The top panel. I had to remove the top panel to mount the fans on the top of the case, instead of from inside the case since there is no room to mount them from the inside as the Noctua cooler huge.
Sweet build! Glad to have inspired it.
The Noctua cooler with the Chromax covers are perfect for this case.
Thanks for the compliment. The corsair way works but be warned there is a lot of cables involved.
The fans have a pwm cable wich go to the Commander pro. Up to 6 fans. Then the rgb cable goes to the lighting node pro. Up to 6 fans. The lighting node pro then plugs into the Comander pro. The led strips are piggybacked off each other then one connects to the Commander pro.
The corsair software lets you control fan speed on each individual fan connected independently as well as the rgb colors individually. Or synching them up.
As far as the lighting modes, I wish there were more customization options available.
It's the LG 34UM68-P 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide.
I'm holding out for the 144hz gsync hdr ultrawide monitors coming next year.
Love this case. It was a tough choice for me between this and the Phanteks evolv itx.
Sweet build. Huge air coolers on a mini itx board are always cool.
There's a bit of space, quarter of an inch I would say. What type of gpu do you have?
Idles around 32-33 with no fans on and depending on the game maxes at 70- 81 with the fans kicking on at 50 degrees.
Thanks. I was always impressed with noctua's performance, but it wasn't until the chromax accessories released that I decided to finnaly get one.
Added temps to the details. As for noise I'm happy with how it turned out. I don't know the db, but I hate hearing fans ramp up and down while playing; so I set up all the fans at a fixed percentage to where noise levels stay the same throughout.
The gpu doesn't spin it's fans until it reaches 50 degrees celcius, so at idle I can't hear the pc, and while at load I can barely hear it over the ceiling fan and air conditioner.
Thanks, once I saw the heatsinks covers I knew I knew I wanted to go with the air cooler as opposed to the Corsair h110i from my older computer as I had originally planned. The cooler is huge! The rgb ram and motherboard feel like a waste, lol.
I know what you mean about the top fans. I only got them running at 15% in hopes of not taking all the intake air out of it.
I got the rockit 88 delid tool recently, so I'm going to start overclocking and decide if I should delid.
Yeah, they are Noctua's line of black fans and heatsink covers in different colors.
Thanks! I really wanted the new build to look simple and clean.
Awesome build, love that case.
Hope you get to read this, was wondering if there was any clearance for fans to be mounted on top with that cooler, looks like a tight space and probably not.
Just want to make sure before ordering the cooler and fans.
Thanks! I was a bit worried on how everything would fit, but I'm happy with the result. I was really worried the right side would look empty, but with the push/pull combo it filled out nicely.
I actually feel like it's a bit cleaner then when I had it in a case. I dust out the fans and radiator about once a month with canned air, cleaned it yesterday and it wasn't really bad at all.
Love the case! I went from an Air 240 to the P3 just because I had to have it!
Got the new cable in and everything seems to be working properly again. No more game crashing.
awesome build! Did you have any problems with your PCIE riser cable?
It's a really great card, and quiet too!
Can't wait till the 1080ti version gets released sometime in the future.
It's very different. I didn't need a case, but I saw it, and I just had to have it, lol.
Waiting on a new riser cable to throwaway the junk one that thermaltake includes. So be aware of that potential extra cost.
Thanks, I really wanted to fill out the right side of the case, luckily all my existing components fit perfectly.
I remember it being folded up. Just my luck, lol.
Will definitely update tomorrow after work. Fingers crossed.
It's already starting to give me issues, computer won't boot till after a few tries, games crash after 10-15 minutes, and I heard a buzzing sound from the cable. I ended up getting the EXDIY riser from Amazon most people have had good luck with, and should get it soon.
Thanks, it's tough to choose between the ds4 and the new xbone controller.
Cable management was pretty easy. Thanks for the compliment, fellow internet user and computer enthusiast!
Thanks for the kind words!
The case has a bunch of cutouts on it already, and from the rear section I used long screws that came with the h110 cooler to mount it directly to the case. No bracket needed.
Love it man, I saw the P3 and I knew I had to have it too. My riser cable is working fine once I can get the pc to start, lol. Sometimes it won't boot until I disconnect and connect the riser cable from the mother board.
