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post #5891 of 12460
So, after owning the Phanteks Enthoo Primo since release, I think I am going to sell it and bought the 540 again. The Primo is the best case. I love it. But it is massive... Need to do some major downsizing. Just need to sell the primo and the two gigantic radiators but bought a st360 and st240 for the air 540 case.

Edit: Make that 3 new rads total: Alphacool ST30 - 360, 240, and 120.
Edited by bond32 - 3/25/14 at 7:36pm
post #5892 of 12460
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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

So, after owning the Phanteks Enthoo Primo since release, I think I am going to sell it and bought the 540 again. The Primo is the best case. I love it. But it is massive... Need to do some major downsizing. Just need to sell the primo and the two gigantic radiators but bought a st360 and st240 for the air 540 case.

Edit: Make that 3 new rads total: Alphacool ST30 - 360, 240, and 120.

There's always the Corsair Obsidian 450D that just released. Nice mid-tower case with a crap ton of features at a great price point. That'll only save you width space though. Otherwise the 540 is a great option. thumb.gif
post #5893 of 12460
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Originally Posted by jameyscott View Post

There's always the Corsair Obsidian 450D that just released. Nice mid-tower case with a crap ton of features at a great price point. That'll only save you width space though. Otherwise the 540 is a great option. thumb.gif

Yeah, I really considered it. But having already had had the 540, I really think it is better. Plus, the gigantic window.
post #5894 of 12460
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Originally Posted by nardustyle View Post

hello from italy , tongue.gif

this is my 540 amd build

hope you like it






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 i like how it looks when you lay it down on it's side!

how did you mount the case feet on the side of the case? was it hard?

post #5895 of 12460
Just nearly finished.

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This was really tight...

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There could be more room to work in that case wink.gif

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Ready for testing

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All leaking tests OK wink.gif

Actual look (not finished yet, the UV lights are still not installed and some cables have to be installed

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Here's my planned layout. All radiators are st30. Will have the 360 in pull, 240 in push pull, and 120 in push. All fans will be AP-15's. My only concern at this point is with getting the outlet of the pump (sitting on the psu) to the cpu block as last I remember that was a tight fit on my first 540 build (although at that time I had a thick rad). I want the tube to route through the top left corner if possible however that may be a tight bend. Pump is an XSPC tank reservoir.

I also plan to have foam under the pump. Fans will be controlled with an nzxt sentry 2. Any thoughts? Only cooling a delid 4770k and 290x right now but hopefully more in the future.
post #5898 of 12460
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I'm assuming there are no SP140 Corsair fans and that all 140s are AF series. It's recommended that you use SP (high static pressure) for case fans especially if there are filters involved. I'm planning to get 3x SP120s for the front but wondering if a AF140 or SP120 would be better for exhaust. The exhaust is not as restrictive though. You can get 2-packs cheaper so would be good to know whether to buy 3 or 4. What are you using?

Found info they're working on a SP140 model.

Are you planning on doing exhaust on top and back? If so you will have negative pressure which will cause more dust in your system. But AF should be fine for exhaust as you only need to push air through the grill rather than a filter.
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All fans are intake except the back single 120.
post #5900 of 12460
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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

 i like how it looks when you lay it down on it's side!
how did you mount the case feet on the side of the case? was it hard?

it was very easy , thumb.gif

3 hole with tongue.gif

for 1 i've used the hole for psu airflow



i have buy the feet from a ironmongery

this is the feet:



hope i'm clean and helpfull

sorry for my english biggrin.gif
Edited by nardustyle - 3/26/14 at 10:14am
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