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post #11 of 43
Yeah, it's because it fits mITX also.
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post #12 of 43
So it's a mATX build. I consider that average size.
post #13 of 43
Where did you buy your board from? Only place I could fine online was excaliberpc.com. Mine is going in a Lian-li PC-V354
post #14 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenRK;11977768 
So it's a mATX build. I consider that average size.

LOL - Why does it matter if you consider it "average size" or not? He's making a small form factor computer. I don't get what point you're trying to make here?
Edited by zionic - 1/11/11 at 9:32pm
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post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by nits81;11978219 
Where did you buy your board from? Only place I could fine online was excaliberpc.com. Mine is going in a Lian-li PC-V354

I got it from excaliberpc, I ordered Friday and it showed up today using USPS. Packaging wasnt the best (it came in a thin flat rate box) but I have definitely seen worse (every thing on the board looks fine so far), nothing like how tiger direct or newegg package things.

For the guy that considers this average size, good for you. I'm used to ATX cases and you can see from the pics that its a good deal smaller than the average ATX case. I think this could have actually fit inside my raven almost.

But photos are incoming.......

FYI I'm not camera savy, and I had been at work for 13hrs today so theres nothing special right now. All I did was replace the 2 stock front fans with the 2 GT's that came in and checked out the board.

Build quality is AMAZING, I think I just f----d myself over though because now I feel spoiled with this case. It makes the raven look like a Thermalcrap.
Edited by nagle3092 - 1/12/11 at 9:14am
 
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post #16 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092;11979716 
Build quality is AMAZING, I think I just f----d myself over though because now I feel spoiled with this case. It makes the raven look like a Thermalcrap.

Lol, yup. I went from a HAF 932 to a PC-X1000 and had the same reaction. thumb.gif
post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by groundzero9;11985567 
Lol, yup. I went from a HAF 932 to a PC-X1000 and had the same reaction. thumb.gif

Yeah I'm still in awe over it, cable management will be a challange though, there is about a half inch behind the mobo tray in between the side panel. I wouldnt call that a con though, that just gives me more of a reason to tinker around inside the case.

I would like to get a thin sheet of aluminum to place over the area above the 3 drive bay to help hide the cables but we will see after this weekend if I will need it.

Also the case DOES NOT come with the 3 speed fan selector like I thought it would, but I can deal with that another time. I might just get a fan controller (lamptron touch) but untill then I might just use the mobo headers or the molex connectors since it came with one for each case fan.

My gpu, psu and cpu should be coming in today as well as maybe my noctua. Hopefully my monitor, ram, my other GT's and dvd drive get here soon.

Edit: I think I found the solution to all my cable management problems!

http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Command/Products/Product-Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U523080QE0IIHEICN90GC1_nid=G8PXP48CGFgsG43WLKMM87gl3VJFR64SD2bl

I just bought 3 packs of these (over kill I think but yeah well) so we will see how well they work this weekend.
Edited by nagle3092 - 1/12/11 at 1:32pm
 
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post #18 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092;11985727 
Build quality is AMAZING, I think I just f----d myself over though because now I feel spoiled with this case. It makes the raven look like a Thermalcrap.

I went from a Lian-li V-1200 to a Cooler Master Cosmos, both excellent build quality. The V-354 is going to be a nice change size wise.
post #19 of 43
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New Pics incoming.........

It was another long day at work so I only mounted the noctua and oogled over my parts, hopefully my ram gets here Thurs or Fri since thats the only thing keeping me from firing it up.
 
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Nothing new today.......

USPS still hasn't delivered my ram.
 
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