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To all Silverstone TJ04-E owners (or whoever might know the answer) - Has anyone tried to fit a top slim 240 and had enough clearance to add a rear 120 rad (thick or slim) as well? It would be really helpfull if anyone has any info on this... Thanks!

It looks like maybe you can get by if you keep the first expansion slot free and flip the rear rad so the inlet/outlets are on the bottom instead of the top.
Never had that case before though, so just saying this based on what I see in that second picture, where the expansion slot and fan space seem to be on a flat, level plane.
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Originally Posted by ensteinfrank View Post

Okay, I read this thread a bit more than before. So it seems that the dcii heatsinks doesn't play along with the vertical mounting at all.

Many of previous posters recommend msi tf series to ft02. Okay, not impossible idea to get one,still have one question though. Is there some more known and tested suitable gpus to ft02 build? I'm thinking of palit jetstream or sapphire maybe? Any suggestions, please inform me?!

Still, looking for excuses to burn money on my rig, can't have too manu of them. Of course more futureproofing doesn't hurt smile.gif

esf

Eh, I have a 560 DC I (not II, mine has only one fan) and it has better temps in this case than my previous standard orientation GB Aurora 3D.
Honestly, the card's cooler may not be optimal in this case, but theyre far from bad. Sometimes they'll still be better than in your previous case due to the FT02's great airflow.
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It looks like maybe you can get by if you keep the first expansion slot free and flip the rear rad so the inlet/outlets are on the bottom instead of the top.
Never had that case before though, so just saying this based on what I see in that second picture, where the expansion slot and fan space seem to be on a flat, level plane.
Eh, I have a 560 DC I (not II, mine has only one fan) and it has better temps in this case than my previous standard orientation GB Aurora 3D.
Honestly, the card's cooler may not be optimal in this case, but theyre far from bad. Sometimes they'll still be better than in your previous case due to the FT02's great airflow.

I had not noticed the expansion slot spacing issue before until you mentioned it. Thanks for noticing smile.gif
Another mounting option for the 120 rad might be at the bottom of the case next to the PSU... There might be enough clearance as my PSU is a Seasonic X760 which is only 160mm in depth. There are rarely any build logs for this case...
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post #4473 of 6417
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Originally Posted by ensteinfrank View Post

Hello all @ ocn, I just lo0ove these builds.

It has been tempting me for some time now to spoil myself with getting a brand new sst ft02b-w, and eventually join this club.

I have a question though. From what I understand from reading this thread, the rotated design of mobo aren't that well combatiple with some gpu models. I myself have a asus gtx 580 directcu ii, does it coop well with the rotated mobo design?

I have planned to upgrade my cpu cooler to h80i and oc a little, but so far I don't have a need to upgrade my gpu. Though I just might because I am constantly short of excuses to waste money on my rig biggrin.gif.

So, curious about it, is asus gtx580 dcii somewhere near an optimal gpu to mount in a fortress 2, in terms of cooling?

sincerely
esf

unfortunately directCU2 is not ideal for the FT02 or any vertical mount chassis such as RV02/FT03/etc... this is due to the heatpipe and fin orientation and of the cooler when mounted vertically as opposed to horizontally. the liquid inside the heatpipe would tend to drain to the bottom of the cooler when mounted vertically because the wick inside the pipes has to work extra hard to overcome gravity.
post #4474 of 6417
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Originally Posted by ensteinfrank View Post

Okay, I read this thread a bit more than before. So it seems that the dcii heatsinks doesn't play along with the vertical mounting at all.

Many of previous posters recommend msi tf series to ft02. Okay, not impossible idea to get one,still have one question though. Is there some more known and tested suitable gpus to ft02 build? I'm thinking of palit jetstream or sapphire maybe? Any suggestions, please inform me?!

Still, looking for excuses to burn money on my rig, can't have too manu of them. Of course more futureproofing doesn't hurt smile.gif

esf

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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

unfortunately directCU2 is not ideal for the FT02 or any vertical mount chassis such as RV02/FT03/etc... this is due to the heatpipe and fin orientation and of the cooler when mounted vertically as opposed to horizontally. the liquid inside the heatpipe would tend to drain to the bottom of the cooler when mounted vertically because the wick inside the pipes has to work extra hard to overcome gravity.

Okay, thx man. I was a bit afraid so from what I read on this thread.

