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post #92 of 144
here in the UK isnt available yet .... frown.gif
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It does take a few weeks for the Europe region to get the stock. Check towards the end of this month
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Started my build log with this case! If you want to know anything about it as I'm doing it... feel free to come ask!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1590524/sponsored-munneys-osprey-nzxt-manta-z170-and-fury-x/0_100
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Guys at Think Computers have reviewed the case and showed a lot of flaws, like you can't fit a TD02 Slim in push configuration, or there's a critical lack of room if you want a front radiator and install a pump and res on the specified place ( on the floor, behind the shroud).

Now can't say much as I don't intend to buy that case, and the review is weird not to say more (9 out of 10 after all those critics and no word at all about air cooling) (http://www.thinkcomputers.org/nzxt-manta-case-review/)...

Curious about how custom builds will fare.

[edit] Ohh, didn't see the build log MunneY is doing with the Manta. Subbed!
Edited by HZCH - 2/10/16 at 10:32pm
     
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post #96 of 144
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Guys at Think Computers have reviewed the case and showed a lot of flaws, like you can't fit a TD02 Slim in push configuration, or there's a critical lack of room if you want a front radiator and install a pump and res on the specified place ( on the floor, behind the shroud).

Now can't say much as I don't intend to buy that case, and the review is weird not to say more (9 out of 10 after all those critics and no word at all about air cooling) (http://www.thinkcomputers.org/nzxt-manta-case-review/)...

Curious about how custom builds will fare.

[edit] Ohh, didn't see the build log MunneY is doing with the Manta. Subbed!

There are miscued thoughts about that review from think computers.

1. There are 2 standard 3.5 HDD mounting locations in the case. One behind the SSD trays on the backside and one at the bottom of the case. (His written review showed this not the video, very confusing.)
2. There are 2 specific mounting points for RES/PUMP mounts built into the case.
3. The TD02 Slim, can mount in push/pull up top, it needs to be setup correctly. I think this is do to his inexperience, but I could be wrong about that.
4. Water cooling is 100% Fully accepted, as I made sure that it was.

I built the launch video build and I HAD 0 issues building in the case.
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post #97 of 144
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There are miscued thoughts about that review from think computers.

1. There are 2 standard 3.5 HDD mounting locations in the case. One behind the SSD trays on the backside and one at the bottom of the case. (His written review showed this not the video, very confusing.)
2. There are 2 specific mounting points for RES/PUMP mounts built into the case.
3. The TD02 Slim, can mount in push/pull up top, it needs to be setup correctly. I think this is do to his inexperience, but I could be wrong about that.
4. Water cooling is 100% Fully accepted, as I made sure that it was.

I built the launch video build and I HAD 0 issues building in the case.

I'm really hesitant to even respond to this post as I have no interest in starting a pissing match here on my favorite OC forum. I understand you have a job to do, nevertheless I can't help but defend myself just a bit.

1. Yup in the Overview video I pointed out the lack of an easy mounting system for a 3.5 HDD. In the review I pointed out the mounting locations and installed one. Sorry to have caused such a huge amount of confusion, it was in fact my first overview video, I did my best and intend to keep improving. Thanks for the feedback.

2&4. Yes, as I was sure to point out in the review there are mounts for a PUMP/RES combo in the interior of the case. Unfortunately if you don't have the specific equipment required you will find it difficult to easily install a full loop. Which of course leads me to the conclusion that water cooling isn't completely supported; especially when compared with other cases of similar size and price.

3. This point simply feels like a shot at my credibility which is insulting and absurd, but beyond that you are incorrect. Straight from SilverStones' spec sheet the TD02-Slim is 37mm thick with the fan attached. And from your own quote in this thread there is only 35mm of space up top. I don't really see why you would refute this?




And like I said in the review, it is still a solid case with tons of features! I absolutely think NZXT is on the right track to having one hell of an M-ITX case, it's simply the first generation. There are bound to be minor flaws and it's my job as a reviewer to point them out as best I can to help inform a potential buyer of what they are getting into.

Feel free to pm me if you want to chat. thumb.gif
 
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Has anyone loaded the white or black versions with LEDs? I'm trying to get an idea as to how lighting will look (probably going with Hue+) before I decide which color I should pick up.
    
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20L is too cramped for matx. You really need it to be 30-35 liters depending on the internal layout if you want custom water cooling. I wish there actually were 20L MATX cases. There's like only 3 of them and 2 of them are several years old based on very old case design considerations.

not really, SG03 is 22.5L and its still have plenty of extra space.

i used to have a SG03 loaded with a 6 core intel + 5870 in crossfire. there are quite alot of custom watercooling done for that case
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not really, SG03 is 22.5L and its still have plenty of extra space.

i used to have a SG03 loaded with a 6 core intel + 5870 in crossfire. there are quite alot of custom watercooling done for that case
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20L is too cramped for matx. You really need it to be 30-35 liters depending on the internal layout if you want custom water cooling. I wish there actually were 20L MATX cases. There's like only 3 of them and 2 of them are several years old based on very old case design considerations.

You guys should take a look at this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1551825/sponsored-scratch-build-project-matx-cases-are-shipping and this: http://www.kimeraindustries.com/#main-hero.

They both disprove that you need more then 20 liters for mATX
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