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post #12221 of 18675
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Can the top be left setting on it's pop-in latches? Does this raise the top 6-10mm? If so does this lower temps? Trying to determine how much more airflow vent area is needed. wink.gif
Same questions as above.

Assuming you havve EKWB Predator:
FYI, EKWB recalled all R1.0 Predators because of a leak risk issue. "All Revision 1.0 units produced from October 2015 until end of December 2015 are potentially affected .. "
https://www.ekwb.com/news/656/19/Important-notice-from-EKWB-EK-XLC-Predator-240-and-360-R1-0-Product-recall/

Yea i can try that tonight. If we could get a top that was vented like the pro m it would be perfect.
post #12222 of 18675
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Originally Posted by Tonza View Post

Here is mine:

Case is absolutely fantastic, temperatures are very high tho in this one, probably the hottest case ever made (major design flaw with the front panel and top panel), i had Corsair 650D temporarily before this and had 240 predator cooling the 5820K, i was idling like 28-30C, now with Evolv ATX and bigger brother 360 Predator, my setup idles over 40C (load temps are also higher, but nothing too bad, but still!).

Any suggestions how to make temperatures better? 360 Predator is now in the stock pull configuration at the top, perhaps adding 3x more vardar fans for push pull? Or putting rad to front and fans as intake?. Removing front and top panel is not an solution, i bought this case for the looks and very nice design of the interiors.

Temps are going to be better probably on the CPU when GPU block arrives, since then all the heat is not dumped into the case. Anyway, very disappointing cooling performance even with watercooling, can only imagine what kind of sauna this is with air cooling.

It's actually pretty average with air cooling. The big issue is the restrictive top, which affects top mounted rads far more than air cooling or front mounted rads. With the top mounted rad you end up recirculating a lot of the air from the rad's exhaust, resulting in warmer interior temps. Sealing up the top actually helps a bit - a lot more air gets through those 140mm mounting slots than you think. Try doing something simple like putting some tape up there to see if it helps. If it does, you can do something more permanent and attractive.
post #12223 of 18675
Thanks for explanation, decided to try and remove top panel completely just for the science, temperatures dropped 7-8 degrees... Think i will show some dremel to this top panel and cut piece off from it and put something like this to cover it and make it nice looking.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/demciflex-dustfilter-set-for-360mm-radiator-black-black-cm-034-df.html
post #12224 of 18675
I think i might order a define S and sell my Evolv ATX. I dont really want to have to leave the top off. Im gonna change the fans to intake from the top and see how it effects things as well.
post #12225 of 18675
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Originally Posted by Cozmo85 View Post

I think i might order a define S and sell my Evolv ATX. I dont really want to have to leave the top off. Im gonna change the fans to intake from the top and see how it effects things as well.

Something I have considered, as well. But, I would be leaning to the Enthoo Pro M Acrylic. I have a Luxe on hand, but fitting a GTX 980, XSPC Photon and 2 mechanical drives simultaneously is an issue. Also the layout of the Evolv and Pro M are much nicer.
post #12226 of 18675
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Originally Posted by Tonza View Post

Here is mine:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Case is absolutely fantastic, temperatures are very high tho in this one, probably the hottest case ever made (major design flaw with the front panel and top panel), i had Corsair 650D temporarily before this and had 240 predator cooling the 5820K, i was idling like 28-30C, now with Evolv ATX and bigger brother 360 Predator, my setup idles over 40C (load temps are also higher, but nothing too bad, but still!).

Any suggestions how to make temperatures better? 360 Predator is now in the stock pull configuration at the top, perhaps adding 3x more vardar fans for push pull? Or putting rad to front and fans as intake?. Removing front and top panel is not an solution, i bought this case for the looks and very nice design of the interiors.

Temps are going to be better probably on the CPU when GPU block arrives, since then all the heat is not dumped into the case. Anyway, very disappointing cooling performance even with watercooling, can only imagine what kind of sauna this is with air cooling.

Wow, you have no room for the exhaust fan on the back, is that right? Maybe get a bigger case or get a smaller radiator? You'd be better off with a 240/280 and airflow than a 360 and stagnant air.

Have you tried reversing the airflow, pushing air down thru the rad? Removing the unused pci slot covers could help a little.
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Originally Posted by Tonza View Post

Thanks for explanation, decided to try and remove top panel completely just for the science, temperatures dropped 7-8 degrees... Think i will show some dremel to this top panel and cut piece off from it and put something like this to cover it and make it nice looking.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/demciflex-dustfilter-set-for-360mm-radiator-black-black-cm-034-df.html

You might be able to find something more aesthetically pleasing here.
http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-cooling-fans-grills-custom/
http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-alphacool-ek-bitspower-hardwarelabs-heatkiller-liquid-cooling/360-radiator-grills/
Edited by michael-ocn - 1/29/16 at 10:35am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-875K ASUS P7P55D-E-PRO EVGA GTX 670 FTW Crucial Ballistix Tactical 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Crucial M500 SSD  LG Blu-ray Combo Drive Asetek 550LC 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-P Silverstone Case Fans Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung 2443 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9000BR Silverstone Strider Plus 750 Silverstone Kublai SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser PX100 headphones AntLion ModMic v4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5820k | core@4.4 1.23v | cache@4.1 1.1v ASUS X99-PRO / USB 3.1 EVGA GTX 980ti FTW Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 CL12 (4 x 4GB) 
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CoolingOSOSMonitor
Swiftech H240-X Win 10 Pro (64 bit) Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9000BR Silverstone Strider Gold 850 Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX (gray) SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] 
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post #12227 of 18675
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

The EVOLV ATX is quieter. The two 140mm are quieter than the 200mm (as pointed out previously), and the top is not open.

I’ve decided I’ll be sticking with the Luxe. I have a few quick questions if you don’t mind helping me with:

1. If I install an optical drive, will I need to remove one of the front rectangular small panels permanently? Or can I have an optical drive and still leave the small rectangular panel intact?

2. What kind of air pressure does the default fan set up has with the 200mm in front and two 140mm at the back and top back?

3.Is installing an extra fan as easy as just plugging it into the fan hub at the back of the motherboard tray (plug and play)? Or are there some extra steps I need to take to get it working in sync with the other fans?

Thanks for all the help so far!
post #12228 of 18675
It is a LARGE case but all the room to add water cooling & cable management with psu cover
i do like my case ALOT, but does dwarf other atx cases
The finish of brushed alloy effect of the Phantek Enthoo Pro is really nice with the window it's a great budget modding case
Edited by silverphill - 1/29/16 at 3:00pm
post #12229 of 18675
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Originally Posted by silverphill View Post

It is a LARGE case but all the room to add water cooling & cable management with psu cover
i do like my case ALOT, but does dwarf other atx cases:thumb:

Which case are you referring to?
post #12230 of 18675
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Originally Posted by Jasonm99 View Post

I’ve decided I’ll be sticking with the Luxe. I have a few quick questions if you don’t mind helping me with:

1. If I install an optical drive, will I need to remove one of the front rectangular small panels permanently? Or can I have an optical drive and still leave the small rectangular panel intact?

2. What kind of air pressure does the default fan set up has with the 200mm in front and two 140mm at the back and top back?

3.Is installing an extra fan as easy as just plugging it into the fan hub at the back of the motherboard tray (plug and play)? Or are there some extra steps I need to take to get it working in sync with the other fans?

Thanks for all the help so far!

1. Not sure what you are asking. Are you asking if you can install an ODD behind the blank?
2. Completely not sure what you are asking and don't even have a guess.
3. Yes, the fan can simply plug into the hub.
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