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The nice thing about using the Lian Li EX-553B with your slim / SSD is that the data/power cables will route down the left side (if you're facing the case) helping to hide a few of your cables (see my terrible drawing - purple boxes are were cables will come).
P1070072-1.jpg

In this pic, you can see the holes the cables will pass through:
EX-553-b.jpg

However, I would not recomend it as much for a heavily used 3 1/2 because as you can also see in the pic, the 3 1/2 sits right below the slim OD and doesn't give it much room to breathe. The slim SSD (or even a 2.5" HD) would have some room to radiate (ssd's don't need much, but a 7,200 might get warm there). Hope this helps.
Edited by beldecca - 3/31/11 at 7:33am
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I still don't see how I'm going to fit a res that takes up 2x 5.25 bays, an optical drive, 4 mechanical drives, an SSD, two GPU's, the rad (240mm on top, and MAYBE a 120mm in the rear if I water cool the GPU's), and the pump all in this tiny A05 case. I just really need some reassuring words. I don't need links to adapters and stuff, those will all be made.
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What about looping 2 x 240 rads, you can have a 240 on the bottom (mod holes) and 240 on the back outside the case (inverted) using this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_335&products_id=1956

Or the other 240 can be top mounted if you prefer that.

Off topic though, has anyone found any pics for the PC-A05FN? Seems that people didn't even take notice on Cebit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by subnet;12948567 
What about looping 2 x 240 rads, you can have a 240 on the bottom (mod holes) and 240 on the back outside the case (inverted) using this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_335&products_id=1956

Or the other 240 can be top mounted if you prefer that.

Off topic though, has anyone found any pics for the PC-A05FN? Seems that people didn't even take notice on Cebit.

It's really not so much of a worry of fitting the rads, but everything else internally. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12948419 
I still don't see how I'm going to fit a res that takes up 2x 5.25 bays, an optical drive, 4 mechanical drives, an SSD, two GPU's, the rad (240mm on top, and MAYBE a 120mm in the rear if I water cool the GPU's), and the pump all in this tiny A05 case. I just really need some reassuring words. I don't need links to adapters and stuff, those will all be made.

Well, why don't you look at a single bay res instead?
XSPC X2O DC-200 "Bay-Res" Pump/Reservoir Combo
Alphacool single bay http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_658&products_id=4489
Tecnofront "Eagle" 5.25" http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_663&products_id=27515
(and I'm sure there's others - Bitspower, etc. ).

If you want both GPUs, think about a 240 on the bottom (someone did just that in this thread) and a 120mm on the back side.

The other thing you could do is put the rad outside the case entirely. Have you looked into doing that? Look into the Phobya Radiator stands (here's a link to a triple: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_335&products_id=28772)

I think there's ways you can do it, just need to be a little creative with the install.
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Originally Posted by beldecca;12949985 
Well, why don't you look at a single bay res instead?
XSPC X2O DC-200 "Bay-Res" Pump/Reservoir Combo
Alphacool single bay http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_658&products_id=4489
Tecnofront "Eagle" 5.25" http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_318_663&products_id=27515
(and I'm sure there's others - Bitspower, etc. ).

If you want both GPUs, think about a 240 on the bottom (someone did just that in this thread) and a 120mm on the back side.

The other thing you could do is put the rad outside the case entirely. Have you looked into doing that? Look into the Phobya Radiator stands (here's a link to a triple: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_335&products_id=28772)

I think there's ways you can do it, just need to be a little creative with the install.

If I'm doing GPU's too, I'll either have dual 240's or a 240 on top and a 120 on the rear. That's not the problem. And the top rad (240) will be mounted half internal, half external (fans in a push / pull with a shroud on the push).

Again, not all that worried about fitting rads, that's cake. It's the drives that I'm worried about, along with the 2x 5.25" res. I think I'm going to have to mod a slim DVD drive in above the 5.25 bays, and hide the SSD under the false floor.
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You can stick an sdd behind the mobo tray. I had two back there at one point.

I have 3 mecanical drives, two ssd's , one optical and a fan controller and it all fits fine.
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Alright, so here's what I've figured out....
  • dual 5.25" res will fit
  • shallow lappy optical drive, modded sideways or on top of 5.25 bays will fit
  • 4x mechanical drives will fit
  • 240mm rad on top, will fit (possibly all external, or half internal)
  • GPU's will fit (580 + 460 Twin Frozr's)
  • SSD will fit on the floor
  • False floor and side panel to cover up all cables, have SSD under it, or on top with holes for wires
  • Possibly the addition of an external 240 rad on the rear external for GPU's at a later date (same loop)

I've taken some very serious thought and consideration into this. And I think it will all fit after its all said and done. It's going to be a VERY tight squeeze to get all this in there. But I could also SLI + PhysX with those 580's (and a single slot PhysX) if I wanted to at a later date even.

This case has so much potential. wubsmiley.gif
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post #609 of 3785
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12950598 
This case has so much potential. wubsmiley.gif

Indeed it does. There is a reason the A05 thread over at hardforum has almost 5000 posts cool.gif
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You just wait till I pile all that stuff into that tiny little case. wheee.gif Can't wait now.
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