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forestpatrol

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Cryofuel clear? Yes I used it in 3 builds (2 active). My disassembled build had no issues with any of the components.

That being said, the one time I ran straight distilled water with biocide, I had issues with tarnishing the nickel plating on an EK block. I've heard the nickel plating on EK products are not the best, nonetheless, I will personally stick to pre-mixed coolants.
I meant Corsair's Hydro X coolant.
 
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Navic

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Suggestion to @Wahaha360
Could there be a cuttout on the PSU and 180° flip bracket to allow AIO tubes to pass through without having to go to a slim fan? Because right now that's the only thing preventing me from flipping my PSU. When I try to use it, the bracket pushes the tubes into the fan. Could this cutout possibly be implemented in future revisions without compromising the structural integrity of the bracket?

Update: everything should fit now
 

Navic

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I think you’re the first one brave enough to cut into the case. I don’t think I could do it 😰
I didn't want to, and it hurt doing it, but it was the only way without waiting a month to get a slim fan. The system is back together and working though! My "power button" that's really a reset button from a fractal design case I had lying around broke though, so now I'm just touching two wires together

Here are some pictures!
 

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I didn't want to, and it hurt doing it, but it was the only way without waiting a month to get a slim fan. The system is back together and working though! My "power button" that's really a reset button from a fractal design case I had lying around broke though, so now I'm just touching two wires together

Here are some pictures!
Gotta say, looks pretty tidy. It’s gonna look great when you get the custom cables, although you hid the stock ones really well.
 

DrHudacris

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I didn't want to, and it hurt doing it, but it was the only way without waiting a month to get a slim fan. The system is back together and working though! My "power button" that's really a reset button from a fractal design case I had lying around broke though, so now I'm just touching two wires together

Here are some pictures!
I'm gonna go ahead and give you mad props for this. You literally origami-ed that PSU extension into place. I imagine you had to maneuver the extension around the tubes and plug it in place with one hand while the PSU sort of balancing with the other hand?

IT FITS!! BTW, tried the fan as intake, and they are pretty bad. The Chipset and the NVME get very warm, as the bottom of the case as well. I will try to flip the fan tomorrow!

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I was so hoping you could get this done! Even though DCLT is adequate, I have noticed a few degrees coolant temp difference between running a DCLT at 100% PWM vs 80%. So I imagine a DDC would be a huge difference.
 

Navic

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I'm gonna go ahead and give you mad props for this. You literally origami-ed that PSU extension into place. I imagine you had to maneuver the extension around the tubes and plug it in place with one hand while the PSU sort of balancing with the other hand?
I had the extension zip tied to the bracket and was kinda using my hand to get it mostly in place, then I used that hand to move the tubes into place, then I screwed in the PSU. Sounds difficult, but it was actually kinda easy.
 
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fabio

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I'm gonna go ahead and give you mad props for this. You literally origami-ed that PSU extension into place. I imagine you had to maneuver the extension around the tubes and plug it in place with one hand while the PSU sort of balancing with the other hand?



I was so hoping you could get this done! Even though DCLT is adequate, I have noticed a few degrees coolant temp difference between running a DCLT at 100% PWM vs 80%. So I imagine a DDC would be a huge difference.
This is what I want to double check! This is a low power DDC, is only 6W against the 18W of the classic one. But still, It has a flow of 500l/h and an head pressure of 2.6m, completely other numbers compared to the DC-LT.
 

Jmatts94

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Hi names jacob.

Love the case been following fir a while. Recently seen a youtube review and its threw a spanner in my works Haha. I wanted the NZXT h1 case but seeing the revised versions of this my mind has been made.

If there is anyway to get one to the uk, even a test unit i would be greatly appreciative. I've wanted to downsize my pc for a while as I travel to and from seeing my daughter.


Thanks very much

Jacob
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gwertheim

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Hi names jacob.

Love the case been following fir a while. Recently seen a youtube review and its threw a spanner in my works Haha. I wanted the NZXT h1 case but seeing the revised versions of this my mind has been made.

If there is anyway to get one to the uk, even a test unit i would be greatly appreciative. I've wanted to downsize my pc for a while as I travel to and from seeing my daughter.


Thanks very much

Jacob
[email protected]

Right now your not traveling anywhere sadly.

In terms of getting a case, the plague is slowing everything down. It's going to be a while til China starts back up and gets the backlog of manufacturing finished.
 

DrHudacris

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This is what I want to double check! This is a low power DDC, is only 6W against the 18W of the classic one. But still, It has a flow of 500l/h and an head pressure of 2.6m, completely other numbers compared to the DC-LT.
Please let us know your results! I have an Alphacool DDC which is 10 watt. I will be rewiring it to use on my motherboard!
 
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fabio

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Please let us know your results! I have an Alphacool DDC which is 10 watt. I will be rewiring it to use on my motherboard!
SO, just finished a few tests, the same did for the DC-LT.

The CPU under Blender Benchmark scene run 2/3 Degrees cooler, with 1 degrees higher regarding the Ambient Temperature (28C).
The pump was running between 60% and 100%.

BUT the GPU, is 5/6 degrees less hot under Heaven Stress Test! That was a really nice surprise.

Next time, I will try the 18W rewired, the Gigabyte X570 has the fan headers providing 2A, so should be fine!
 

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Only thing I found is this:
Although it's not as aesthetically pleasing than the other one :D
EDIT: never mind, it's got the wrong plug...
Thanks, I found this one on the shops website:

damn, just saw the price of that, I don't think I'm ready to play 60$+shipping just to downsize my antenna o_O
 
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fabio

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One more space optimisation tip!

The Aorus X570 has space between the panel and the SSD/Chipset Heatsink, to have a slim 92mm fan if you want to have additional intake for the chipset (I have to admit though that the Gigabyte chipset are less warm than the Asus X570 Strix, and a lot of time the small fan doesn't spin).

You only need one GPU Fan Mini 4 Pin to PMW adapter like the EKWB one or the Gelid.

In my case I've removed the stock chipset cooler, put on the SSD an EKWB M.2 heatsink, and I was able to place the A9 25mm Chromax!

The chipset reach MAX 70 degrees under load, the VRM MAX 65 Degrees, and the SSD stay at around 56 C!

It stay very solid between the bottom panel and the riser! :)

NOW all the space is used! :D
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