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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. t77snapshot

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    Your post was the first time I had ever seen this case by Bitfenix and I am very interested in it! :D I have always wanted to build a mini ITX gaming rig, but most itx cases do not have the option for full scale video cards and good airflow.

    Q: I see that the black model has a mesh front bezel and the white model appears to be solid, but still has front fan options. I see that you installed a 200-240mm fan in front, does it have any front ventilation? even with the solid panel. Why didn't Bitfenix make a white mesh panel like their black version? Hmmm...
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    the black border around the white front is all vented and slotted, there is also a gap of about 3/4 - 1 CM that allows air through the bottom, it moves plenty of cool air into the system. that said I too would have liked mesh like the black case.
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    I thought I'd share my pics of my recent endeavors, though it's not quite done. I do apologize for the lack of quality pics; I blame the lame iPhone camera.

    A few pics of some stuff everywhere at times. I broke everything down and yeah I cleaned up those dirty rads ;)
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    Then some pics as things started to retake form
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    Then gpus installed in full glory
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    A little SSD testing the other night before resolving to sell the Vertex 4 and keep the 830s
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    And pretty much what it is now. To come shortly, the blue yate loon will be replaced, and a new EK 360 rad for the top of the case, courtesy of t_ski :toast:
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    I'll post back when the new rad gets in and installed.
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    Interesting. You have a triple rad covering the PCI slots, so how do you plug in the monitor cable?
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    It looks as if it's off to the side quite a bit. Enough room for a DVI port or two from each card.
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    Is that a B3 board ? Seems like an original 1155 board to me. :/ Although I guess if you don't use the SATAII ports you're fine.
    I am very jelly of your GPU setup :p
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    It covered all but the DVI port, so I'm good there, as long as I don't need to plug in anything else. The toughest part was that it covered my sound card, so I had to plug in my cable first, then install the rad. Fortunately Razer headphones came with an extension cable, which is what is plugged in.

    It seems to work for now, though I would like somewhat better air flow on th back rad with the fans pulling. So it'll have to do until I get a bigger case of sorts. :)

    I'll check when I get home but I always thought B3. Box said B3 atleast lol :laugh:
    Thanks;)

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    Why did you decide against the SLI fitting between the cards?
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    It looked like the fitting was more narrow, so I thought maybe tubing would give better flow, not sure. I have used that fitting since my 6950s without any major issue, but I thought I'd give this a chance. We shall see. Currently, it's going well.

    Just played BF3 for almost an hour with the cards at 1000/1500, and temps were 39* 1st card and 40* 2nd card. So I suppose that's not too bad, plus it's kind of warm in here tonight, ambient ~25*C

    Do you think it would look better with the black fitting? I was thinking of getting another one and setting it up in serial....
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    Ah, awesome. Must be like my B3 board (one of the really early ones, I think it was March or April last year) where on the box and manual it says B3 but the manufacturer still hadn't updated the labelling on the board itself haha.
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    Honestly I can't say exactly, as I bought it used here on the forums in August last year, and it's worked great ever since, as did my M4A89 Asus mobo before it; I'm a little partial to Asus on mobos since I've had great success with them :toast:
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    I definitely think the zip ties look out of place. Either stick with the same kind of compression fittings all around or opt for something like the SLI fitting that matches the rest of the fittings.

    I like running multiple cards in parallel, which is what I think you meant by adding a second fitting. All the cards get the same temp water, not the second card getting water heated by the first card (and the third heated by the first and second, etc.). I actually don't think I've ever run multiple cards in serial, so I don't know if there's any major impact on the cooling :p
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    Yes, I meant I'd like to run them in parallel, not serial :p
    Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll take a look for a pair of nicer connectors to throw between a the cards, something with decent flow.
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    I still use a B2 board but I have not had any issues with it. It clocks quite well!
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    guys i want to share with you my new keyboard ... From razer lyocsa to Microsoft Arc... Maybe is not the best idea but... I think the Nostromo is far enough for playing games the lycosa is for hard gaming and i never used it for that.

    So little and so nice keyboard is very thin and silent plus is wireless.



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    Nice, I noticed that my old B2 board that I gave back was quite good too, better than my current B3. Not really sure why, but probably just luck of the draw. I actually started to get HDD issues with the B2 board though (random HDD disconnections and increasingly slower loading times for things), which is part of the reason why I decided to throw together a home server to back things up onto.
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    Wow, that really looks like the work-place where Neo used to work in the Matrix. :D How do you feel? ;)
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    I feel good when I get to play Dayz, BF3, and Borderlands all day.
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    Lots more pictures and info here.
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    Finally got a moment where my desktop was open. Lousy phone camera, and lighting isn't that good.

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    Good setup but I was never a fan of those AC Freezer 7's. I had a REV 1 that would Overheat a c2d 775 chip at stock. I pretty much trashed it.

    If you can spare the change, a Hyper 212+ evo is quite good
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    Little messy in there, could use a few beers and some cable management.:toast:
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