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post #14831 of 16053
I have all the cages out and it still solid
post #14832 of 16053
Well, took some time but I'm done now biggrin.gif

Build:

Intel core I7 - 6700K
MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
Asus Maximus Impact VIII

2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB (Not shown In picture)
1x Samsung 850 evo 250GB SSD
G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C14 DC - 32GB (2x16gb)

CoolerMaster V650 PSU - 650W Gold
4x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm PWM
Kraken X61 WaterCooling

First off - Good case, love the size of the thing. But ended beeing kinda of a "hard" build, because of the temps and that I wanted to make It dead silent.

This Is what It's suppose to look like^^



This Is after some cutting and the final result thumb.gif





Running silent fans all over, so can't barly hear anything from the case. But still, because of the modding I was able to get the I7 6700k up to 4.6 Ghz at 1.31V. Temps Idle is about 30-34 degrees.
The problem with the "normal" holes that was In the chassis, Is that when you get some good quality fans, you get noise from the fans trying to suck air tru those small holes in the chassis. So i decided to get It more "cold and silent" by just cutting It away.

Then you have the PCH and VRM that In the start (before the mods) was crawling up to 70-75 degrees - WAY to hot for comfort, so I ended up bungie strapping two 80mm silent fans inside the case. The fans was locked Into a V symbol, so if the temps reach 55 degrees, they turn on and cool off the VRM and PCH. After running AIDA 64 with stresstest on Ram, cache and CPU - Combined with running Vally benchmark for the GPU. My components ended up with these temps with an ambient room temp about 24-25 degrees:

*temp range Celcius final result -- 5 hours test time*
CPU: 64 - 68 (overclock 4,6ghz)
Ram: 44 - 47 (3200mhz XMP profile, 1,35 volt)
GPU: 68 ( overclock +125mhz core and 300mhz vram )
VRM: 48-52
PCH: 54-58

So combined I now have 9 fans because I also found out that the GPU was getting way to hot. Not because I't did'ent get enough air from outside, but all the air that was pushed into the case, was trapped. So before all mods It could get all the way up to 75 degrees (and maybe worse If I had let the test run longer *30 mins*). So i modded in a thrid 80mm fan into the case right beside the PSU in the front. And because of the cutting and space issues in the chassis, i decided to put the fan controller under the front panel.



This fan Is triggered by the PCH temps, because the PCH Is so close to the gpu that when the gpu heats up, the pch follows. So at 55 degrees for the pch this fan also turns on to push air out of the "heat bubble" that normally was created on the side of the GPU. Now the air is wented into the front panel, and pushed out the rills in the front.

And then some final pictures of the cable management:




And last picture - after i bungiestrapped the two 80mm fans (only see one fan, because the other is right behind it) *I had to remove 1x 140mm fan from the radiator. So It runs on 3 fans instead of 4.




So the conclusion. Loved It! Went from a fractal Define S, and this was really a neat and tiny build. But It's heavy as F*** x)

Forgot to mention - Have also put in silent isulated pads all over the chassis to make It more silent and changed from the original Asus Strix 1070 to an MSI Gtx 1070 (because of the more silent fans)

Cheers guys! Hope you liked it biggrin.gifthumb.gif
Edited by Dizato1 - 9/29/16 at 7:45am
post #14833 of 16053
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Originally Posted by nextevolution3 View Post

I have all the cages out and it still solid

I want to put 3 cages in the R5 but remove the 5.25 to do so..
post #14834 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Reaper28 View Post

I've got a quick question. I currently have a R4 and considering buying an R5 windowed case for my server. If I pop the rivets on the 5.25 bays to remove that cage will that cause any case stability issues? also would it be possible to put the bottom HDD cage at the top? so it's 3 complete cages.

Thanks guys

The 5.25" and 3.5" drive cages are removable by design, however the positions are not interchangeable. You could however use 5.25" to 3.5" adapters to install HDDs in the 5.25" bays.
post #14835 of 16053
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Originally Posted by mypickaxe View Post

I swapped the Crucial RAM out for this Corsair 4000 MHz kit. I wanted to see if it makes a difference in Fallout 4 on this particular machine and...to my surprise it actually does.

