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Old 13-09-2017, 12:39 AM   #31
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Built the core V1 a couple of times with 2x Arctic F8 80mm fans at the back, which seem to move the air quite a bit on the contrary, pulling the hot air away directly as it is just beside the CPU HSF and GPU.

Temps look great for my cases. So not sure what fan you used that you say the air don't move much.

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80mm fan move less air than a 140mm, that's a given, so why go with 2 fans when u can go with just one 140mm. Less cable, less noise, more air flow.

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Old 13-09-2017, 12:46 AM   #32
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You use what to clean the PC ah. Vacuum cleaner? or feather duster?
I use the painter brush to brush all the dust, that's all.
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Old 13-09-2017, 07:10 AM   #33
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U don't want to risk shorting the board by rubbing the brushes of the vacumn cleaner over it..

Bought it from make fine SLS as they were the only one having stock at my time of purchase haha. U may want to check out the newer silverstone RVZ03 << iirc that's the model number.. has quite a nice design

Any reason why internal components ONLY can be cleaned by using canned compressed air/compressor??

Also, where did you get your Fractal Design Nano S? I think i'm purchasing that first before purchasing the other stuffs.
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Old 13-09-2017, 07:27 AM   #34
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80mm fan move less air than a 140mm, that's a given, so why go with 2 fans when u can go with just one 140mm. Less cable, less noise, more air flow.
Just justifying the Core V1 doesn't have airflow issue. I know 140mm move more air but also considering the case is larger in size too. Cable management is fun imo, noise level is controlled by your fan curve. So those are minor issue only to me.

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Old 13-09-2017, 07:40 AM   #35
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Any reason why internal components ONLY can be cleaned by using canned compressed air/compressor??

Also, where did you get your Fractal Design Nano S? I think i'm purchasing that first before purchasing the other stuffs.
Fractal Design Node 202 $129
Fractal Design Define Nano S $119
Silverstone RVZ03 RGB $169
Thermaltake Core V1 $79

Prices all in SRP. See which design you like and which suits your budget.

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Crucial MX300 750GB
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Old 13-09-2017, 08:30 AM   #36
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Fractal Design Node 202 $129
Fractal Design Define Nano S $119
Silverstone RVZ03 RGB $169
Thermaltake Core V1 $79

Prices all in SRP. See which design you like and which suits your budget.

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They are mostly available at SLS right? I maybe dropping down to take a look.
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Old 13-09-2017, 10:50 AM   #37
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Just justifying the Core V1 doesn't have airflow issue. I know 140mm move more air but also considering the case is larger in size too. Cable management is fun imo, noise level is controlled by your fan curve. So those are minor issue only to me.

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Huh? Larger? V1 is taller, Core 500 is longer only but shorter.

Ya fun, but why have more wire when you can have less but achieve the same or more, more efficient system design that way mah.

Besides, most itx boards have like 1 fan header only, cant control all fans. So why limit the air flow to reduce noise when you can max the air flow with lower noise.
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Old 13-09-2017, 10:56 AM   #38
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Fractal Design Node 202 $129
Fractal Design Define Nano S $119
Silverstone RVZ03 RGB $169
Thermaltake Core V1 $79

Prices all in SRP. See which design you like and which suits your budget.

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Dont get Nano S, your gpu fan intake will be block by the psu, affecting gpu's thermal by quite a bit.

Fractal Design Core 500 $99
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Old 13-09-2017, 12:24 PM   #39
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They are mostly available at SLS right? I maybe dropping down to take a look.
Yeah mostly available.
Huh? Larger? V1 is taller, Core 500 is longer only but shorter.

Ya fun, but why have more wire when you can have less but achieve the same or more, more efficient system design that way mah.

Besides, most itx boards have like 1 fan header only, cant control all fans. So why limit the air flow to reduce noise when you can max the air flow with lower noise.
Alright you got your points across. Core V1 is indeed inferior compared to Core 500 but I still insist on the point there's no airflow issue with the case.
Dont get Nano S, your gpu fan intake will be block by the psu, affecting gpu's thermal by quite a bit.

Fractal Design Core 500 $99
Use SFX PSU to relief the problem. Or just like what you suggested, Core 500 works too.

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Crucial MX300 750GB
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Old 13-09-2017, 04:00 PM   #40
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What case do you recommend for Mini ITX?
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-ITX.html
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Old 13-09-2017, 05:46 PM   #41
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Yeah mostly available.

Alright you got your points across. Core V1 is indeed inferior compared to Core 500 but I still insist on the point there's no airflow issue with the case.

Use SFX PSU to relief the problem. Or just like what you suggested, Core 500 works too.

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I didn't say Core V1 have issue with airflow from the start, im saying it's just not ideal.

hmm, that could work. Now that I got a SFF psu myself, maybe can reconsider Nano S for myself..
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Old 13-09-2017, 05:58 PM   #42
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Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-ITX.html
This one like nice leh. Quite similar to Fractal Design Nano S
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Old 13-09-2017, 05:59 PM   #43
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Yeah mostly available.

Alright you got your points across. Core V1 is indeed inferior compared to Core 500 but I still insist on the point there's no airflow issue with the case.

Use SFX PSU to relief the problem. Or just like what you suggested, Core 500 works too.

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SFX and normal PSU got any difference a not ah??
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Old 13-09-2017, 06:17 PM   #44
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SFX and normal PSU got any difference a not ah??
Smaller in size, cost more and usually warmer and slightly louder under load cos they use smaller fan. Only get SFX when you need it.
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Old 13-09-2017, 06:46 PM   #45
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Smaller in size, cost more and usually warmer and slightly louder under load cos they use smaller fan. Only get SFX when you need it.
Wa. So many trade offs ah. If i were to buy the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX, will it have the same problem as Fractal Design Nano S??? (The PSU block the GPU.
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