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Do you guys think the Cryorig XF/XT 140's would fit on the front panel? they are 140mm fans with 120mm mounts.
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Originally Posted by EngageDynamo View Post

Do you guys think the Cryorig XF/XT 140's would fit on the front panel? they are 140mm fans with 120mm mounts.

They should as the product page lists that one can use 240/280mm rads in the front meaning the case should have both 120mm and 140mm fan mounts in the front. I do not own the that case so I do not know for sure ofc.
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Been looking hard at the Define Nano S as of late…

I have REALLY been lusting after some of the 'boutique SFF cases' that have been in the works lately, but kinda worried about temps, so looking towards this undecidedly non-SFF chassis…

A few questions for any that may know or have an opinion on…

1 - The cable pass-thru (NON-grommeted) that is BELOW the MB location (I have heard somewhere; from the manufacturer or in this thread, I cannot recall) that is is intended for audio cables… Assuming front panel audio cables, would these be threaded between the MB I/O region & below the GPU…?

2 - Thoughts towards passing the cable from the U.2 port on the Asus M8I MB that would connect with an Intel 2.5" 750 Series NVMe SSD thru that same opening…? Would hope the cable provided with the drive would be long enough to reach the 2.5"/3.5" SSD/HDD mount located in the 'deep end' of the 'backstage' cable management / drive mounting section of the chassis…

3 - While a full-blown hard tubing custom loop would be awesome; a 240 Predator & pre-filled 1070 water block (both with QDCs of course) would be WAY easier to assemble & half the price of a custom loop… So, will the 240 Predator suffice for an Intel i5 6600K & EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0; with absolutely zero overclocking planned…?

4 - I REALLY want to keep the sound to a minimum, so I would be getting the NON-windowed version… Also due to wanting minimal noise, I would leave the ModuVent panel with the sound dampening material place in place on top, meaning NO fans exhausting out the top… The only exhaust would be the rear 120mm fan (which I would replace with an EK Vardar F4-120ER (2200rpm/PWM) fan… Obviously it would be a positive pressure situation, but thoughts towards the dual 120mm fan intake (airflow of same somewhat restricted due to the radiator) with a single 120mm fan exhaust (with no restrictions of its airflow)…?

As an aside, I will be using a Corsair SF600 SFX PSU in this chassis; mainly because I already have one on hand & the adapter plate is coming in next week (for use with a temp gaming rig while I accumulate the bits & pieces for the Define Nano S)…

Thanks for any advise or tips in regards to my questions on this chassis…!
Edited by Boil - 8/19/16 at 11:26pm
post #154 of 155
I don't have a nano s so I can't answer the specific questions. . .

The predator 240 should be enough with a little overclocking, but the fans will spin up a bit higher, but since it is an exspandable loop you could buy 2 ek compression fittings and some zmt tubing and a 120 se rad for the back and still save money over a custom loop and buy the gpu block and 2 more fittings or get one of the pre-fill ones

All you would have to do is refill the loop, ek sells concentrate so just add it to distilled water and be golden

It's what i would do if i were going to watercool a nano s, well make the rad an se 240 for the top and it's basically the same
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Please don't bump old news threads to ask questions about the product. If you want to ask questions about a product, please create a threads in the appropriate sub-forum or in the official thread about that product if there is one.

 

In this case, either start a thread here: http://www.overclock.net/f/161/computer-cases

Or ask in the Fractal Design Case Club: http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/

   
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