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post #351 of 1963
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Guys I just wanted to know a quick thing. Has anybody tried fitting a 120mm rad onto the swivel fan mount inside the case? It seems solidly built so I think it would take the weight. The logic behind this insanity is simple. It is a Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro closed loop by the way. If you mount the rad on the back of the case where it usually goes, it is already sucking in air heated by my graphics cards (Hot), Northbridge (Hot), RAM (not so hot) and HDD's (not so hot). So effectively its sucking in pretty warm air thereby lowering cooling efficiency. But if it is mounted on the swivel mount inside it is pulling air that has only been warmed by my 3 HDD's, so theoretically this air would be substantially cooler and so therefore I would get better temps! What are your guys thoughts on this? Thanks for any input guys!thumb.gif

I could see mounting a thin rad there with 1 fan in pull, but I think mounting a thick 120 like the TT Water 2.0 PRO is more trouble than it's worth. Personally, I'd just mount it on the bottom where it's pulling in fresh filtered air. It's easier and probably more effective.

One of the ones I saw was with a H-80 mounted and that is about as thick as a 2.0 Pro isn't it ? Not sure ?  But you are right also you would get straight fresh outside air mounting it on the bottom. But you also get the added airflow going over you gpu from mounting it on the swivel mount.

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post #352 of 1963
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One of the ones I saw was with a H-80 mounted and that is about as thick as a 2.0 Pro isn't it ? Not sure ?  But you are right also you would get straight fresh outside air mounting it on the bottom. But you also get the added airflow going over you gpu from mounting it on the swivel mount.

Don't get me wrong there's no doubt you can do it... all you need to do is remove the bracket and drill two additional holes so you can run the screws through the fan to mount the rad. I'm sure someone else has attempted or done it already. But I'd at least think a fan pushing air through that rad with the drive cages so close to it would be pretty noisy.
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post #353 of 1963
Ok Phantom 820 club I have a conundrum.

I've decided to mod my Phantom to have an inverted motherboard tray like the Murderbox builds. So I'm planning to compartmentalize the Phantom with radiators mounted vertically in the bottom of the case beneath a midplate but I'm having a tough time deciding on radiators to use.

My goal is to get the best cooling potential at the lowest noise level. The bottom "compartment" I'm working with is roughly 525mm long, 150mm tall and 219mm deep. This compartment will house the two radiators, power supply and pump for the build. I currently have an XSPC EX420 radiator that I planned to use in the roof before I had this little idea, and if I use it in the bottom compartment I'll pair it with an EX140 and use Cougar 140mm fans on both. My conundrum arises from the fact that while I was measuring the bottom of the case I realized that there might be room for an EK 480mm XT radiator, and as it turns out there just barely is. If I use 120mm radiators (I'll pair the 480 with a 120) I'll pair them up with some Corsair SP120 fans I purchased previously.

Obviously we're talking about two different thicknesses of radiators, 36 vs 46, and more surface area, 560 vs 600, but the problem I have is that I already own the 420mm radiator and 5 Cougar fans, I could use them in a different build but I've already got 3 other radiators not including the 420mm that have been used in various versions of the build (primarily when it was in the original Phantom), so I'm building a small collection at this point. In addition the Corsair fans will need to be run at a higher RPM and be louder to move air through the Coolstreams right? That goes against my goal of a quiet, powerful PC.

Despite this I'll be cooling an i7-3820 and a GTX690, with the possibility of a second 690 somewhere down the road so I can't help but think that the thicker, longer EK radiators will serve better. And the 420mm radiator was a gift so the only wasted cost will be on the Cougar fans. But I'll be buying two new radiators instead of one and two more fans instead of zero.

I get that this is a largely subjective question but: thoughts on what I should do? I'm wrestling back and forth with myself. thinking.gif

Edit: I fleshed out my post more but it may have entered "TLDR" territory. I hope the length doesn't scare folks off!
Edited by Kranik - 2/10/13 at 10:16pm
post #354 of 1963
Never mind
Edited by IT Diva - 2/11/13 at 2:52am
post #355 of 1963
Got a question for you guys, I just received my phantom 820 wink.gif But had a couple questions? whats the point of the bottom filter underneath the power supply?? The power supply fan is on top not on the bottom, I'm confused how how the power supply is going to even pull air from underneath its self? I have a corsair AX1200 by the way and I also noticed the exhaust fans on top have screens, but they force air out so why have the screens on fans forcing air out?
Edited by WarGasimXD - 2/11/13 at 4:14pm
post #356 of 1963
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Got a question for you guys, I just received my phantom 820 wink.gif But had a couple questions? whats the point of the bottom filer underneath the power supply?? The power supply fan is on top not on the bottom, I'm confused how how the power supply is going to even pull air from underneath its self? I have a corsair AX1200 by the way and I also noticed the exhaust fans on top have screens, but they force air out so why have the screens on fans forcing air out?

You can face your power supply down rather than up for better airflow if you case has the facility to do it in the bottom
post #357 of 1963
well its the phantom 820 so yea i guess you could mount it upside down but would suck to read the power suppply label upside down, corsair does make a nice looking side to it, would hat to see it upside down, I love the case its not going anywhere just kind of point less to have the filter under neath the power supply they could have saved the time and work and did something else to the case from my point of view
post #358 of 1963
I think you'd find quite a lot of people have their PSU facing down so that they arent pumping heat onto their graphics card

Personally (and I'm sure others do) my PSU has the label on both sides

Don't really see why they should have cut out a big feature just because you think it's pointless? smile.gif
post #359 of 1963
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I think you'd find quite a lot of people have their PSU facing down so that they arent pumping heat onto their graphics card

Personally (and I'm sure others do) my PSU has the label on both sides

Don't really see why they should have cut out a big feature just because you think it's pointless? smile.gif

Yes labels are on both sides liek all other PSU's but when you tuen the PSU upside the otherside of the label is also upside down, PSU labels are mirrored on the other side
post #360 of 1963
My PSU label is right way up when it is upside down
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