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post #1281 of 19206
My case arrived with a couple problems.

1. The right retention clip for the front bottom panel is broken. It doesn't click when pushed in but instead just pushes the corner of that panel out about 0.5mm causing an unflush look...
The mechanism seems to be inaccessible (5.25" drive cage blocking as well as it being enclosed)... any suggestions?? I am considering taking some pliers and trying to rip it out. Sending back a 50lb case is my last resort.

2. I didn't receive a manual or any documentation in the box. Is this normal??

EDIT: found manual online
post #1282 of 19206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hooy View Post

My case arrived with a couple problems.

1. The right retention clip for the front bottom panel is broken. It doesn't click when pushed in but instead just pushes the corner of that panel out about 0.5mm causing an unflush look...
The mechanism seems to be inaccessible (5.25" drive cage blocking as well as it being enclosed)... any suggestions?? I am considering taking some pliers and trying to rip it out. Sending back a 50lb case is my last resort.

2. I didn't receive a manual or any documentation in the box. Is this normal?? I also can't find a downloadable manual on the website...

I would suggest that you contact Phanteks/retailer. Also you can take the front panel off by pulling from the bottom. The mechanism is part of the front panel so removing that might help. When you remove the front panel, watch out for the front panel LED cable (Top Right)
post #1283 of 19206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hooy View Post

My case arrived with a couple problems.

1. The right retention clip for the front bottom panel is broken. It doesn't click when pushed in but instead just pushes the corner of that panel out about 0.5mm causing an unflush look...
The mechanism seems to be inaccessible (5.25" drive cage blocking as well as it being enclosed)... any suggestions?? I am considering taking some pliers and trying to rip it out. Sending back a 50lb case is my last resort.

2. I didn't receive a manual or any documentation in the box. Is this normal??

EDIT: found manual online

I don't know if it was me or the way it was delivered but once I removed the small panel in front of the fans, I couldn't get it back on. Contacted Phanteks, they sent me two new clickety thingies. Installed them and still couldn't get it to close. here's how:

1. Take off the entire from pane; ..... lift out from bottom and pull towards you.... you can assist by pressing on the round insert clips from the inside if have both side panel off..... watch out ya don't yank the LED wire apart at top.... disconnect and then lay case down, and ya can access the doohickeys from the back.

2. Don't do anything just yet. Flip the front panel over and look at the ckickety things.....using something small and pointy, press the center in and see if you cab get it to click. Press it again to get it back out..... if this works the solution is simple.

3. While sitting down, put the bottom of the front panel on ya lap. Open the 5.25 bay door (towards you). Put ya palms on the little arrows wherre the small panel wont click in and wrap ya fingers over the bottom of the 5.25 opening so you can squeeze from both sides..... worked like a charm.

EDIT: Just saw Jesse said much of what i did already smile.gif
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post #1284 of 19206
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post

I don't know if it was me or the way it was delivered but once I removed the small panel in front of the fans, I couldn't get it back on. Contacted Phanteks, they sent me two new clickety thingies. Installed them and still couldn't get it to close. here's how:

1. Take off the entire from pane; ..... lift out from bottom and pull towards you.... you can assist by pressing on the round insert clips from the inside if have both side panel off..... watch out ya don't yank the LED wire apart at top.... disconnect and then lay case down, and ya can access the doohickeys from the back.

2. Don't do anything just yet. Flip the front panel over and look at the ckickety things.....using something small and pointy, press the center in and see if you cab get it to click. Press it again to get it back out..... if this works the solution is simple.

3. While sitting down, put the bottom of the front panel on ya lap. Open the 5.25 bay door (towards you). Put ya palms on the little arrows wherre the small panel wont click in and wrap ya fingers over the bottom of the 5.25 opening so you can squeeze from both sides..... worked like a charm.

EDIT: Just saw Jesse said much of what i did already smile.gif

Mine didn't want to snap in either, because of the very rigid structure of the front panel and the recessed nature of the clips, not the best design I've seen. It will go though, just gotta put the purse down and do it. tongue.gif
post #1285 of 19206
Well I'm about to buy submit Order 5 of 5 for my Water Cooling Components ..... I'd like there not to be a 6th and maybe that will work with your help. I'm doing my first rigid acrylic build and tried to plan out as best I could so I can minimize the .... "oh crap, it's almost done but I forgot just one thing and now I gotta wait and stare at it for a week till it comes back in stock and ships". In that regard, I'd ask that those of you who BTDT (been there done that) take a peek. First a couple of explanations regarding goals

1. Finally decided to close my eyes to the expense (don't ask) but decided I wasn't gonna bend the tube.... for the most part.... may do some slight bends where it won't be visible. I just love the look of the straight fittings.

