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Got the Enthoo Pro M with acryllic window and it looks sweet! Had a couple minor issues and it barely fit the PH-TC14PE but it looks pretty sweet finished. Will post some pictures when I get a chance, one photo shown in my sig-rig. Unfortunately I sent back the Asus mobo twice and now have a ASRock Extreme4 which has been outstanding for performance but is completely the wrong color. Cant really see it behind the cooler though haha. Impressed with the fans and the cooler as well. Case has a few issues but overall impressed with Phanteks across the board. cheers.gif
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Got the Enthoo Pro M with acryllic window and it looks sweet! Had a couple minor issues and it barely fit the PH-TC14PE but it looks pretty sweet finished. Will post some pictures when I get a chance, one photo shown in my sig-rig. Unfortunately I sent back the Asus mobo twice and now have a ASRock Extreme4 which has been outstanding for performance but is completely the wrong color. Cant really see it behind the cooler though haha. Impressed with the fans and the cooler as well. Case has a few issues but overall impressed with Phanteks across the board. cheers.gif

Took a look at the photos, and I'm guessing you had trouble getting the fans in with the cooler installed?

Also, if I was to make a suggestion, you could honestly get away with 2x140 front intake fans and a single exhaust at the rear. I'm running this setup and in gaming situations, I'm literally not seeing over 63C on my CPU while OC'ed. Only difference is I have a D15 vs your TCP-14.
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Well he did post photos in his sig rig as he said tongue.gif.
 
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I think Pez is referring to the flat black cable and the GPU power cables which can easily be fed through grommet directly in front of PSU and back through grommets to the right of motherboard for a cleaner look. tongue.gif

You've done a very nice job, but we are perfectionists to the extreme here. biggrin.gif
Gotcha. You have to be, to notice that I left the GPU cable out front. I was just wanting to get it up and running last night. There are a few things I'll have to change inside there in the near future, and I'll reroute those two cables when I do. Until I do, it's a windowless Enthoo Pro and the only way anyone's going to see my cabling is if I take a picture of it and post it. It looks like this right now:



What I'm really interested in seeing is how much the thermal margin on the 870K improves the next time I crank it up. It reaches 4.7 GHz stable, but runs very close to its thermal limits even with the big air cooler at those settings.
     
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I've downsized from my Primo to an EVOLV and so far I'm loving the change. I also did a little upgrade to Skylake while I was at it.



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Oh I'm just a perfectionist, so don't mind me smile.gif. Don't let my suggestions be of any offense because one, they're just suggestions, and two, they're ultimately just my opinion redface.gif.

You'd feel better if you could see my case right now. I have to remove my motherboard to get my PCI-e cables cleaned up. I went from GTX 970 SLI to a single GTX 1080...i.e. 4 x 6-pin PCIE cables to a single 8 pin...so yeah tongue.gif.

EDIT:

Very nice looking setup there, Toan!
 
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post #13646 of 19147
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Took a look at the photos, and I'm guessing you had trouble getting the fans in with the cooler installed?

Also, if I was to make a suggestion, you could honestly get away with 2x140 front intake fans and a single exhaust at the rear. I'm running this setup and in gaming situations, I'm literally not seeing over 63C on my CPU while OC'ed. Only difference is I have a D15 vs your TCP-14.
Well he did post photos in his sig rig as he said tongue.gif.

I was considering switching to positive pressure for the reduced dust but also because of the insanely close gap:

The top fans are damn near part of the heatsink. No fingers in here tongue.gif. Strictly screwdriver. I could have put the upper fans on afterwards but the cage is a pain so I left it in. The Asus motherboard actually positioned the CPU a little lower so I had slightly more room but probably only a mm or 2mm difference. The other issue I came across is it does not properly mount 2x140mm fans that have 120mm fan mounting holes on the top with the CD drive. I dont feel like pulling it out again to show a picture of the issue but I could only get 3 screws in and had to slightly turn the fan to get it on, I shoved a wedge in the final corner to prevent any noise. The DVD drive is literally touching the fan and is exactly aligned with the front of the case. Even a mm bigger fan or DVD drive and neither would have fit.

I was also fairly irritated that the fans on the top dont actually align with or come anywhere near the top of the case. The airflow through there can not be very good with such large gaps in every angle (Unless this actually helps suck air from behind the motherboard which could be beneficial performance-wise). Was hoping to add LED to all the fans but now it seems it wouldnt look great. Also noticed one of the front fans has the lines for the front panel ports going across it and is not really re-routable making the front fans pretty much a no-go for looking good with LED as well. I kinda wanted the LED to shine through the top and the front but again it just wont look good being obstructed so much on both ends.



