weaktoss wrote:Why will you be removing the drive cage? I'm running an R9-290 graphics card in mine with the drive cage in place.Case - Silverstone TJ08B-E (will be removing the drive cage)
weaktoss wrote:Yes, you should. This accomplishes, in much less space, what those cases with the separate compartment for the PSU are attempting to do. A $93 80+ Gold unit with modular cables might be a good choice. This $65 -20MIR 80+ Bronze unit with modular cables is relatively inexpensive.In the TJ08 I should mount the PSU upside down?
weaktoss wrote:Not really. Just be certain to plug in the front 180mm "Air Penetrator" fan to your motherboard's fan speed controller.Additional case fans - Do I need them?
Why will you be removing the drive cage? I'm running an R9-290 graphics card in mine with the drive cage in place.
weaktoss wrote:Yes.Should I stick to open air since I'm only running one graphics card and the TJ08-E has pretty good airflow?
If you can hold off until the inevitable Vapor-X version arrives, you'd probably be happier with it. The stock cooler is quiet up to 40% fan output. It's noticeably noisy above about 44% output. At the "uber" 55% setting, it's somewhat annoying. As of today, only the reference coolers are available at Newegg.JAE, are you satisfied with your 290's stock blower? If there had been open air OEM variants available, would you have opted for one of those instead?