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Did you get your other parts yet? I really want to see your finished system, since its a beast. And what heatsink are you getting?
The system is done.

I'm using a Tuniq Extreme 120, with a Noiseblocker M12P fan. I have some pictures, I've just been so pulled in different directions that I haven't even downloaded them from the camera yet.
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Hey guys I found some more good RV03 reviews that may be of interest to some people here. Here we have TechGage, TechSpot, and TweakTown.

A little update on how my eventual build in this case is going, I have my RV03 order placed at Amazon and it should be here in less than 2 weeks. Quite the wait time for them from Amazon, but I do get free shipping and I prefer Amazon if I have any problems. I also upgraded to a MSI 580 Lightning from my Asus DCII 570 because I was able to get one for the same price I paid for my 570. This brings the benefit of being a much better match for the cooling of the RV03 in addition to obvious performance increase. The Twin Frozr III on the Lightning uses heatpipes that spend less of their time going against gravity in the RV03 and I was able to confirm from two independent sources that the TFIII cooler on the Lightning, and maybe on all MSI cards, uses a powder type wick in their heatpipes which are much less reliant on gravity for their effectiveness. What this means in a practical sense is that when I rotate my case to simulate the RV03 the Lightning temps go up by about 3-4C whereas the Asus DCII went up 8+C in the same test. That's quite a difference IMO, and the noise on the Lightning while more than the DCII isn't as bad as I was worried, so I should still be able to make my build pretty quiet.

Speaking of quiet I am planning on going all out to sound deaden the RV03 as much as possible, including covering up all the fan holes that I won't be using and making sure that all the fans are rubber mounted where possible. Should be fun and I'm really looking forward to it, once I get everything ready for the build I will post some pictures either in here or in a separate thread of my own.
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post #193 of 425
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Hey guys I found some more good RV03 reviews that may be of interest to some people here. Here we have TechGage, TechSpot, and TweakTown.
Thanks for posting the reviews; they all appear helpful. Different opinions on styling, but in general fairly accurate.

I certainly agree that this case is not for people who anticipate frequent (or even mildly infrequent) hard drive swapping. Those users should look elsewhere, like maybe the TJ11 or RV02 w/ hotswappable hard drive bay.
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post #194 of 425
Before i purchased my RV03, i read this thread.. thank you alot for the topic starter!! you made my decision much easier.

i love this case posted my build at silverstone owners club @ http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...l#post13664561
 
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Nice looking build Andy, thanks for posting it.
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I have to bump this thread because

has these in stock at an all time low of $140 shipped! Mine will be here tomorrow! I'm gonna be building tomorrow and will hopefully have some nice looking pictures to post on Thursday.
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Do you reckon an H100 would fit into the drive bay where the 2 fan slots are? And do you think it will still cool well exhausting out the front?
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It's tough to say because I don't know hardly anything about WC, like what the standard spacing for rad holes are or anything, and I don't think Corsair has even said exactly what it will take to mount it. With all that said I think that it's certainly possible that it would fit, maybe even probable but certainly not a guarantee.

As for exhausting out the front I think you would be ok there as long as you didn't use really high RPM fans, because I think that may disrupt the design of the airflow too much. If you did want to use high RPM fans then I would think that the best thing would be to set the radiator on the floor of the case right on top of the AP181s and have it secured with some zipties somewhere. That way you could do a easy push/pull, the air to the rad would be cool outside air, and the airflow of the case wouldn't be disrupted.
Edited by juano - 5/31/11 at 12:04pm
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Do you reckon an H100 would fit into the drive bay where the 2 fan slots are? And do you think it will still cool well exhausting out the front?
You would have to remove most of the drive bays and the fan brackets, then improvise a mounting system, as the rad is too large to directly fit onto the stock brackets. Kind of seems like a pain to me.
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Hey Balthazor, nawon, or anybody else that has this case, the manual and hardware and other accessories where is that supposed to be? It looks like mine didn't come with any, I assume that it was supposed to be in the manual shaped cut out on the bottom styrofoam but I looked everywhere inside and out of the case and all packaging and I don't think it's here.
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