SFF Lingo Aficionado
- Jul 14, 2016
Feel free to contact me and ask if any card you are going to buy will fit. I could at least tell you whether or not it will be a tight fit or no fit.I just bought another card (single fan) from Newegg, will test both.
I love the look of Gaming X but its a BIG card unfortunately.
Many of the single fan cards won't fit since they tend to be tall and short rather than short and long. Just a heads up!
Thanks for pointing out the concerns, the second card that I got is also an MSI RX580, it's a single fan, 198 x 112 x 40 mm, smaller than the Vega 64 in all dimensions.Feel free to contact me and ask if any card you are going to buy will fit. I could at least tell you whether or not it will be a tight fit or no fit.
Yeah, I would think that one won't be a problem at all. If you do have a problem contact me.Thanks for pointing out the concerns, the second card that I got is also an MSI RX580, it's a single fan, 198 x 112 x 40 mm, smaller than the Vega 64 in all dimensions.
I've not tried that, but it would be interesting to see what results you get (including fitment/looks).Would adding high static pressure or high airflow fans on the outside blowing air into the case help with cooling?
I noticed the vents can fit 2 120mm fans each. I may buy some and play with the idea and let you guys know if no one else has tried yet.
I've got a thin white wire that isn't connected to anything coming off of the power button. Is it supposed to be loose or is it supposed to connected to the led controller?
It is supposed to be connected to the controller. There are two white wires. One is the power for the LED button, the other is the ground for the warm white LEDs on the LED strip.
If the LED on the button is not working, the white wire needs to be connected to the "V+" output on the controller.
If the white LEDs on the strip aren't working, that wire needs to be connected to the "Warm White (WW)" output on the controller.
Below is an image of the controller with the plastic housing still on so you can see the labels. Also, page 8 in the manual (link here) shows the wiring diagram of the controller. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me here or via e-mail.
One note: I don't have any other ways to power this thing so I threw it on a fan header on the mobo. Since it's just two wires, I may just switch it to a 2-pin connector so I can throw it on the pwr LED pins of my front panel connector.
I just got home and was thinking about how you wanted to re-wire the LED controller for power from the mainboard header. I don't think this will work because the LED controller expects a 12V source and most (if not all) mainboard heards only supply 5V. You'll have to use a mainboard fan header or molex/SATA to 3-pin adapter to power the LED controller.
The black looks amazing; I just got it installed. The modification to the stand cushioning worked and it looks a lot better now. I will get the white panels in the mail tomorrow or the day after.
Things that I need to do:
1) There's still something strange going on with my LEDs. I got it to flicker on for like a second and then it stopped working again . I swear the connections are correct this time, but I think with so many cables bunched up in the case, they may have gotten pulled loose again during install. This section of the case may need more protection from outside interference.
4) Figure out a way to stop the cover from bulging out a few mm.
Thanks again to grsychkn for a great case!