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I am thinking that mounting the H100 from the bottom and having it stick up so I leave the top area open would be best. Has anyone else tried installing a self contained water cooler's radiator in the front like me?
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I am thinking that mounting the H100 from the bottom and having it stick up so I leave the top area open would be best. Has anyone else tried installing a self contained water cooler's radiator in the front like me?
I'm a bit confused on how your mounting that in there. I was looking into getting an rv03, but I want to make sure I can easily fit an H100.
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Thermalright Silver Arrow fits in this case. Between top of the heatpipes and side panel window is like 1mm of space. That is providing:
1) mounting fans properly (they got flat space on top and bottom and round sides, I didn't noticed it before and it pushed against sidepanel)
2) low height of ram modules

Config: push rear push middle ( X-> || X->|| )(x=fan, || = heatsink), as described in the manual.

I like this case very much. I've got no problems with PSU after cutting the tie(socket is upside down).

Bottom fans are little too noisy on low, so I plugged them into fan controller. Now its dead silent on demand.
Edited by Czarnodziej - 7/20/11 at 3:15am
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Here is an excellent review by AnandTech. My favorite so far.
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LOL he thinks that you're supposed to have both of the front drive bay covers on when using front fans, and that it "can still draw in air through this tiny gap"

Still a good video but not really the depth that I'd expect from a 24 minute video or from TTL/OC3D in general. I'm surprised he didn't mention the fact that you can fit more 3.5" drives in the front bays, or experiment with or talk about any more fan options, not to mention the dual purpose drive bays confusing him. I also think his "this is how most people do their cabling" excuse was kinda weak, and that he should have shown off his excellent cabling hiding and system building prowess in the RV03.

All in all not a bad video, and probably gives a nice view and indication of what it's like to be around the case for new prospective buyers, but just not the most in depth. This thread is still the best source of information about the RV03 case online IMO.
Edited by juano - 7/24/11 at 1:45pm
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I'm a little concerned about my PSU in the RV03. My CMPSU-850TX's fan faces up. How much will that hurt the cooling of it? Is it possible for me to just flip it upsidedown?
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Your fan faces down. You just have it oriented up. The Corsair TX850 will work in the RV03. Good luck and have fun.
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Your fan faces down. You just have it oriented up. The Corsair TX850 will work in the RV03. Good luck and have fun.
Thanks! I'm so glad it will work I've been reading about this case all day and fell in love with it. Hoping it will help me shave off a few degrees so I can push this baby a tiny bit further. +rep

Also, I'm sorry if this has been posted before, but what seems to be the optimal fan configuration (if there is one)? What extra fans should I purchase for this case?
Edited by nezzarix - 7/31/11 at 8:04pm
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The only thing that I would say is an almost unanimous improvement would be to replace the top exhaust fan, it's very quiet but doesn't move very much air at all. The two bottom AP181s are much louder than it even on low so you can afford (noise wise) to get one that will move more air. I would recommend whatever 120mm fan that you like that spins at about 1500 to 2000rpm. Past that you could add two more 120mms on the inside of the front, but those certainly aren't required. If you'd like more general info or user experiences/opinions this thread has a wealth of information, I'd recommend reading it all when you have the time.
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The only thing that I would say is an almost unanimous improvement would be to replace the top exhaust fan, it's very quiet but doesn't move very much air at all. The two bottom AP181s are much louder than it even on low so you can afford (noise wise) to get one that will move more air. I would recommend whatever 120mm fan that you like that spins at about 1500 to 2000rpm. Past that you could add two more 120mms on the inside of the front, but those certainly aren't required. If you'd like more general info or user experiences/opinions this thread has a wealth of information, I'd recommend reading it all when you have the time.
Sounds good! I'll be sure to get some extra 120mm fans for the case My last concern involves my 560 Ti. It exhausts air out of both the front and back of the card. I am a little concerned about the bottom fans blowing the card's hot air right back up into the fan. However, this is pure speculation, I know very little about GPU cooling. Luckily, the 560 Ti doesn't produce as much heat as some of the larger cards.
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