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Old 10-03-2015, 07:29 AM
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Default 250D: Some questions.

I am planning to get a new motherboard and processor to put in a 250D, because i have a CX750 non modular PSU, i'm wondering if i can safely tuck the wires where it won't affect airflow, as i can't replace my CX750 for a modular one. In addition, will an EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ fit in the case without interfering with the optical drive bracket?
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:49 PM
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The gpu should be fine.

Powersupply, I would seriously consider getting at least a semi modular unit, I have an AX760i with only the 24 pin, 8 pin cpu, 2x Pcie power and 1x sata power connected and it's full. I'll try and upload a picture later, I had to resort to physically shortening the cables myself to try and save space.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:53 PM
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Adding the AX760i to my shopping list would make me surpass my budget, would a CS750 be fine?

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The AX760i is just an example because I use it personally so I know the pain :(

Here are some images from when I shortened my cables on my TX650M.

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You could stash the cables down so air flow is 'freer' moving between the side and rear fans (if you install these), but this case isn't the best for airflow IMHO.

What sort of cooling are you running for the CPU?
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:56 PM
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That is a lot of wiring. For cooling, i use the stock fan, saving up money for a better cooler, though there's too many options, i was thinking be quiet pure rock. I hear noctua is good but it's not sold here. Water cooling is out of the equation as it's too expensive.
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It is a lot of wiring and gets worse with a non-modular PSU :(
You could tuck everything down low, but with some cables like the 24-pin power, 8-pin power and SATA cables, they all make a mess unless you mod them.

You will have to watch with most tower units when installing in this case as the total height for a CPU cooler is only 95mm. The Be Quiet Pure Rock CPU cooler is 155mm or example.

AIO WC units can be as expensive as you want them to be. I don't know where you live, but a shop near me sells Corsair H60's for £35 on offer and you can pick up some bargains in the second-hand market.
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I forgot about the height limitation, and since you're asking, i live in cyprus, there are no second hand markets for computer parts, and there's like 1-2 shops that sell parts (most "tech shops" sell pre-built computers, smartphones and tables) so they bump up the price quite a bit, on amazon i found the h60 and h100i for 60 and 96 pounds respectively, which is 80 and 130 euros, the shops here sell them for 110 and 170 euros respectively, which is quite frankly absurd.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:10 AM
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Glad I pointed it out before you commited to the purchase :)

Those prices are stupidly high :(

Have you tried CaseKing? I always buy my parts from the UK branch (OverclockersUK), maybe they ship to Cyprus?
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