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Most of the pieces and parts were from my old system.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/nKd6Mp

I had tons of fun running the Titan X SLI, it really killed everything in 4k, the only downside was that in the Air 240 case the cards would get HOT and LOUD. It was a deal breaker for me, temps would reach 85 celcius and the fans were spinning at almost 80%.

I decided to sell one of the Titan X's and ran with one for a while, and tried the corsair HG10 bracket but was disappointed with the temps and the build quality of the bracket.

The MSI Sea Hawk 980ti runs cool and overclocks nicely too. I decided to change cases because I the V21 will allow me to have the space to add another Sea Hawk if they ever come back in stock.

One thing I did to the window panel of the Core v21 was to add some black vinyl at the bottom to block and hide the rat's nest of cables from the PSU, HDD's, and Corsair Link.

I just finished the case swap and new LED fan installs, and I need to clean up a bit to get some better pics, but this is it for tonight. Happy with the results. Cable management is basically impossible with the case, so luckily most of the cables are hidden,

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

im a simple man i see deadpool i press like :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! You don't see purple color seemed enough on this site. How's that 4K ips goodness?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah I really liked the purple led fans, still looking for a purple 200mm fan to replace the front intake fan but no luck.

I'm using an Acer XB280HK bprz, it's the only 4k gsync panel available right now, and sadly it's a TN panel. Still, when your at the right angle, games look great, and smooth thanks to gsync.

I've been waiting on Asus and Acer to release an IPS 4k monitor with gsync for over a year, this Acer will do just fine until then.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you flip your case over to the way a normal pc looks, The cable management is much cleaner. I will be posting my build pics once my RMA'd CPU and MOBO come back. Also, I replaced the stock 200mm with the bitfenix one and put the stock fan on the bottom blowing directly on the GPU. Anyways, just a thought, But nice build man I dig it!!!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda like the horizontal motherboard mounting available here if not just because less shear pressure on my PCIe slots or CPU cooler. Looks nice too.

The same problem exists in the Air 240 case though. Cable management sucks ***.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems to be the downside of the smaller cases. If anything shorter cables would really clean up the build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Without a doubt, I liberally used Velcro to clean up my Node 804 and that helped somewhat.

The weird thing about smaller cases is that their designers don't really get the distance you would be expected to carry the front panel connectors to the motherboard. The Node 202 for instance has a long enough usb 3.0 header to plug into the motherboard of a motherboard in a DIFFERENT node 202 on the other side of it as Luke from Linus Tech Tips pointed out.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the 980ti is a bit of a monster, I have the MSI version in the same case as you, It doesn't sag but I've had it torn apart longer than it has been together, So I wouldn't know yet LOL. My MOBO had a bent pin and fried my CPU the 1st game I started up, Finally got it put back together yesterday and am going to be firing it up when I get off sat morning, "Fingers crossed".

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! That case ..... is a builder/modders dream. Thermaltake hats off to you guys. Now as for your build old and new. I keep your old build book marked for inspiration lol!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The case is pretty solid, I plan to eventually do a custom loop in a few years and this case will let me have that flexibility for the future.

It's weird that there isn't more pro reviews on it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep... I'm thinking the same thing! Waiting til I upgrade my primary components later this year.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I remember you from that SLI Titan X build, looked so good and the compactness was just awesome. You're a big part of the reason I check this site daily for cool builds man!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That's awesome to read man. I'm always checking the site as well for future ideas. It's how I decided on the Thermaltake case.

I can spend hours on here longing wishing looking at the custom builds on the site.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem bud! Also, that last part... #relateable

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind me saying so, this one smexy build :D I'm really intrigued by the mobo orientation, really shows off the gpu, looks awesome!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, the case is pretty versatile as you can move the window panel to any side. I imagine some of the crazy open fan gpus's would look awesome

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely sounds like an interesting case. I'll definitely be checking back if you make any updates, although you've got a hella good build as it is!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

... We have very similar builds... https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rhpbt6 +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I saw your build and it's one of the reasons I went with the case.

I've been wondering what to do with the 200mm fan upfront, don't know if I should replace it with 2 140mm fans. How have the fans been for you as intakes?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That's really cool! I hope you like it as much as I do.

I broke the front fan the very night that I got the case (accidentally broke it with my finger), so I quickly wanted to replace it. Thermaltake recently (at the time) came out with the Riing series, so I went and bought some. The front 140mm fans do very well as intakes, and having four of them (2x Riings & 2x Lunas) brings insane static pressure. On the other side of that coin, though, there is a noticeable amount of noise coming from my case due to all the fans. It doesn't bother me, but it might bother someone else.

TL;DR - I don't really know what the 200mm fan is like as an intake because I broke mine immediately, but my 140mm fans are very nice.

Anyway, I would recommend switching the 200mm fan if you'd like to have something with LEDs. The Thermaltake Riing series now has RGB fans that you could use as replacements. Otherwise, it should do you fine.

Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers

P.S. - If you want to do 4x140mm like I did in the front, you will need zip ties. I can give you tips (and pictures) on how to do that if necessary. Let me know if that's what you want to do.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

any noise from PSU? like a coil whine?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't say that I do. It's been pretty quiet for me. You're having problems with yours?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

whenever i get really close to mine i do hear some noise when i'm playing high end video games, from what most people say is that it's normal unless it really too loud

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The MSI Seahawk gets to 60 Celsius when playing at 4k and overclocked to 1500 on the core clock.

It's also really quiet.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

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My card IDLES at 60 degrees Celsius (390x)

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