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If u r on the budget i can recommend Rosewill Hive series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131


Rosewill has stepped up their game (or OEM supply) in the PSU department.

This Rosewill is an even better choice, if you don't mind a non-modular unit:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066


I was told on the PSU section (by well respected folks), this 450w PSU will easily power a GTX580... Which attest's to it's quality. smile.gif


And a review for the PSU:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=250
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@ekg84

Just wondering do you know if it would be possible to do some modding to the front of the case and then be able to put in two 120mm fans?

Do you know if a Corsair H50 would be able to reach from the CPU to the front 120mm fan?

Also where did you put your hard drives? I dont see them...

I know that there are a lot of questions but i really like this case and i just need to confirm a few things... Not many people have this case that i can ask... Thanks for your time and i cant wait to hear back from you. thumb.gif
    
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@ekg84
Just wondering do you know if it would be possible to do some modding to the front of the case and then be able to put in two 120mm fans?
Do you know if a Corsair H50 would be able to reach from the CPU to the front 120mm fan?
Also where did you put your hard drives? I dont see them...
I know that there are a lot of questions but i really like this case and i just need to confirm a few things... Not many people have this case that i can ask... Thanks for your time and i cant wait to hear back from you. thumb.gif

I was thinking about adding second fan as well, but that would require a little bit more modding - stock 120mm fan would need to be moved all the way down and obviously fan hole would need to be cut, but it's possible, i was thinking to add 2nd fan primarily cause i expected airflow to be insufficient with single 120mm in front. But in reality even 1 fan is doing pretty good job so i decided to leave it the way it is for now, i might do it in future though.

H50 mounted in front would reach cpu socket with no problem, i got Coolit Eco which is very similar, so i kinda tried it on and it would work.

And regarding HDD's - i have ssd and hdd sitting in 5.25" bays. I used adapters to mount them. The case come with 1, u'll need to buy 2nd one separately.

If u have any more questions dont hesitate to ask. smile.gif
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post #2774 of 13159
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I was thinking about adding second fan as well, but that would require a little bit more modding - stock 120mm fan would need to be moved all the way down and obviously fan hole would need to be cut, but it's possible, i was thinking to add 2nd fan primarily cause i expected airflow to be insufficient with single 120mm in front. But in reality even 1 fan is doing pretty good job so i decided to leave it the way it is for now, i might do it in future though.
H50 mounted in front would reach cpu socket with no problem, i got Coolit Eco which is very similar, so i kinda tried it on and it would work.
And regarding HDD's - i have ssd and hdd sitting in 5.25" bays. I used adapters to mount them. The case come with 1, u'll need to buy 2nd one separately.
If u have any more questions dont hesitate to ask. smile.gif

Wow your so helpful thumb.gif Rep+
I am strongly looking into this case now and i think i will get it but i would want to be able to put a 240mm rad in the front of it so i would have to mod it a lot... but with the price of this case worse case if you mess it up just go get another one... For now though it is good to know that an H50 would reach to the front of the case so that i can keep my CPU nice and cold till then... The reason why i ask about the HDD's is because i have a 1TB and a 2TB and will be getting an SSD and i don't know where to put it all if i take out the hard dive bays... I am afraid that if i do put the two 120s in the front that i will have to go into the 5.25 bays and that wouldn't be good because then i have no room for the HDD and SSD... is there anywhere else that looks like a good spot for them? That is the only thing holding me back right now... Just the fact that i have no idea where to put them thinking.gif
    
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Wow your so helpful thumb.gif Rep+
I am strongly looking into this case now and i think i will get it but i would want to be able to put a 240mm rad in the front of it so i would have to mod it a lot... but with the price of this case worse case if you mess it up just go get another one... For now though it is good to know that an H50 would reach to the front of the case so that i can keep my CPU nice and cold till then... The reason why i ask about the HDD's is because i have a 1TB and a 2TB and will be getting an SSD and i don't know where to put it all if i take out the hard dive bays... I am afraid that if i do put the two 120s in the front that i will have to go into the 5.25 bays and that wouldn't be good because then i have no room for the HDD and SSD... is there anywhere else that looks like a good spot for them? That is the only thing holding me back right now... Just the fact that i have no idea where to put them thinking.gif

even if u decide to add 2nd 120mm fan you can still keep odd bays intact, as i said before, u'll just need to move bottom fan all the way down. That way you wont have to cut 5.25" bays but only front side. And regarding ssd placement i was thinking about it too, cause originally i was debating whether i need optical drive or not so i thought i'd drill few holes and mount it upside down here:

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Ya i like the idea of putting it there.... but can you move the front fan down more? by the looks of you pic from the front of the case it is already all they way down.... also if i mounted the SSD there i would just have to be careful as to how much room i would have because i would want a 240 rad so if i cant move the front fan down enough or i just simply don't have enough room for the rad then there goes the idea of being able to have 2 HDD and 1 SSD... hmmm sometime in the new year i will pick up this case and try a few of these things out. Thanks for you help and if you have anymore ideas or just something you want to share plz go ahead and do it biggrin.gif
    
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ya i like the idea of putting it there.... but can you move the front fan down more? by the looks of you pic from the front of the case it is already all they way down.... also if i mounted the SSD there i would just have to be careful as to how much room i would have because i would want a 240 rad so if i cant move the front fan down enough or i just simply don't have enough room for the rad then there goes the idea of being able to have 2 HDD and 1 SSD... hmmm sometime in the new year i will pick up this case and try a few of these things out. Thanks for you help and if you have anymore ideas or just something you want to share plz go ahead and do it biggrin.gif

Im not sure if 240 rad would fit there, but i know for sure that front fan can be moved down like half inch which would allow to install second one above:

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^^^

You are so helpful you know that... WOW i dont know what to do about it..... thumb.gif thanks so much biggrin.gif
    
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post #2779 of 13159
There is zero chance of fitting a 240 rad in the front without using the lower 5.25" bay space.

Look at the measurements:

-Case is 355mm tall
-Two 5.25" bays (~43mm tall each) = 86mm

So even excluding everything else and pretending like there's no margin between the top of the case and the 5.25 bays, we only have 271mm left.

-A 240 rad is 240mm plus another ~40mm for the endtanks/ports, so ~280mm total

Not going to happen.


The way you could possibly do it is to get two single 120mm rads and orient them with the ports to one side. They'd need to be not much wider than the fan though (e.g., XSPC EX, Koolance v-series, EK Coolstream XT, Magicool).
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just ran across this thread, thought i would post up some pics of my mATX to get some feed back...

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