While I finish saving up for some next gen hardware, I wanted to swap all of my current hardware into another case one last time. I used the Fractal Nano S for a long long time and loved it but had a lot of fun building my brother's computer in the Core V1. I wanted to test some ideas too for future projects, the biggest being -- could I run a full custom loop off of just a 140mm radiator. I love itx systems and have cycled through a half dozen cases. I had seen some similar builds either using a Phobya 200mm rad or extensive modding for a 240mm. I didn't want to hack up this case so I ordered an EK 140 CE. So far it has worked great!
Obviously it will run warmer than most loops dedicating 240-360mm's of rad per component but at full load and hours of gameplay, the max recorded temperature was 66C on the cpu and 63C on the gpu. Both of which are overclocked, the i5 6600k to 4.0ghz @ 1.245V, and the 980ti with +120MHz to the core clock, +500MHz to the memory and +15mV to the voltage.
Some changes I plan on making would be to upgrade both fans. I am using the stock Thermaltake 200mm intake fan and some old 140mm Fractal fan on the radiator -- these work as a make shift push/pull while allowing some airflow to enter the case from the 200mm fan. I plan on finding some Noctua's or something with a bit more static pressure. To finish off, this computer still feels very capable for 1080p/144hz and looks gorgeous, I'd recommend building in it for sure!