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Pros: REVIEW: SilverStone SG13B Black Mesh front panel (to resist confusion)
I was able to stuff a GTX Titan x ACX cooler modded, a corsair h50 mounted on a 4790k and an impact VII asus board powered by the GS series supernova platinum 1000W psu. Pretty impressive specs to fit in 11.5L (which is smaller than the raven z case also made by silverstone which i've built several systems with that case) and i believe this case became my new favorite case.
The build was actually much easier than expected, didnt have to make any modifications in order to get everything to fit, nor have to do any crazy cable mangement.
The price of the case is too low not to just pick one up and play with, that was my original plan (to see if it all fit) and I'm deciding to keep it after doing thermal testing.
Cons: top/side panel is a pain to get back on, simply due to the fact that it locks in forward and bottom simultaneously.
Without custom cables, the system really only supports 1 ssd (if you feel its necessary to screw them in)
If you use an AiO cpu cooler (which i highly recommend where the corsair h50 100% works with 1 fan mounted) i would recommend using
Reset button isnt normal sizes and is intentionally harder to access, its a design choice that i understand, just be aware of it.
Other Thoughts: Using a single SSD thats mounted on the bottom was the best option, keeps it hidden and out of the way. with the cables im using (stock that came with psu) i would be unable to use the auxiliary ssd mounts that use the bracket on the top.
If you use an AiO cpu cooler (which i highly recommend where the corsair h50 100% works with 1 fan mounted) i would recommend having the power supply fan facing down to provide some air flow to the motherboard components (this allows the top to become an exhaust for the cpu and gpu and uses the right side vent as an intake)
PLEASE ensure your power supply is normal length if using AiO cpu cooler (due to radiator/fan), I did not test a longer power supply but with a normal length one there is just enough clearance to route cables.
Pros: Silent operation most the time in eco mode, the second aux cpu power input can be used as a pcie aux power connection.
Cons: The evga custom cable kit will not work with this power supply due to smarter design choices with the connections into the power supply (whats noted in the 'pros' is most likely the reason for it).
Be aware of the power supply categories listed for the custom cable kit, looks like i'll have to get custom cables from somewhere else if evga doesnt release a new kit.
Pros: The overall case design is fantastic but I have one specific setup that may help in configuration. I built a new system for a client and we used his Newegg account in order to do so (aka I'm not a verified owner)
Mounting a AiO cpu cooler like a Corsair H100i on the 240mm mount behind the motherboard tray and then adding a bitfenix spectre to exhale from the top resulted in an overclocked i7 5820k @ 4Ghz to peak at 50C on cpu burn, idle at 30C. The idea is to intake with the stock fans (or 120mmx2 fans of choice) from the side of the case with the power supply (which is primary side of air intake) and force largely negative pressure with the 200mm on the top (the bay and 240mm fan do not interfere with an installed 200mm) which results in no need to mount any fans except two on the 240mm radiator and the top 200mm. With a gtx 970 windorce, no thermal limitations were reached, nor were any thermal limits reached on the motherboard vrm (checked with infrared thermometer).
In conclusion, an overall quiet operation is easily achievable with this configuration, with almost minimum fan installation also (3 fans +1 on psu). Feel free to copy the parts I have mentioned since I guarantee compatibility.
Cons: Low quality side window (easily scratched)READ FULL REVIEW
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