Having owned a Lian Li G70 (alas she has gone...) and an Akasa Eclipse 62 I am fairly familiar with decent aluminium cases. First impressions with the whole mini-p180 setup is WOW. From the packaging, to the attention to detail in terms of how the HDD cages slide in/out of the case. Rubber grommets in the HDD cages to dampen noise. And, as the images in MY ALBUM
show, the case has the ability to take sizeable aircoolers!
The lower of the 2 drive cages will be removed because the 8800GTX is too long to allow it to remain in the case. Immediately to the right of this cage I will fit a 120mm intake fan. This will blow clean airl straight at the GTX and surrounding area. Given the m-atx proportions of the mobo other componentry including chipsets and RAM should also benefit from this.
I'll also be fitting another air cooling treat to my remaining 8800GTX - this will take the form of the ZM-RH588 heatsink
and a GV1000 VGA cooler
. Should also add to the black/silver look of the build.
All in all VERY HAPPY. More pics and posts to follow.