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Hello gentlemen, my first post here on overclock.net thumb.gif
I'm thinking about buying the Core 1000 case, because of the small form factor and, lets be honest, price.
I have one question regarding the case - Can you mount 3,5" HDD in the 5,25" slot on top?
If no it's a dealbreaker for me, because I won't be able to connect PCI power for my GPU and I want the interior to look reasonably clean. Actually, I want to fit an ODD, HDD and SSD in those two 5,25" bays. Possible?
Now that I think about it, I need the top 5,25" bay obove the ODD for all the cables from my non modular PSU. What is the best way to mound my HDD and SSD then? I dont want them to be hanging sideways.
The case comes with one 5.25" to 3.25" bay adapter. You can mount the SSD pretty much anywhere you want with some Velcro or 3m Double Sided tape. So you can mount an ODD on the top, HDD right under and the SSD where ever you want. I would run the PSU cables through the 5.25" bay hole then mount the 5.25" to 3.25" adapter before you start routing your cables. It's going to be a tight fit, but it can be done.
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Finished my sidepanel.. smile.gif

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Does the R4's front panel have a aluminum brushed look to it? I can't tell in the pictures.
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If anyone just so happens to live around Phoenix, AZ and wants to buy my old R3 for $40, please let me know. been trying to sell this on Craigslist, but not turning out so hot.

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This is how the interior of my current case looks right now:



It's quite clean, with tons of sata and molex power connectos hidden behind the HHD bays. I guess an "upgrade" to Core 1000 wound only make more mess and cause worse cooling? Also I've heard that the front fan in Core 1000 can be quite loud, is that true? Still it's a tempting option considering the size of the case.
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Finished my sidepanel.. smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Now that is a clean side panel. Looks like a perfect cut. Where did you get the acrylic and do you mind sharing your measurements for the window?
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Well, On my R4 Cable Management redux:

First, I tried to route the entire 24 pin ATX behind the back:


Looks good, however due to the Sata and Power cables going to my backpanel SSD I was unable to close the backpanel in this configuration.

Second, this is my compromise: don't look as good but at least I can close the backpanel and the cable isn't obstructing airflow.



Looks alright?
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Thanks.. i got the acrylic here at a local glass shop. The sizes of the acrylic is roughly 9x9".
    
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Does the R4's front panel have a aluminum brushed look to it? I can't tell in the pictures.

Yep, the black and grey do. I'm not too sure about the white version though. IMO it looks pretty good, nice and subtle.
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post #4350 of 16129
Hi all,

Loving this thread - nice pics and good ideas.

Just looking into the possibility of going from air to water cooling.
I have the Define XL which i really love due to it being big and very good build quality.

I am planning on modding the top to recive a 240mm to 360mm radiator (removing the 180mm fan top rear)
Additionally I would like to have a 240mm rad in the front bottom facing outwards where there is room for 2 x 140mm fans.

I know this will take some modding - has this been done before?
Pictures - links - insight would be highly appreciated.

I could make room for the 240mm rad in the bottom, but i like the idae of having the rad in the front.


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