So we move on to a point that this is a good excuse to update my rig a little more. So far I am thinking maybe this http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ or msi gtx 670/680
But what I'd like to is there alternatives with vertical mount suitable cooling ?
Gigabyte windforce ? Palit jetstream maybe ? Sapphire radeon series maybe ?

Or is it just so that the msi tf series is the only one to perform enough well to be recommended.

cheers
esf
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I use the sapphire 7970 dualX cooler in my FT02. there are plenty of others that would work as well, i just like the way the dualX cooler is set up. it has 5 heatpipes and is a larger cooler then the twin frozer.

that being said, I like to point out that although the 580GTX DCu2 is not ideal, you can still try it out and see what kind of temps you are getting. no reason replacing such a powerful card w/o even trying it out. afterall the DCu2 cooler is one of the best on the market. it's not ideal for vertical mounting but it doesn't mean it will be completely useless
post #4476 of 6417
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

that being said, I like to point out that although the 580GTX DCu2 is not ideal, you can still try it out and see what kind of temps you are getting. no reason replacing such a powerful card w/o even trying it out. afterall the DCu2 cooler is one of the best on the market. it's not ideal for vertical mounting but it doesn't mean it will be completely useless

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Originally Posted by PandaSPUR View Post

Eh, I have a 560 DC I (not II, mine has only one fan) and it has better temps in this case than my previous standard orientation GB Aurora 3D.
Honestly, the card's cooler may not be optimal in this case, but theyre far from bad. Sometimes they'll still be better than in your previous case due to the FT02's great airflow.

Okay, seems reasonable. I am curious to see what happens when I mount it bat style.

esf
post #4477 of 6417
Hey guys. I have had FT02 for awhile but due to the type of cooling on my GPUs I have been forced to use a Corsair 500r for some time. However I just got two Titans and because of their blower style cooling, decided to back to the FT02:



What I'm worried about is cable management. I just finished this late last night so it was sort of thrown together just to see if it would boot etc. But even looking at it now there's a lot going on between the the dual cards, the h80i etc. I feel like I'm really restricting the 181's from doing their job. Any suggestions on how to handle the cable management here? Other than that the difference in craftsmanship between this and the Corsair 500r is amazing. Love the case but would be even happier if there was an optimal way to manage the wires in here so I can get the most out of it.
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i'm not big into cable management till it actually restrict airflow, but IMO the amount of cable you have there wont make much difference in airflow in the 1st place. it MAY look like it'd restrict airflow, but the truth of it is the fan will be restricted more from the intake side (the fan filter) then your cable ever will. will it disturb the airflow? yes, alittle. not enough to sweat over the performance of the cooling system. the problem is aesthetics. you have a windowed version (i picked none windowed because i don't really care about how it looks inside as long as performance isn't affected. i look at my monitor not the inside of my machine biggrin.gif ) which means how it looks on the inside actually makes a difference. (at least to you since you bought the windowed version smile.gif )

so... yah you can do some cable management for aesthetic reasons. but i wouldn't expect any changes in your temps on the titan since it's not really blocking much air in the 1st place.
post #4479 of 6417
Here's a rig I just finished with some decent cable management - maybe this will help you.

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post #4480 of 6417
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

i'm not big into cable management till it actually restrict airflow, but IMO the amount of cable you have there wont make much difference in airflow in the 1st place. it MAY look like it'd restrict airflow, but the truth of it is the fan will be restricted more from the intake side (the fan filter) then your cable ever will. will it disturb the airflow? yes, alittle. not enough to sweat over the performance of the cooling system. the problem is aesthetics. you have a windowed version (i picked none windowed because i don't really care about how it looks inside as long as performance isn't affected. i look at my monitor not the inside of my machine biggrin.gif ) which means how it looks on the inside actually makes a difference. (at least to you since you bought the windowed version smile.gif )

so... yah you can do some cable management for aesthetic reasons. but i wouldn't expect any changes in your temps on the titan since it's not really blocking much air in the 1st place.

Cool, thanks! I managed to tie some loose ends and make it look a bit better. As you mentioned since I have the window version might as well make it look as nice as I can:thumb:. I have the h80i set in push/pull exhaust mode, but what about the ap 180s? Are there any aftermarket fans that are worth looking into replacing the current 180mm fans?
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Originally Posted by sanctified View Post

Here's a rig I just finished with some decent cable management - maybe this will help you.

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This is an excellent looking box, well done. Mine looks similar to this one now, minus the neat looking green. What about TRI-SLI? How does the FT02 hold up there?
Edited by dboythagr8 - 3/2/13 at 7:43pm
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