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Anyways, if you guys over at FDNA wanted some feedback on your ideas to "improve" the Nano S (which is already great) I would be more than happy to help

Always. There's no such thing as too much when it comes to knowing what your customers want.
post #32 of 49
what did you use to remove the red on the VRM heatsinks?
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what did you use to remove the red on the VRM heatsinks?

Just painted over with flat black spray paint (rust-oleum).
post #34 of 49
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Just painted over with flat black spray paint (rust-oleum).

Awesome, did you do anything about the red led on the mobo above the gpu?
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Awesome, did you do anything about the red led on the mobo above the gpu?

Just put black electrical tape over it
post #36 of 49
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Just put black electrical tape over it

lol I guess that works too. I didn't even think about it. I wonder how hard it would be to solder a green LED in?
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lol I guess that works too. I didn't even think about it. I wonder how hard it would be to solder a green LED in?

Probably not too bad if you are good at stuff like that. Personally I think that's a bad place for an "always on" led regardless of what color it is. I would rather remove it and add a resistor.
post #38 of 49
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Always. There's no such thing as too much when it comes to knowing what your customers want.
While you're taking suggestions, I love the moduvent idea but also like the aesthetics with the case fully intact. I've got radiators on top and in front though so need some airflow.

It would be great if future versions of the nano s included some kind of stand offs so that the moduvent is mostly intact, preventing your case looking like a cheese grater, while also allowing airflow.

I used some metal feet from an old av receiver I had laying around to achieve this.



I'd love an option to increase airflow through the front (I had to mount my fans on the outside of the case, inside the front panel) but I wouldn't be interested if it introduced seams or otherwise impacted the appearance of the case. Maybe the entire front could pop out an inch or so, similar to what I did up top.

@plant, awesome build! And thanks for your kind comments on water cooling Reddit smile.gif
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While you're taking suggestions, I love the moduvent idea but also like the aesthetics with the case fully intact. I've got radiators on top and in front though so need some airflow.

It would be great if future versions of the nano s included some kind of stand offs so that the moduvent is mostly intact, preventing your case looking like a cheese grater, while also allowing airflow.

I used some metal feet from an old av receiver I had laying around to achieve this.



I'd love an option to increase airflow through the front (I had to mount my fans on the outside of the case, inside the front panel) but I wouldn't be interested if it introduced seams or otherwise impacted the appearance of the case. Maybe the entire front could pop out an inch or so, similar to what I did up top.

@plant, awesome build! And thanks for your kind comments on water cooling Reddit smile.gif

No problem, and feel free to post more pics here if you want because a couple of guys were asking about dual rads.
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No problem, and feel free to post more pics here if you want because a couple of guys were asking about dual rads.

Sure thing. Here's some pics. The top radiator is the black ice nemesis gts240. Front radiator is an Xspc ex280. The front rad BARELY fits, and had to be carefully angled into the case to get it to fit.

For the front rad I used noctua nf12 fans, mounted outside the front mounting points. This mounting blocks some of the screw holes for the radiator, but enough are exposed to get it snugly attached to the case.

On top, the only fans that I had that fit were prolimatech 120mm slim fans. If you got a less wide radiator, like ek coolstream SE, then you might have enough clearance over the ram and cpu 12v cord for full size fans like the noctua.

One thing I am thinking of trying is mounting some 140mm noctua on the front rad, all inside the case, and pushing the top rad all the way to the back of the case so that it will fit. I would risk losing the exhaust fan, but it might just barely fit. To get the full size nf12 on the top radiator it may be possible if I mount the radiator to the case, and then attach the fans to the bottom of the radiator.

some pics:




:edit: bonus pic. Here's after 10 min of witcher 3 in 4K on ultra settings with the fans set to whisper quiet

Edited by jdoo - 7/16/16 at 10:55pm
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