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post #161 of 208
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I would recommend just picking some window tinting from the auto parts store. Would be cheaper and you would be able to choose the level of tinting you want.
where is this auto part store ?
post #162 of 208
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Originally Posted by senna89 View Post

where is this auto part store ?
Any place that sells car supplies, even most Wal-Mart's carry window tinting.
post #163 of 208
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

What are the flaws of the 570X that one should know about before buying?
Yes. As much as I love this case, I'm spending a lot of time fixing it's flaws. The drive caddies, especially the 3.5" ones, are cheap. They should have been metal, with better vibration dampening and facing the right way. The power supply shroud just seems unfinished, even having screw holes that serve no purpose. The cable management column really should have gone completely to the top and bottom of the case with side openings at the top and bottom, both sides. The front fan tray should have allowed more room along the right side of the fans for cable management, it's obvious they expect you to use their fans, but I went a different route. The lights use up two sata power connectors, they should have integrated into a single connector. I hate the pattern on the dust filters, but that's a personal preference, would have preferred it without the pattern. Dust filters are a hassle to remove and clean, you need to remove the glass to access them, can't think of any other way to do it though. The bottom filter should have extended all the way to the front for easier access.

But, I would still buy this case again in a heart beat. Most of the issues I can easily fix anyway. The shroud had a neat space where the logo was that perfectly fits my temp meters. The hard drive trays were made nicer with a little work. With the top fan tray removed you have easy access to the top of a front mounted radiator for easy filling. And by far is one of the most attractive cases I've seen.
post #164 of 208
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Originally Posted by ArcaneScroll View Post

Yes. As much as I love this case, I'm spending a lot of time fixing it's flaws. The drive caddies, especially the 3.5" ones, are cheap. They should have been metal, with better vibration dampening and facing the right way. The power supply shroud just seems unfinished, even having screw holes that serve no purpose. The cable management column really should have gone completely to the top and bottom of the case with side openings at the top and bottom, both sides. The front fan tray should have allowed more room along the right side of the fans for cable management, it's obvious they expect you to use their fans, but I went a different route. The lights use up two sata power connectors, they should have integrated into a single connector. I hate the pattern on the dust filters, but that's a personal preference, would have preferred it without the pattern. Dust filters are a hassle to remove and clean, you need to remove the glass to access them, can't think of any other way to do it though. The bottom filter should have extended all the way to the front for easier access.

But, I would still buy this case again in a heart beat. Most of the issues I can easily fix anyway. The shroud had a neat space where the logo was that perfectly fits my temp meters. The hard drive trays were made nicer with a little work. With the top fan tray removed you have easy access to the top of a front mounted radiator for easy filling. And by far is one of the most attractive cases I've seen.

Thanks. I agree that it's one of the most attractive cases in the market but I'm really worried with those minor flaw. My original plan was to buy the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX but am still keeping my options for full watercooling suppport.

Do you have any other recommendations though?
post #165 of 208
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Thanks. I agree that it's one of the most attractive cases in the market but I'm really worried with those minor flaw. My original plan was to buy the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX but am still keeping my options for full watercooling suppport.

Do you have any other recommendations though?
To be honest, I haven''t seen any other cases that are as visually appealing as the 570x. The Enthoo would be fine, but I think the front of it is just too plain. The hard drive being backward is easily fixed by drilling a few holes in the plastic caddy. The lights can just be left unplugged since they serve no purpose anyway. Everything else is also easily fixed. The end result is a case that will be unique to you and showcase your system better that anything else I've seen.

Oh, and a 360 radiator fits perfectly in the front, tons of space even for a thick radiator.
post #166 of 208
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Originally Posted by ArcaneScroll View Post

To be honest, I haven''t seen any other cases that are as visually appealing as the 570x. The Enthoo would be fine, but I think the front of it is just too plain. The hard drive being backward is easily fixed by drilling a few holes in the plastic caddy. The lights can just be left unplugged since they serve no purpose anyway. Everything else is also easily fixed. The end result is a case that will be unique to you and showcase your system better that anything else I've seen.

Oh, and a 360 radiator fits perfectly in the front, tons of space even for a thick radiator.

These fixes you're talking about here are for the Corsair, right? If so, why do the lights not serve any purpose?

Can you fit 1 280mm rad in the top and another 280mm on the front without issues?
post #167 of 208
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

These fixes you're talking about here are for the Corsair, right? If so, why do the lights not serve any purpose?

Can you fit 1 280mm rad in the top and another 280mm on the front without issues?
The lights just light up when the power is on, so they can just be left unplugged. Personally, I repurposed the front light as a HDD activity light and removed the side one to use the space for temp meters.

Radiators: Top is a 240mm max, and I would recommend a slim one as there is not much space between it and the RAM. Front can hold a 280mm radiator, I believe, but the fans included are 120mm, so those would have to be replaced with 140mm ones. But, my 360mm radiator is a tight fit, so not sure how well a 140mm wide radiator would fit. Oh, and I suggest mounting the front radiator ports down as there is little clearance at the top for fittings if you have fans or a radiator up there.

This isn't a big case, it's actually much smaller then my Fractal R5 Define, so you do have to scale back a little on water cooling. I've had to rethink my cable and hose layout at least a dozen times.
post #168 of 208
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Originally Posted by veloceracing View Post

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Just started laying out my build. Have to reroute some of those cables. Probably going to cut a hole in the PSU shroud for the front IO connectors. The USB 3.0 cable might require some other kind of management. Also going to move the GPU cables to the lower grommet for a better groomed look.

Case is sexy as hell.

I'm actually thinking about the same cpu cooler and GPU, question though....would both fit on the front, thus leaving the top and rear fan mounts for exhaust fans? I know you can get 3x120mm fans on the front, but i'm not sure how much bigger the radiators are and if both would fit. Thanks.

The more I thought about my question, that's assuming you have the H100i and not the H115i. I know the H115i is 280mm and wouldn't fit up front with anything else.
Edited by henbone11 - 4/23/17 at 6:24pm
post #169 of 208
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Originally Posted by henbone11 View Post

I'm actually thinking about the same cpu cooler and GPU, question though....would both fit on the front, thus leaving the top and rear fan mounts for exhaust fans? I know you can get 3x120mm fans on the front, but i'm not sure how much bigger the radiators are and if both would fit. Thanks.

The more I thought about my question, that's assuming you have the H100i and not the H115i. I know the H115i is 280mm and wouldn't fit up front with anything else.
I have a 360mm rad in the front of mine and plenty of extra space behind it.
post #170 of 208
As a single radiator, yes. What I am wondering is if a 240mm radiator and a 120mm radiator will fit there next to each other. It looks like 3x120mm fans fit snug, radiators are longer than just the fans. If they don't both fit up front, it's no biggie, but since he has the same components I am looking at, I was hoping he test fitted them both up there or something and could tell me whether or not they fit together in the front.
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