Also you can offset the fan (move it further on the cooler) to clear the RAM slots as well if needed. Sorry for the late 2-cents
Nope plenty of clearance. The cooler is made to minimize ram clearance issue because it's kinda offset to the left (in my current orientation).
It gives a tad bit better direct airflow to components according to a number of reviews but nothing that should keep you up at night if you choose to stick with the 200mm fan. It's 110 cfm with the stock 200mm fan and roughly 164 cfm with the 140mm tag team. The dba is higher with the 140s but I cant hear them and I sit less than a foot away so don't worry about noise with quality fans like these (at about 90% using fan controller). The static pressure is greater with the 140s due to the smaller size and higher rpm and that helps move more air pass that front plate and mesh fan filter but the exact difference I can't tell you but again it's probably not a life changer. I mainly got the fans due to a sale I saw and I can reuse them in a future build if I choose.
Hope that helps. Had to delete the other comment because it wouldn't let me edit it and I wanted to give you a little more info one your decision. If you still have questions about the intake setup I would definitely look up 200mm vs dual 140 intake setups and see what you can get from the professionals at goodle :]
I like cathodes for the even light they distribute but I have seen some very elegant looking led light setups. Honestly it's a matter of taste as I personally think you can't go wrong with either.
The Cx series is all that bad. It's 80+ bronze also.
Thanks man really wasn't intentional until the end but I'm glad it worked out the way it did.
I wanted to keep it off the floor as best I can and one day I was cleaning up the place and bam it hit me, put it up top. The desk seems sturdy enough to hold it up there and there is a spot to route cables down but it is kinda nerve racking because that computer is not a light weight by any means.
Digging the sideways psu, very unique.
Thanks for the kind words! I got mine a couple months (summer/early fall) back for 160 usd.
Yes the passing of a hard drive is always sad but fortunately I have replacements until the problem is solved.
Out of the box cooling potential for this case is average if not below at that. If you are going to be pushing your gpu and producing a good amount of heat I would at the least change out the 200m intake fan to more static pressure fans ( dual 140s for example) and investing in a rear exhaust fan on top of that. The case again is solid in design and has a lot of great features but at the cost of measurable airflow that many cases in this price range can offer. This case was mainly meant for watercooling in the itx form factor so unless you plan to watercool now or in the future, are willing to make some sacrifices (like more fans and possible higher fan speeds to combat heat), or you're just hooked on the case like I was then I would recommend the case... if not then I would go for an airflow specialized case like the Corsair 240.
I hope that helps.
Nice build man +1, im a huge fan of the case. That being said, you are blessed with a right side 24 pin connector on you mb and you put the connector through the farthest gromet in the case. There is one right next to the connector use that one! Then again I do understand if the chord wont bend for you. Cable managment I feel could be a little tidier but whatever, if it works for you... it works for me too.
Honestly man the gpu I have (xfx double dissapation) doesnt run over 60c. There is about a half inch of space under the gpu until a vented metal panel, so there is plenty of space for air to get around there from your front fan(s). That being said cards tend to run 4-5c hotter in this case do to its postioning and the drive bay infront of it can inhibit some airflow if the top drive bay is filled. So if at all possible I would leave it unoccupied or fill it with a smaller drive like an ssd for better airflow.
+1 for a beautiful case
+1 for cable management! I also dig the contrast.
No coil whine to date, and zero heat issues. It's a tight fit in this case but besides that no issues whatsoever. Thank you for the compliments, it's a work in progress.
I hope one day I have a neighbor like you
No problems yet for either
Yes phanteks makes some awesome cases. I'd definitely go atx for the double gpu support.
You're telling me I didn't believe it at first and actually thought the fins on cooler were resting on the screws for the gpu board but I can get a piece of paper through, so that means air can get through so hopefully no heat issues!
+1 for adding some personality to it and a touching description
Will do, I've read many of your past comments and know the reputable choices almost by heart.
+1 for the song reference
Much appreciated man, cryorig makes some good looking coolers with performance to match.
Thanks for the update in info.