As with my In Win 303, I wanted to experiment with something fun where I can utilize some symmetric LED fan design. I know that the four front fan setup is very popular with this lovely case but when you go down that route, there may be issues with clearance and thus airflow. This build is my take on resolving that issue.
Again, I love the separate chamber for the PSU. Cable management is so much easier and neat. I decided to mount the left front fans on the inside to get more clearance (35 cm instead of 10 cm). The downside of this is the aesthetics of the left front intake fans. It was a long and hard process to shop for these since I really want a lot of airflow. The Aercool Shark was chosen because they can get 90+ cfm while staying very quiet. The three 80mm Enermax fans were mounted on the outside for the looks but with the clearance gained to there left, there was minimal choke.
The Lepa Chopper 120mm fans are absolutely fun and gorgeous. The real fun was also using the Cryorig A40 CPU cooler with the extra hybrid fan. This really cooled down the area around the CPU and the LED Night Hawk DDR4 ram. The reason I chosed to mount it from front right to front left is to leave that top clearance between the two chambers open for natural airflow. Note that the 120mm fans that came with the A40 is very powerful but noisy. I swapped out one of them for a non-LED Cooler Master SickleFlow that I have left in stock.
I was getting great results with the temp on my Zotac 1080 ti Amp! edition in this case. Under overclocking load, the top temp reaches to only 62 degrees while in my In Win 303, the temp reaches to 69 under load.
Very cool design. Super powerful but noisy fans.
What can I say, Asus is very reliable. I did use a Gigabyte m-ATX here and then had to send it back due to problems with it freezing up. I could have used my trusted Asus z270G Rog Strix but decided to save a few bucks here.
EZ overclocking. Nice design but the LED is not too bright. Less expensive than the G.Skills or Corsair.
Got this on sale. Works fine.
This version with the two fans does heat up quite a bit. I used an Amp! Extreme 1080 in my other In Win 303 and it did not get this hot. However, the large one will not fit in the case because I mounted my front fans inside. However, Zotac cards still destroys everything I throw at it.
Nice, under the radar PSU.
Superb airflow, quiet. LED design needs improvement.
Superb airflow, quiet, beautiful LED patterns. Only bummer is the stupid non-threaded crew mounts. Rubber screws are not doing it for me.