This is my second ITX build. It is very quiet and runs fast. Idles @ 20-25c, gaming @ 40-50c. Very pleased with this set up. I usually play FFXIV, DOTA 2, & FarCry 3/4. I also use Sony Movie Studio Suite 13, runs very well.
I'm so glad someone finally built with this case. I purchased it and am planning a build. Although it's roomy for an itx, I feel it gives a lot of room for options and changes.
Oh yeah. There are many things you can do with this bad boy. The top half of the case has room for additions.
First things first, are the stock fans loud? And do they come with a Molex header (I have no OWM headers left in my plan). Other than that, can I fit a Corsair H80i GT in the case?
How long are the cases fan cable and cables for all the front panel(usb2 ,usb3,etc), because i plan to build with a MSI Z97I Gaming AC Mini ITX mobo but i hear it has an unusual layout and i want to make sure everything will have the length to connect to where it has to connect to.
All the cables the came with the case and case fan cables are plenty long. The layout between the ports on different itx motherboards are not an issue with this case. I am not using the USB 2.0 front panel(need it for the H100i), but it was just as long anyway. Its not the smallest case, but the proportions are perfect for me and it looks sexy!
Hey dude, how is the cable management in this case? Considering it, but I'm really OCD. Thank you!
Hey, there are plenty of grommets for cable management.Might be tough if you front mount a radiator though. Most of the cables are on the bottom half of the case.
Where is your AIO cooler mounted? I can't make it out from the pictures.
Never mind, I just saw that it is mounted to the top. +1 Nice build!
hey, yea I have it on top, with the airflow pushing OUT of the top.
My goodness, I just found this case and your's was the first build I've seen with it. Probably my new favorite case. Congrats and nice job.
I am super OCD about cable management and getting all of the excess cables tied down (and out of sight). How is this case for cable management?
This case really appeals to me since you get to see the GPU from the angle that looks best, rather than seeing the circuit board and the top of the heatsink you get to see the well-designed front... it's nice.
Only worries for me are the noise of the front fans (aren't they 80mm or something?) and GPU airflow. While it looks awesome, I feel like the positioning of the GPU would seriously hinder performance with a hot running card, which is a shame because I kind of want to get an R9 290 when I next upgrade.
front fans are 120mm, there is some noise, but not too bad. if you have volume on about 30%, then you wont notice. Or if you have the PC under your desk, you are good.
Just rewire the molex adapters that come with the stock fans and they run pretty silent at 5v.
Were you able to connect the SSD easily or not because I am planning to buy a PC with this case.
Yes, this case actually prefers an SSD drive.
How is the airflow around the video card? I worried about this case as it seems the card blows right onto the window area with little room for movement.
There is about an inch and a half from the GPU fans to the window, plenty of airflow imo.
+1 For Dota 2.