Compact Not Compromise

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Justin Chu
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Compact Not Compromise

Fractal Design sent me this case to have fun with. I like the original Torrent design a lot, and this compact one is a great airflow case for the traditional AIO slim rad build, with ample gpu clearance. However, I wanted to stuff it as much as possible. A bit of dremeling in certain places, alllowed me to use an EATX board with a 60mm thick rad. I did consider using say a 3090ti ftw3 but it would force me to go to a 40mm rad which frankly wouldn't of looked as good. Also, I feel the FE cooler goes well with the torrent front. If I had a spare 3080ti fe cooler, it would for sure been modified to fit the theme more. Build works for general use, can't ask much more than that.
Color(s): Blue Chrome White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 329.00
Intel - Core i9-11900K
Socket: LGA 1200
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 1,099.89
ASUS - ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial (WiFi 6E)
Chipset: Z590
CPU Socket: LGA 1200
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 311.98
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600Mhz) (Black/White) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
NVIDIA - GeForce Founders
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 716.94
Samsung - 980 Pro (3x)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 297.49
ASUS - ROG Thor
Wattage: 1200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Fractal Design - Torrent
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
CableMod
$ 9.90
CableMod - Anodized Thumbscrews
Color: Silver
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