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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Antronman's Avatar
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    So build or buy a storage bay for the storage drives.

    Building your own test bench is obviously optimal, but you could settle for a prebuilt test bench.


    But I literally meant nothing. As in, flex tubing with radiators on your desk and your board sitting on the anti-static box it comes in.
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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Deon017 PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalrognoob View Post
    Antron, while things like L3p's newest are cool, and test benches work wonders, Neither of them are really suitable for most use cases. You didn't even read his initial spec, or you would have noticed the all drives hidden part of the requirements.
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    Did I miss something?? Antronman did not say anything about L3p's or test benches?

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Xenocrates PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deon017 View Post
    Did I miss something?? Antronman did not say anything about L3p's or test benches?
    He did saw the best case is no case, and i wager that the idea of attempting to run a "dreambuild" pizzabox style was so far from TRN's mind that he went for the closest thing to no case he thought fit dreambuild.

    I also am not a fan of running a MB in the box it comes in, with the fans on desk. I mean, if you have family/friends, then to a degree, keeping them out of the case, managing the airflow, and properly supporting all the hardware are reasons aside from aesthetics to buy a case. And if one is spending the money for a dream build, then you want to protect the investment and time, as well as make it look nearly as good as it performs.

    For that matter, a case adds greatly to the usability of the system, with power and reset switches (which admittedly are on ROG boards), additional USB, audio, and potentially E sata connectors. Honestly, i cannot think of a valid reason, at least when discussing a "dreambuild" which seems to be the synonym for a cost is no object type build, to not at least invest in a 200 dollar case, to protect the investment in hardware, and the time/effort making sure every connection is properly seated, since a bit of torque can make sata cables annoyed, and a spilled drink could ruin a motherboard.

    Personally, i use a Phantom 630, but admittedly, it isn't perfect for watercooling, which is fine, since i don't care to. From what i hear, if you want to maximize hardware performance, a customized caselabs is rather ideal, since you can fit pretty much anything, including a kitchen sink in one, if you pick the right size. Parvum seems to be about as good, but with (IMO) more flair. If it's looks, then i have no idea what aesthetic you want.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Antronman's Avatar
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    No case at all.

    You can buy reset/power buttons on FrozenCPU, same as watercooling equipment.

    Connector hubs can also be purchased separately.

    Personally, unless you want something pretty looking or space-efficient I see no reason to invest in a computer tower.
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    ROG Enthusiast Array 1sthurricane PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtRemeOcD View Post
    Corsair Air 540. tons of room
    Just completed my build using the Airflow 540 "artic white"...one phrase for this case"you could fit a Mack truck inside and still have room for an RV".This case is great,I have no idea why more watercooled builds don't use it.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array totalrognoob PC Specs
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    I assumed(silly me) that no case meant open air supports and structures, rather than keeping the board on the box it came it. Mostly because no structure or support can do bad things(I will never again test a system in the open, it took forever to get the fragment out of the pci slot). Besides, I thought that you'd get tired of having it spread out over your desk(or whatever), and use something to keep it tidier.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array skline00 PC Specs
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    Just purchased a Thermaltake Core X9 HUGE case. It houses 3 480mm radiators to cool my 5960x with 2 R9 290s in CF.

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    Corsair Air 540

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    ROG Enthusiast Array skline00 PC Specs
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    Just built a 5960x + Asus Rampage Extreme V watercooled rig with a Thermaltake Core X9 case. HUGE! See specs to left.
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