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post #1791 of 2409
Well this case is compact, although this is my first build I think it's fair to day this is one of the best MicroATX cases out there. Remember you can fit a full sized ATX power supply which is useful.

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But like I have said, the expansion is limited

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The LED's can be changed quite easily, I think it's a case of unscrewing this clear plastic panel and a simple cutting and re-soldering job. Although I am tempted to just buy a 8" cold cathode green light and just fit it alongside the clear plastic.

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post #1792 of 2409
No that cooler is too high there is no way you would get the top panel back on, i think the very limit is around 130mm, saying that a friend of mine has the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler and they still had to remove the very top metal fin in order for it to fit. Hope this helps.
post #1793 of 2409
@Sealcouch: The fans don't draw their power from the back button, when it is pushed in it simply connects the LED's in the fan to the power, so if you were to cut the 2 pin connector (NOT the one that goes to a fan controller, the one that goes to the back panel button) and connect the wires the fan would light up. Strip it, twist the ends together and cover them with electrical tape. Hope this helps.

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post #1794 of 2409
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@Sealcouch: The fans don't draw their power from the back button, when it is pushed in it simply connects the LED's in the fan to the power, so if you were to cut the 2 pin connector (NOT the one that goes to a fan controller, the one that goes to the back panel button) and connect the wires the fan would light up. Strip it, twist the ends together and cover them with electrical tape. Hope this helps.
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Thanks a ton! I'm gonna try that when I get home. I will post an update when I get to try it.
post #1795 of 2409
I'd recommend just sticking a staple in the end of that connector and putting a piece of tape to hold it in. That way it stays lit but gives you the easy ability to go back to using that dedicated button later on.
post #1796 of 2409
don't use a staple! they will not handle the current and will be a very unstable solution, i would reccomend finding a small bit of wire and using that instead.
post #1797 of 2409
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don't use a staple! they will not handle the current and will be a very unstable solution, i would reccomend finding a small bit of wire and using that instead.

Hmm, well it worked well for me, although I'm not electrical engineer. As far as I know, doesn't this wire just provide power for like 10, 20 mW LEDs? The wires that NZXT uses for this line aren't exactly thick either.
post #1798 of 2409
Well when your working with a PC that could be worth thousands i wouldnt take any chances, but if its worked for you then fair enough, and no the wires arn't thick. I got one of the vulcans with a broken fan controller that put too much current through the fan controller and not only caught fire but fried the motherboard. I have read back through some one the forum and it seems others have experianced the same problem frown.gif, luckly i still had my 29 day accidental damage insurance so i got it all replaced free except the case (because i thought the case won't ever break so why insure it...Irony tongue.gif)
post #1799 of 2409
Well, I tore my system apart, painted it, and added a third fan to my Antec 920. I used 3 cans of Krylon Fusion paint for the case and it took a few hours. As for the water cooler, I bought a 3" #6-32 screws and trimmed them to about 2.4". I screwed these through the first fan (in-between the front of the case's bezel and the body), the second fan (visible), and into the radiator. Below are a few pics, but I'll include a link at the very bottom of the page for all of them.

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post #1800 of 2409
@Thrall
looks great! but what's the orange thing next to the PSU for?

3" #6-32 screws <-would these screws fit at the TOP fans? as I've been searching for screws that would fit on it...

and to all...
does anyone have measurements of the width and length for the CPU clearance?
the site only indicates the height...

as I'm planning to buy this HSF soon...
http://www.deepcoolglobal.com/Product/KILLER_WHALE/
154.5(L) X 143(W) X143.5(H) mm
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HP X2301 SWORD CM Quickfire TK mx blue FSP Aurum 600w 80+Gold NZXT Vulcan 
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