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Thanks! I'm running with the front cover off. It's extremely restrictive, I'm working on a way to open it up some more. Still the temps are much lower than what they were in the node 304.
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Thanks! I'm running with the front cover off. It's extremely restrictive, I'm working on a way to open it up some more. Still the temps are much lower than what they were in the node 304.

Very nice! I'm loving the case myself. My only suggestion is probably that 2x140 or 3x120 in the front might do you better justice than that 200mm thumb.gif.
 
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Nope the 420mm will fit right inside the 5.25 cages. Depending on your tubing routing you will most likely only be able to fit one or two full size 5.25 devices in there, but you will have no issues with fitting the half length fan controllers in there.

You will be more than fine with that setup. You would be perfectly fine with just the 360mm or 420mm alone for your setup.. but this case is just asking to be filled with rads. That's why I did a 420mm, 360mm, and 240mm for my 6700k and 980 Ti. Wayy overkill, but it's better to put more rads than you need rather than less! thumb.gif

Alright.

Yeah, I know.
My current is enough to cool everything (360 + 140.1). My cpu is dumping serious amounts of heat into the loop though. I have no way to measure exactly but I'm pretty sure it goes over 200W easy.

But, I want the loop to be rather silent. There is a huge difference in radiator heat dissipation comparing 800-1000 vs 1600-1800 rpm fans. So is the noise. biggrin.gif
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There is a maximum of 10.5"/266.7mm with a 60mm res on the bracket in a Primo. I highly recommend mounting the res on the rear panel for any GPUs over 267mm in length. I use a 420x60 in push pull and have room for a optical drive and fan controller in the bottom two 5-1/4 bays and it fits easily without any changes to the case. I also highly recommend using a 7mm decoupler between fans and bottom of case for the bottom mounted rads for better airflow and minimize vibration. I use two 120mm fans blowing over dual GPUs mounted on the HDD cage instead of a res there for much better GPU VRM and Mobo Chipset temps.



Hmm.
So you think I won't manage to fit my res/pump combo next to my gpu? I am perfectly fine modding the reservoir mount a bit.
I can place the pump in front of the gpu (attached to the backpanel of the case) but that will probably force me to use separate pump and reservoir, right?

I will grab some decouplers for the radiator, no problem. Those are cheap.

Do you really need extra airflow over GPUs that are watercooled? That sounds like bs to me. My temps are awesome on the card and will only be better with more rad space. VRMs on my card with a heavy overclock are like 45-50c compared to the 100c (on stock!) with the original air cooler.

What does concern me though, is the cpu socket temp.
I modded my current case to be able to place a fan behind the motherboard blowing fresh air to the back of the socket (lowering my cpu(socket) temp by 10-12c. It's a known thing on these Vishera (amd fx83x0 chips). I don't really feel like cutting up my Phanteks when I do get it. tongue.gif
    
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I'll throw a question out since your guys seem to be the experts on this. I've got my rig put together in a very old case, which has done the job fine as I've used it off and on for different builds for years, but now I'm up to four 3.5" drives, an optical drive, a 3.5" memory card reader, multiple expansion cards and a rat's nest of cables which are a PITA to avoid obstructing airflow. I'm about at the point where I'm going to have to bite the bullet and move into a new case.

After looking at everything available right now, a windowless Enthoo Pro looks like something I would be very interested in, but I've never worked with this case myself or even seen one in action. Based on the experiences of the users here who have had it, would it do a good job with the hardware I have, and make it easier for me to work on my computer when needed?
You'll need a 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay adapter assuming you don't already have one. The Phanteks cases only have 5.25" external drive bays. Beyond that it will work great. I'm using the Enthoo Luxe, which is basically a more showy Pro with extra height in the top. The space behind the motherboard is great to work in. You can run a pretty large bundle of cables down the center straps without issue. The removable panel in the top can also be really helpful when running wires or installing a CPU cooler. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

Here's the inside of mine from both sides, so you can get an idea of what the wiring is like. Mine's not the cleanest ever, but I'm happy with it.


A couple of notes:
My fan controller requires an upside down SATA power cable. As such, I'm running my DVD & HDD on 1 power cable & the Fan controller on another, thus the weird wiring. I'm also running the LED kit on mine, which yours won't have. Cable length forced my hand on the HDD placement.
I have the bottom drive cage removed. You'll need both in there to handle 4 HDDs & 1 SSD unless you mount one HDD in the 5.25" bay & an SSD in a bracket. The 5.25" bays are not drilled for HDDs, so you'll have to do that yourself or use tape/velcro if you want it there.
The front panel USB 3.0 cable is stiff. That's why mine makes such a large loop before going behind the motherboard tray.
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Question regarding my Enthoo Luxe and the LED button on the front panel. Lately, when I first boot the PC up, I've noticed that I've got to press it once or twice, then a long hold to turn the LEDs off; of course if I wanted to change colors I'd turn it back on and single presses work fine to cycle through.

