So it will fit a GT stealth 240 and a single set of 25mm fans without clearance issues is what you're saying?
This pisses me off because my Arc Midi from Newegg just arrived yesterday and I paid $15 more for it.
I bit. Fractal Designs was an unknown to me, but the reviews, price, and opinion of the [H] made the decision pretty easy.
For now though the case will have to patiently wait in the basement until further news on Ivy... if I can hold out that long.
I love mine, so easy to work on, so easy to route cables, so simple and elegant. Best case I've ever owned.
Yep, it's really a damn shame. I thought this would be the case to contend with CM 690 II Advanced that'd I've been using for WC builds, but the HDD cage ruins that. Any idea if you can fit a triple rad up top without modding? Any of you guys with the case know if you can fit the fans in between the top of the case and the mesh that goes over the top? Thanks!A 240mm rad just fits in the front...You lose both hdd cages though.
I am definitely tempted by this for another build I am doing. Does anyone know if two Thermaltake TY-140's would fit in the top? I know it supports 120 and 140 fans, but the TY-140's have the 120mm mounting pattern which can cause some issues.
Thanks for the info . I like the look of keep WC internal and don't have the means (nor would I want to) do some heavy modding. A 240mm + 120mm would still give a lot of cooling power for those so inclined.If you link me the measurments I'll bust out the tape measure and check if you want.
As for fitting a fan on to the case but under the mesh, there is only about a 7mm gap since the mesh has a frame and a filter that attach to the panel.
But if you wanted a triple rad up there , personally I'd mount it outside the case and use the gromits for the WC hoses or mod it to fit internal.
you probably will lose the top external 5 /14 bay but doing a 3x3 push/pull with a 120x360 rad is possible without a ton of cutting since the top plate is fairly open already.
It really is pretty good for a non huge case adn cheap to mod like I said before but if you really want more WC options that will look sleaker without as much work a larger case might be better.
I think it is a good enough setup for a few drives and maybe sli along with a loop because if you want say a i7 extreme and tri-sli or something a larger case will have better airflow and mounting options and be more inline with the intended market.
I'm gonna get a corsair h100 or that maingear 180mm rad and then totally dynamat or acoustic foam the interior too eventually and probably mod the fan inlets since stock the mesh and foam filters are kinda prone to wind noise and the side panel fan is not filtered.