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by toughluck
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a compact case, restricted depth
Replies: 7
Views: 8980

Re: Need a compact case, restricted depth

"Soon" means "in two months". I built in the FT05 (and survived). There should be a t-shirt for that. Some thoughts on building the case. Not really cons, they're more like observations. This is a special chassis. 1. Get a modular power supply. Pre-route the EPS 12 V (4-pin or 8-pin) cable to the lo...
by toughluck
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Silent Mini-ITX PC Cases (2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 18242

Re: Best Silent Mini-ITX PC Cases (2018)

Those NZXT H200i and Phantex Enthoo Evolv ITX share one design flaw and I would recommend against them at all cost. Namely, while the PSU shroud looks neat, it blocks virtually all airflow to the graphics card unless you get a single slot GPU (not a chance). They basically force you to use water coo...
by toughluck
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a compact case, restricted depth
Replies: 7
Views: 8980

Re: Need a compact case, restricted depth

A small update: I have received the case and I'm going to start building in it soon (I need to migrate the data). It looks very solid and quite nice, although I can immediately identify where Silverstone could have improved on the design. However, for 69 euro? It's a steal. I did get a motherboard w...
by toughluck
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a compact case, restricted depth
Replies: 7
Views: 8980

Re: Need a compact case, restricted depth

When I was picking my current motherboard, I didn't pay attention to whether it's capable of controlling 3-pin fans, assuming all motherboards are compatible and allow fan voltage control (my el cheapo Asrock AM1 motherboard allows this, why wouldn't an AM4 B350 motherboard?). I've already paid atte...
by toughluck
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a compact case, restricted depth
Replies: 7
Views: 8980

Re: Need a compact case, restricted depth

Since I the FT05 is on sale for a very affordable price, I'm going to give it a shot. In case (pun intended) it doesn't work out, I think I will be able to resell it and get the Define C. I'll update once I get the case and move the system to it. Any tips and tricks I should be aware of before proce...
by toughluck
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need a compact case, restricted depth
Replies: 7
Views: 8980

Need a compact case, restricted depth

I'm looking to replace the chassis I'm currently using with a different one. I have to replace my desk with a much smaller one, which means restricted depth compared to my current one (and the case will be blowing back against a wall, which is also important). I'm going to be making the desk myself,...