Log LZ7 XTD APU Build Moved from 678 Case


Trash Compacter
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Sep 5, 2020
Well I decided to move my components from my 678 Case (that is very close in size to the LZ7 case) to my new LZ7 XTD case.
GIGABYTE X570 I AORUS Pro Wi-Fi Motherboard
Ryzen 5 3400G
Changed cooler/fan to Noctua L9x65 Cooler with NF-A9 PWM chromax.black.swap fan (L9x76?)
EVGA SuperNOVA 450 GM, 80 Plus Gold 450W, Fully Modular
Samsung 1TB NVME970 Evo Plus x 2 - one top & one bottom or on PCI slot card
Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB 3200MHz Memory
Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM Fan Case Fan
Kingston USB3 SD Card Reader

I was a bit worried that the XTD case would be too large, but this was not an issue. The size increase is alright. I really wanted to have access to the MB without removing the PSU, and with more cooler height space and airspace within the case in general.
The Noctua NF-A12x25 is installed on the (GPU) side of the case where there is plenty of room for the 25mm thick fan.
I moved the 2nd NVMe drive to a PCI card slot from the bottom of the MB to see if this would be any cooler as it runs about 6 degrees warmer than the primary enclosed & fan cooled drive even with no HD activity - turns out it still runs the same 6 degrees warmer despite the case fan blowing directly on the back of the PCIE card.
I faced the PSU fan away from the MB which is why I ordered the new front ventilated panel that should be here shortly. The fan has yet to come on but I am not stress testing the unit at this time. The PSU has fairly short cables that improves the installation.
I could use a GPU panel blank.

Here are a few photo's.
MB with components:

XTD case with components:

XTD to 678 case size comparison:
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