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post #1031 of 18642
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I have three of similar style ......

GCAD - just checked .... used to use years ago .... not in my ACAD13 or 14 fonts folder tho .... prolly archived somewhere
ARCHSTYLE - started using this in place of above once I found it - try http://www.cadcorner.ca/textstyles.php
MONOARCH - a mono space version of above - try http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?39712-762-SHX-AutoCAD-Fonts

Cool, thanks! smile.gif
post #1032 of 18642
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While I was struggling with getting the right side of the case on (side fans kept clipping wires) I looked at the twisted STA data cables and power cables and thought it was awful messy. Thinking that some custom cabling would eliminate most, it occurred to me that the best place to mount one of those SSD mounts was inside a HD tray.....line up all the data / power cables in a straight line and things get a lot neater. Nice option and all to be able to hang that mountie thingie wherever ... but it would been almost no effort at all to allow HD bay mounting also..... another idea for Enthoo 2,

You can mount one on there as screw holes are provided but the ability to stack them 2 in a HD bay on the provided mount woulda been a big plus. I looked at the mountie thingie and thought a few drill holes would accommodate me but they all wind up on the the edge of the channels. Think I can accomplish my goals w/ zip ties but wud like sumthin more elegant smile.gif

Well will be something for them to consider for Enthoo 2.

Maybe something like these would work for what you want to do ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994087
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8466414
post #1033 of 18642
Got an EX480 on its way. So here's what I have:
1 EX480 (low fpi)
1 Swiftech MCR-360XP (high fpi)
1 Swiftech MCR-120XP (high fpi)

6x Scythe AP-15's
3x Corsair SP-120 HP
2x XSPC 2000rpm

I was thinking: put the 360 up top with the corsair fans and paint the rings yellow so push (exhaust). Put the 480 in the bottom in push (intake) with the ap-15's (4), and put the 120 somewhere, maybe top side in push pull if it will fit with the other 2 ap-15's. Thoughts?

I want to use one of the two drive cages so not sure if the rad bracket will fit with it in place. Otherwise, might be able to mount the single 120 on the rad bracket. Also will be using an XSPC dual bay res with a d5 pump.

I can't get over how quiet my setup is at the moment. I don't have a video card (using onboard). All fans are controlled by the pwm board, running the 360 in push pull and the pump on a low setting. The computer is literally darn near silent. Never had anything this quiet.
post #1034 of 18642
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Maybe something like these would work for what you want to do ...

Thanks for the link...... but what I meant was they did so many things right this simple thing wuda went a long way. They already have the cage and the tray .... small design change for the bottom of the tray wuda accomnodated screw holes to fit the SSD mount.

Jack's Zip Mod ...... (makes extensive use of black zip ties) .... written for two SSDs, ignore 2nd if ya don't have

1. Check Ya MoBo for SATA assignments ..... normally connectors are stacked like this.

SATA 0
SATA 1
_______________________
|______________________| MoBo PCB

*If that's what ya have all directions work . If reversed, reverse accordingly as applicable.

2. Put the Boot SSD in on the bottom of the SSD Mount (SATA 0) / Put the Alternate SSD in on the Top of the SSD Mount (SATA 1)

3. With the connectors side of the HD tray facing you, on the left side of the HD tray you will see a small rectangular hole. Put the male end of a small black (4") zip tie thru.Take another and stick it thru that ones female end. Not the position of the little rectangular female ends of the zip ties


__________ 2nd Zip Tie____________________|_| < 2nd Zip Tie (female end)
|_|Top Left of SSD Mount looking from connector end | <- --- 3rd zip tie (male end)
|
|

1st Zip tie

4. The 1st and 3rd zip ties will go together underneath the HD Tray

5. That done, turn over to get at bottom and secure sliding movement by making a single tie loop thru the mounting holes on the SSD bracket and around one of the 45 degree slats in the HD tray. Make another at the apax of the two slats like that were in meets back of tray.

6. Tie the two loops together with a third tie.

Quite secure and will serve till ya come up with something more elegant.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/2/13 at 4:36pm
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post #1035 of 18642
What are you guys using for fan controllers?

Having a hard time finding a quality unit that will fit behind the door.
post #1036 of 18642
Cut this out of previous post as didn't want it to get lost ......

Potential Fan Issues with Radiator Mounting

1. Bottom Tray Mount:

Hmmmm..... unless I''m missing something (gonna feel like an idiot in morning after someone points out the obvious smile.gif ? ..... 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 ?

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Originally Posted by dsmwookie View Post

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 on


Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/2/13 at 5:45pm
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post #1037 of 18642
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What are you guys using for fan controllers?

Having a hard time finding a quality unit that will fit behind the door.



Hellu fellas.
Been looking at some threads on overclock.net for sometime now.
But this thread made me join!

