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hey guys,

I am planing on building a pc around this case, but i have 1 question.

Can a regular 3.5" hdd fit inside the case? I am thinking of using 1 120 mm fan that faces the gpu blower fan, and placing the hdd next to it (where the second fan should be).
Will it work? psu sata cables reach comfortably?

thanks
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post #122 of 610
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Originally Posted by Dimensive View Post

First off, welcome to OCN. That GPU looks slightly wider than my EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX 3.0 so you should be able to fit 25mm fans in the GPU chamber just fine--though I went with 12mm thick fans. If you want to be 100% sure you can mount the GPU and take a tape measure to see if you have space, but I believe you should be fine as I had a decent enough gap between the GPU and a 25mm thick fan. It definitely helps having fans intake more fresh air and if the card is quiet enough, adjusting the fan curve would help.

Thanks for replying!

I see your card specification on EVGA site, it state that the height is 2 slot (around 40 mm). Mine is a little bit bigger (2.1 slot, 43 mm). Do you seem to have any clearance between the GPU and the case fan? I'll get a ruler to measure one later to confirm biggrin.gif
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Thanks for replying!

I see your card specification on EVGA site, it state that the height is 2 slot (around 40 mm). Mine is a little bit bigger (2.1 slot, 43 mm). Do you seem to have any clearance between the GPU and the case fan? I'll get a ruler to measure one later to confirm biggrin.gif

When I had a 25mm fan in there, there was maybe a 1/2" of space between the fan and the GPU.
post #124 of 610
Here's a pic showing the gap between my 12mm fans and the GPU:

post #125 of 610
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Here's a pic showing the gap between my 12mm fans and the GPU:


Thanks a lot man! That really answered my questions.
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Thanks a lot man! That really answered my questions.

You're welcome!
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I built a very similar system to richardjr77 virtually the same but with a hotter cpu the 6700k different mobo and ram rest is the same, I manually turned down the Vcore, to get nice temps, which can still be tweeked further to improve temps but TBH they are good enough, I could even overclock but there is no need!

Motherboard. Gigabyte Z170n WIFI
Cpu 6700k stock boosting to 4.2ghz
Ram corsair 16gb vengence
Video card Gigbyte G1 GTX1070
Cooler. Noctua NH-L9i
3x Noctua NF-F12 120mm case fans
SSD 840 pro 256gb
HDD WD black 1TB

Runs very cool playing games the cpu will got to 53c, on prime torture test small TFT never goes over 70c after 1hr (this Is cooler than my tower case amazing!)
gpu max 69c on intense gaming session, so its fantasic system kudos to you richardjr77 well done m8!
love this system that believe it or not I can put in a special rucksack for traveling along with a 24in dell 144hz 1440p gsync monitor its a slight tight sqeeze but it all fits in, and is padded to protect the all components and monitor.
much better then the rubbish alienware which I returned 1st time I ever tried a laptop and last time I'll always build a mini ITX in future for traveling, maybe a smaller monitor! with build would be better 24in is OTT, lol

I might upload my Video on youtube of the build, as I have recorded it, with everything from the building the system, and how it all fits in the Rucksack with the monitor I ll see if I can be bothered!!




Edited by hadookaan - 11/18/16 at 1:45pm
post #128 of 610
repost sorry
Edited by hadookaan - 11/19/16 at 9:46am
post #129 of 610
Is there any way of mounting a 140mm fan to the case above the CPU while keeping the dust filter on? Maybe making holes through the filter or would there be issues with that? Thanks.
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Is there any way of mounting a 140mm fan to the case above the CPU while keeping the dust filter on? Maybe making holes through the filter or would there be issues with that? Thanks.
Buy a magnetic 140mm dust filter with mounting holes and you shouldn't have any issues.
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