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    Log Jonsplus i100 Pro (not quite SFF)

    Yeah thats about the max, easier if it was a capless radiator, ideal setup would be the GPU facing front as it comes up a bit higher an wont impeded airflow
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    Log Jonsplus i100 Pro (not quite SFF)

    Thought I'd through some photos an such up about my new case. Gone from pure SFF to just a bit over SFF. First up, components CPU : AMD R7 3700X MB : Gigabyte Aorus X570-i RAM : DIMM3: Kingston HyperX KHX3600C18D4/16GX GPU : Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2060 M.2 #1 : Crucial CT1000P2SSD8 1Tb...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Thanks, I think I have solved it, the Gigabyte board has a metal back plate which bar a small contact run of VRM's with some silicone pads is purely for "show" though who will see it is beyond me. I removed it as well as some other tweaks going from negative to positive air flow and it seems OK...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    I recently upgraded my motherboard to the Aorus X570 an I'm debating a second drive. But the rear M.2 relies on dissipating heat via the a thermal pad to the chassis, which would usuallyvbe metal obviously the base is plastic. I was wondering if anyone has an what kind of temps have you gotten...
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    Production Lazer3D LZ7 - Quiet Gaming Cube PC Case

    I run that setup in my XTD, had to juggle bits around (flip the PSU) but it works. I did run a pure APU build in the normal LZ7 I ran a slim 120mm fan as an intake an a full thickness 140mm fan as an exhaust that would really well.
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    I have the side panel as an exhaust, poor photo but I can't find the charger for the SLR. So base intake is the 92mm then the 120mm as an exhaust you can kind of see the thinking, PSU is facing the board. I'm slowing working on shorter cable runs and a better lighting solution.
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Anyone had any issues with hot PSUs? I have my case mounted vertically (cables out the bottom) and the PSU mounted fan facing down. Seems the upper left if getting a bit warm to the touch, Solved by taking the wood panel off which is the top for me, just wondering has anyone else come across...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    With mine I have the U9S fan orientation is a bit different but not ideal. The front 120/140 has a Noctua slim 120 as an exhaust with a fan on the the heatsink graphics card side drawing air in. seems happ enough temps are within the acceptable range, GPU is noisy but thats the GPU's design...
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    News GIGABYTE Lists AMD B550 and Intel Z490 Motherboards

    I hope it is a bit more beefy, maybe even sneak a second M.2 slot on the back? I would imagine like the larger boards coming out it will likely have some form of active cooling though.
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Is there any way I can login to check the status of my order? I created an account but can't see a login button.
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    Ryzen 5 3400G build, PSU confusion

    Yeah be very curious on this.
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    Ryzen 5 3400G build, PSU confusion

    I'm using a 150XT Pico on my 2400G build without issue, thats APU, SSD, M.2, 16Gb RAM an a couple of fans. Its been rock solid, iirc the 3400G is the same power draw anyway so theres no reason it wont run normally.
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    Lazer LZ7 -2400G

    I really suck at indoor photography, Ill try some in the daylight see how i get on.
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    Lazer LZ7 -2400G

    Need to clean up the cabling, the Pico is a little close to the RAM but liveable. Temps so far are great idles quite happily between 34-38c load while gaming gets to 57c but its nigh on silent. More importantly the other components don't seem to have any problems temps well within comfort...
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    Production Lazer3D LZ7 - Quiet Gaming Cube PC Case

    Could always go with a vented cover unless you have done already? It may cause slightly higher idle temps. but it will let the heat out more if its becoming trapped.