Originally Posted by Lordevan83
I like this build a lot. Very clean. I did a SLI build with the PC-O6 too and this case is a ***** to work with. Very tight space. A lot of ppl are moving the PSU down on this case. Is there an advantage to that or just a aesthetic decision? Wouldn't there be more room for GPU if you leave the PSU high?
On the contrary, I personally think there is quite lot of room to play with. Everything is pretty much open and laid flat, can get access to motherboard without taking out GPU. Nearly 2 inches on the back for cable management. It'spretty well designed imh.
But sure, SLI will be biatch, with the extra PCI-E ribbon cable et all.
I've only seen FXformat's build that also has moved the PSU down, not that common is it?
Anyway, I moved the PSU firstly for aesthetics, and also, since the 3 radiator fans are blowing into the case for positive pressure, it gives it chance for the air to escape through the the front, rather than blowing directly into the PSU.
I will get a dead spot when the PSU fan spins up, but my Seasonic is semi-passive. I have never seen it spin up under any load with my PC specs.
Ofcouse, could have fit a longer GPU with original PSU position, but Nvidia's reference board has the exact same dimensions for the last 3 generations, and it fits perfectly. With HBM2 coming, they might get even shorter.
I prefer reference boards if I was to watercool, and also would only consider a reference blower if I was to air cool in this case. With an AIB non-blower card, it will just be bathing in it's own hot air. I tested with a MSI 970 and it hit ~85c, usually ~55c.