If you remove the thumb screws from the glass panel, does it fall? Is there some sort of lip that holds it there?
Too bad the link doesn't work
Odd. I'm the type that removes those entirely if I don't need them. With the 2 SSD spots I don't even know if I would ever use those. Thanks.
Is the removable part of the shroud the top part of the HDD trays?
Is that a little light bar?
How snug is that 280 up top?
What I'm doing now is lowering the back exhaust as low as it can go, then moving my 240 to the top, making more room in the front. Doing that should clean it up better. All I would say is go slim rads. 35mm or less. I should be done with it by the end of the month. I have the GPU brace, larger res, and a few other things being shipped right now. So whenever everything gets here I can start. I got a D5 pump, the DDC would give you more space.
Thank you. I'm either going to migrate it to the mentioned Lian Li case, or try to clean it up more with maybe a DDC pump for space, and a different rad configuration.
Thanks. No. Thats the first time I have seen that term. I was working at Intel at the time of CPU purchase, employee discount.
Depends. I would say get the best for your budget and build. I would say have 1 small one for your OS and other essential stuff. Then have a larger one for other stuff like music, or games in my case. I'm currently working on a Custom loop, and I'm following the advice I just gave. When purchasing anything I find as many specific reviews as I can then weigh the pros and cons. Value, Speed, Size, Life span, etc. Number of reviews, and average rating. I hope that helps, I really don't like telling people what to get because it's not my build.
Thank you for the pictures. I didn't even think to attach the EK pump mount to the back of a fan like that.
Either would I.
Thanks. I was actually going to use the 1080 ti sc2 hydro copper. Since its not technically custom it should fit just fine. Helps a lot. Thanks.
Does the memory touch the GPU? It looks like its insanely close.
Does your memory touch the backplate of your graphics card?
That is sad. It fit my needs perfectly. Also sad about the card. For being "elite" I figured they might throw in something else. At least a badge or something. I was considering getting the black one. Still might, just depends.
I use the Mionix Castor for a mouse. There's other types from Mionix for size (NAOS, and AVIOR). All ergonomic. they do the whole "made by gamers" thing. I use to use a Razor DA Chroma before that, it was ok. I also had the Logitech G502 prior to that. It's bulky, but has a lot of weight options. Love the Castor. In all honesty I would say go to a store near by that might have some of the mice on display, or use YouTube and look up mice for your specific grip type. I use full palm.
Did you get anything special for getting the EVGA Elite card, or is it just the white piece?
I was actually looking into doing a custom look with the same case, I got the gray one, only with a 1080 ti. Probably soft pipe though, being my first custom loop. Helped answer a question about pump size.
I'm actually considering doing a custom loop now.
Doesn't matter. Long posts end with potatoes.
But when does a chain of photos not end with a potato corresponding with said pictures?
Someone from 9gag would have ended with a potato.
How close was the graphics card to the rams slots? In most pictures of the board it looks like cards with back plates would be touching the Ram.
Did you ever move it? I'm considering getting this board with a 1080 ti.
Possibly. If you hadn't gotten a HD, then I would say get a SSD, and remove the tray for more space for wire management. If not you could try small pieces of Velcro?
It's warmer because of the lack of airflow with this case. Instead of the top, and front being open for air, they only really allow air through slots. I bought the same case, only grey. I watched the review hardware canucks did, and a few others as well. They all mentioned restricted air flow. Not an issue.
How well would the EVGA cpu cooler fit at the top of the case?
Might be a minute. Gotta buy the case first.
How well does your CPU cooler do as top exhaust with the restricted top airflow of the case? I'm thinking about moving my PC to this case, and have the same cooler.
Thank you for posting these pics. I own the Corsair 350D for my build earlier this year. Over time I realized how much I don't like it. With my set up right now, the 240 RAD I'm using sits right up on my mobo. I have it as top exhaust, and that's how I want to keep it. I had 1 question, and it was about removing the drive bays. I'll probably end up getting the silver Case, but regardless, thank you.
