No images yet, but in the details it states they do come with them... at least it's $100 cheaper - again, you could still recoup some money by selling the tan 800W PSU.
My favorite part of the case's design is the skeletonized motherboard tray. If I had cash to burn I would snap one up!
The PSUs that come with most cases are not good quality, or high wattage, or fully featured.
You would be better served by buying a case and a separate PSU.
Most (but not all) modern ATX cases will also support mATX motherboards.
Try Newegg.com for cases in your price range - they will...
Of course you don't want to miss out on the ultra-limited version of the 900D:
It is not necessary to have a top vent.
A rear exhaust fan is all that is needed.
Many, many cases are built without top vents.
Top vents are more often used these days for radiators in a liquid cooled system, because they can be larger than 120mm or 140mm - they can be 2x120mm or even...
Hmmm... here's my reasoning as to why it would be better to mount the PSU with the fan down.
Seasonics thermally-controlled PSU fan will come on when temps & load increase, and if it is drawing from the warm interior of the case this is likely to happen more often.
Also, the case will...
If I am understanding your question - Yes, a case with ventilation on top lets more noise out than a solid top panel case.
You could also block the ventilated area from inside with a panel of some sort to fix that.
I had asked about modding for an 8th expansion slot somewhere before, got no answer - do you have any links to where help on this can be found?
I also love the FT-02, but I need that extra slot for my particular mobo PCIe slot configuration and SLI.
He's mounting to those mounts to avoid using the removable HDD cages, giving him better airflow from the front fans.
Kindasmart, I'd definitely mount the PSU with the fan at the bottom. This keeps your PSU cooler overall and prolongs its life. As it will run cooler, its fan will come on...
What case do you have?
I have seen covers by Lian Li that are simple black brushed aluminum panels, but I've forgotten the website...
You should also be able to easily make some out of various materials - anything that is an acceptable color or that can be painted as you'd like could be...
In the beginning of the review, Guru3D states :
"To date there has been one chassis that somehow slipped through the mazes of all review materials here at the Guru3D LAB.
So yes, Fractal Design has had the R4 on the market for a while now and we still had to test the Black Pearl edition...
I believe the fan controller rating is 0.3A, 50V DC, 5w/ch.
There are owners using more than one fan per channel.
Also, using Velcro to mount SSDs is simpler than screwing them to mounting holes and allows for easy removal & replacement.
Likewise on the R4... there are mounting holes. Just remember to install them before the motherboard!
But really, any case with as much space as these have between the motherboard tray and the side panel will take SSDs back there, just use Velcro...
In fact I'd use Velcro just to avoid the...
I say go Fractal Design Define R4 - every comparison test I read shows it beating the others in the cooling to noise reduction to price metric.
However, another to consider is the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1, supposed to arrive at Newegg any day now. It's very similar to all the above cases and...
I used these back when I had a vented window:
They make them in multiple colors. The mesh is a fine aluminum screen and can be removed from the outside for...
I like this one by Akasa, identical to the Xigmatek but cheaper:
The motherboard plate is drilled for 2 SSD drives so that you install them on the backside first, then your motherboard (otherwise you can't get at the screw heads).
Many people today just use Velcro strips to place SSDs wherever they want, they work fine and take the hassle of screw mounts...
Used to keep mine on my desk, but I moved it to a nice thick wood butcherblock plank on the floor.
It's quieter when it is down low instead of being right next to my head!
I don't recommend placing any system directly on carpet, you will get more issues with dust and fibers clogging your...
I vote for the Fractal Design - it's quieter and has surprisingly good airflow for a case that seems so closed-off in appearance. It will handle your planned usage very well - and check the results of this comparison test (part 3 linked, you can navigate to parts 1 & 2 from within) that it won...
Still prefer the DS-1...
I like the additional features.
But - yeah, not available in the US, so top choice for my next enclosure is still the Define XL R2.
New review here:
It's brand new, and no Nanoxia cases are yet available in the USA.
The reviews have been very good - but I'd get the Deep Silence 1 as it has more features and excellent reviews.
My next case will most likely be the Fractal Design Define XL R2, just released and scored even better than the...