yeah, that's why I asked which bracket he was using. Ideally I'd like the fans to match like you said but my preference goes like this - 3 full >> 1 full + 2 slim >> 3 slim. for the scruffs/scratches, there's already plenty on the rad and inner parts of the case. The tolerance is crazy tight ?
BTW 3x A12x25 seems to back on the table thanks to @MrBuddha , from his picture the TX240 doesn't have to be pushed right up against the front lid and sits flat on the mounting rail ???
That was already possible! The TX can be pushed inside the front structure, you just need to press a bit ?
But Forget the 3 A12x25??? Maybe, MAYBE, only if you remove the bracket actually...
Shit, I want to try it now! But in that case, the 3rd A12 is useless! ?
@thelaughingman Sorry didn't see you had mentioned my build. The tx240 is pushed up just about to the front of the case but I left some room in case I needed to do some additional cable routing in the future, about 2mm of clearance. I tested with and without the A12x25 before I went through all the trouble of trying to cram it in. Turns out that with two 12x15's I was running about 79c on GPU Junction temp, and with two 12x15s and a A12x25 I was running no more than 73c both tests done with a heaven benchmark for 30 minutes air temp and humility controlled to 22c and 40% Relative humidity. I don't have to use any kind of force or even pressure to close it up (although I'm now waiting for Barrow Terminal fittings for the GPU as someone confirmed they do fit the Bykski blocks) More pictures to come when I clean up my work area/wiring, also waiting for a fan header to clean up all the fan cables.Yes, remove the bracket, and I'm thinking there's a bit of play on the motherboard mounting so maybe nudge it a little for an extra 1mm clearance? ?
orbital plam sander with fine grit paper will do it, anything above 400 grit will take off the paint and prevent damage to the metal as long as you are careful and keep it moving. Set it to almost the lowest speed, be patient and you will be rewarded with a clean finish.Well, I've just checked my GTS in the T1 and it is 132.9mm! The one I am working on, NOW it is 134... I NEED AN ELECTRIC SANDING MACHINE!
The tolerances are just TOO TOIGHT! But yeah having the fans between the rad and top panel fixes the problems, I was just stubborn. I did have to use a lot of force to close it with the spacers though, like I had to have my elbow on the top panel and lean onto the case to be able to screw it in. Again, I was stubborn and I was going to make it work because I had spent too much time trying to make it work
50mm same as the CPU cooler height. But if you are using an AIO or a custom loop, it is a good idea to go with lower profile RAM like corsair LPX so you can give enough room for cables and tubes to go over the RAM if it needs to. And if you're doing an air cooled build, then account for the air cooler's ram height clearanceanyone know what the maximum RAM height in 3 slot mode?