2. i wanted to go full parallel on the GPU loop. Carefully balanced the head loss in the split and return lines with no bridges or Crystal Links cause I just couldn't balance the flows. Besides, I expect the 4770k to be the bigger challenge from an overclocking standpoint and the 35x2 makes any worries about flow rate go away.

3. I have isolated the pump mounting wise and also will use 3-4" of flex tubing in unseen locations to keep the pump vibrations from the rigid tubing as much as possible. Pump is where the lower HD cage was BTW.

So suggestion welcome, criticisms welcome, well compared to my wife, how bad could ya get ?....

It's a 24 x 36 CAD drawing so not gonna post an image .... PDF seems most useful.

I know I shuda done the sleeving and cables 1st .... and I'll have to take stuff apart in the end to get some of them in once done, but don't expect to complete that till Xmas.

And thx in advance.

Enthoo-RoG Build 2013.pdf 261k .pdf file

Please not that the attached drawing is owned and copyrighted by NEPC. Any unauthorized use of said drawing without the expressed written consent of the engineer is just fine and dandy with me.,
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
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post #1286 of 19206
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post

Well I'm about to buy submit Order 5 of 5 for my Water Cooling Components ..... I'd like there not to be a 6th and maybe that will work with your help. I'm doing my first rigid acrylic build and tried to plan out as best I could so I can minimize the .... "oh crap, it's almost done but I forgot just one thing and now I gotta wait and stare at it for a week till it comes back in stock and ships". In that regard, I'd ask that those of you who BTDT (been there done that) take a peek. First a couple of explanations regarding goals

1. Finally decided to close my eyes to the expense (don't ask) but decided I wasn't gonna bend the tube.... for the most part.... may do some slight bends where it won't be visible. I just love the look of the straight fittings.

2. i wanted to go full parallel on the GPU loop. Carefully balanced the head loss in the split and return lines with no bridges or Crystal Links cause I just couldn't balance the flows. Besides, I expect the 4770k to be the bigger challenge from an overclocking standpoint and the 35x2 makes any worries about flow rate go away.

3. I have isolated the pump mounting wise and also will use 3-4" of flex tubing in unseen locations to keep the pump vibrations from the rigid tubing as much as possible. Pump is where the lower HD cage was BTW.

So suggestion welcome, criticisms welcome, well compared to my wife, how bad could ya get ?....

It's a 24 x 36 CAD drawing so not gonna post an image .... PDF seems most useful.

I know I shuda done the sleeving and cables 1st .... and I'll have to take stuff apart in the end to get some of them in once done, but don't expect to complete that till Xmas.

And thx in advance.

Enthoo-RoG Build 2013.pdf 261k .pdf file

Please not that the attached drawing is owned and copyrighted by NEPC. Any unauthorized use of said drawing without the expressed written consent of the engineer is just fine and dandy with me.,

What is the bleeder tube used for and where do you use it and how?
post #1287 of 19206
Basically same way ya use one in any plumbing system.

Look at the upper left .... Used the two top rad ports with 40mm of g-1/4 extension to bring up just short of fan cover. Can unscrew the plug an screw in the rigid tube with valve at top..... Running the system with a book under back of case.....air will escape at highest point and collect in the tube. Cracking the valve will let it escape. Only envision using after fluid change with 2nd PSU only.

Can also use this method in a auto fill kinda way ....lets say ya system is a lil short but ya don't wanna start stop start stop. Put 2" of water in the column and run it.....level will drop as entrained air bubbles out. .... ya have too much.... open drain valve and let a few drops out.....oops forgot drain valve ..... smile.gif
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
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post #1288 of 19206
The front panel on mine took a LOT of pressure to push in. Enough that if you don't take your other arm and pull the case towards you as you push the front panel in, you would just push the case right over. When it first arrived it was unflush and I was kinda bummed because it didn't seem like something that could be fixed, but I finally figured out that if you push in extremely hard, it will go.
post #1289 of 19206
Its here!!!! Jeeesus this thing is enormous! I knew it was going to be big but definitely not this big!
post #1290 of 19206
FWIW, when I first got my case the front grill panel didn't want to open as easy as it seemed in review videos click or back in place at all, and to some extent the same goes for the top filter and even the bottom filters didn't want to just push click out and easily go back in and stay, however, turns out they were just tight fitting in my case. I had to open up the little pieces that the prongs slide into for the front grill and line it up to get it to pop back into place, and the others took more than one attempt to go back, but now after having done them all several times they all open and close super easy just like I had originally expected they ought to. Seems they just needed broken in a little bit in my case.
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