Hardware & Documentation
Here is the main accessory fastener pack:
- 10x zip ties
- 8x long fan screws (to fasten fans on the PSU shroud)
- 28x motherboard and SSD screws
- 8x HDD screws
- 6x PSU screws
- 3x motherboard standoffs
- 1x standoff tool
Here we have the controller included with the Vybe, which can be used to adjust the RGB colors if you do not have an ARGB header on your motherboard, or you simply prefer this method.
The manual for the Vybe is four full-size pages and includes some fundamental instruction for the chassis, but no information in regards to the Apex ICS unit.
Here we have the Apex ICS unit. While it is not technically an accessory, it is available separately, so I thought it was appropriate to take a look at it here. The integrated pump is a DDC S1 pump with PWM support, which allows for a quiet pump with a ramping speed based on loading.
Here we highlighted the ports and their function of the Apex ICS unit so that you can see how the loop should be connected. One thing to note is that the top left port labeled as "to radiator" if using two radiators should go to the top radiator first, then to the front mount unit, and back to the right-hand top port.
Here we have the lower drain port fitting as you can see MAINGEAR included an accessory fitting which threads into this covered port, which is spring-loaded. This allows you to fit a piece of tubing to this fitting and, when needed, simply remove the cap and thread on the fitting with a tube attached to drain fluid away into a container to offer a drain capability, which is virtually spill-proof while being integrated into the Apex ICS.
Here we have fit the drain portion of the fitting to show that the G1/4 thread can be used to install a fitting and tubing to this before being installed for efficient draining.
The fill port for the Apex ICS is capped off with this pressure valve, which you can press and bleed the loop as pressure builds and air escapes. Otherwise, it seals and can be removed by threading it out of the Apex ICS.
Last updated: Jan 3, 2020 at 06:11 am CST
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [MAINGEAR Vybe Mid-Tower Chassis]
- Page 4 [Inside the Vybe]
- Page 5 [Inside the Vybe Continued]
- Page 6 [Hardware & Documentation]
- Page 7 [Case Build & Finished Product]
- Page 8 [Liquid cooling parts for the build]
- Page 9 [Liquid cooled finished build]
- Page 10 [Final Thoughts]