I ordered a better one from Amazon, it's back-ordered, so we will see how that goes.
yeah, right now I have all in one water coolers for the cpu and for the gpu, and in the future I want to get a set up with water blocks, a pump and reservoir and a big radiator with clear hardline tubing.
lol, I know what you mean. 2 days so far so good, but I am planning on cleaning the dust regularly.
When I update to a new cpu and gpu I definitely plan on doing my first custom water loop with hard line tubing.
One of the reasons I bought this case.
Clean build! Good to see more Air 240's
Can't say that I do. It's been pretty quiet for me. You're having problems with yours?
Yeah, the case is pretty versatile as you can move the window panel to any side. I imagine some of the crazy open fan gpus's would look awesome
I saw your build and it's one of the reasons I went with the case.
I've been wondering what to do with the 200mm fan upfront, don't know if I should replace it with 2 140mm fans. How have the fans been for you as intakes?
Seems to be the downside of the smaller cases. If anything shorter cables would really clean up the build.
Thanks! That's awesome to read man. I'm always checking the site as well for future ideas. It's how I decided on the Thermaltake case.
I can spend hours on here longing wishing looking at the custom builds on the site.
The case is pretty solid, I plan to eventually do a custom loop in a few years and this case will let me have that flexibility for the future.
It's weird that there isn't more pro reviews on it.
Thanks, yeah I really liked the purple led fans, still looking for a purple 200mm fan to replace the front intake fan but no luck.
I'm using an Acer XB280HK bprz, it's the only 4k gsync panel available right now, and sadly it's a TN panel. Still, when your at the right angle, games look great, and smooth thanks to gsync.
I've been waiting on Asus and Acer to release an IPS 4k monitor with gsync for over a year, this Acer will do just fine until then.
The MSI Seahawk gets to 60 Celsius when playing at 4k and overclocked to 1500 on the core clock.
It's also really quiet.
Getting a new case and I just got a 980ti Seahawk. So hoping to go all aio watercooling. The titan x sli is fast but loud and hot.
lol, at the time i had a gtx 980 and nothing else.
I should have gone with a skylake build in retrospect.
The setup has changed a bit, and is about to change again, will update in a month or so.
Very nice. I'm getting rid of my Corsair Air 240 case for this one. Nice to see all that AIO liquid cooling in there. You're making me have bad ideas, lol.
Using this kit:
It comes with 2 LED strips that connect to a small psu that plugs into a 4pin D connector from your pc. It also comes with a controller to change the colors and a few lighting patterns and such.
Very nice build. The Air 240 is a great case to work in.
The cables are touching the window, I ddidn't do anything special to make them fit. Although since they are sleeved they might be a bit more flexible and not as stiff as plastic cables. Maybe that's what's making it hard?
The temperatures of the top gpu gets up to 85c and that's with a custom fan profile in MSI afterburner, and it's super loud. The bottom card gets up to 70-80 depending on how much of it is being utilized.
I'm honestly thinking of using just one card since it's so loud, and I hate the quirks of having SLI.
The SP120's made a huge difference in sound reduction. The Stock fans had a whirring sound at low speed that drove me nuts, the quiet sp120's are a lot quieter.
As mentioned before the gpu's are annoyingly loud, and are like a space heater, lol. Really debating about selling one of them.
I recently got the XB280HK 4k monitor that has gsync, and I have tried using one card and it's doable. I can get most games to hit 60fps, but with g sync, I can max out most games and have around 40fps+ on one single card, there are games like Assassin' Creed Unity and Arkham Knight that struggle with one card to stay above 30fps with everything maxed, but lowering some settings still get a solid 40fps with ACU, and Arkham Knight is too buggy anyways.
The case is really great to work in, cable management is simple since you can just stuff everything in the rear compartment. It was much easier to work in than my brother's EVGA's Hadron Air, that was painful.
The top card can get up to 85 depending on the game. Th bottom card doesn't get past 76.
A little hot, I'm hoping that a pair of 80mm fans will help a bit with the heat.
lol, yeah that was the night. Rockets blew out the Knicks that night. I get the feeling of having to find out about something like that.
To put it simply, it maxes out everything basically. I just got an Acer xb280hk 4k monitor with gsync, and I run most games at max settings and still get 60fps most of the time.
GTA 5 runs smooth at 4k and 60fps with some drops when you're in Blaine County. Aside from the noise level, I can't complain.