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Originally Posted by CampGarethHow tall is that VRM board compared to the rear I/O ports because I'm looking to build a computer that's in the old under-monitor style. As such I require a wide, deep but particularly short system. The closer to the three centimetres required of a dual slot GPU the better.
Originally Posted by blackoone issue ive got with the Z77I is if i fit it to my Lian Li PCQ25. The daughter board covers at least a half of the exhaust fan. from a design pov i would have put the daughter board at the bottom of the board just above the PCIE slot rather than at the top.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiThat would almost definitely infringe on the CPU socket keep-out area though :/ That's why the Z77 heatsink has to be so flat.
Originally Posted by faugusztinhttp://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7972/incase.jpg
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticWhat it the CPU heatsink you are using ?
Originally Posted by faugusztinNoctua NH-L12. And no, it won't fit on the ASRock board with a graphics card.
Originally Posted by blacko@GuilleAcoustic - this isn't my system but if you check out the location of the top fan and the mobo you'll see my issue.
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticWhat cpu are you using and what are the temp ? I'm considering a Lian Li PC-Q08 :D
Originally Posted by iajoIf i was looking to stick a 3570k 4-4.2ghz oc in a bitfenix prodigy with a 7950 and ssd am i going to run in to cooling issues? Dont particularly want to watercool the lot, could get a h80/h100 for cpu if air isnt substantial enough. Also with no drive cages i believe a 200mm fan fits the front of the case so i would think airflow would be decent.
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticToo bad that DTX and mDTX aren't available for consumers.
Originally Posted by faugusztinMy GTX570 heats like crazy and dumps all heat in the case, so that is the wost case possible.
Originally Posted by faugusztinmini DTX ? There is one Zotac Atom board, but mDTX is pretty much pointless. You get two PCI-E slots, one of them will be blocked by the dual slot card in the most cases anyway. So what is the point :D.
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticI have an HD5870 with a 92mm blower (Asus EAH5870 V2) ... to it would help keeping the hot air outside the case :D
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticI was thinking about something like the ECS B75H2-D
Originally Posted by faugusztinThose boards are horrific. Plus what is the point of such boards, when you have no case to use them ?
Originally Posted by faugusztinIf you want a Shuttle, get a Shuttle, no ? And that ECS B75H2-D is horrific, in layout sense :
1) the PCI-E x16 slot is secondary, that means your graphics card will be pushed next to the side panel and you are unable to put any dual slot card there.
2) a long PCI-E card will probably block the SATA ports, so you will be able to use only one.
3) most front panel connectors will be covered by the long graphics card.
And by the way, the reason you can't get that ECS board is simple - ECS is long gone from European market. But you could find those boards easily on the Asian market once they start selling them.
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