Thanks! I am using a 12v controller that I just have wired to the PSU. I'm not at home to clarify exactly how it is set up, Can't remember how that controller works, but I think I wired a molex plug to it and then just plugged it in to my PC PSU.
Gotcha. It is riveted in so to remove it you would have to drill them out. I just masked off the outside of the case and sprayed the basement, MB tray and the window brackets. I used appliance enamal paint. Make sure you don't do like me and think you don't need to scuff up the surface because it won't stick good lol. Then you have to be careful not to scratch during assembly.
Not 100% what you're asking. The only thing I removed was the drive cage as I wasn't using it and the basement cover. Also cut the IO for the vertical GPU mount.
No problem! glad I could help!
The inside yes.
I scuffed it with a green scotchbrite pad and sprayed it with appliance enamel. Same thing was done to the rads. 2 or 3 coats, don't remember exactly. I pulled the rubber grommets out first, but that's all. Didn't mask anything,bu6 after 8 finished I realized I should have masked the feet off as they got some overspray, but they are not super noticeable.
I'm not 100% but I don't think so. I'm pretty sure the mesh panel touches the front part of the case when installed correctly.
Found it, took me a bit, but this is what I did.
I have them outside the case. The front mesh does not attach as intended by Fractal design, rather I attaché it with magnets attached to the front mesh that stick on the fan screws. I will add a photo of it if I can or give a link to how I did it. It isn't super elegant, but it works. I just have some old hdd magnets tucked in between the mesh and frame.
That's what I was try by to say. Thanks for clarifying it like I couldn't.
There is an m.2 on the motherboard and 3 2.5" drives on a tray mounted on the back side of the motherboard tray. The mount comes with the case. There is a sled for 3.5" drives as well but I removed it to put the front rad and pump/res there
I can't put them back, but I did not cut the screw holes off. That way it can still be used the normal way if I choose.
Yeah I got it September 1st for $157.49 per kit. I am told that if I was running 2 sticks I could reach rated speeds, but right now I am running 4 sticks at 2933. I have not manually messed with any timings or anything, just the XMP settings. I have read in the reviews of the RAM someone using the exact same Mobo and Proc as I am running 2 sticks of the same RAM at 3200
Yup. I cut out all the rear dividers but left all the screw holes so it is mildly reversible if needed.
Thanks! Mostly I just was sure I cleaned it properly. First I filled it all the way and ran in 24hr with Primochill system Reboot, flushed it out with distilled then ran distilled in it for 24hr before a few more flushes. I like the look enough that I am willing to take any risk and precautions. I previously had VUE and had MAJOR issues with that so unfortunately I won't be using that again. I just wanted a few more pops of white in the case and it seemed like coolant was the way to do it. I have had it on and under load for about a month now and don't have any issues yet. All the reading I did before hand mostly said that it only gave problems if not prepped for properly. We will see how long it lasts in the long run.
Some yes. Not enough room to throw a party or anything.
Idk, I never tried it, but it is pretty tight. Too expensive to get some just to try. According to pcpartpicker my PSU didn't fit either, but it is in with room to spare.
It is push only. I don't have much room between the RAM and rad/fans but it is not touching. I doubt I could run rgb RAM
EK coolstream SE with the frame painted white.
I ran in to the same issues. I wanted more space inside, but if I mounted the fans to the front the mesh couldn't attach. I was determined to make it work the way I wanted so i put the front rad inside the case and attached it with the long screws threw the fans with the fans on the out side of the frame. I then attached old HDD magnets to the front mesh panel where the 4 outer screw heads of the front fans were so the the front mesh is magnetically attached to the fans. That way I get the fans where I want them and am still able to remove the mesh if needed. Future plan is to get some of the magnetic tape like what is on the top filter and just run 2 strips on the inside of the mesh for a cleaner look.
Hopefully that helps out a bit. it is a tight fit for everything but looks really nice once you squeeze everything in
It was pretty tight. Worst part was that was the one leak I had, from the rotary part of the rotary 90 on the pump. So having to replace that fitting was a huge pain.
IMO the case looks so much classier all white. Good luck!
Yeah there is really no reason it should not have stuck to the scuffed up surface unless it somehow had contamination on it. Most things I have scuffed have held paint.
To a rough texture it will stick better yes, but the inside of the case was like a hammered texture and it all could not be scuffed because of the little divets is what I am saying.
It is all about the surface adhesion. You could put 100 coats on something with bad adhesion and it would come off. I am thinking it might be the case material texture as it was fine on the rads that were smooth
My rads do not scratch at all, but I did have some chipping on the tower. I used Rust-oleum Appliance Epoxy spray and no clear coat. I think it has to do with the texture of the metal. I sprayed a test piece of smooth metal with no prep and I could not scratch it off, same with rads, but on the textured finish of the PC case it chipped a lot. I just touched it up once I was done building as I do not plan on touching/bumping the inside enough to chip it again. At least not until I rebuild it.
It was all purchased over a period of a year or so. Most was from money I got y designing and selling 3d prints. Once it is all put together like that it is really quite a lot of money lol.
I didn't play with it a ton yet, but I was able to get 3.7 without having to bump voltage so that is where I left if for now.
Edit: sorry my bad you were talking about the GPU. I have not messed with that at all yet.
Thanks! I did a lot of things with this one that were not stock to the case besides the copper tubing. The vertical GPU mount, magnetically attached front mesh to the fan screws so I could mount the fans where the mesh is supposed to mount so I had room inside, Had a lot of fun/hard times working in this case, but I loved it.
Full load with Prime 95 and Heaven for an hour I get CPU to 50° and GPU to 35°
My first loop was flex tubing. I wanted to do a rigid tube build but I was being given too many pros and cons for and against both PETG and acrylic so I decided to do something different. I always loved the look of raw copper anyways.
That would be awesome.
To which part? But mostly because I can and I liked it.
Haha, thx. And sorry.
Wasn't too bad, Main thing was getting the pipes into place after I had epoxied the joints on. There is zero flex in the pipes and it was a little hard to get them in the fittings properly. I also cut my hand pretty good while chamfering the first pipe because I was holding it wrong.
I'm poor :(
No, I painted the whole inside of the case white. I just removed the rubber grommets, scuffed it up a bit and sprayed it and the rads with white appliance epoxy. Smelly stuff but it stuck very nicely to the rads. Some chipping on the basement while I was working on it, but I touched them up after.
Wow, thanks a lot! I was slightly concerned when I started out with copper and white in my head, but the end result I really like.
Thanks! I really love the way it turned out.
Thanks! I really liked the look of it and it actually was fairly simple using the elbows instead of bending.
I took some Latin in school, but I forgot most of it. This was just Googled though.
I did. I sprayed all of the inside white. A much better look imo.
Because it would not fit how I wanted it otherwise, because I can and for looks.