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Temps are normal. I wouldnt change a thing. cheers.gif

Yeah I was just confuse since this case has a big mesh on the side. It would seem air would leak out the mesh or something
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Got another inquiry. Only a few more days left until I get my Vulcan! Woot. However....

I'm thinking of modding the side of the case just a little, so that I can either mount or have some sort of holder for one of my monitors on the side. Just for, ya know, the ultimate LAN box. Are there any hook type things that can hold my monitor on the case while I carry it, or am I gonna have to figure out a way to put a small monitor mount on it? We're talking about the side without the mesh of course.
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Its a super tight fit back there. They have some monitor wrap you can buy to carry your monitor with.
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Yeah, looked more closely at pictures. Probably gonna need that room for CM, and I just found out my monitor isn't able to be mounted anyway xD. haha thanks.
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Hello, new here. Showing you guys my newly built Vulcan (my first ever desktop build)! I am soon to be adding a second orange fan on top, and replacing the side mesh with smokey plexi glass and a few fans.

EDIT: any more tips on cable management??????

Thanks guys! Tell me what you think so far:


IMG_0501[1] by WLSphotography, on Flickr


Oh so Clean - Feb 2013 by WLSphotography, on Flickr

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Edited by AcidTabVocab - 2/23/13 at 10:27am
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Hey guys! I've been kinda stalking this thread for the past month as I have been planning my build and I have a couple questions before I go out and buy all the parts.
I already ordered the Vulcan so I can check that off the list but I have some questions about cooling, LED's, and PSU.

So I have been going back and forth on how I wish to cool my CPU. I'm thinking about going water cooled in a closed loop system but I have no idea what I should get. As everyone knows the problem with the vulcan is that it can only fit a 92mm fan in the back so most people get H60's and place them in the front of the case. I like the look of the Asetek 545LC in the back:

But i dont know how well the Asetek cools the CPU and the only way to get it is off ebay for $85.
I'm not a great fan of the radiator in the front of the case but how much cooler are the H60, Antec 920, and other 120mm water coolers that are placed in the front?

My next question would be about replacing the orange LED's in the front of the case. I saw a couple posts on the site saying you need 3mm LED's and 5mm LED's but there are no real specifics about how they replaced them. I'm going for a black case with red LED's and parts on the inside and i kinda want to replace the orange LED's in the front so everything matches.

Finally, I am not quite sure what I want to do about the PSU. For a while I was just going to get the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W cause it was cheap but I noticed that it wasn't fully modular like the site said it was. Fully modular PSU's can be expensive and I just want to know if this PSU will be fine with the case or if I should go Full Modular cause of the lack of space in the mATX case. ALSO I don't even know if 600w is good enough or if its overkill. I'm planning on getting an EVGA GTX 670 FTW and an i5 3750k OC @4ghz-4.2ghz (or somewhere around there... not to high). I'll also have a couple LED 120mm fans in my case so idk if 600w is perfect or overkill...

I still got to wait till my march paycheck to be able to pay for all of this XD but until then I'll be planning and maybe ordering a couple things if they go on sale...
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Changing the front LEDs is actually really simple. I am not positive if they are 3mm or 5mm. But basically all you do is take the front off and then the plastic piece is just unscrewed. Then you just dig out the old ones.
on the water cooling questions.
you have several options. You could do the 92mm on back or you could do the 120mm in the front, or if you're really adventurous you could do a 240 in the front, of course that would require you to drill out some rivets.
I think you will be fine with that or any PSU you choose.
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Changing the front LEDs is actually really simple. I am not positive if they are 3mm or 5mm. But basically all you do is take the front off and then the plastic piece is just unscrewed. Then you just dig out the old ones.
on the water cooling questions.
you have several options. You could do the 92mm on back or you could do the 120mm in the front, or if you're really adventurous you could do a 240 in the front, of course that would require you to drill out some rivets.
I think you will be fine with that or any PSU you choose.

Oh sweet, thx for the reply. Sounds simple enough for the front LEDs tongue.gif

For the CPU cooler I think I might just go with the Asetek 545LC. I like the look and it seems to do well. Unless anyone has any objections due to experience or more knowledge of coolers let me know, i wont be buying this until next month or so. Also, anyone have an idea of what I should OC my i5-3570k to with the Asetek? I was thinking because it isn't a top of the line cooler I should stay around 4.0ghz-4.2ghz...

As for the PSU I was just worried I was going overboard with a 600w.

*EDIT*
btw, I was wondering what would be a good airflow system for my rig. since i'll probably be using the Asetek I was thinking intake at the front with a 120mm, two 120mm fans at the top and the asetek at the back as exhaust. I would get a 200mm for the side and use that as intake too but idk if i like the look of the 200mm on the side.

would the two top 120mm as intake and the back and front be exhaust work well? idk
Edited by bluesmurph - 2/24/13 at 4:39pm
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Hello, new here. Showing you guys my newly built Vulcan (my first ever desktop build)! I am soon to be adding a second orange fan on top, and replacing the side mesh with smokey plexi glass and a few fans.

EDIT: any more tips on cable management??????



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Could you post another pic without the black and white filter? its kinda hard to see inside the comp when everything is all black and white biggrin.gif
Remember, This isn't instagram XD

otherwise looks cool so far
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@bluesmurf: I measured the leds at 4mm. The 3mm ones looked too small and the 5mm ones I put in didn't fit all the way in. However, it might be better to go with 3mm though since the 5mm ones I used stuck out a bit which caused space issues. It's just a simple circuit with 2 leds and a resistor. Just replace one at a time to make it easier. They are soldered and covered with heat shrink tubing.

600 watts is fine for that. I wouldn't consider it overkill. 500 watts is what is "required" for that card. I would consider my Corsair AX1200 to be overkill. It annoys me because it's longer and cuts off half of the cable management hole. The reason for going modular is space restrictions behind the motherboard tray, as in you probably won't be able to fit all the cables behind there.

I'm not sure if I like the idea of the top being intake and the back being exhaust. It'll just create a swirl in the top and mess with the overall airflow in the case. It should either be front as intake and back and top as exhaust, or top and back as intake and front as exhaust.
 
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