Looks good I suppose just came with some minor irritations. I like that its fairly compact but still holds the muscle. I think my next case will be a cube or something to bring down the size smaller and use even less fans.

As far as performance I pushed 5.0ghz at 1.4v I only ran IBT 10 times on normal to check for stability and reached 91c max. Might have been able to do lower voltage but I really had no reason to be at 5.0ghz except to screw around so I am going to avoid degrading my CPU as best as possible while still having a little fun biggrin.gif

http://valid.x86.fr/9qmcdm

I actually still had turbo boost enabled which pushed 101.9 bus clock during stressing but didnt show it during cpu-z validation (so was actually almost 5.1ghz)



Daily OC is now at 4.8ghz 1.232v with a low noise profile on the fans I peak at 70c during bench/stressing and have been gaming and working (rendering graphics) under 50c.


(4.8ghz)

So far this CPU has been rock solid stable and the motherboard as well. I am super impressed with both.
Edited by dmfree88 - 6/15/16 at 12:44am
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I did Hue+ as well.. Added additional strips behind the front plate to make it glow from behind.. The plastic box that redirect the LED light to the front light panel blocks the light leakage on the front bottom right.. I need to rig something to block it on the front bottom left as well.

looks awesome biggrin.gif

was speaking with NZXT and they intend to do a lot more with the Hue+. the Custom profile tab is aweful and not really custom and i think an option to control voltage to dim down the lights maybe an option in future
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Yep, that's the type of gap I had with the TCP14 in the Evolv ITX. I figured I'd mention the fan idea as I'm not sure the config you necessarily have set up either (i.e. what's intake/what's exhaust).
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looks awesome biggrin.gif

was speaking with NZXT and they intend to do a lot more with the Hue+. the Custom profile tab is aweful and not really custom and i think an option to control voltage to dim down the lights maybe an option in future

That'd be cool. My biggest gripe with RGB LEDs is that the light doesn't always look ambient like cathodes did. I mean, there's definitely obvious benefits to LEDs over cathodes, but I still want to see if there's a way to cover them with a fogged piece of acrylic to kinda 'tame' the lights.
 
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I dunno I have a thing about symmetry if it bothers me too much later I might just remove those top fans tongue.gif. Probably just leave it tho. May flip them if I get too much dust in the case but for now it seems ok. The cooler looks pretty amazing in there though. Need some LED on it somehow. Love the black fans on the Red cooler may also paint the fan shroud black instead of white to match better.

Future mods I may be too lazy to ever accomplish tongue.gif.

Was also thinking to run water cooled dual GPU on a small loop with the big Air cooled CPU. Could cram this case full of interesting by the time its done if I can get some cash. If I can afford the new PSU + additional GPU + Dual gpu loop I will likely get into a full mod and paint everything including the interior of the case to make it all look good but until then I think I will suffer with how it is. I am happy with it for my first personal and decent intel build.
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Heres a question though what if the fan in the front on the top was set to pull from outside while the one in the back set to push out? Because of how close the heatsink is and how the back fan is at the exit of the heatsink and the front fan is half hanging past the first fan would it actually help air flow to have them set that way?

Like this:


right now as you can see they are both pushing out of the case but the arrows represent what I am thinking might be best?
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Windows 10 Seasonic 650w M12II Phanteks Enthoo Pro M with Acrylic side Cobra e-blue 
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intel core 2 quad q8200 Dell studio stock Dell studio Stock Corsair Force 3 SSD 
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External powered Seagate expansion desk Dell studio stock Stock Windows 10 
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FX-8350 GA-990FXA-UD5 MSI 7870 Hawk Edition Gskill 1600 2x4 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series 3 22x Samsung w/ lightscribe dvd/cd burner Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 pro x64 
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Acer x173w Seasonic M12II 650watt Semi-Modular PSU Apevia x-dreamer4 (with side window and red) 
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Intel i7 4790k Delidded + Lapped ASRock Z97 Extreme4 MSI Twin Frozr GTX 660  Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Deneva 2 R series 400GB SSD WD Green 4TB HDD Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Windows 10 Seasonic 650w M12II Phanteks Enthoo Pro M with Acrylic side Cobra e-blue 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
intel core 2 quad q8200 Dell studio stock Dell studio Stock Corsair Force 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
External powered Seagate expansion desk Dell studio stock Stock Windows 10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 GA-990FXA-UD5 MSI 7870 Hawk Edition Gskill 1600 2x4 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series 3 22x Samsung w/ lightscribe dvd/cd burner Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 pro x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer x173w Seasonic M12II 650watt Semi-Modular PSU Apevia x-dreamer4 (with side window and red) 
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