Discussion in 'NZXT' started by Retell, Sep 15, 2011.
I see what you did there
You are the first person to post this. I don't believe I know what it is, but you were the first to post it. ^.^
Hahaha Well it IS a magazine from the future...
I cant wait to see your both at CES
Well, since we know about the case and everything, when do we get pics of the finished build?
Midway through the photo gallery
So who did the black build?
Me as well,
I hope you don't mind me resurrecting an old thread, I just had to say how much I bleeping love this build! I am trying to figure out how to fit the same kind of rig inside, although it will be a 3770K or hopefully a 3930K + Rampage IV Extreme. I am having difficulty with seeing how to get a 420mm radiator up top, though, without cutting (I really don't want to cut the case). I was hoping that you would be able to offer some assistance, via email/pm/whatever? You are clearly quite knowledgeable about this chassis, and I could use the help of a skillful builder such as yourself. Thanks!
A 420 rad, as in 3 x 140? Depending on the Radiator used, you may not have to cut at all because the top does support 3 x 140 fans.
IIRC, 420 means 4x120.
If that's the case, yeah, no, it's going to have to be modded. I get so confused with what people call radiators, some say one thing, some say another.
Pretty sure I'm going with the Switch 810 in black instead of this Xiggy Elysium, the build quality on the Xiggy is too sub-par for me.
That would be 480mm. nleksan said 420mm. 3x140mm=420mm
Not a math issue.
If I'm wrong, I blame Swiftech: http://www.xoxide.com/swiftech-mcr420-xp.html
I'll reiterate: nleksan said 420mm
Haha, I did mean 420mm (3x140 fans). Sorry for the confusion! I am just trying to find a rad that matches the existing holes, allows for push/pull, has good performance, and doesn't require cutting the case... Apparently, that is hard to do! I have so far found that the HWLabs Black Ice 30fpi 30mm thick and one XSPC or Koolance model will work, but I don't know much about them?
I only have experience personally with the Black Ice rads. They're very good, some of them are a little bulky making them hard to put in certain spots. I've heard great things about XSPC rads, and they have those new crossflow rads out that are awesome!
Based on clearance issues and wanting to go push/pull without cutting up my case, the 420mm Black Ice GTX Stealth (30fpi/30mm thick) Seems like an excellent radiator... Magicool, XSPC, and Koolance all have similar radiator models available for around the same price... I would be cooling my CPU only initially, but I will be adding a 670/680 not long after and eventually a 2nd (then 3rd) GPU to the loop. I anticipate adding either 2 single 140mm rads or a dual 140/120 once needed to facilitate the extra load, but I just want the most thermal headroom with the least hassle...
I would much rather over-rad than under-rad, and I don't mind 2000rpm fans or higher with a fan controller. I took a ton of measurements of rad mounting areas in the case today before it gets shipped back to Newegg for an undamaged one. Based on those measurements, I can fit a 45mm thick rad up top (max) in push/pull without having to go crazy with cutting and expensive fittings. I am thrown off by the fan mounting holes tho.
BTW, does nzxt sell parts (top/front) separately? I would like to be able to cut up the aforementioned pieces and add a bunch of metal mesh but I don't want to lose warranty and resale value if I don't have to. Having a second set would be very convenient!
We don't for the S810, but I can always see what I can do for you. PM me.
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