I have about 18-20mm between the end of my GPU and the rad. At the moment, I have no intentions of putting fans in the top. I'm happy with the thermals/noise (borderline silent). And there are some benchmarks and stuff in a previous comment from when I was playing PUBG. If there is something else you're looking for, please let me know.
Depends on your hard drive situation. If you use a shorter psu like the evga g3 series or SFX, you can fit the hard drive cage in the bottom, too. If you use a standard length, it's a bit of a squish. If you're SSD only, then no worries. Install and whatnot was a breeze. I'm super happy with it. Temps are great and the fans are quiet.
Glad I could help
Benchmark on Sanhok at 1440p with most settings on Ultra
As far as noise. No motor or pump noise, just wooshing of air. GPU fans are around 1850 rpm. It's surprisingly quiet. Hopefully this gets what you were looking for. I won that match BTW.
My justification was I wanted quiet. I built in the Meshify C so it had to be a shorter card. I wanted the best cooler which meant thicker from EVGA. More surface area meant more cooling at less effort. This thing is quiet. As for PUBG temps, I'm gonna play a game and I'll add that in a little bit. I'll post a little benchmark.
For cable management, start with hooking the cables you're going to need to the PSU and route them loosely to the components. Then once everything is in place, you can tighten down your twist ties or velcro straps.
As for liquid cooling, it is better than air cooling, but usually at a price. You can get a good air cooler for about $30-60 where as a AIO cooler is usually $100+ If you only plan on running the i5-8400 (lower TDP and not overclockable), you can go with a 280mm AIO that would fit nicely and be plenty. A 240mm rad would be fine, but leave gaps in the case. But that's all aesthetics. It's really based on your budget and how you want it to look. Only reason I got the 360mm version was for overkill.
You should never have to refill a AIO. They are sealed. If you did a custom loop, then that is just a periodic maintenance every six or so months due to evaporation. Most AIO coolers have a 3-5 year warranty.
Hopefully I answered all your questions. If you have any others, PM me or hit me here.
That is an insanely clean build. Props
Pretty build. This is one that had me almost convinced to go with white ram on that motherboard.
Thanks. Nope. I've had the 27" one as well. No issues with that one either. That's weird. Find anything about it in forums?
Thanks. That means a lot. As far as the Arctis 7. I got my wife the new version. I think the older one is more comfy, but still a solid headset. Really good battery life.
Nice build. For your sag, try this. I just ordered one and hopefully it fixes mine, too. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076GYL25H/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks. Orange. Really, its whatever. RGB FTW!
I feel you. I'm super blind if I don't have mine. :)
Windows 10 Pro
I love it. I'm not having any issues with it. And it's quiet. It's 3 slots, but wow. It does the job. Stamp of Approval
I can't hear that back fan as it is honestly. I haven't decided what I'm going to replace it with. Debating on LL120s. I know I'm gonna get a 3-kit for the front. Question is whether or not to get one for the back, too. I'm worried it'll be too much . I really like the light profile it as at the moment. The pictures just don't do it justice.
Thanks. My wife is using the old H100i. The difference is insane.
Kraken G12 AIO mount for your gpu.
This has got to be the most legit pc i've seen so far
I love this color scheme!!
Super pretty. That sag though... If you stick something between the card and the bottom bracket it'll help level that out.
That is such a nice clean build.
Not at all. I replaced them with the stock fans.
Nice build. But if you're not using the cover above the GPU, why not remove it?
That's super legit.
Amazing build. I'm digging the fact you flipped the Gigabyte logo on the GPU. How did you do that??
Your build is on point. Could you add a pic of the back to show cable management? That is the one place I'm having a rough time with the sound dampening killing wire space with extensions and what-not.
That looks so much cleaner than the stock case. Nice job.
I like the theme. Suggestion for the HDD and your monitor though. Plastidip. It's removable so no worries there. I would make sure any plugs on the back and the bottom was taped of and paint the top and sides of the HDDs. It'd be considerably smoother than the vinyl. Same thoughts for the monitor. You've got a sic white/black theme and then there is random red on the monitor feet. Tape it off and spray em. Icing on the cake.
Very solid build. I've never seen those SATA cables before. Those are perfect for ITX builds.
But it looks pretty so.... that wins.
I absolutely love your build. I wish that motherboard was a z170. Gigabyte did itself a diservice not making it readily available. Black and green has always had a special place with me. Mad props.
Yep. No choking...
This is my new favorite build on here.
B) I'm diggin it!
Super clean and solid choice in parts. Beautiful tuxedo build.
Nice build. Question though: Why do you have your bottom rad fighting convection?
Your build is gorgeous. How are you running a GPU and sound card with that motherboard? Did they provide multiple riser cards or something?
You theme is sic. I really like the touch to the motherboard.
Solid build. Yay for black & green. My first build was the scheme and it holds a special place. Black and red is overrated. So pretty...
Heard anything about when they are going to release it because I haven't seen it for sale yet?
I love black & green themes. Well done.
Solid build and nice color coordination. One thing I noticed though: are all your fans exhausts?
That looks amazing
I think that's the most efficient use of space of I've seen. Nice clean, small build. How are those industrial fans?