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I have seen pics on google with a Phantek installed in an FT02.
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In my Define R2 fans are about 3-5mm above radiator. Don't know if that's all the way down or not as I just moved them down enough to clear side cover by a couple of mm.
Edited by doyll - 5/16/12 at 8:24am
post #263 of 2766
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Originally Posted by .theMetal View Post

the middle fan can only go so low because of the mounting screw in the middle, it sticks up a bit. If you could find a smaller screw with the same threads and a washer to replace the stock mounting screw
Great idea! Simple enough to do.
All the middle screw does is hold bracket in place while heat sink is being mounted. Could be removed after heat sink is installed if you wanted. But that only lowers middle fan. Ram limits front fan.
Edited by doyll - 5/16/12 at 8:33am
post #264 of 2766
does this heatsink fit inside the v354B matx case or not? i have to put either dual fan or single fan on it?
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Have mine open today and checked center fan measurements and clearances.

Setting on center screw is 4mm above radiator.

Bracket screw (middle one)is same height as mounting screws (end ones). But of course if center screw was shorter/removed fan would set lower.
Edited by doyll - 5/17/12 at 10:12am
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Have mine open today and checked center fan measurements and clearances.
Setting on center screw is 4mm above radiator.
Bracket screw (middle one)is same height as as mounting screws (end ones). But of course if center screw was shorter/removed fan would set lower.

Thanks for that! Are you saying that it is possible to lower all the fans 4mm if one was to replace them with screws that sit flush?
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Thanks for that! Are you saying that it is possible to lower all the fans 4mm if one was to replace them with screws that sit flush?

well that screw only affects the middle fan. the other fan is affected by your ram, but you could get some low profile ram and that would cure that problem.
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theMetal is right about the screw. Use short one and fan could be mounted flush with top of cooler. Keep in mind cooler is 160mm high.. fan is 140mm... That leaves 20mm from top of CPU to bottom of fan... Top of CPU is what?... 5mm above motherboard? Assuming low profile memoury is only 25mm is all MIGHT more. Really, using one fan means CPU is only 1-2c warmer cpu. wink.gif
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Had my cooler off today checking CPU. Phanteks paste was perfect seat, but heatsink is not flat.. center tight and edges with more paste.

Bottom of radiator is 52mm above motherboard.

When I remounted it i pulled center screw. Center fan will now set flush with top of radiator without touching on bottom side. Highest fan is intake as has to clear motherboard chip/heatsink and is 2-3mm above cooler. (cooler is vertical in case)
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Had my cooler off today checking CPU. Phanteks paste was perfect seat, but heatsink is not flat.. center tight and edges with more paste.
Bottom of radiator is 52mm above motherboard.
When I remounted it i pulled center screw. Center fan will now set flush with top of radiator without touching on bottom side. Highest fan is intake as has to clear motherboard chip/heatsink and is 2-3mm above cooler. (cooler is vertical in case)

I actually noticed this before I installed. I'm going to lap it in a paycheck or two and add a third phantek fan.

I'll do a full on comparison of the temp difference (if there is any) thumb.gif
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