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Any pics?
Is the 970 strix the same length of the 10x0 strix?

You will have to confim that yourself but sure here.





Both images are Define S cases both have 2 different 970s, one is an MSI the other an EVGA.
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post #14672 of 16053
The Strix 10x0 have 30cm of length.

Those in the pics are shorter.
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The Strix 10x0 have 30cm of length.

Those in the pics are shorter.

The strix you're looking at is 6cm or 59mm longer, still don't think it's earth shattering. If you're watercooling the GPU don't get a strix with 9xx cards strix cards didn't overclock well and I think I saw the same for the 10x0 cards in the 1080 club. If you're also having issues with size then try find a smaller card?
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Yeah, I stay away from STRIX. Considering ASUS hard lock the 9XX series to 1.212V. Which is super annoying when you know it could go higher if they had not done that. mad.gif I have a 980STRIX....blasting annoying I can't up the volts with software. But may go the route of hard modding the blasted card so I can have some fun with it. biggrin.gif It can go on stock volts to 1420-1430MHz on air, but those blasted fans are super annoying as hell. Sound like an angry bee in my folder which is saying something.

Not sure if they have hard lock the 10XX series STRIX since I have yet to bother looking at the new cards.
     
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post #14675 of 16053
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Been looking hard at the Define Nano S as of late…

I have REALLY been lusting after some of the 'boutique SFF cases' that have been in the works lately, but kinda worried about temps, so looking towards this undecidedly non-SFF chassis…

A few questions for any that may know or have an opinion on…

1 - The cable pass-thru (NON-grommeted) that is BELOW the MB location (I have heard somewhere; from the manufacturer or in this thread, I cannot recall) that is is intended for audio cables… Assuming front panel audio cables, would these be threaded between the MB I/O region & below the GPU…?

2 - Thoughts towards passing the cable from the U.2 port on the Asus M8I MB that would connect with an Intel 2.5" 750 Series NVMe SSD thru that same opening…? Would hope the cable provided with the drive would be long enough to reach the 2.5"/3.5" SSD/HDD mount located in the 'deep end' of the 'backstage' cable management / drive mounting section of the chassis…

3 - While a full-blown hard tubing custom loop would be awesome; a 240 Predator & pre-filled 1070 water block (both with QDCs of course) would be WAY easier to assemble & half the price of a custom loop… So, will the 240 Predator suffice for an Intel i5 6600K & EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0; with absolutely zero overclocking planned…?

4 - I REALLY want to keep the sound to a minimum, so I would be getting the NON-windowed version… Also due to wanting minimal noise, I would leave the ModuVent panel with the sound dampening material place in place on top, meaning NO fans exhausting out the top… The only exhaust would be the rear 120mm fan (which I would replace with an EK Vardar F4-120ER (2200rpm/PWM) fan… Obviously it would be a positive pressure situation, but thoughts towards the dual 120mm fan intake (airflow of same somewhat restricted due to the radiator) with a single 120mm fan exhaust (with no restrictions of its airflow)…?

As an aside, I will be using a Corsair SF600 SFX PSU in this chassis; mainly because I already have one on hand & the adapter plate is coming in next week (for use with a temp gaming rig while I accumulate the bits & pieces for the Define Nano S)…

Thanks for any advise or tips in regards to my questions on this chassis…!

The u.2 cable is much harder to route than it would seem. It's long enough to reach the ssd mounts behind the mobo, but it was a tight fit with the other cables behind the tray. My u.2 port was on the lower left portion of my mobo near the bottom of the I/O. I ran the cable up the mobo and through the grommet at the top, then back in the next grommet and mounted the 750 in the ceiling. Look at my build a couple of pages back.

The front panel accommodates two 140mm fans, so depending on your rad mount intake shouldn't be a problem.
Edited by lostsupper - 8/21/16 at 5:23pm
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The u.2 cable is much harder to route than it would seem. It's long enough to reach the ssd mounts behind the mobo, but it was a tight fit with the other cables behind the tray. My u.2 port was on the lower left portion of my mobo near the bottom of the I/O. I ran the cable up the mobo and through the grommet at the top, then back in the next grommet and mounted the 750 in the ceiling. Look at my build a couple of pages back.

The front panel accommodates two 140mm fans, so depending on your rad mount intake shouldn't be a problem.

I (barely) see the 750 up there now…!

