Maybe I have a crazy idea. What whould you say if I make everything possible. This means C4 sandwich layout + classic Layout in one case, support for all GPUs up to 3 Slot in classic layout and 2,75 Slot for sandwich layout. Support für big heatsinks like Noctua C14 or U9S and 240 AIOs. This case would have a size of (149 (W) x 237,5 x (H) x 310 (L) = 11L. It would be a exteme flexible case.
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Today I played with the i7 8700 and I must say what a bad piece of hardware.
>> intel please start soldering your dies with the heatspreader <<.
At first please keep in mind, that I allways test the CPU temp in Prime95 v26.6 because this tool generates crazy loads and temps on the CPU. In games the temps will be 20-25°C lower.
I tested the i7 8700 with turbo activated (max clock on all cores = 6x 4300Mhz). Room temp = 26°C
Noctua L9i = impossible to cool with turbo activated (with turbo off = 70°C)
Zalman CNPS8900 = very close to max temp = 96°
Asetek 240mm AIO fans @2000rpm = 69°C
Asetek 240mm AIO fans @1200rpm = 76°C
Asetek 240mm AIO fans @700rpm = 83°C
Very funny is that after starting prime the temp hits immediately 69°C on every heatsink so I think this is my lowest cap I can get with this CPU. Lower is only possible with delidding the CPU.
So my first conclusion for the i7 8700 is that if you like to use this CPU with turbo on you can't cool it with default ITX heatsinks. You have to use a 120mm or 240mm AIO for it.
This is only a short intermediate result.
Currently I can continue deeper testing because my GPU fan dies yesterday so I have to RMA the card.
Btw: Here are some shots of the case without installed GPU:
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With best regards
Looks pretty sweet
aio on bottom so pump is highest point in loop
air bubble on waterblock and pump impeller anyone?
that's what I thought
To be honest, I do not think it would be an issue with the C4 as the radiator is mounted on the side like the NCase M1 and the C4 is flexible to let you how you want to orientate the case.that's what I thought
I still would prefer to use AIO on this kind of setup though
something like the Loque Ghost does it right, AIO orientation is correct (pump on lowest point of loop) using a top hat
it looks like that the orientation is only radiator down?To be honest, I do not think it would be an issue with the C4 as the radiator is mounted on the side like the NCase M1 and the C4 is flexible to let you how you want to orientate the case.
The top hat of a Loque Ghost bugs the heck out of me as it looks out of place but it does offered flexibility.
it looks like that the orientation is only radiator down?
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That is where the radiator sits.
Go to this site if you want an update of the development as the SFF community there is pretty big.
There are a lot of other case development on this sites, go nuts!dank