPM but if I dial it down a bit it's not, around 2000 RPM.
If you're considering this pump, don’t confuse it with the 2400RPM bulk one. The impellers differ and the latter is a bit louder than the 2600 RPM one due to the design difference on the impeller.

As for the GPU, I’m using a GTX 970 ITX.

//Ted
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