My issue is, I don't remember ever having to click it multiple times and then hold, to turn off. Pretty sure I've always been able to just do a single hold to turn off. Unless I've been mistaken? Stupid question, I know lol.
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@owcraftsman

I could always do this order, when I do mount the pump/res to the backside.



How do you guys think that will look?
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@owcraftsman

I could always do this order, when I do mount the pump/res to the backside.



How do you guys think that will look?

I toyed with the idea of mounting my res there. Just remember to install and tighten down your GPU and any other PCI devices you have there since the reservoir will block access to those PCI bracket screws.
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I toyed with the idea of mounting my res there. Just remember to install and tighten down your GPU and any other PCI devices you have there since the reservoir will block access to those PCI bracket screws.

Thumbscrews FTW.

But it does suck indeed. Since you can't move anything around anymore after you've placed the reservoir there.
Do you have the Primo? Can you tell me how much space there is next to the pci slots? If I do mount there I have to be able to mount the EK D5 X-res there. If I have to buy a separate reservoir and pump to I might as well buy a slimmer reservoir and just mount it next to the GPU. And then mount the pump either behind the motherboard or at the bottom under my HDDs.

The above picture has the least tubing though. Else I will have something like this:


Or this, with the pump behind the psu cover:

I guess the second option would look worst, right?
    
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Thumbscrews FTW.

But it does suck indeed. Since you can't move anything around anymore after you've placed the reservoir there.
Do you have the Primo? Can you tell me how much space there is next to the pci slots? If I do mount there I have to be able to mount the EK D5 X-res there. If I have to buy a separate reservoir and pump to I might as well buy a slimmer reservoir and just mount it next to the GPU. And then mount the pump either behind the motherboard or at the bottom under my HDDs.

The above picture has the least tubing though. Else I will have something like this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Or this, with the pump behind the psu cover: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I guess the second option would look worst, right?

I do have the Primo. I'm stuck at work for another 5 hours, but when I get home I'll measure for you. I use the X-Res and I remember when I was test fitting it in that area that the pump top portion of the res was hitting the extruding metal around the PCI brackets so it had to be mounted lower.

I did a lot of planning before getting the case, but once I actually had it in my hands everything changed. The best advice I can give you is to buy it and play around from there. I'll measure for you when I get home.
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Nope the 420mm will fit right inside the 5.25 cages. Depending on your tubing routing you will most likely only be able to fit one or two full size 5.25 devices in there, but you will have no issues with fitting the half length fan controllers in there.

You will be more than fine with that setup. You would be perfectly fine with just the 360mm or 420mm alone for your setup.. but this case is just asking to be filled with rads. That's why I did a 420mm, 360mm, and 240mm for my 6700k and 980 Ti. Wayy overkill, but it's better to put more rads than you need rather than less! thumb.gif

Alright.

Yeah, I know.
My current is enough to cool everything (360 + 140.1). My cpu is dumping serious amounts of heat into the loop though. I have no way to measure exactly but I'm pretty sure it goes over 200W easy.

But, I want the loop to be rather silent. There is a huge difference in radiator heat dissipation comparing 800-1000 vs 1600-1800 rpm fans. So is the noise. biggrin.gif
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There is a maximum of 10.5"/266.7mm with a 60mm res on the bracket in a Primo. I highly recommend mounting the res on the rear panel for any GPUs over 267mm in length. I use a 420x60 in push pull and have room for a optical drive and fan controller in the bottom two 5-1/4 bays and it fits easily without any changes to the case. I also highly recommend using a 7mm decoupler between fans and bottom of case for the bottom mounted rads for better airflow and minimize vibration. I use two 120mm fans blowing over dual GPUs mounted on the HDD cage instead of a res there for much better GPU VRM and Mobo Chipset temps.


Hmm.
So you think I won't manage to fit my res/pump combo next to my gpu? I am perfectly fine modding the reservoir mount a bit.
I can place the pump in front of the gpu (attached to the backpanel of the case) but that will probably force me to use separate pump and reservoir, right?

I will grab some decouplers for the radiator, no problem. Those are cheap.

Do you really need extra airflow over GPUs that are watercooled? That sounds like bs to me. My temps are awesome on the card and will only be better with more rad space. VRMs on my card with a heavy overclock are like 45-50c compared to the 100c (on stock!) with the original air cooler.

What does concern me though, is the cpu socket temp.
I modded my current case to be able to place a fan behind the motherboard blowing fresh air to the back of the socket (lowering my cpu(socket) temp by 10-12c. It's a known thing on these Vishera (amd fx83x0 chips). I don't really feel like cutting up my Phanteks when I do get it. tongue.gif

Yes I think fitting a res in there with that size GPU will be problematic.

