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Sorry guys, I have an exam tomorrow evening and a lot of homework due on Friday. This weekend should be free though thumb.gif

-Jeffinslaw

Good luck, we are in the same boat, looking forward to the weekend thumb.gif
post #302 of 584
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Unfortunately, there won't be a V2. I've decided against it. This case was designed for the small form factor which is 20 liters or less. This case comes in at 19.9 liters and I don't really want to make another version and go through prototyping. So V1 will be the only version. However, you can still get away with using taller cards. You will just have to use some standoffs on the side panel to move it away from the case. It could look good if done correctly.
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post #303 of 584
Here is what I've come up with for this build:

i5 6600k
8GB (2x4) 3000mhz Corsair LP DDR4 Ram
Gigabyte GA-Z170MX M-ATX MoBo
Samsung 950 Pro Series 256GB M.2 SSD
SilverStone SX600
ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual Band Wireless AC1900

All of that has been ordered, my current dilemma is my GPU Choice.

I wanted a Fury X in this build, but after a few weeks to think it over, My senses are getting the better of me. It is a silly choice and the only reason I'd want it is for the ITX form factor. Not worth paying over a grand for a small GPU when Team green make ITX 970 for half the price and a 970 would most likely see me through for a while.

After looking into this option more, I sadly found out that there are no water blocks for either Asus' or Gigabyte's ITX 970 cards. Which of course was a pain in the butt, but after a good day of delving into small PCB GFX cards, It actually turns out that the reference 970 has a short PCB, almost the same length of a R9 Nano or Fury X.

So with that in mind, I was thinking of adding a Gainward 970 (Only reference 970 I could find in AUS) and slapping it into my EK Cooling loop? What do you guys think? It still makes me happy by sticking to my desired size GFX card and in the future I could always add in another to my loop once one 970 drops off in performance.

I will most likely all air cool until I have the whole system all together and then drop the $700 on my WC parts and make the shift over when I have a whole weekend free. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Edit; I could avoid WC all together and get a Fury X and perhaps WC some time in the new year maybe? Just a thought
Edited by tysonischarles - 11/6/15 at 2:03am
    
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Good point on the small 970 pcb, it will fit very nicely in this build. I plan on doing exactly the same. thumb.gif

Butttt I finished my tests today en so does Jeffinslaw so this will be a nice weekend for this awesome case biggrin.gif
post #305 of 584
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Indeed! My exam is finished! I have also done some thinking on the V2 "issue."

How would you guys feel about a full size ATX PSU mount that would attach to the front fans and then a cover plate for the SFX PSU area that would have a plug for a PSU power cord? These parts could be purchased with the case or by themselves down the road if you want something a little different. However, taller cards still won't fit with a water block.

I need to do some measuring and get some pieces drawn up. I'll show them to you guys here!

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Not something for me at all but if people want it and they are willing to pay.
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I think you should just stick to your guns and keep it how you have it.

Perhaps a bracket or holes to mount it on the front but your case is niche and shouldn't cater to everyone's needs. Those who love the idea will get one and those who think they can make some changes may mod theirs and perhaps give you some ideas going into the future for further revisions.
    
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I think you should just stick to your guns and keep it how you have it.

Perhaps a bracket or holes to mount it on the front but your case is niche and shouldn't cater to everyone's needs. Those who love the idea will get one and those who think they can make some changes may mod theirs and perhaps give you some ideas going into the future for further revisions.

exactly, keep the case as is and only offer add-ons, no changing off the case design, but I don't think he is planning on doing that. So everyone is fine thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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It would be an add-on, not a whole case redesign thumb.gif

*EDIT* I will have to check some measurements, but, medium height cards (like the GTX 980 HOF for example) may fit in the case with a water block installed. That means, if you add on the PSU mounting bracket, you would be able to use a full size PSU with tall-ish cards thumb.gif

Gotta make sure there is room though... will double check the measurements tomorrow.
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It would be an add-on, not a whole case redesign thumb.gif

*EDIT* I will have to check some measurements, but, medium height cards (like the GTX 980 HOF for example) may fit in the case with a water block installed. That means, if you add on the PSU mounting bracket, you would be able to use a full size PSU with tall-ish cards thumb.gif

Gotta make sure there is room though... will double check the measurements tomorrow.
So something like the r40 has? I think you know what I think about that biggrin.gif
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