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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #15 on: May 14, 2020, 08:37:50 AM
And I was thinking, even if you have a single rad all in one water cooling, you should really try and have that at the front hey? If you are sucking air in outside thats going to be the coolest rather than having it at the black trying to blow hot air off the radiator or at the top?

Yeah there's also much more room, you need to use quite a thin rad and fan combo if mounting elsewhere..

The top exhaust I think* can take up to a 140mm fan BTW

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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #16 on: June 02, 2020, 00:55:43 AM
And I was thinking, even if you have a single rad all in one water cooling, you should really try and have that at the front hey? If you are sucking air in outside thats going to be the coolest rather than having it at the black trying to blow hot air off the radiator or at the top?

Yeah there's also much more room, you need to use quite a thin rad and fan combo if mounting elsewhere..

The top exhaust I think* can take up to a 140mm fan BTW


I put the order in :)

Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #17 on: June 02, 2020, 09:10:47 AM
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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 06:56:28 AM
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I got all I needed in and it booted. Still need to do some things.


You did not note that annoying HD led inside the ring light that just keeps flickering away. The connector is all in one but you do get that extension cable so I will use that and not plug the harddrive indicator pin in.


- Smaller than my old case but more room
- Using less power cables even though I am only short one drive and some less fans but due to the case layout I could chain things better with single power cable runs.
- 2 120 mill fans at the front (will replace with quieter ones at some point)
- Water block (Single and fans) at the back with the 80ml
- And the fan that came with the case at the top (but I may get a 120 so it spins less)


Overall pretty happy with it. My case had lots of features I did not use and was more like what many would get for a home server and not a modern PC case. I need to check and see how the thermals go but with such a clear airflow path I think it will be much better with less fans.

Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 08:22:53 AM


You did not note that annoying HD led inside the ring light that just keeps flickering away. The connector is all in one but you do get that extension cable so I will use that and not plug the harddrive indicator pin in.

Oh yeah  ;D I don't really notice it where my computer is located, bit could be very annoying in a dark room! Put some pics up when done!

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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #20 on: June 15, 2020, 04:52:56 AM
Bad picture but I not worked out how to grab one on my phone without the crazy reflection going on.


I also need to finish re-doing the cables tidy at the back but wanted to wait for it to be all stable before putting it under cable wraps again.

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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #21 on: June 15, 2020, 08:16:51 AM
401 on that picture, I think permissions don't allow sharing it.

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Reply #22 on: June 16, 2020, 02:26:23 AM
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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #23 on: June 16, 2020, 07:33:11 AM
To think people used to mock the RGB fans and now its literally in every piece of hardware. Looks great, that 8)

Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #24 on: June 16, 2020, 09:00:30 AM
Nice I see you went for the 120 rad in the end

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Re: Decent PC Case
Reply #25 on: June 18, 2020, 02:15:10 AM
Nice I see you went for the 120 rad in the end
That was what was in my old case. The only thing changed is the case itself. Everything else is right out of the old one.


- With the main drive bay and SSD being at the back panel and right near the PSU and me just sorting cables better I used less PSU cables. Literally just the mobo default cable set and 2 connected to connector ports and chained.
- 2 120 mill at the front and the fan that came with the case at the top.


Just better airflow. Quieter with less fans and 20 degrees idle cooler.

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