The PC Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

Captaaainuniverse

Time-Traveller
For more the more technically minded on here

20200911_220205.jpg

That is a DC assasin III "persuaded" to fit in a phantom 410 case, i think I've just run out of room height wise...

What do you think? Time for something bigger (the case) or low clearance RAM?
 

SkwigglesWorth

Student Council President
For more the more technically minded on here

View attachment 14875

That is a DC assasin III "persuaded" to fit in a phantom 410 case, i think I've just run out of room height wise...

What do you think? Time for something bigger (the case) or low clearance RAM?

I take it, its the height in the case that is the problem, or is it height of the heatsink and you can't fit the side panel back on?

I would probably be thinkning larger case, its gonna give you better air flow as well (or I would think).
Some Heatsink do seat in multiple directions although I don't think that is gonna help in this case. But you might be able to attach the fan on the right heatsink to the left side and free up some space for the RAM slot, assuming that where they are on the MB (But that often where the ATX 4 pins often ends up being and they can be annoying (hard to get you hand between) to get in and out on some boards), but i don't see a cable ruinnng to the top left so you might be good.

But a case change won't solve the RAM not fitting in if the heat sink physically take up too much space for the RAM to fit.
 

Captaaainuniverse

Time-Traveller
I take it, its the heatsink height in the case that is the problem, or is it height of the heatsink and you can't fit the side panel back on?

I would probably be thinkning larger case, its gonna give you better air flow as well (or I would think).
Some Heatsink do seat in multiple directions although I don't think that is gonna help in this case. But you might be able to attach the fan on the right heatsink to the left side and free up some space for the RAM slot, assuming that where they are on the MB (But that often where the ATX 4 pins often ends up being and they can be annoying (hard to get you hand between) to get in and out on some boards), but i don't see a cable ruinnng to the top left so you might be good.

But a case change won't solve the RAM not fitting in if the heat sink physically take up too much space for the RAM to fit.
Its the height issue, one fan on the heatsink is up nearly as tall as the RAM is by itself, and that is right under it. It would just about fit if say, the RAM was about 1mm or a little more shorter

Switching the fan might be a good idea, it only clips on.

I'm just thinking the assasin is a bit big for a mid tower...

EDIT: BIOs doesn't like a single fan, but windows boots the same. The rear sheild for the MoBo shoves the second fan about as high as the RAM does. Shorter RAM would definitely fix it I think
 
Last edited:

SkwigglesWorth

Student Council President
Its the height issue, one fan on the heatsink is up nearly as tall as the RAM is by itself, and that is right under it. It would just about fit if say, the RAM was about 1mm or a little more shorter

Switching the fan might be a good idea, it only clips on.

I'm just thinking the assasin is a bit big for a mid tower...

EDIT: BIOs doesn't like a single fan, but windows boots the same. The rear sheild for the MoBo shoves the second fan about as high as the RAM does. Shorter RAM would definitely fix it I think

Well worth a try but yeah, sounds like low clearance/ shorter RAM is the the only real solution to that one, best of luck with sorting it out.
 

Anime1977

Straw Hat Pirate
Its the height issue, one fan on the heatsink is up nearly as tall as the RAM is by itself, and that is right under it. It would just about fit if say, the RAM was about 1mm or a little more shorter

Switching the fan might be a good idea, it only clips on.

I'm just thinking the assasin is a bit big for a mid tower...

EDIT: BIOs doesn't like a single fan, but windows boots the same. The rear sheild for the MoBo shoves the second fan about as high as the RAM does. Shorter RAM would definitely fix it I think
Get full sized tower for better air flow.
 

CommanderZx2

School Idol
I am looking for a laptop & monitor desk mount arm stand, but for hefty laptops. All I can find online are relatively weak ones for small laptops up to 15.6" and relatively low weight, such as this one such as this one.

My laptop has a 17.3" screen and weighs almost 5kg and so far none of them appear to be sufficient. Have you seen any ones for larger laptops?
 

ayase

State Alchemist
I'm thinking it's high time I replaced my 10 year old PC case, while I'm finishing off Gurren Lagann, anyone know if there are any stylish full ATX PC cases that take 200mm input and exhaust fans and have space for an optical drive?

This is a thing of absolute beauty, but it seems beauty these days is reserved for people who don't want optical drives. Also after reading reviews I'm none too impressed with the idea of fans being behind solid panes of GLASS. Nice airflow decision, MSI. My current case has all the filters removed so those fans can do their primary job of moving air properly, and I love 200mm fans because they do this job best and quietest.
 

Anime1977

Straw Hat Pirate
I'm thinking it's high time I replaced my 10 year old PC case, while I'm finishing off Gurren Lagann, anyone know if there are any stylish full ATX PC cases that take 200mm input and exhaust fans and have space for an optical drive?

This is a thing of absolute beauty, but it seems beauty these days is reserved for people who don't want optical drives. Also after reading reviews I'm none too impressed with the idea of fans being behind solid panes of GLASS. Nice airflow decision, MSI. My current case has all the filters removed so those fans can do their primary job of moving air properly, and I love 200mm fans because they do this job best and quietest.
This is the case I have.
 

ayase

State Alchemist
This is the case I have.
Looks good from an airflow and practicality mindset, but white isn't really very me. I really do love the sharp monolithic look of all the MSI Sekirei series (or whatever they're called) but I'd only have to ruin the look of them by connecting an external 5.25 enclosure. There's this I suppose, but it's a bit generic looking.
 
Top