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Subject: Corsair H55 in FT03-Mini?
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Graeme_H Mar 14, 2013 04:29 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hey all,

I'm looking at building a high performance mITX system. I'm looking at the FT03B-MINI case, and I'm wondering if anyone's tried using it with the Corsair H55 water cooler?


It seems like the H55 radiator+fan should fit in place of the supplied 120mm fan at the bottom of the FT03-Mini, and do double duty as the CPU cooler and as the stack air cooler through the case. However, I'm nervous about ordering this combo without confirmation that it'll work ok.


If anyone from NCIX is reading this, I am planning to get the system built and tested by NCIX, so your feedback would be appreciated. :)

Thanks!

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Spork™ Mar 14, 2013 04:44 PM Reply | Bookmark
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To me this version is poorly designed, compared to previous. Which is the Matx.
You need a fully modular PSU, due to cable clutter in the case. not many places to hide wires.
The fan that comes with the case is 140mm.

You will have extra heat with only one intake and nothing else. The fan might have to be on the bottom and rad inside, but that will leave a gap in between, that will affect cooling.
The HDD cage might be in the way if you do the H55 all inside case.

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Graeme_H Mar 15, 2013 09:50 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks Spork, this is exactly the info I was looking for. I think I'll skip the closed loop cooling for this build, then.

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Spork™ Mar 15, 2013 10:28 AM Reply | Bookmark
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If you want to OC, limited buy the heatsink, due to clutter from the PSU cables going over the heatsink area. Noctua NH-L12 is used, but only the bottom fan.
I would scrap this case and get a different one instead.
Like the Node 304, which is better design.

If you like the style of the FT03, just get the Matx version.

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AEO Mar 15, 2013 02:52 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Actually, in the FT03-Mini, I think you are limited to SFX PSUs, are you not?

Silverstone has two SFX PSUs you can choose from, one of which is fully modular, but both have short and fewer cables than ATX PSUs, which reduces clutter.

Either way, I'd go for a SG09 or SG10, since they are more functional designs than FT03 or FT03-mini


Fractal Node 304, you can use a noctua NH-D14, maybe even bequiet dark rock pro 2, but you will need to use double sided tape to mount hard drives onto the PSU.

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