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Hah, I was listening to the soundtrack when I came across your post. I think it goes without saying that this is an epic build, nice job!
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Wow this one caught me by surprise. Very well done. smile.gif
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Am I the only one amazed by that heatsink? lol

Great work man - that Rinzler figure is just sick after the work you did with it. The identity disc came out very smooth.

I'm not sure about putting in water cooling though, I think that would give it too many curves when The Grid is more about 'hard edges' or 'PCB' type appearance.... unless you do some serious tube management to give it a nice crisp look. Either way man - nice work!
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Am I the only one amazed by that heatsink? lol

Hehe. I noticed, but I thought the awesomeness was implied.
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I want one... so nice. Awesome job man.
 
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post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by wireeater View Post

Wow man, amazing work.
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nice job mate:thumb:
Thanks gents.
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Originally Posted by FourDoor View Post

Nice clean work with the identity disk there...
Yeah, the lights argued with me going into the disc, but it was worth it. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by snoball View Post

I want one... so nice. Awesome job man.
Thanks it was a fun project. Makes me want to do another theme case.
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Hah, I was listening to the soundtrack when I came across your post. I think it goes without saying that this is an epic build, nice job!
Must have been karma with you listening to the soundtrack. biggrin.gif
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Wow this one caught me by surprise. Very well done. smile.gif
Thanks! As a mod here, you had to have seen dozens of cases, so coming from you I consider that quite a compliment.
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Originally Posted by Colonel Zay View Post

Am I the only one amazed by that heatsink? lol
Great work man - that Rinzler figure is just sick after the work you did with it. The identity disc came out very smooth.
I'm not sure about putting in water cooling though, I think that would give it too many curves when The Grid is more about 'hard edges' or 'PCB' type appearance.... unless you do some serious tube management to give it a nice crisp look. Either way man - nice work!

Thanks. The disc and figure added a lot of fun to the build. A friend pointed out that someone could do a Kevin Flynn version with a white Phantom, Kevin Flynn figure, and white Identity Disc. I told him I'd love to see it. I think he was hinting I should make it for him. LOL

I agree about the water cooling. I don't have a lot of experience with anything other than closed liquid cooling systems, like the one in this build. It would be hard to make look angular without some custom acrylic work on my part.

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Am I the only one amazed by that heatsink? lol
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Hehe. I noticed, but I thought the awesomeness was implied.
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I guess it's the little touches that help. wink.gif

I did find a matching wireless mouse. It came in yesterday:

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I couldn't find an orange back lit keyboard, So I'll end up going with a red back light one...
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post #28 of 46
Beautiful! I'm surprised we dont see more Tron-based mods. This is extremely sweet looking. I really like the Identity disc!
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Decided to make a few changes. I noticed that the heat sink to the left of the processor on the motherboard was getting very warm because it was blocked by the radiator sandwich. I also noticed that the hoses to the radiator where laying on and pressing down on the edge of the video card. It didn't cause a problem, but I was uncomfortable with it.

So I removed the secondary 3.5 drive cage, drilled a few extra holes in the bottom of the case,and decided to move the radiator sandwich to the bottom of the case. To aid in ventilation, I bought 1/2" rubber feet to raise the radiator fans enough off the bottom of the case, then screwed them through the bottom of the case with custom cut 1and 3/4 inch screws.

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This mirrors the rubber stand offs the case has natively for the power supply. I then added a 120mm filter to the top side of the fan sandwich just in case anything should ever decide to drop onto the fan.

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And finally I added a standard 120mm exhaust fan where the radiator had been.

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The result is a wash as far as temps go give or take 1 or 2c cooler. But the radiator hosing is now in front of the video card, no longer touching or pressing against it, and clears it by an inch. And the heat sink that was getting very warm in the past is now cool and room temp.

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Case temp of 66F (19c) and CPU at 33c

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Edited by Digivolution - 3/16/12 at 7:56pm
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Just wanted to say your Phantom is incredible. The exterior is truly one of a kind. The interior I am not gonna lie however, i'm not sure what your doing with Cable management. Regardless i am truly impressed with your build.
     
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