Originally Posted by MrFixComputer
Wow haha so I just stayed up pretty much all night reading this thread and looking at computer stuff. Been thinking to do a mini ITX for my next computer for a while,, but didnt find a case I liked enough until this. I just have a few dumb questions (I'm not too experienced) if someone can bear with me
1. Which demciflex filters do I need? Is it 2x120mm rectangle filter for the front and top ventilation? Do I need for the holes on the back aswell? Can they be put both inside and outside of the case?
2. What kind of "devices" can you mount on the accessory mount? Is it for SSD? Just got curious on this one
3. How many fans do I need, is it just the two in the front? Doesnt look like there can or is supposed to be an exhaust fan on the back judging from the pictures. I'm planning to get an AIO (never had one, they look really slick!) I'm guessing a double fan one attached to the top would be good (or a single fan exhausting on the back)? I read the article on the website about positive pressure which I didn't know about so I want to try create that
Another thing regarding this is I read mITX mb's usually only have 2 fan connectors so I'm not sure how that works if theres 2 fans in front + fans on the AIO/back/or bottom next to the psu (I figure I don't need a fan here if I'm using SSD only).
I'm planning mITX but the bh4 is very tempting too, this decision is driving me insane
but it's 8 something am and I want to sleep a few hours now
Got a newbie here! Welcome to the boards. I'll try to help a bit here.
1. These filters work fine. As for where to put them and how many you should get will depend on how you're orienting things in this case. You only need filters on intake fans, so if you're intake is going to be from the front, then put a filter there so air is drawn thru it prior to passing thru into the case. If both top and bottom are going to be intakes for you, put filters in both places.
2. The accessory mount is basically a place to drill and mount whatever you need to. Pump, tiny reservoir, fan controller, power splitter, ccfl inverters, etc. It gives you a blank flat space for mounting whatever your build requires. SSD's can be mounted in the main HDD bracket with an SSD mount kit.
3. Depends on what you're looking to do. There is a rear 80mm fan attachment in the bottom section for help cooling the drives. You're only other choices are the four spots in the top that are all 120mm size. Since you're using an AIO, you'll probably have to mount it on the top bracket depending on the length of your GPU. Mounting it there could block usage of one of the front fan slots. Really, the only way to figure it out is to measure everything carefully. You can either take the measurements on page 1 and do some guess work, buy the case and measure things when it arrives, or wait until someone else posts how they built something similar to what you're after.
Since they haven't shipped yet, a lot of it is theory based on the measurement caselabs have provided. I've you're really unsure, then you should probably wait to buy everything until you have the case in hand to measure or wait to see how other people do it. Last thing you want is to blow a few hundred bucks on gear to find out it won't fit. Good luck