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  1. Core V71 Owner's Club

    Merry Christmas! Finally got my hands on my new toys Here are some thoughts (and challenges) after the build: 1. The 2 HDD mounts in the back side are not well positioned, especially the lower one. There is practically no room for any cable at the bottom, and you have to squeeze very hard. And, you have to use two different SATA power cable. If they can turn the lower one upside down, one can easily share the same SATA power cable; 2. The back side can be 50% wider for cable management room. It does fit, but little more room can allow airflow to the back of the MB, since cooling will be a bigger and bigger issue as CPU power goes up; 3. The bottom of the MB has no room for cabling. a little more room is appreciated; 4. Once Pump/fan is installed in the bottom, the air filter won't fit anymore. 5. I hope TT can provide some sort of cover in the bottom, so if no fan is installed, airflow to the bottom should be blocked to prevent "leaking of air" and increase the cross case airflow. Here is the cooling result: CPU 30d C/ 86d F System 34d C/ 93d F MOS 43d C/ 109d F PCH 48d C/ 118d F PCIE 1 (GPU) 33d C/ 91d F PCIE 2 (empty) 29d C/ 84d F Case ambient temp 19d C/ 66d F M.2.1 Samsung 960 EVO 35d C/ 95d F M.2.2 Intel Optane (doesn't work with Nvme M.2 for now) 35d C/ 95d F M.2.3 empty 31d C/87d F After all, the airflow design works well. I removed the top 200mm fan to reduce the negative pressure. The EK P360 does well with the push only configuration. If the temp raises after heavy gaming, I can add it back. But as you can see from the result, the CPU/GPU temp is not a concern at all. One 360mm handle the load well. The temp for MOS, PCH is higher. I am glad I didn't go crazy by adding more rads.
  2. Core V71 Owner's Club

    I wish I had the PSU cover and sell it to you What I've learned is that the PSU cover don't do anything good functionally. I want to have the PSU fan facing up, and suck air from the case and increase the airflow. The cable will route to the back almost immediately, and won't hurt the look much
  3. Core V71 Owner's Club

    Airflow - on paper looks very good: Stock 200mm fan, 2 in front, 1 on top back side; stock 140mm exhaust fan. EK PE360 rad with 3x 120mm fan. EVGA 850 G2 PSU with a 140mm facing upward.
  4. Core V71 Owner's Club

    Greetings! Did a lots of research for my new build, and ended up the Core V71 TG as the choice of case. I frankly don't like the look (too plain for me, lack of sense of artistic), however, the functional aspect wins in the end. The key factors in my consideration: 1. good airflow - although I plan to have a custom loop (see design below, and please comment/critic), a classic good air flow is still preferred for cooling the RAM, VRM, M.2 drives, etc.; The ability to take out all the HDD cages in V71 creates a good straight line airflow to the areas that matters, and there is no silly front panel (although, it makes a better look) to block the most critical intake. The 2x 200mm fan just look lovely and COOL! 2. Vertical GPU mount (TG version!) - not only makes a better look to the GPU, but also improve the air cooling near the CPU area, where the RAM, VRMs are not water cooled. The air can blow through between the GPU and the MB. The heat emitted from back of the GPU will not affect CPU area. 3. Good radiator placement options. I plan to put a 360mm rad on top as a start. If the system is getting hot, will consider either back or front rad. 4. Room for Pump/Res - I do prefer a longer res, most cases I compare to doesn't have the flexibility for it. 5. Not too much room (like the X5, X9 cubes) so the airflow is more concentrated. Things I don't like (beside the look) about V71: 1. I hope the front panel can be reversed, so I can keep the ODD drive bay in the bottom, without mess up with the top rad mounting and the airflow for CPU area; (same situation to X9 cube) 2. The vertical GPU mount is not serious enough. No quality PCI-e cable included; the cutout for PCI-e cable is not big enough; the back plate is unnecessarily large, not good for cooling of the back plate of GPU; the stand out should be on the bottom as well to allow 90 deg. raiser cable, which fit the mount better and can shorten the cable. 3. Also hope the right side of the case is wider for HDD mounts and cable management; even better, provide some air flow to cool the HDD and back of the MB. You can simply make the indentation deeper. 4. The design put too much on HDD cages, which is no longer that important with SDDs and M.2s into the mainstream. The HDD mounts damages the airflow and has to be dumped for water cooling anyhow. There will never be a perfect case, but the V71 is a close one. Just saw the new P9 came out, I am sure TT will bring a better V71 in the future. Cheers!
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