My OCD says I need a blood red PCIe slot cover, and I need to shorten that run from the pump to the GPU.

CableMod custom cables also came in, and I realized two things almost immediately...



One, I should have double checked my order, as I forgot the second SATA power cable for my HDD. I also forgot to order custom SATA data cables, and I should have ordered a double MOLEX instead of the single, considering my plan was to rig up the NZXT HUE+ and I'm already using one Molex for the fan controller. I'm out of Molex splitters...it's been so long since I needed one.

I feel your pain when it comes to molex splitters. I've got quite a few in my arc mini. Ran out mid build but luckily I have a frys relatively near by.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.6ghz MSI z97m gaming MSI GTX 980 gaming TF5 4x4gb Gskill Sniper ddr3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 250gb Bunch'a mechanical hdds!  Cooler Master Seidon 120m (cpu)  Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 55" 3d plasma / Qnix QX2710 Cooler Master Quickfire TK Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Fractal Design arc mini r2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G600 Razer Vespula 7.1 Home theater 
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4690k @ 4.6ghz MSI z97m gaming MSI GTX 980 gaming TF5 4x4gb Gskill Sniper ddr3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 250gb Bunch'a mechanical hdds!  Cooler Master Seidon 120m (cpu)  Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 55" 3d plasma / Qnix QX2710 Cooler Master Quickfire TK Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Fractal Design arc mini r2 
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post #14836 of 16053
Why not just hardwire it without connectors, those old damn molex are huge and the worst connector ever made for PC.
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Cages... hmmm... "3M Scotch 4010 Permanent Clear Mounting Tape" stack the drives on top of each other biggrin.gif
post #14837 of 16053
I probably could have. I got some single and dual leds for my cpu and gpu blocks. Also a couple rgb strips. Decided to go all molex and used molex to sata power for the ssd's.

Next tear down I might look for better options.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.6ghz MSI z97m gaming MSI GTX 980 gaming TF5 4x4gb Gskill Sniper ddr3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 250gb Bunch'a mechanical hdds!  Cooler Master Seidon 120m (cpu)  Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 55" 3d plasma / Qnix QX2710 Cooler Master Quickfire TK Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Fractal Design arc mini r2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G600 Razer Vespula 7.1 Home theater 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.6ghz MSI z97m gaming MSI GTX 980 gaming TF5 4x4gb Gskill Sniper ddr3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 250gb Bunch'a mechanical hdds!  Cooler Master Seidon 120m (cpu)  Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Panasonic 55" 3d plasma / Qnix QX2710 Cooler Master Quickfire TK Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Fractal Design arc mini r2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G600 Razer Vespula 7.1 Home theater 
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post #14838 of 16053
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Originally Posted by Fractal Design View Post

The 5.25" and 3.5" drive cages are removable by design, however the positions are not interchangeable. You could however use 5.25" to 3.5" adapters to install HDDs in the 5.25" bays.

I found this picture here, If I took out the bottom drive cage is it possible for another 5 drive cage to fit in its place? or possibly another 3 drive cage below it? that seems a little to tight of a fit for the 3 drive cage though

http://imgur.com/YAPFhhU
post #14839 of 16053
I think 11 total would fit, if you use 2 separate cages then 5+5 should fit, you can measure it from pictures, drill the holes, but good luck buying a spare 5 bay cage. Might wanna consider external options.
post #14840 of 16053
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

I think 11 total would fit, if you use 2 separate cages then 5+5 should fit, you can measure it from pictures, drill the holes, but good luck buying a spare 5 bay cage. Might wanna consider external options.

I've got the 5 drive cage from my R4 I could use, from the way it looks the cages are identical. External isn't really an option running a 10 drive raid array

@Fractal , can you confirm this?
Edited by Reaper28 - 9/30/16 at 11:12am
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