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DG87 build details

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2018/04/02 11:32:27 (permalink)
I would like to start with saying it's huge! It does look good, especially if you like those prominent ribs at the top/front/back of the case. However, there are a few quirks, which may prevent you from calling it the perfect case, despite the price.
 
First, I have experienced a problem with 1600W power supply. The case intake opening blocks about 2/3rds of the PSU air intake. Tech support did not have any suggestions. Another possibly is to install the PSU with the intake up, in which case, it would be sucking int warm air and a good portion (at least 50%) of the intake would still be blocked.
 
Installing two large radiators could be also a problem. For example, the space on the top will let you install one 280mm radiator, for CLC thus if you have another large radiator for VGA cooling, you would have a hard time deciding on its location. The back door does have space, but does not have proper mounting options.
 
A small annoyance is the temp sensor. Why not have two or three for a case this big? The cable for my sensor was also not big enough to reach where I needed it. A also did not like that it takes a long time for the sensor to change its temperature in response to changing case temperature.
 
If I knew about all these problems, I would have just settled for the open-air build. The only disadvantage of the open-air build I is possibly the dust management; having to blow dust/vacuum components more often vs cleaning intake filters.
 
That said, the case feels spacious, and my VGA temps dropped comparing to a smaller case I had before.
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    tech73x
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    Re: DG87 build details 2018/04/02 12:59:50 (permalink)
    I have a DG87 case and noticed a few of the same things. I have a 850w psu because when I measured most of the 1000w and up the intake does get blocked off by the intake opening. I have installed a 360 on top and a 420 in front, but not without heavily modding the front panel to let the "3 fans" actually all get air in :). The temp sensor was not a big of a deal for me since I am running an aquaero 6 to handle everything. I would give this case a solid 85 out of 100 and I plan on building a few systems in it in the near future.
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    Re: DG87 build details 2018/04/06 09:57:57 (permalink)
    Thanks for the comment. I agree on the overall score, but I think for the price there are more cases that are easier to build, and if you are  not constantly moving your computer, I would just opt for a bench setup, especially if you have something like x299 Dark. It is beautiful by itself, so it is a shame to hide it in a case, even in a good looking case.
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    Re: DG87 build details 2018/04/10 17:30:18 (permalink)
    How’s air flow? All the reviews I’ve seen about EVGA cases is that they are not the best.

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    Re: DG87 build details 2018/04/11 06:17:15 (permalink)
    Airflow is really good in the case. Now, with that being said the front cover is an absolute failure. The lower fan is completely blocked off by the front cover so badly that the lower fan is useless. Nothing a little front cover modding could not fix though :). Overall with a front 420 and a top 360 it keeps my z270 setup really cool.
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