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Old May 6, 2008, 02:53 PM
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Alright so since im still anxiously waiting for the shipment of the vortex solution to come my door step

So ive already started to think ahead on where i should setup everything in my case i know its a small case Thermaltake Matrix literally case weighs 2 pounds lightest case in the world lol i hope the radiator does not make it tilt backwards lol that would be bad lol.


Anyways here are pics of my case inside and backside.





Alright so those are my computer pics and this is what i figure is a good layout tell me if i should do different the big red blob is the pump now i know ill also have to make two holes in the back of my case im guessin ill have to cut up one of those bottoms slots and recommendations how to seal those slots.




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Looks good to me! However, any way you could remove the Harddrive bays and mount them in the 5.25" bays? This will give you much more room for your pump!
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Buy a new case or get a modular power supply.
Thats my piece of advice.
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Old May 6, 2008, 04:47 PM
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wats wrong wit the Ocz Power supply im gonna be using it for my next build its been solid for me and Vortex no i cannot take out the Hard Drive bays unfortunetely.
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ill probbaly get the New Antec 1200 case but im not too found of power supplies being at the bottom of the case.
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Old May 6, 2008, 04:49 PM
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ill probbaly get the New Antec 1200 case but im not too found of power supplies being at the bottom of the case.
You could get a 590 or 690 and have twice the room you have in that case now.

My concern is I'm looking at your current case with a rats nest of wires and a antec spotcool fan and it screams "poor cooling" to me.
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Old May 6, 2008, 04:51 PM
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lol well in winter its exxelent cooling but summer yea its bad cooling i could manage the cables more probbaly and i will definetely move the spot cool fan a little more above pointed to the mofsets it keeps my video card very cool.
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Old May 6, 2008, 05:32 PM
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lol well in winter its exxelent cooling but summer yea its bad cooling i could manage the cables more probbaly and i will definetely move the spot cool fan a little more above pointed to the mofsets it keeps my video card very cool.
Just feed the psu cables into the empty top bay-tie them off with cable ties and shove them in.

There will be some tight bends with that configuration but it looks do-able. As Vortex said try and pull that drive bay out and move the drives up to the other empty bays. Will look real clean after all that.

Or just go with enaberifs case plans. BTW be careful with the screws on the rad-and touching fins-they are so delicate and its easy to run a screw through and spring a leak.
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I think you could stick one hard drive up top there above the 5.25 bays. You could then buy an adapter kit to mount the other in a 5.25 bay.

Bundle up all the unused cables and stick them in the remaining 5.25 bays.

Then you'd have lots of space to work with I'd think.
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Hows it going Dashock?
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Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
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Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
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8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

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