 

I pull air in from the bottom which leaves the blades unprotected and to close to the grill on the bottom of the Primo and the res bracket id too small for a 360. I initially installed fans then rad on the bottom with 30mm screws and occasionally I'd hear the blades tapping the case depending on how the case was resting on the feet the decoulplers eliminated that problem and the side benefit is improved air flow.

As a matter of fact all fans except rear top are set to intake for positive pressure. I used to take the PC out to the garage once a month to dust with my air compressor and now maybe every three or 4 months is all I need and it's not very dusty even at that with the positive case pressure but I do still clean the intake filters once a month. 

I have 2 290x reference card with backplates all I can say is it's not BS for me I get -4 to -6c on my VRMs with those fans blowing over the cards. In my book that substantial. No I don't have Empirical evidence to substantiate the claim nor do I plan to produce it, it's only my personal observation. Backplates can sometime trap heat vs what we think they are designed to do which is dissipate heat. Of course YMMV depending on GPU or who makes the block/backplate but I use EK blocks and back plates and have had the same issues with GTX 680, 980Ti and 290x all had better vrm temps without backplate and the best case scenario was always backplate and active cooling. The only exception to this rule I've found was with a Kryographics Active XCS backplate on a 290x in my Luxe build. All that said you will likely never have an issue with heat from the VRMs however for me it's all about longevity we all know cooler the better.

 

Regarding the pump and res need to be separate if placed in the rear I have room for dual d5 pumps and a res in my case see image below. I will be adding a second pump with my next build in this case and have already purchased the dual pump top to do it and test fitted. So the answer is no you should not have an issue there and they can stay together.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayhem Pastel White UV Monsoon center compression fittings  Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 280mm radiator  Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm radiator  
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Monsoon Series Two D5 Premium Dual Bay Reservoi... Phanteks PH-F140SP Case Fan Aquacomputer backplate for kryographics Pascal ... Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Asus PG278Q Gsync (Primary) Asus PB278Q (Extended) Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Ke... CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12... 
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe PH-ES614L  Func MS-3 rev2 Razer exactMat X speed Creative Sound Blaster Zx 116dB PCIe Gaming Sou... 
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Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System... HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Darkside dimable LED strips  Modsmart Kobra Cables 
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EVGA PowerLink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4790k @ 4.8 MSI Z97 Gaming 7  Saphire R9 290x (hynix) Saphire R9 290x (Hynix) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 2x Samsung 850 Pro Raid-0  AMD RAMDisk WD1001FALS (Data/Backup) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BC-12B1ST BlueRay Custom Water Cooled Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus PG279Q 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG278Q Corsair K70 EVGA 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
FUNC MS-3 rev2  XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad Kingston HyperX Cloud II  Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming ... 
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Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 420mm EK Supremacy EVO Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 360 Radiator EK-FC R9-290X Waterblock - Nickel Acetal (Rev.2.0) 
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EK-FC R9-290X backplate Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 ... Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (Black "S" Model) PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID ... 
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Luxe 1
(33 items)
 
Enthoo Primo
(28 items)
 
 
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i7 7700k MSI Z270 Gaming M7 Asus GTX 1080Ti FE G.SKILL 32GB (4 x 8GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC... 
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 Seagate Backup+ Desk SCSI Disk Device asus bc-12b1st 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Pro corsair sp120 high performance led tygon E-1000 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD plasticizer free kryographics Pascal for NVIDIA TITAN X and GTX ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Mayhem Pastel White UV Monsoon center compression fittings  Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 280mm radiator  Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240mm radiator  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Monsoon Series Two D5 Premium Dual Bay Reservoi... Phanteks PH-F140SP Case Fan Aquacomputer backplate for kryographics Pascal ... Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG278Q Gsync (Primary) Asus PB278Q (Extended) Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Ke... CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12... 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe PH-ES614L  Func MS-3 rev2 Razer exactMat X speed Creative Sound Blaster Zx 116dB PCIe Gaming Sou... 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System... HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Darkside dimable LED strips  Modsmart Kobra Cables 
Other
EVGA PowerLink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4790k @ 4.8 MSI Z97 Gaming 7  Saphire R9 290x (hynix) Saphire R9 290x (Hynix) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
GSkill Ripjaws Z F3-2400C10D-8GZH 2x Samsung 850 Pro Raid-0  AMD RAMDisk WD1001FALS (Data/Backup) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BC-12B1ST BlueRay Custom Water Cooled Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus PG279Q 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PG278Q Corsair K70 EVGA 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Primo 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
FUNC MS-3 rev2  XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad Kingston HyperX Cloud II  Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming ... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 420mm EK Supremacy EVO Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 360 Radiator EK-FC R9-290X Waterblock - Nickel Acetal (Rev.2.0) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK-FC R9-290X backplate Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 ... Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (Black "S" Model) PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID ... 
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