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post #2761 of 2769 (permalink) Old 02-28-2019, 11:15 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by jlicht View Post
I ended up getting myself a Gigabyte 2017 Mini. Can not recommend.
The GPU runs at 80 degrees and sounds like a jet engine. Hot air is blown into the bottom of the case, and doesn't escape.
If I take off the side, it drops to 70 degrees under the same load.

Essentially: FT03 Mini owners are screwed now, as there seems to be literally no GPU on the market (at least not an RTX 2070) that 1) has a blower-style cooler and 2) fits in the case.
If anyone knows of an exception, I'm keen to hear it!
Has anyone looked into this Zotac blower? Specs page says ~10.55 inches which is under the absolute maximum 10.63 quoted somewhere upthread. Bummer there's no USB-C though.

https://www.zotac.com/us/product/gra...70-blower#spec
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post #2762 of 2769 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 03:13 AM
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No offense, but if you were a victim to trends, hype or plain ole ignorance.. no one screwed you, you did that to yourself.

I don't know why anyone would buy an FT03 if they intended to have a discreet GPU.. that "it can fit" or be made to is hardly reason enough. You've simply been doing it wrong.

(this is where i'd go about my usual regarding mentality, "influencers" today and so on, but that game is lost. As we can clearly see)

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Just bought the Ft03B. Yes - in March 2019!

After many months of laboring I could just not find a case that would fit my needs (even the upcoming LD03) or Phanteks Shift.

I have two questions:
  • I want to get some custom length power supply cables. Does anyone have a suggested length or have you done anything similar? Maybe in the neighborhood for 30-40cm for all of them?
  • If anyone has a custom side panel for sale or knows where to buy one (for more breathing room) I'd love to know more.

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If you just got the case, I would take measurements.

You do not need long cables for the drives. Depending on your cable routing the video card power does not have to be too long either.

Motherboard power connectors vary from board to board due to location.

I honestly just stuck all the extra cable in the back of the case where you can not see it.

I do not know where you could get custom panels. aluminum is fairly easy to cut if you wanted to do it your self.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Nukemaster View Post
If you just got the case, I would take measurements.

You do not need long cables for the drives. Depending on your cable routing the video card power does not have to be too long either.

Motherboard power connectors vary from board to board due to location.

I honestly just stuck all the extra cable in the back of the case where you can not see it.

I do not know where you could get custom panels. aluminum is fairly easy to cut if you wanted to do it your self.
Thank you for your reply and also answering my questions!

Loving the case and I hope the community still exists in the future, at least until Silverstone's LD03 comes out.

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Has anyone looked into this Zotac blower? Specs page says ~10.55 inches which is under the absolute maximum 10.63 quoted somewhere upthread. Bummer there's no USB-C though.

https://www.zotac.com/us/product/gra...70-blower#spec
I'm a new owner of a FT03 Mini, had it for a while but never finalized my build plans. I'm thinking of using the RTX 2070 or RTX 2060 Super Founders Edition. Both are 9.0" in long with with dual-fan cooler (NVIDIA's FE models are no longer blower style).

From some previous posts, it sounds like dual fan GPUs seem to be ok, which is what I am hoping. Also hoping that the card is not overly tall (that the fans are right up against the side of the case). The 2060/2070 FE versions blow most of the heat from the backplane. See photo from PC Mag below:
https://assets.pcmag.com/media/image...80&height=1080

For the Gigabyte 2070 Mini (half-length card), it looks like most heat will be expelled out the front end/toward the bottom of the FT03 mini (as jlicht confirmed).
https://xu7406wwue1jir9frxphjl1h-wpe...ar-exhaust.jpg
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My mini received another upgrade today. I replaced the most recent 4790k/GTX 970 combo for a Ryzen 7 3600X and RX 5700 blower. Instead of finding an AMD bracket for my old Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite, I purchased a new H60 and replaced the fan with a Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-2000 PWM, it's quieter than the CM/Air Penetrator combo was.

I bought the case and PSU (ST45SF V2.0) from NCIX in 2012 when they were around, it's still serving me well.

I thought I'd be able to fit that GPU in there, it was BARELY too long. Measuring the case it was right at 10.5", the XFX site said the reference/blower RX 5700 was 10.5". I figured since the bottom of the case seemed flexible it'd be ok but I didn't take into account the angle I'd have to use to get it in there and the bracket that holds the feet on the case not being flexible. Even if I were to take the time to bend stuff, the case would've probably wobbled and the radiator/fan wouldn't seat properly. I hated doing it but I think I did a decent job for having nothing but a jigsaw with a metal cutting bit. I'll probably throw some black foil tape over it and call it a day. The intake filter stays on despite the latch being cut off. The Noctua fan is a tight fit which holds it snug.
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Nice fit.

How are the temps?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Nukemaster View Post
How are the temps?

I decided to stress both the CPU and GPU and see. I read FurMark stress test is a worst case scenario, gaming doesn't cause as much heat as it does. After 12 minutes it seemed to stabilize at 90c, which is apparently good for the new Navi cards: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/2...n-5700-5700-xt

Prime95 started out at 4,250 MHz, the longer it ran, the slower the cores got. They settled around 4,050 at a stable 85 degrees C, They did cross the 86C line once but it dropped back below 86 before I got the screenshot.

All I did was enable AMD's auto OC, I didn't do any manual OC'ing. The GPU is running stock settings. Overall I'm happy with it, my temps are better than a lot of people running similar specs in larger cases.

GPU & CPU stress tests were ran with all sides on
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