Love this case and i will buy on for christmas for myself.

I think my NZXT Sentry LX will fit, scared my SCYTHE wont.
post #1038 of 18642
So it looks like the Asus DirectCU II GTX 780 will work with the res mounting bracket IF (and only if) it's a watercooled card using something like the EK Asus DCU II specific full cover water block for the Asus 780. I believe that's what I'm hearing. However, will a tube res still be able to be mounted on the bracket and clear the card??

If so, what size and specific brands of res's would you guys recommend. And if not, would mounting it on the other mounting location at the back of the case below the rear case fan (next to the expansion slots) be okay. Either way, I would love suggestions on a good place to mount a tube res where it's visible but will still fit.

This is my first custom loop, which is why I bought this case. If I'm looking to do a simple CPU/GPU loop that is high quality and low maintenance and low noise, but not going to overclock like crazy, so I'm not looking to spend a ton on the highest end components $500-600 for EVERYTHING, including some Mayhem Pastel, any additives, tubing, compression fittings, etc.

As far as things I've somewhat nailed down, I think I'll be going with the EK block for the Asus GTX 780 because I want to light up that acrylic and because Asus supports EK's product. I'm think either a matching acrylic EK block or the XSPC Raystorm (they both seem quality for a mid-range price and have more acrylic to light up woohoo! But open to suggestions on an part of this). I'm thinking a triple 140 rad (420), such as the UT60? Or should I go Monsta?

No idea what pump or res. That's the main thing I'd like feedback on, is what size res I should get for this build (CPU/GPU with moderate overclocking) and where it should be placed so that it fits. But I thought I'd list the whole premise for this build out in case anyone wants to get into details with me and suggest some parts that would be good for me.

Thanks!
post #1039 of 18642
I been trying to get dimensions of the 780 CU II for weeks .... so far no dice other than what ya find on newegg for the air cooled which ya can see in the pics hangs over a bit. Need dimensions of PCB to confirm. If ya add a 2nd, I think you OK with the cards right under the other but if ya have a 3 slot spacing board like the M6F (one clear slot between), it hits the slanty part of the bracket.

You can see my system layout in post # 1000 with all parts in place. The only thing stopping me from hanging a res in that spot is the bottom of the 5.25 bays ... it basically cuts my planned 250/270 in half. So I thought I would just stack two 150s and let the that bottom structural member stick out between the two but not far enough as to hit the tube / fitting connecting the two.

I have asked cupla times in this thread about the feasibility of such an idea but no feedback as yet. I thought for example the EK 150 res has a center port on top and turning the "2nd story one" up side down the two would line up. However, EK manual says that port should ONLY be used as a fill..... maybe a leak issue ? take a look at the pic in post # 1000 .... meybe between the two of us we'll find an answer.
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post #1040 of 18642
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So it looks like the Asus DirectCU II GTX 780 will work with the res mounting bracket IF (and only if) it's a watercooled card using something like the EK Asus DCU II specific full cover water block for the Asus 780. I believe that's what I'm hearing. However, will a tube res still be able to be mounted on the bracket and clear the card??
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If so, what size and specific brands of res's would you guys recommend. And if not, would mounting it on the other mounting location at the back of the case below the rear case fan (next to the expansion slots) be okay. Either way, I would love suggestions on a good place to mount a tube res where it's visible but will still fit.

This is my first custom loop, which is why I bought this case. If I'm looking to do a simple CPU/GPU loop that is high quality and low maintenance and low noise, but not going to overclock like crazy, so I'm not looking to spend a ton on the highest end components $500-600 for EVERYTHING, including some Mayhem Pastel, any additives, tubing, compression fittings, etc.

As far as things I've somewhat nailed down, I think I'll be going with the EK block for the Asus GTX 780 because I want to light up that acrylic and because Asus supports EK's product. I'm think either a matching acrylic EK block or the XSPC Raystorm (they both seem quality for a mid-range price and have more acrylic to light up woohoo! But open to suggestions on an part of this). I'm thinking a triple 140 rad (420), such as the UT60? Or should I go Monsta?

No idea what pump or res. That's the main thing I'd like feedback on, is what size res I should get for this build (CPU/GPU with moderate overclocking) and where it should be placed so that it fits. But I thought I'd list the whole premise for this build out in case anyone wants to get into details with me and suggest some parts that would be good for me.

Thanks
!

You should really look into the EVGA 780 Classi if you are planning to slap a waterblock on it. They are slighly more expensive, but offer you much more control as a user when it comes to overclocking, voltage tweaking, & bios modding. If you are not looking to overclock past the extreme limitations of the stock bios then ignore this post & continue as normal. It's a solid card no doubt, but you can gain much more control over a Classified 780, and it's only ~30-50$ more.
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