Enclosure [SFFn] Raijintek's Ophion Evo - Tempered Glass, RGB, but SFF!

JDK

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Sep 25, 2018
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I wish! Alas, no. I'll see what I can do ;)
Any news on that one? :D


I'm thinking about building something like this:

Intel Core i5-8500, 6x 3.00GHz, boxed (BX80684I58500)
Noctua NH-L12S
ASUS ROG Strix H370-I Gaming (90MB0WE0-M0EAY0)
Corsair Vengeance LPX black DIMM kit 16GB, DDR4-2666, CL16-18-18-35 (CMK16GX4M2A2666C16)
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti mini, 8GB GDDR5, DVI, HDMI, 3x DP (ZT-P10710G-10P) (I already have that one in my current PC)
Raijintek Ophion, mini-ITX, glass window (0R20B00103)
SilverStone PP08 SFX to ATX power supply adapter, bezel for case (SST-PP08B)
Corsair SF450 450W SFX12V (CP-9020104-EU) (SFX because I'd like to switch to a smaller case like the DAN C4-SFX or similar in the future)
Crucial MX500 1TB, SATA (CT1000MX500SSD1) + my old M500

Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM, 120mm (for the bottom)
Noctua NF-S12A PWM chromax.black.swap, 120mm (for the top)

I am not sure about the fan configuration, as the motherboard seems to have only one slot for a case fan. Are there options to connect both case fans to this single slot?
 

rfarmer

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Any news on that one? :D


I'm thinking about building something like this:

Intel Core i5-8500, 6x 3.00GHz, boxed (BX80684I58500)
Noctua NH-L12S
ASUS ROG Strix H370-I Gaming (90MB0WE0-M0EAY0)
Corsair Vengeance LPX black DIMM kit 16GB, DDR4-2666, CL16-18-18-35 (CMK16GX4M2A2666C16)
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti mini, 8GB GDDR5, DVI, HDMI, 3x DP (ZT-P10710G-10P) (I already have that one in my current PC)
Raijintek Ophion, mini-ITX, glass window (0R20B00103)
SilverStone PP08 SFX to ATX power supply adapter, bezel for case (SST-PP08B)
Corsair SF450 450W SFX12V (CP-9020104-EU) (SFX because I'd like to switch to a smaller case like the DAN C4-SFX or similar in the future)
Crucial MX500 1TB, SATA (CT1000MX500SSD1) + my old M500

Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM, 120mm (for the bottom)
Noctua NF-S12A PWM chromax.black.swap, 120mm (for the top)

I am not sure about the fan configuration, as the motherboard seems to have only one slot for a case fan. Are there options to connect both case fans to this single slot?
The Asus H370 has 2 fan headers at the top and an AIO pump header right above the PCI slot. I am not sure if you can use the pump header for a fan but that gives you 2 fan headers to use.
 

JDK

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@rfarmer One of those two is for the CPU, isn't it?

According to the product page it has
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin) -> will be occupied by the CPU cooler (Noctua NH-L12S), obviously
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin)

Since the Raijintek Ophion supports up to three case fans (2 top, 1 bottom) of which I am going to use two (1 top, 1 bottom), I plan on using the AIO_PUMP to power/control one of those, IF possible.
 

rfarmer

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@rfarmer One of those two is for the CPU, isn't it?

According to the product page it has
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin) -> will be occupied by the CPU cooler (Noctua NH-L12S), obviously
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector (1 x 4 -pin)

Since the Raijintek Ophion supports up to three case fans (2 top, 1 bottom) of which I am going to use two (1 top, 1 bottom), I plan on using the AIO_PUMP to power/control one of those, IF possible.
Yes you are totally right, forgot about the CPU fan. You can just use a cable splitter for the 2 Noctua fans.
 
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kageiit

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@RockZors From the edge of the PCI bracket, you have about 9mm.

However, if the cooler shroud starts more than 12mm out from the bracket (which that card seems to), you're then up to 14mm.
I am trying to check if the Gigabyte 2080 TI Gaming OC would fit in this case. Gigabyte's website lists this card as
286.5*114.5*50.2mm



It looks like the clearance at the edge of the PCIE bracket should be about 9-9.2 mm. It could be a tight fit. @Configurator L Can you please confirm if this looks accurate?

I am really loving this case since it has all the right things I need at the right price point. Would be great if I can fit this card in somehow :)
 

atomicus

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Why the hell they bothered to test this with no fans is utterly beyond me. No sane person is ever going to do a build in this case like that, and the fact they didn't test it with x2 fans is absurd. Terrible review frankly, and given they've been at the center of this whole Principled Technologies/Intel fiasco, they REALLY should know better regards testing methodology.
 

Smanci

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I understand it's meant to look like an A4 but seems like there's a load of wasted space especially behind the motherboard, Evo being in a class of its own. Without the riser it could've fit proper air cooling and 2+ slot cards.
 

MarcParis

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Why the hell they bothered to test this with no fans is utterly beyond me. No sane person is ever going to do a build in this case like that, and the fact they didn't test it with x2 fans is absurd. Terrible review frankly, and given they've been at the center of this whole Principled Technologies/Intel fiasco, they REALLY should know better regards testing methodology.
I understand it's meant to look like an A4 but seems like there's a load of wasted space especially behind the motherboard, Evo being in a class of its own. Without the riser it could've fit proper air cooling and 2+ slot cards.
They tested it without any fan because case is shipped without any..:)
They are demonstrating how it's effective to put at least one exhaust fan on top. (they compared no fan, 1 exhaust, 1 intake)
For me they have done a proper review. Even on air, it's providing decent cooling. After you can go to 240mm aio for cpu and bottom fan intake for gpu cooling...but you can't compare with others cases.
 
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atomicus

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They tested it without any fan because case is shipped without any..:)
They are demonstrating how it's effective to put at least one exhaust fan on top. (they compared no fan, 1 exhaust, 1 intake)
For me they have done a proper review. Even on air, it's providing decent cooling. After you can go to 240mm aio for cpu and bottom fan intake for gpu cooling...but you can't compare with others cases.
It's obvious WHY they did it, but it was pointless... more so given they chose not to test the case with x2 fans. No one is going to build in this case with no fans. Just because the case shipped with no fans doesn't mean it is intended to be used with none. If anyone thinks this, they need to give up on PC building and buy a console instead... they've chosen the wrong hobby. This isn't the first case I've seen ship with no fans either, but I don't recall a review not using any before... or if they did, it was out of curiosity and not without also utilising the case to it's greater potential.
 
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rfarmer

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Not a huge fan of negative pressure cases, but with the improvement of a single 120mm top exhaust this case should have very decent cooling with 2 x 120mm top exhaust.
 
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sfxbajan

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Just a note guys, raijintek kind of made a small booboo by not dropping the card some more which they could. Wide/Tall graphic cards will have problems with the top fan in both ophion cases.


 
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Drethis

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Unfortunately, not available in Canada yet. Hopefully Newegg will have it available soon.
 

TheHawk1337

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Jul 23, 2018
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Hi guys, sorry to bump this old thread.

I'm looking to buy this case but I'm wondering if a 280 radiator would fit.
The case dimensions certainly allow it:
174mm × 375mm × 290mm

Black ice GTS 280:
153mm x 29.6mm x 312mm

That leaves 21mm in width and 63mm in depth, not much but makes me wonder.
 

TheHawk1337

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Jul 23, 2018
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Guess I'm going to find out soon haha! I don't mind drilling some holes but if the case is too small, well, gameover.