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Originally Posted by juano View Post
Corsair says your PSU is exactly 180mm but with the modular cables it still might not fit, but I'm only guessing I don't have the case yet.
The HX850 will fit fine. The 180mm depth limit still leaves plenty of room for cables and connectors coming out the 'back' of PSUs.

Believe me, if I can fit an Antec HCP-1200, you can fit an HX850. They are the same dimensions.

200mm+ depth PSUs won't fit without modding the right side panel.
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Originally Posted by Balthazor View Post
The HX850 will fit fine. The 180mm depth limit still leaves plenty of room for cables and connectors coming out the 'back' of PSUs.

Believe me, if I can fit an Antec HCP-1200, you can fit an HX850. They are the same dimensions.

200mm+ depth PSUs won't fit without modding the right side panel.
Well there's your answer it looks like it will fit.
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Yes,i like the case,however i'll do Sli in the future and i will put into the mix a Corsair Ax1200 PSU.

it's is more thinking about future upgrades.
There are great performing 1200w PSUs that meet the depth limits. The Corsair 1200w units won't fit, but there are plenty of other exceptional PSUs that will.
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post #114 of 425
This is still part of your front page evaluation

PSU Considerations:
This case only allows your PSU to be installed in one orientation, so keep that in mind in choosing a PSU.
This case is designed for PSUs with intake fans sucking air in from below. There is a filter below the PSU compartment to minimize foreign matter in the intake. A PSU with a 'side-sucking' fan would also work, but it's intake wouldn't be filtered.
If your PSU must be installed in such a way that its intake fan is trying to take air from above the PSU it will not get any air.
Max depth is 180mm.


Should you not update this to reflect that any orientation power supply will work?
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Maybe have a removable grille cover or something?
I do like the sound of that because it gives another option and options are good. At the same time though I feel like while Silverstone may have possibly made some over sights in this case (i.e. PSU area) I don't think the design of the airflow is one of them, I really like how it is right now because the rear fan in it's current position serves a great purpose either with a fan set as intake or without a fan being an effective passive exhaust. Moving it may make it stronger in one area but weaker in the other and I feel it strikes a good balance as is. Also I saw in a video about this case somewhere that they went through many different design iterations over the course of 18+ months (IIRC) just to test airflow.
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Second question is how good is this case on watercooling..i got 1x360 and fatty 240 rad...
I think if I were watercooling this case I'd probably replace the 180mm fans with 3 x 120mm and see if I could fit a 360 rad in the bottom.

You might be able to get a 120mm rad (maybe two, in depth) in the front intakes, but it would have to be awkwardly mounted. You could potentially put a rad on the 120mm exhaust at top as well.

Then you have to find somewhere for the res and pump. This might have to go in the front intake / 5.25 bay area instead of rads.

In general I think I'd want a bigger case to work with, like the TJ11, if I wanted the 90 degree orientation but still use liquid coolling.
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This is still part of your front page evaluation

PSU Considerations:
This case only allows your PSU to be installed in one orientation, so keep that in mind in choosing a PSU.
This case is designed for PSUs with intake fans sucking air in from below. There is a filter below the PSU compartment to minimize foreign matter in the intake. A PSU with a 'side-sucking' fan would also work, but it's intake wouldn't be filtered.
If your PSU must be installed in such a way that its intake fan is trying to take air from above the PSU it will not get any air.
Max depth is 180mm.


Should you not update this to reflect that any orientation power supply will work?
I believe that is still correct, there is no room for fans to breathe on a PSU if the must be mounted fan up so that is not really an option. The discovery that was made halfway through the thread was that the power cable could be effectively "lengthened" so that different brands of configurations of PSU could fit but still only in the one orientation.

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Originally Posted by Balthazor View Post
I think if I were watercooling this case I'd probably replace the 180mm fans with 3 x 120mm and see if I could fit a 360 rad in the bottom.

You might be able to get a 120mm rad (maybe two, in depth) in the front intakes, but it would have to be awkwardly mounted. You could potentially put a rad on the 120mm exhaust at top as well.

Then you have to find somewhere for the res and pump. This might have to go in the front intake / 5.25 bay area instead of rads.

In general I think I'd want a bigger case to work with, like the TJ11, if I wanted the 90 degree orientation but still use liquid coolling.
I agree with all of this except I would not put any radiator on the top 120mm exhaust. I would want that as free flowing as possible, no added restrictions, and furthermore like I mentioned to Balthazor previously I would also have that fan as the fastest spinning of the 120s as it is the only exhaust. Not that the single exhaust is a problem because the entire top is open to be passively exhausted but still I would want the one active exhaust working as effectively as possible.
Edited by juano - 4/20/11 at 9:57am
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This is still part of your front page evaluation

PSU Considerations:
This case only allows your PSU to be installed in one orientation, so keep that in mind in choosing a PSU.
This case is designed for PSUs with intake fans sucking air in from below. There is a filter below the PSU compartment to minimize foreign matter in the intake. A PSU with a 'side-sucking' fan would also work, but it's intake wouldn't be filtered.
If your PSU must be installed in such a way that its intake fan is trying to take air from above the PSU it will not get any air.
Max depth is 180mm.


Should you not update this to reflect that any orientation power supply will work?
That is still accurate. There are only mounting holes for the PSU to be installed in one orientation (unlike cases where you have the option to mount it 'up' or 'down.'

This is important to note if you have the odd PSU with an intake fan that will be facing up once installed in the only orientation the case allows (unless, of course, the PSU includes holes that allows it to be installed in either direction.)
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post #119 of 425
Balthazor

What options can u get for watercooling on this case??i know u can take out the 2 ap181 and slap 3x120mm fans in there thats equivalent to 1x360 rad..how about if u got multiple rads..

Does this case got a outside mounting for rads???like in the back??Holes for tube?? Or maybe can fit a rad on the baydrive..
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The discovery that was made halfway through the thread was that the power cable could be effectively "lengthened" so that different brands of configurations of PSU could fit but still only in the one orientation.
And although that was listed as a PSU consideration previously (socket orientation), I deleted it once it was no longer accurate, and included notes about releasing the twist tie when necessary.
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