I am now wondering more towards just bringing the U.2 cable straight across the MB, thru the lower of the two cable grommets to the right of the MB and reaching the drive mount that is on the backside of the reservoir mounting area…

As for the fans on the front, I would be using the ones that come with the Predator, so no worries about intake…

I am more concerned with using a single 120mm fan for exhaust out the rear of the chassis; I want to keep the ModuVent panel in place for maximum sound deadening…

I am also toying with the idea of (still in a closed chassis; two fans in & one fan out set-up) going with a 240 rad up front pushing in & a 120 rad in the back pushing out; rather than just the Predator for the WC portion of the show…

Since, in the above scenario, the exhaust fan would also be part of the cooling loop, I was thinking of using this:

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cable-splitter-4-fan-pwm-extended




…for all three fans & the pump; allowing a single connection to the MB via the CPU fan header…

Meaning, the CPU fan header would control the entire loop AND any chassis venting (as the rear exhaust has the single 120 rad/fan mounted there)…
Edited by Boil - 8/21/16 at 6:33pm
post #14677 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Boil View Post

Been looking hard at the Define Nano S as of late…

I have REALLY been lusting after some of the 'boutique SFF cases' that have been in the works lately, but kinda worried about temps, so looking towards this undecidedly non-SFF chassis…

A few questions for any that may know or have an opinion on…

1 - The cable pass-thru (NON-grommeted) that is BELOW the MB location (I have heard somewhere; from the manufacturer or in this thread, I cannot recall) that is is intended for audio cables… Assuming front panel audio cables, would these be threaded between the MB I/O region & below the GPU…?

2 - Thoughts towards passing the cable from the U.2 port on the Asus M8I MB that would connect with an Intel 2.5" 750 Series NVMe SSD thru that same opening…? Would hope the cable provided with the drive would be long enough to reach the 2.5"/3.5" SSD/HDD mount located in the 'deep end' of the 'backstage' cable management / drive mounting section of the chassis…

3 - While a full-blown hard tubing custom loop would be awesome; a 240 Predator & pre-filled 1070 water block (both with QDCs of course) would be WAY easier to assemble & half the price of a custom loop… So, will the 240 Predator suffice for an Intel i5 6600K & EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0; with absolutely zero overclocking planned…?

4 - I REALLY want to keep the sound to a minimum, so I would be getting the NON-windowed version… Also due to wanting minimal noise, I would leave the ModuVent panel with the sound dampening material place in place on top, meaning NO fans exhausting out the top… The only exhaust would be the rear 120mm fan (which I would replace with an EK Vardar F4-120ER (2200rpm/PWM) fan… Obviously it would be a positive pressure situation, but thoughts towards the dual 120mm fan intake (airflow of same somewhat restricted due to the radiator) with a single 120mm fan exhaust (with no restrictions of its airflow)…?

As an aside, I will be using a Corsair SF600 SFX PSU in this chassis; mainly because I already have one on hand & the adapter plate is coming in next week (for use with a temp gaming rig while I accumulate the bits & pieces for the Define Nano S)…

Thanks for any advise or tips in regards to my questions on this chassis…!
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Originally Posted by Boil View Post

I (barely) see the 750 up there now…!

I am now wondering more towards just bringing the U.2 cable straight across the MB, thru the lower of the two cable grommets to the right of the MB and reaching the drive mount that is on the backside of the reservoir mounting area…

As for the fans on the front, I would be using the ones that come with the Predator, so no worries about intake…

I am more concerned with using a single 120mm fan for exhaust out the rear of the chassis; I want to keep the ModuVent panel in place for maximum sound deadening…

I am also toying with the idea of (still in a closed chassis; two fans in & one fan out set-up) going with a 240 rad up front pushing in & a 120 rad in the back pushing out; rather than just the Predator for the WC portion of the show…

Since, in the above scenario, the exhaust fan would also be part of the cooling loop, I was thinking of using this:

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cable-splitter-4-fan-pwm-extended




…for all three fans & the pump; allowing a single connection to the MB via the CPU fan header…

Meaning, the CPU fan header would control the entire loop AND any chassis venting (as the rear exhaust has the single 120 rad/fan mounted there)…

Running the u.2 across the front of the mobo would work, but it's pretty thick. On my board it wouldn't fit between the RAM and GPU. I'm not sure how well pwm control works with splitters. If possible, use one header per fan. The board I used had a fan extension card that works really well.
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Running the u.2 across the front of the mobo would work, but it's pretty thick. On my board it wouldn't fit between the RAM and GPU. I'm not sure how well pwm control works with splitters. If possible, use one header per fan. The board I used had a fan extension card that works really well.

