The space inefficiency thread


Average Stuffer
Silver Supporter
Dec 17, 2019
Needs more case fans, I think. I am concerned about the airflow...
That noctua fan isn't even plugged in to anything. ?

This concern started to worry me and I was afraid I might not be as wasteful as possible. I have now taken this in to consideration. Not only have I improved the airflow by adding 980cfm of fans drawing over 11amps of power, but I also needed to power them with an external power supply due to the extra load. And to add a little extra cherry on top, I've made all the fans point into the case for optimal cooling.



Shrink Way Wielder
Jan 20, 2018
What is this, something like 500 L in total ?

oooh, those hardline tubes are just a disaster waiting to happen. Bump one of the "wings", *snap*, and you've got liquid spraying out onto your PC. Maybe that's why it's so spread out, to minimize the amount of components damaged by the inevitable leaks?


Cat-Dog Perch Manager
Bronze Supporter
May 18, 2020

Found this on my local Craigslist, so ugly I had to post it.

So funny thing.... those Thermaltake TR2 PSUs of I think that vintage (looks like an LGA775 rig?), had a reputation for exploding above 60% labeled load BITD....
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Lord of the Boards
Editorial Staff
Gold Supporter
May 9, 2015
To think it could be replaced with an ASRock DeskMini A300 with a Ryzen APU. What a waste.