So far so good. Didn't have any issues with installing it, and speeds have been as advertised for me.
Thank you! I can confirm the excellent airflow, my components stay cool without aggressive fan curves (though the 3700X is a bit hot by default). The design of the NR400 is somewhat understated, so it looks nice in both gaming and office setups.
Yes, it fits through the hole fine. Though you might need to feed the PCIe cable through the hole before the front-panel cables, as the inserted front-panel cables might block the PCIe connector.
I'm in the same boat with my Dan build haha. I thought about picking up a Cougar QBX to keep everything in for the time being, and to use for a future planned build.
Yes, it comes with two 120mm stock fans, one in the front and one in the back.
I'll check that out, thank you!
+1 foryour case game. How has your gaming performance been so far with this build? I have a Dan A4 on the way and will be using the same CPU/GPU combination.
Love this build, especially those custom PSU cables. Where did you snag those from?
See description. Thanks!
I'm running a positive pressure fan configuration and so far there's been little dust accumulation inside. The mesh is good at catching dust, I had a small layer built up after the first three weeks. I don't smoke, don't have pets, and keep my flat fairly clean so this surprised me. Cleaning the mesh is straightforward, the front panel is easy to remove and some compressed air to the mesh works well.
This is my third mesh case, and noise is about on par with my previous two (MasterCase Pro 5 and Versa H18). Only under GPU-intensive workloads does it ever become very audible. It doesn't overpower headphones though, because I don't hear it when gaming. Granted, my SilentWings fans and fan curves assist greatly with this, so your results may vary.
Thanks for the feedback! I have since switched out the Blue 3D 250GB for a SX8200 Pro 500GB that was on sale last week, mostly for the speed boost. However, I had no issue with my C:\ being 250GB, as the only thing I keep on it is Windows and any programs I have installed.
From what I can tell by measuring, it looks like 27mm would fit.
Unfortunately I don't have any fans that are 27mm thick to test with. I'll try to measure the space when I get home tonight.
Hey man, where did you come across that mobo? I'm afraid MSI might have already discontinued it because it's not in stock anywhere.
So far the case fans have been pretty quiet, though you'll definitely hear your GPU fans if they really start spinning up. This has been apparent when playing PUBG and Ace Combat 7 at 1440p. The GPU noise could potentially be mitigated by the use of a Commander Pro fan hub to control the case fans based on GPU temps, but unfortunately I don't have one to test with. It seems that, with the be quiet! fans installed, the aggressiveness of your GPU fan curve will correspond to the noise levels in this case.
The only things I've played since putting it together are PUBG and Risk of Rain 2, both at 1440p/75fps on a 75hz Freesync monitor. PUBG gets loud because PUBG, and Risk of Rain 2 has been very quiet, can barely tell that the system is powered on. I'll update as I play more titles. But at idle, it's pretty much silent.
Nice first build. Your PSU is upside down though, the intake fan needs to face the bottom of the case where the intake filter is at, because right now it's sucking in hot air from the case instead of cooler air from the exterior.
Any clearance issues with nearby items when mounting the cooler? I'm looking at this same mobo/cooler setup.