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cspencer

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Looking to start my new build with this case. Curious to see what the forums thought about it? I really like the idea of a PSU shroud which is what drew me to this case. If anyone has a good recommendations for a case that will have water cooling that would be awesome.
 
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EarthDog

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Not my style, but seems fine.

The NZXT site shows what size radiators will fit it (most all do). I loved my Corsair Carbide Air 540.
 

Nebulous

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Tho is shows plenty of fan options , there's too much airflow blockage with how the panels are designed.

You will have temp issues if you decide to go watercooling with this case. The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a better choice.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Convenient to watercool in an Air 540, all your mess gets hidden in the back too.
Link in my sig to the rig I built a while back in one.
 
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Tho is shows plenty of fan options , there's too much airflow blockage with how the panels are designed.

You will have temp issues if you decide to go watercooling with this case. The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a better choice.



I looked at the Corsair 540 and I like it... I'm very limited on desk space and I know 5 inches doesn't sound like much, but with 2 screens, large Wacom tablet, keyboard and mouse it gets very tight.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Thanks! I enjoyed it, but have since built my gaming rig (much) smaller. The Hadron is my favorite yet.

Front grille; you take two screws out of the rear, remove the top grille, then slide out the front grille. Was pretty easy.
 

JrClocker

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I use a NZXT Noctis case in my sig...works great! 280 mm AIO radiator, and 120 mm 980 Ti radiator. Not the best airflow for a case, but it's decent.

The case can easily fit 2 360 mm radiators...1 up top and 1 in front.

The case also has an integrated fan hub.

The tray for the power supply is nice...totally hides the cables. It's only a pain when you want to add more cables to the PSU (assuming modular)...but that doesn't happen very often


 
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Looks Awesome!!!

Noob question: Is your RAM lit up? If so what is powering it? The dimm slot or is it plugged into the power supply via cable?
 

JrClocker

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4 sticks are lit up, the other 4 are white with no LEDs. The RAM type is in my signature...there is not a separate power cable for the RAM.

The RAM LEDs pulse...at a rate that corresponds to their temperature (it's not configurable).


 
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