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  1. *Installing my 280mm AIO* I bought an NZXT Kraken X63. First I tried installing it above the steel top of the case (in the removable plastic section). That didn't work because the top wouldn't close (I think because the AIO was too wide; I think a 360mm AIO would have fit up there). Next I tried installing it at the top of the steel section of the case: With the hoses on the end of the AIO towards the front of the case, I would have needed to remove the cage that added the 9th HDD tray. With the hoses on the end of the AIO towards the back of the case, it fit (quite ti
  2. I think my negative pressure is good. To help make sure I upgraded the rear fan to an Arctic P14 to go with the 280mm rad in the top (which I anticipate also upgrading the fans on, when Noctua's next gen 140mm fan comes out 2021Q4. (I'm leaving the front 200mm fans stock, since TT designed the front panel so they're the only 200mm fans in the universe that fit. Grrrr.)
  3. Thanks for looking, and for your response confirming what I saw, View71. I don't have small enough cable ties to fit through the fan holes, but I also don't see holes outside the ventilation holes to make that work. If I had double-sided tape I could have tried that solution, but instead... I decided to move the fan one row of ventilation holes away from the front so I could use case fan screws. But that couldn't work either, because then the other side of the fan's holes were blocked by the other row the feet block! So I moved the fans two rows away from the front; fortun
  4. First my question: How do I (temporarily) remove the Core V71's front (bottom) feet? I ask in order to install the bottom (120mm) fans, which has been a frustrating project. The first things I tried (in part to avoid having to deal with removing the feet) were rubber fan mounts. First, I tried https://amazon.com/gp/product/B0749BRLXW/ but their base turned out to be too thick to not warp the air filter. So next I tried https://amazon.com/gp/product/B003JBOBOI/ (because it's got a very thin plastic screw that can be outside the case all by itself so it won't w
  5. Thank you very much View71, double-sided tape is a creative temporary fix! Yes, I l absolutely do live in the wrong country, Trump-land.
  6. Thank you very much for your reply, View71! Because of Covid, I'm not free to visit a hardware store (man, that makes nearly everything more difficult). And at first I'm using some 120mm fans I have on hand for which I don't have any mounts yet. So I guess I'll grab some rubber mounts and hope they work; and if they don't, I guess maybe I can find some washers on Amazon to enable the rubber mounts to work in the nice large ventilation holes..
  7. What kind of fan mounts will work to attach fans on the inside-bottom of the case? Are those ventilation holes too big to work with rubber fan mounts? (I plan to add a couple 120mm fans down there.)
  8. That's interesting, View71. The testing I saw that showed no advantage was 'noise-normalized'. Maybe you're right that the extra fan/motor on a 360mm will deliver higher maximum cooling/noise. Thankfully I don't think I need either. Though I am looking forward to seeing how Ice Giant's future thermosiphon maximized for AM4 compared, though. While I like that AIOs don't block RAM slots, the small chance of leaks makes me nervous.
  9. Thank you very much for your reply, View71! I think I'll be OK with the 280mm; I don't plan on overclocking my 5950x, and when it gets hot here near San Francisco I just turn off the PCs anyway because no one here has ac. On a tangent, while I'd prefer a 420mm: While a 360mm has 10% more surface area (4,320sq-cm vs. 3,920sq-cm) that a 280mm, in the tests I've seen they're within margin of error, which I saw attributed to the larger fan size being more efficient.
  10. Has anyone installed a radiator in the Core V71's removable top section? I know that the manual shows a radiator at top of the main steel section of the case. I'll be installing a radiator in one of these top positions. Either way I think I'll be limited to a 280mm one because I'll have an ODD in the removable section and--as noted above--I've added a ninth HDD tray. I'm thinking of a 280mm NZXT Kraken X63. It seems like one might fit in the removable section if the hoses are positioned conveniently (which I'm hopeful they are if an X62 photo
  11. To see the success of my plan I refer you to
  12. In case I'm not the only one who wondered if the Core V71 would accommodate three 3-HDD cages, I'm excited to report it does! To do so of course I needed to get a third 3-HDD cage to swap with the top 2-HDD cage. Then it was simple and easy: I removed the bracket for the lower optical drive bay (it was held on securely by only 4 easily accessible screws). Then I slid the third 3-HDD cage into place. Only the lower (not the upper) pair of thumbscrews attaching the top 3-HDD cage fit the holes, but I'm thrilled to report that since it is also on rails, it is (like the othe
  13. I'd like the share my answer to my (and others') question of whether a Noctua 200mm fan will fit in the TT Core V71. (Ditto a 200mm BitFenix BFF-LPRO-23030B-RP I already had.) Note than I only looked at this question WRT the front fans (sorry, I plan to put a radiator in the top). For neither alternate 200mm fan is thickness an issue; while I'm not sure you can tell from the photos, I think both are exactly the same thickness as the stock TT 200mm fans. This is important because the mesh filter is right up against the fans. And mounting holes are not an issue for either altern
  14. I'm about to build my first system, and to do so in my new Core V71! I know nothing about fan control, and googling Guides/Tutorials didn't help much, so please help me. I'm considering replacing all the stock fans and populating all fan positions with either fans, or an AIO (probably on the top; I know the AIO will come with it's own control solution). 1. I plan to prioritize function over aesthetics, so I wonder: Does anyone know if 200mm Noctuas will fit in front (and top?)? If not, will other 200mm options fit? (A dozen years ago I had fit issues when trying to replace
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