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post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2018, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Quote: Originally Posted by MNMadman View Post
I like this case. It's the first one ever that looks good to me and would allow me the kind of cooling I want internally, without having to make sacrifices due to case dimensions.

Is there a particular reason your case airflow is the complete opposite of what most people use?
With how my tower is situated I didn't want the exhaust air (which will be hotter if the rads are my intake) blowing towards me. The intakes are all cool air since inside doesn't get hot whatsoever. My temps dropped by an average Delta of 13°C under heavy loads so there's no need to change it current. Once I add my second system I'll flip the front ones to be my intake since I won't really have a choice at that point.

Corsair made some design compromises compared to other towers I've built.

-The pump mounting area is very small and forced me to stagger the two D5's
-3.5" drive bay is non-removable, but I plan on modding my case and making a smaller enclosure there
-front radiator thickness is limited to 60mm if you want a push/pull due to the drive bays

Other than these things I've been happy with the case. Once I finalize the current design I'm going to start planning how my second system is going to run. I want 4 loops if possible inside the case, 3 at a minimum. My GPU will be getting replaced within a month anyway so that will cue some other upgrades as well.

Pictures: https://imgur.com/gallery/pvvyHsu
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CPU
R9 3900X
Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme
GPU
RTX 2080Ti FE
RAM
G.Skill Trident Z Royal Silver 32GB C14-16-14-14-28 3733Mhz
Hard Drive
Gigabyte Aorus PCIE 4
Hard Drive
Samsung 860
Hard Drive
Samsuing 850
Power Supply
Corsair AX1600i
Cooling
Bitspower/HW Labs/EK
Case
Lian Li 011 Dynamic XL White
Keyboard
Corsair K70 SE
Keyboard
Razer Tartarus Pro
Mouse
G502 Lightspeed
Audio
Schiit Hel
Other
Aquaro 6LT
Other
AquaComputer D5 Next x2
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HW Labs Radiators
CPU
R7 3700X
Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 Master
GPU
GTX 1080FTW
RAM
G.Skill Trident Z C14/3466Mhz
Hard Drive
Samsung 960
Power Supply
Corsair AX760
Cooling
EK/Heatkiller
Case
Lian Li 011 Dynamic White
Mouse
Logitech G Pro
Audio
Schiit Fulla 2
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