Cut this out of previous post as didn't want it to get lost ......Potential Fan Issues with Radiator Mounting1. Bottom Tray Mount:
Hmmmm..... unless I''m missing something (gonna feel like an idiot in morning after someone points out the obvious
? ..... But ..... Houston, we have a problem
- Mounted the 420 NeXXosS us in case top ..... went smooth as silk. I was afraid using the Blue LED Phanteks fans up there would be too blingy but looks nice and laid back BTW.
- Started mounting the 280 and hit a snag. Look at page 28 of the manual and we see that the "Rad Sandwich" = Bracket - Fans - Rad - Fans. Problem is the Phanteks fan screw slots are wide and the NeXXosS rad screws have very thin heads. When ya head sits against a fan as in the top .... top rad sandwich = fan - case - rad - fan, no problem However when the bottom tray is used, the head sits against the tray and slips right thru the fan screw slot on the tray bracket.
Looked at the manual and (page 8) and saw identical length screws 31 mm and said.....way cool....I'll have to drop a note on OCN indicating that the front HDD / Fan screws will do double duty but wrong thread. So unless I'm missing something .....ya gotta hit the hardware store before ya install bottom Rad.Edit:
- Back from store...... I used the short screws on the top rad. On the bottom ..... at least on the bracket side, I found after adding the washer the screws were too short (more on that later) ..... Using the long screws, I had to add 2 washers .... so when ya go to the hardware store.....and wait 20 minutes for the kid to find the stuff .... ya don't wanna do it twice. I bought 12 thinking I needed 8 ..... used 12, need 4 more tomorrow.2. Case Fans and Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK / Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK_BLEDNOTE are NOT same fans:
- The case fans that come with the case are different from the ones ya buy as accessories. The latter have these nice rubber anti-vibration pads in the corners. The 2 case fans I took out (relocated top and bottom case fans to right side) do not have them...... neither does the rear. I tried to "steal it" for the bottom rad (new egg shorted me one, ran outta stock). Almost damaged the rad as without the pads, the fans that come with the case are 3mm thinner than the pre-installed ones. .... luckily I noticed before any harm done. So two concerns:
a) Be careful .... take note of the fan thickness and be aware ya have to use different screws if mixing original and separately purchased fans
b) They rattle if ya try sneaking one in the middle between the other two thicker ones.
Wonder if we can buy these from Phanteks ?
Originally Posted by dsmwookie
What are you guys using for fan controllers?
Having a hard time finding a quality unit that will fit behind the door.
Reeven Six Eyes works puuurfect .... have to remove Phantaks lever bay mount thingie (takes 2 secs) to affix, then put it back onEdited by JackNaylorPE - 11/2/13 at 5:45pm