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  1. PopcornMachine

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    You might just want to skip the optical drive. Shame you can't fit it and the 120 though.

    Maybe put the rad up front? Of course that would mean removing drive racks.
     
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    I know and I would ditch the optical drive inside but like [H] here I have a nice Asus BR burner I would prefer to mount. And if I have to take the bay out I did not need a single 120MM rad (tho this thing performs great). I would probably just put the fan on the outside top but the damn mesh thing is there (and can't really drill through it either as, of course, a plastic structural part covers the rad screw hole location and not the mesh).\

    Edit: Well crap I just looked at the pics in this thread closer and it appears he is not using his optical internal anymore as went with a 120x2 rad. Wonder where he is at...
     
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    I think after looking at google images you've got the same problem as every other owner of this case
    you either remove the drive cages or don't install a BR/DVD drive or mount it on the back

    I didn't find one single image where the rad and drive were both installed it was either one or the other or both if the rad was installed on the back or outside of the case
     
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    Yeah...crap. Complicating it somewhat too is that I already just got an external Blu Ray reader in a combo deal with a Raptor 150 on eBay and threw it in an esata case. Using with my P55 box that is now a server (all 4 bays full with a res/pump and a hot swap drive cage). I could always just swap those drives and use the burner external for both but the reader isn't worth crap (was glad to have found a use cause I just needed another Raptor really) and moving it back and forth is meh. Though I don't need an optical drive all that much on my main rig. Maybe could just share discs over the network too. I got the white w/ black front Prodigy and it would look nice in there as well though.

    Fortunately my Asrock m-itx does have an esata port too.

    Thought about this today and it's a possibility. Would be really close to my present res though but perhaps doable with the right fittings. Angled and/or rotary. Same deal for rear being so close to block.
     
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    One other option. Put a 120 up front and a 120 in the rear.

    More complicated but keeps some of the drive space and your optical drive, as long as the back rad is not too fat.
     
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    Heh I am struggling with where to place just one. Besides, this ST30 with push is cooling just as well if not better than my Swiftech MCR-220 with two fans pulling.
     
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    SOme goodies arrived today hopefully I can find the time to take pics.
     
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    What I did originally with my H80 was put a 120 as exhaust in the back, and I used a Laptop blu ray drive, with this sysetm there is enough room, IMO you should just ditch the H80 grab an H100, and use an external drive, like I am.
     
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    I don't have an all-in-one rather a custom loop for which I just bought a single 120mm rad (which is doing a pretty great job too, for the record). And I think I might have found a solution. There is plenty of room in the rear so I think I can make new rad screw holes about an inch farther back and have everything fit. May also then be enough to still fit a rear case exhaust fan (which I don't actually need for adequate cooling but would look better).

    Drill or dremel? I am a case mod noob, for the most part.

    And somehow I thought you had the same optical drive as me.
     
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    Been a while so here is an update after much tweaking

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Exploration)
    Tested on:2/26/2013 5:27:37 PM
    Score:8871
    Average Framerate:77.824
    Performance:Extremely High
    -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

    Screen Size: 1680x1050
    Graphics Presets: Custom
    General
    -Improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
    -Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
    -Use low-detail models on distant objects to increase performance. (LOD) : Disabled
    -Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
    -Smooth edges. (Anti-aliasing) : Enabled
    -Increase transparent lighting quality. : Enabled
    -Grass Quality : High
    Shadows
    -Use low-detail models on shadows to increase performance. (LOD) : Disabled
    -Display : All
    -Shadow Resolution : High: 2048 pixels
    -Shadow Cascading : High
    -Shadow Softening : High
    Texture Detail
    -Texture Filtering : High
    -Anisotropic Filtering : High
    Effects
    -Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
    -Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
    -Effects While in Motion : Display All
    -Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : High
    -Glare : Normal
    Cinematic Cutscenes
    -Enable depth of field. : Enabled

    System:
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
    16339.285MB
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680(VRAM 3758 MB) 9.18.0013.1407

    #FFXIV Score:8871 1680x1050 Custom Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
     
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    :toast: glad it's all working well for ya [H] I just did a little upgrade of my own

    Asus Crosshair IV Formula, 8GB Corsair Vengence LP and an Phenom II 965BE also on it's way is an Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB now if only SSD prices would drop a little here I might be tempted to replace the raid0 array
     
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    Im a bit late to this party but its made a good read nice work :toast:

    Haven't read every page but so far everyone's missed out on a perfect oportunity so here goes :p

    [​IMG]
     
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    As a side note I have done a little shopping and am getting ready to pull the trigger on some more new parts.
     
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