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#1 wevsspot

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

I snapped a few photos as I was swapping hardware from the Lian Li Lancool K62 into the C70.  Nothing fancy here, but thought I'd share.

 

The virgin case exterior and interior

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

Handy built in wire clips on the backside;

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

First up, install radiator and steal the rear OEM 120mm fan and put it down in the bottom of the case;

 

 

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Better make sure the power supply still fits after installing the bottom fan (fortunately I was in luck);
 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

How to control all those fans?  The one major drawback to the C70 is that it only has three 5.25" drive bays.  So I modified my NZXT Sentra Mesh fan controller and got it to fit inside the case in the bay behind the factory power, usb, front audio header module;

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

HAHA post to break up your trend...



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

Kinda hard to use the fan controller when it's inside...but if you're anything like me it sits at the minimum setting all the time anyway. :lol:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

EDIT: Apparently Chrome broke the quick-reply. It now doesn't go away...so I clicked on it twice. :lol:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

Motherboard in without any issues.  The C70 has built in stand offs and a centering pin that is actually pretty handy;

 

 

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And now time for some plumbing;
 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

Hello to my little friends in New Mehico


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

I love that you're using the UD4. It's by far my favorite motherboard I've ever owned...with the exception of the BIOS issues. :lol: My RAM still won't run properly with XMP enabled.

The new UEFI BIOS makes boot times incredibly fast though - check it out if you haven't already!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

Hello to my little friends in New Mehico

 

HI. :)

 

Interesting build you got there. I loved the case when I reviewed it -- but I can't say I like the WHITE as much :P



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

All my gear fits fine - and in fact for a mid-tower it wasn't bad to work in at all;

 

 

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I appreciate the thought process that went into the top for 120mm or 140mm fan installation, or alternatively most 240mm and many 280mm radiators, but this is but ugly IMHO;
 

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My solution (kind of expensive in retrospect - DemCFilters magnetic fan filters);
 

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