Yeah, I am looking at the same board I believe, the Asus Maximus VIII Impact mini-ITX motherboard…

I know it has the breakout fan controller board (three 4-pin PWM headers & three 2-pin tamp sensor headers), but was trying to think of an easy-peasy method to connect the fans & pump, without having to go in and set a bunch of fan curves & such for the fan controller board…

Worst case, I try the 4-way and then end up reverting to the fan controller breakout board…

As for the U.2 cable, I guess it would have to end up draped OVER the RAM, or I could hope it is long enough to route up to the top of the MB, thru one of the top grommets, and then still have enough length to reach the SSD mounted on the 2.5"/3.5" drive mount towards the front of the chassis…

I could mount the SSD upside down if needed… (assuming there would be enough space when doing so for the actual connection to the drive to fit properly)

Why Asus decided to place the actual U.2 connector where they did is a mystery; I guess it was really the only space available for it…

They should have placed it with the SATA connectors, and had only two SATA connector…? That way it would still have to drape across the RAM, but there would be more workable length to the cable…

I don't suppose you could measure the length of that cable could you…? If not, no problem…
Edited by Boil - 8/21/16 at 7:40pm
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Yeah, I am looking at the same board I believe, the Asus Maximus VIII Impact mini-ITX motherboard…

I know it has the breakout fan controller board (three 4-pin PWM headers & three 2-pin tamp sensor headers), but was trying to think of an easy-peasy method to connect the fans & pump, without having to go in and set a bunch of fan curves & such for the fan controller board…

Worst case, I try the 4-way and then end up reverting to the fan controller breakout board…

As for the U.2 cable, I guess it would have to end up draped OVER the RAM, or I could hope it is long enough to route up to the top of the MB, thru one of the top grommets, and then still have enough length to reach the SSD mounted on the 2.5"/3.5" drive mount towards the front of the chassis…

Why Asus decided to place the actual U.2 connector where they did is a mystery; I guess it was really the only space available for it…

They should have placed it with the SATA connectors, and had only two SATA connector…? That way it would still have to drape across the RAM, but there would be more workable length to the cable…

Since you're using using the same board, I strongly encourage you to mount 750 in the ceiling and hang the fan board on the 3.5" drive tray. Asus fan control software is easy and using the board made routing fan cables easier.





Here you can see how the u.2 cable runs:

post #14680 of 16053
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Since you're using using the same board, I strongly encourage you to mount 750 in the ceiling and hang the fan board on the 3.5" drive tray. Asus fan control software is easy and using the board made routing fan cables easier.





Here you can see how the u.2 cable runs:


Any shots of the entire drives / cable management area of the chassis…? Wondering how much extra U.2 cable is back there…

I am strongly leaning towards a custom loop, but not flashy with hard tubing & day-glo fluids and all that…

More of a murdered out blacker than black kinda thing, function over flash…

Quick rundown of major components:

EK-FC1070 GTX full-cover water block (Acetal & Nickel)
EK-FC1070 GTX backplate (Black)
EK-FB Asus M8I monoblock (Acetal & Nickel)
EK-RAM Monarch X2 water block (Acetal & Nickel)
EK-RAM Monarch heat sink modules (Black)
EK-RES X3 110 reservoir
EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM w/pump (Acetal)
EK Coolstream PE 240 radiator
EK Coolstream SE 120 radiator
EK-Vardar F4-120ER fans (Black)
EK-HFB 10mm barb fittings
EK-Tube clamps (Black)
EK-Tube ZMT tubing (Black, 10mm ID, 16mm OD)

There is an assortment of 45 & 90 degree fittings as well, to get the tubing runs nice & neat…

I know I have stated this will be in the NON-windowed version of this chassis, but I will know if the tubing runs & cable management is sloppy…!

I will be using a fill port thru the top of the chassis (hidden under the ModuVent until needed), and this will be right where you have your 750 Series SSD, so I am hoping to get the U.2 cable to reach the drive mount (where you have your fan controller break-out board mounted)… I can mount the fan board on the 2.5" SSD mount directly behind the MB…

Loop would be:

D5 pump > GPU > 120mm rad > CPU > RAM > 240mm rad > reservoir > back to the pump…

Fill port up top feeding into top of reservoir; T-splitter coming out of D5 pump, splitting to GPU & to ball valve / drain port assembly…

Obviously I will need to remove the bottom dust filter before draining the system…!
Edited by Boil - 8/21/16 at 10:16pm
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