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No problem I actually have a couple of their 100mm tubes if you'd like me to hold one up next to my build in a photo for scale. I had originally intended to use 2x 100mm tubes with a coupler, but the fit was too tight for my taste (The pump enclosure part had to go down into the lower HDD cage area which meant the whole reservoir was nestled right up against my front radiator. Doing it this way gave me room to have the reservoir mounted further back in the case and do push/pull on my front radiator, I added the 3 extra sp120's yesterday (not in the photos as there were taken before). It seems to have helped a ton, the Evolv ATX has a fairly restricted front panel; especially with the air filter.

I also added some spacers to the front panel so that it rests 1/2" further forward allowing easier airflow (I can take photos of what I did when I get home from work if anyone is interested)

Thanks for the offer, but you don't need to go out of your way. I appreciate the help you have already given. The Evolv ATX was supposed to be a short layover for my system when I did an article on it, so I didn't go out of my way buying components specific to what I would do in the case. I was intending on moving back to the Luxe, but the Evolv really grew on me so I am simply looking to tidy it up a bit. I'm having a hard time justifying purchasing the MMRS since I already have a Photon 170 and EK X-Top, but given that I use all Monsoon white fittings, the MMRS would just really top off the look.

BTW - in reference to the airflow, seal the top. What I mean is that the open spaces on the radiator mount should be sealed off from the main chamber. The top exhaust is actually more of an issue in terms of restriction than the front. If the air being expelled by the rad is allowed to, it will seek the path of least resistance....which, of course, is right back to the top rad intakes. It causes a vicious cycle of recycled air that keeps getting warmer and kills the contributions of the top rad.
Edited by ciarlatano - 2/5/16 at 7:59am
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I also added some spacers to the front panel so that it rests 1/2" further forward allowing easier airflow (I can take photos of what I did when I get home from work if anyone is interested)

Yes please!
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I also added some spacers to the front panel so that it rests 1/2" further forward allowing easier airflow (I can take photos of what I did when I get home from work if anyone is interested)
Also interested in how you spaced it out. I'm expecting my Evolv ATX early next week and can't many any plans on how to increase airflow without seeing some details of how the clip system attaches to front cover .. at least I'm guessign you put the spacer between cover and clip ??
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Also interested in how you spaced it out. I'm expecting my Evolv ATX early next week and can't many any plans on how to increase airflow without seeing some details of how the clip system attaches to front cover .. at least I'm guessign you put the spacer between cover and clip ??

Something like that, yeah. I'll be home in 2 hours or so and can get some pics.
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Also interested in how you spaced it out.

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Yes please!





So I added spacers between the bar with the clip-inserts on it and the front panel. To do this I needed longer screws. The #6-32 31mm radiator fan screws that are included with the case are too long, so I ordered these [link]. Any #6-32 screws will work, length is preference. I just used nuts/washers I had laying around to make the spacer. I'm not sure the exact sizes of the nuts and washers I used as I already had them. On each end I used some rubber grommet things I had laying around to add some elasticity to tighten the screws against (probably not necessary). The functionality of the case isn't hurt, better airflow, slightly (?) worse aesthetics but I doubt anyone will notice.
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So I added spacers between the bar with the clip-inserts on it and the front panel. To do this I needed longer screws. The #6-32 31mm radiator fan screws that are included with the case are too long, so I ordered these [link]. Any #6-32 screws will work, length is preference. I just used nuts/washers I had laying around to make the spacer. I'm not sure the exact sizes of the nuts and washers I used as I already had them. On each end I used some rubber grommet things I had laying around to add some elasticity to tighten the screws against (probably not necessary). The functionality of the case isn't hurt, better airflow, slightly (?) worse aesthetics but I doubt anyone will notice.

Thnx for such great pics and explanation! That's easy-peasy and looks just fine. Are the front panel usb/headphone/mic jacks still usable enuf like that?
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So I added spacers between the bar with the clip-inserts on it and the front panel. To do this I needed longer screws. The #6-32 31mm radiator fan screws that are included with the case are too long, so I ordered these [link]. Any #6-32 screws will work, length is preference. I just used nuts/washers I had laying around to make the spacer. I'm not sure the exact sizes of the nuts and washers I used as I already had them. On each end I used some rubber grommet things I had laying around to add some elasticity to tighten the screws against (probably not necessary). The functionality of the case isn't hurt, better airflow, slightly (?) worse aesthetics but I doubt anyone will notice.
Good explanation and pics. Was how I was hoping braceket was mounted.
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Got a question for any Evolv ATX case owners, have you tried putting LED lit fans on the front intake, I'm curious if the lighting shows? Also has anyone tried using BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 magnetic LED lighting strips inside the case?
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Got a question for any Evolv ATX case owners, have you tried putting LED lit fans on the front intake, I'm curious if the lighting shows? Also has anyone tried using BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 magnetic LED lighting strips inside the case?

nope and nope. do magnets stick to aluminum?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk4ACjzDFRY
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nope and nope. do magnets stick to aluminum?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk4ACjzDFRY

Frame is steel according to specs, while outer panels are aluminum. Would run the strips inside on anything steel, not on the panels.
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