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Old 08-08-2005, 04:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ahh How did they do that?

How? Ive been trying to think how they got the Card facing up like there supposed to. They either had to flip the Mobo, then mount it on the otherside, or is there a special case out there that i have not been able to find??

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EDIT*** Wow nevermind now I see how they did it. I cant delete this for some reason so if a mod could please delete.

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Old 08-08-2005, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Haha yes the motherboard is simply the other way up lol.


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Old 08-08-2005, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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To be honest, it makes more sense to have it upside-down. Why would you want your GPU fan to push the hot air down when it's simply going to rise back into the card? The only trouble with upside-down motherboards is that the CPU is thrown to the very bottom. If you're PSU is at the top of the case, you could have trouble reaching the CPU and mobo power. Almost all Silverstone Temjin 6 (my case) owners have to buy an ATX power extension because it simply can't reach. I even had to get a CPU power extension because my motherboard layout made it impossible to reach.
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its a kind of case, very genius
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They could have just flipped the case over...
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Originally posted by mak
They could have just flipped the case over...
Good luck getting in your CDs and DVDs...

Yeah, that's my case. Though I don't know if it's genius. Don't get me wrong, I love the case to death and it is a fantastic case that nobody considers (probably because of the price). However, the simple layout of it just doesn't make sense. They throw the PSU at the very top and the hardrive rack right under it. They should have just switched the two so that the PSU isn't so far and the HDD rack is at the very top. You could easily mod it though, not difficult.

The Lian-Li V1000 follows the same idea of throwing the motherboard upside down, except they make a great layout. The PSU is at the bottom and has little space to reach the board. However, it is a mid-size tower while that Silverstone is a full size, making it a longer reach.
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is in a lian-li pc 1000 series case.

My next case will be one of these .
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You will like it, especially if you're into advancing it's cooling. With the holes all over the case, air has more space to release. The only problem there is that the case isn't silent, but quite loud actually. It can be a bit difficult to cut with it's thick aluminum walls, but possible.
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I have my motherboard set up in the same fashion, which for clarity is in a BTX style. You need a BTX compliant case or otherwise a bit of modding, and yeah, you basically flip your motherboard upside down and mount it to the left side of the case instead of the right.

I did it so that my memory is located more towards the bottom of the case and it was easier to mount fans there, which is what I wanted when it came to actively cooling them.

It also benefits my video card since I have two distinct airflow directions:

Front > Back
Bottom > Top

I have my bottom intake fans forcing air over the GPU and a top exhaust fan to take out the hot air at the top. Since my GPU is on water that is basically only to benefit my VRAM

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