How come you didn't put your RAD in the other compartment? That's really the reason I'm looking into moving my PC into this case.
That was my first choice, but opted for a newer model with optical.
So do I. Not exaggerating when I say It fits my hand perfectly. Very comfortable.
Yeah. My old card was Gigabyte, still working perfectly fine. Beings as how much the performance increase was, the price compared to the 1080, with no real need for 4k. Best choice.
I know, I was worried at first because of lack of reviews, and how soon I got it after release. Had more fan ports than the Z170, so I just did it. It's great for me. I have no problems with it. Huge step up from my old Gigabyte Board. On all fronts really. The audio is great. Games are crisp, all sound is clear.
No. The open grill front, and the top filter I had to buy from the corsair site. Cost me about $20 plus shipping.
I wanted that GPU so bad...Ended up buying the PNY XLR8 due to cost alone lol.
If you take the HDD brackets out of the cage, can you hang the SSD brackets upside down inside of it? I noticed how they kind of slide and lock in, just wondering if it's possible.
I also checked google about the temp issues. Apparently you need to check a few of the screw, and maybe go as far as changing the thermal paste to a premium. I was trying to look into Galax, but had a hard time, so I used the U.K. name KFA2. Everything else is the same. The following is an example of a forum post along with a link.
It does specify the EX version only, but it's most likely the same card with lower base clocks. So I'd say give it a shot.
I feel like I have to update my post after my further experience with the same model because I found it unfair for the potential buyers.
So after I successfully returned my first kfa2 gtx 1070 ex I decided to give it another try. I was lucky to find two good offers within a sort period so I bought them both (lol). So I had to decide which one to send back and which one to keep after some testing smile.gif
And now to my impressions. One model had its back plate screws loose again and the other not at all. I simply screw them a bit just enough so they were not loose.
Now after I installed them both to my system I did some stress tests and this time the results were good. The temperatures were much better than my first gpu so I guess it was faulty.
Even at the Witcher 3, where previously it was struggling to stay under 80 C with 100% fan speed and oc @ ~2,050Mhz now both stayed ~65 C. In Firestrike test they both showed a good oc performance with ~2.075-2.100 MHz.
Both have Micron GDDR5 chips and after I flashed them both with the vram bios update they work fine. One of them though oc better than the other with ~2340MHz vs 2200MHz.
I later realize that you can flash with KFA2 GTX 1070 EXOC bios so you can have better core stock speeds. I tried and it is now a EXOC model. There is of course a fan stop option also.
The bad ones:
Both of them have coil whine. One of them though had a bit less coil whine than the other. I am not sure if this is a coincidence but, the one with more coil whine was able to squeeze a bit more overclocking. I read that coil whine is hit or miss so who knows. It can be annoying to some people but I use headphones.
Overall it is very solid and nice buy for a great price.
Edited by dimster - 12/9/16 at 3:25am
I'm considering that GPU, just don't know a whole lot about the brand, and am worried about the temps
I'm getting the same board, with a different case, but similar aftermarket fans (AF instead of SP). I was wondering about the boards fan options. I know it has 2 4 pin for case, and was wondering if you could split those? The case I am considering is the Node 804. Depending on the GPU I can get between 6, and 8 case fans.
I might go with a more reliable CPU cooler. I was reading that the companies customer service was terrible, and that they were having legal issues. I don't own it myself, so I can't say any of that is fact. Something that might be worth looking into. The reviews on it are great, but it might be more trouble than it's worth.
I know, I've been planning this build for a while. I'm at the point where I have 6 or 7 possibilities. Problem is I haven't been able to pick a favorite since most the cards I want aren't available. I wouldn't say its out yet...I've been following the news and everything, searching google and whatnot. Nothing come up for purchase, just reviews for now. If it was out, I would have gotten one.
I've been back, and forth on it. It would save money to go with the 4790k, but what about future upgrades? That with the possibility of bottle necking it. I might go with the 6700K or the 5930K.
The 4790k won't bottleneck the 2 980 ti's? I've heard it does, and doesn't.
I respect your life choices.