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post #11 of 107
Where can this case be bought?
post #12 of 107
Here's the BUY page, and here, from the Nzxt armory Store - free ship !
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post #13 of 107
Subbed for sure!

Was looking to get the Switch 810 and then noticed the Phantom 820....love the styling and its the same innards basically =D

Looks great so far, very clean even starting out I can't wait to see what you do with this! thumb.gif
post #14 of 107
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Well, I got two boxes last night, and I think another should be here today! Once I get home from school I'll probably start on cutting out the side panel windows and doing some mounting. Lots of pics to come! smile.gif

Thanks to all the viewers and subbers thumb.gif
post #15 of 107
Great looking build so far! I have plans for one of these eventually so really looking forward to how this turns out. thumb.gif
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subscribed! biggrin.gif
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subed. I knew you that would happen to the mesh, that was the first thing that came to my mind when I first saw the case biggrin.gif
post #18 of 107
Love the cable management. Good idea to cut the mesh, maybe they should offer side panels like the Haf-X did.
post #19 of 107
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Stuff stuff stuff!

Lots of EK goodies
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What really struck me, was the amount of packaging material and accessories EK provides in all of there stuff. Different sizes of screws for radiators, cable adapters for the pumps, high-quality stop fittings for their reservoirs and radiators, and the waterblock for the 7870 came with a nice little addapter to put the watercooling ports on the side of the block. All of this is really nice as some companies try to nickel and dime people to death with things that you have to purchase in addition. It's nice to see that EK isn't doing that with their stuff.

Monsoon stuff too!
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These rotary fittings are awesome. They are a little bulkier than others out there, but they have a great finish to them, and you can use "colored accent disks" to customize their look. They are also available with light port fittings should you be using clear tubing. That way you can have LED color go throughout your tubing if you don't want to use dyes in your loop.

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These light ports are AWESOME! They come with lenses in them, and there's ZERO light bleed from the back end of it. They come with two cables and depending on the color of fitting you get, you get different colored sleeved wire. I already have different cables going into these for a yellow/amber LEDs. Damn, do they look nice mounted!
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I removed the 140mm fan on the HDD cage and mounted the reservoir here.
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Ooooh, big box! What's in it?
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Just a couple of M3 rods and some thumb nuts....

I've got to cut the rods into segments for radiator screws. I use a dremel to cut them one by one.
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Mounting the EK 360mm radiator to the top
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And test mounting the fans. The mounting rods are a little jagged, so after I'm sure that they are the appropriate length and will meet my needs, I'll go back and file them so they are nice and smooth.
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Big, beefy EK XTX 240 radiator in the bottom.
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Pump mounted and connected to a reservoir
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That's all for now, will update again tomorrow, now I have to get to doing some more modding!
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Looking great man, can't wait to get the gray one for my next build. Keep us updated. Where did you get the rods for the rad and how much did it run you if you don't mind me asking?
     
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