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Here are a few pics. Still have to work on some cable management. With all the lights on, case is well lit. Not too bright, but you can see all the components. Love the case so far. Also threw in a pic of the cpu overclocked to 4.2 ghz (with turbo always on) and HT turned off. To anyone considering this build, it's completely stable on air cooling. About 30 degrees idle, and with Prime95 and OCCT, about 77 degrees. Nice.



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LOL

Maybe I should clarify - I didn't mean on TOP of the case, but AT the top. You can remove the plate with the grommets for water cooling and mount it up there. You'd have to remove the top fan, but I think thats what I'll do. Plus that way I'll have my PSUs fan right above my cpu cooler pulling hot air right off it and out of the case. I hate the fact that Cooler Master has dictated the orientation of the PSUs in this case (my old case had multiple screw holes so you could put it however you wanted it). My PSU has a nice CoolMax emblem on it, and I have to put it towards the inside of the case and get to stare at the "Do not remove me" stickers and how many amps I have on my 12v rails. Ugh.
Oh, that shouldn't be a problem at all then.
I was like, wth, is he so desperate of space?
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I just got my HAF the other day. Love it so far. Dropped my temps way down from my cramped and dated TT Lanfire. I know a lot of you love the red but I changed my front fan out for blue because everything else I have is blue/green(go nVidia). I have cathodes on the way to make the green pop a little more and plan to paint the inside when the weather starts getting warmer. Anyone have any suggestions as to the best place to mount cathodes? Most of my UV reactant stiff is toward the drive bays. Ill post some pics once I get them installed.



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I just got my HAF the other day. Love it so far. Dropped my temps way down from my cramped and dated TT Lanfire. I know a lot of you love the red but I changed my front fan out for blue because everything else I have is blue/green(go nVidia). I have cathodes on the way to make the green pop a little more and plan to paint the inside when the weather starts getting warmer. Anyone have any suggestions as to the best place to mount cathodes? Most of my UV reactant stiff is toward the drive bays. Ill post some pics once I get them installed.
I mounted two 6" red cathodes at the top of the case - there is a little lip at the top where, once mounted, you can barely see them (except through the top of the case at a weird angle) and the light really fills the case up nicely. You might also try mounting it vertically along the hdd case. There should be enough of a lip there to hide the lights from view.
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add me up, i got mine today! im very happy with it. dropped 8C - 10C

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your samich looks yummy, roast beef??
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Has anybody here ever mounted the psw on the top of the case? Any drawbacks to that? I would rather have a big empty space under my video card with lots of cold air drawn up from the bottom fans for it (since it does intake on the bottom), insead of a very hot powersupply down there messing up the airflow.

Any comments are appreciated.
If you do that you can then fit 2x double rads instead of a triple and a single.
    
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If you do that you can then fit 2x double rads instead of a triple and a single.
I am not near mine now but I can almost guarantee that a 240 radiator will not fix without modifications. You could move the fan forward but you would have to drill new holes and remove some of the metal below the plastic top to allow airflow. It not impossible but just not setup to do it.
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Well, after putting the cable management issue to the side for a few days to catch up with some work, I decided it was time to tackle the beast.

Thats when I ran into some trouble. I am unable to get the back panel to fit with the main (24 pin) power cable coming around the back of the system.

Since I am (apparently) the only person having this problem, I have to think it has something to do with the power supply being mounted at the top of the case. Thats the only thing thats different between my build and any others I have looked at. Howerver, that just doesn't make sense to me - all the cables are being routed behind the mother board tray, they all have the same number of wires with basically the same sleeving, so, unless my power connector has really thick insulation on the individual wires, I can't think of any reason why it shouldn't fit between the mobo tray and back pannel.

This is driving me nuts.

Any help, thoughts, or comments are appreciated.
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I have 2x 220 rads in mine.
    
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