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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

Funny, I had no trouble getting the top rad in at all -- it was the bottom one that gave me a headache. It's really a rather narrow space, perfectly fitted for a 120mm rad, but when you factor in the rubber grommet on the cable pass-through plus 3 fan wires it's kinda tricky to get it manuevered in so that the screw holes line up perfectly to be anchored down (and I'm willing to bet a Black Ice or wider rad wouldn't fit down there at all). Maybe an optional 360/480 rad mounting plate, rather than just the 240 already included, would be a welcome addition in EP v2.0

Were you using 120mm wide rads? I have 140mm wide ones in the top and bottom and they were difficult to get in
post #1372 of 18651
Phanteks' customer service was really slow (took 4 days and a reminder email just to get a response) and surprisingly vague. They told me to ship back the broken front panel, but not to where and didn't provide a label. I had to harass them twice now for information/responses.

Anyway, what do you guys think of this water loop? I am 100% new to this and have just started researching as of last night.


XSPC Raystorm red LED or Koolance 380i
XSPC Razor Titan red LED or Swiftech Komodo
NZXT dual bay res + MPC655 variable
Monsta 480 bottom
Alphacool XT45 480 top
Some kind of compression fittings (angled/swivel?)
Some kind of tubing

My setup:
RIVE Black Edition
4930K
GTX 780 SC ACX SLI
4x8gb Trident X 2400mhz
Seasonic 1000W
1TB SSD
2x harddrives
post #1373 of 18651


Based on the picture above, what do you guys think about me trying to fit an ST30 140mm rad on the rear fan? Do you think I have room and if so what tubing route would I take?
I'm thinking cutting the tubing coming from the lower rad, and making that one go into a 90 degree inlet above it on the new rear rad, then taking another 90 degree outlet and going straight up again to the top one, then carrying on with the loop as normal

I'm also going to get the phobya balancer replacement 250mm tube, as my 150mm looks really too small!

Edit: maybe this photo shows it a bit better

Edited by Hereisphilly - 11/18/13 at 12:20pm
post #1374 of 18651
Has anyone tried modding the door to open from the other side?
post #1375 of 18651
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Originally Posted by Hooy View Post

Phanteks' customer service was really slow (took 4 days and a reminder email just to get a response) and surprisingly vague. They told me to ship back the broken front panel, but not to where and didn't provide a label. I had to harass them twice now for information/responses.

Anyway, what do you guys think of this water loop? I am 100% new to this and have just started researching as of last night.


XSPC Raystorm red LED or Koolance 380i
XSPC Razor Titan red LED or Swiftech Komodo
NZXT dual bay res + MPC655 variable
Monsta 480 bottom
Alphacool XT45 480 top
Some kind of compression fittings (angled/swivel?)
Some kind of tubing

My setup:
RIVE Black Edition
4930K
GTX 780 SC ACX SLI
4x8gb Trident X 2400mhz
Seasonic 1000W
1TB SSD
2x harddrives

Am I reading that right? 1TB SSD??? Man you must have some cash to burn
Yeah setup looks good, it will all fit fine, if you don't mind ditching your bottom hard drive cages
The Koolance is a better block for socket 2011, so that would get my vote
As for your tubing, when i read up the general response was that tubing diameter doesn't make any difference to temps, so go on what looks good for you. Smaller tubing allows for tighter bends and is a bit easier to manipulate, but large tubing i think looks boss.
Also plan your route first so you know what fittings to buy (angled or not), that way you don't end up with a surplus of ones you don't use. If you can try and minimise the amount of 90 degree fittings you use as they add resistance to the loop
post #1376 of 18651
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Originally Posted by grifftech View Post

Has anyone tried modding the door to open from the other side?

Not seen anything like that, and just looking at it there are quite a few obstacles to even trying it. I don't want to say that it's not possible - anything is possible - but because the two sides are not symmetrical in design it's definitely not as simple as flipping it over and I can't see any way that it would end up looking or working out very well. You might be better off just removing the door altogether, but that wouldn't look all that hot either.

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post #1377 of 18651
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Am I reading that right? 1TB SSD??? Man you must have some cash to burn [...]

Samsung EVO SSDs really aren't all that expensive at all comparatively. Samsung is shaking up SSD pricing. A 1TB is roughly about the same cost as that RIVBE mobo or the 4930K CPU.

I'll be adding at least one 1TB SSD to my build. For now.
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[...] Yeah setup looks good, it will all fit fine, if you don't mind ditching your bottom hard drive cages [...]

A 480 monsta will fit in the bottom, even in push-pull, with the top HDD cage in place.
(edit: maybe that's what you meant. I might have been thrown off by the plural "cages" in thinking you meant both the top and the bottom cage).
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 11/18/13 at 12:44pm
post #1378 of 18651
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Were you using 120mm wide rads? I have 140mm wide ones in the top and bottom and they were difficult to get in

Yeah, 120mm wide, both triples. Alphacool XT45 on top and Monsta on the bottom. I can't imagine how you'd get a 420 in the bottom? A 280, sure, but not a triple or quad.
post #1379 of 18651
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Am I reading that right? 1TB SSD??? Man you must have some cash to burn
Yeah setup looks good, it will all fit fine, if you don't mind ditching your bottom hard drive cages
The Koolance is a better block for socket 2011, so that would get my vote
As for your tubing, when i read up the general response was that tubing diameter doesn't make any difference to temps, so go on what looks good for you. Smaller tubing allows for tighter bends and is a bit easier to manipulate, but large tubing i think looks boss.
Also plan your route first so you know what fittings to buy (angled or not), that way you don't end up with a surplus of ones you don't use. If you can try and minimise the amount of 90 degree fittings you use as they add resistance to the loop

hey hey, anyone who spent the money on watercooling could've easily afforded a 1TB SSD instead xD

I don't mind ditching the bottom drives since I only have 3 total and don't plan on getting more for a while

I was thinking the same thing about 1/2" tubing. I had 1/2 barbs and compression fittings in my cart since I wasn't too worried about tight bends with this giant case.

I looked at Martin's and Stren's reviews and it only seemed like only a 3C difference with the Raystorm being less restrictive. What am I missing? Also, what are your thoughts on aesthetics for the build I have going on? Red LED's on the GPU's and CPU I feel would be nice as opposed to a bright silver X in the middle of what is otherwise black and red.

post #1380 of 18651
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

Samsung EVO SSDs really aren't all that expensive at all comparatively. Samsung is shaking up SSD pricing. A 1TB is roughly about the same cost as that RIVBE mobo or the 4930K CPU.

I'll be adding at least one 1TB SSD to my build. For now.
A 480 monsta will fit in the bottom, even in push-pull, with the top HDD cage in place.
(edit: maybe that's what you meant. I might have been thrown off by the plural "cages" in thinking you meant both the top and the bottom cage).

Whoops, yeah I meant to say just the lower cage, good shout
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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

Yeah, 120mm wide, both triples. Alphacool XT45 on top and Monsta on the bottom. I can't imagine how you'd get a 420 in the bottom? A 280, sure, but not a triple or quad.

Naah, running a 420 up top and a 280 on the floor, as well as a 240 in the front. The 140 wide ones gave me the headache
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Originally Posted by Hooy View Post

hey hey, anyone who spent the money on watercooling could've easily afforded a 1TB SSD instead xD

I don't mind ditching the bottom drives since I only have 3 total and don't plan on getting more for a while

I was thinking the same thing about 1/2" tubing. I had 1/2 barbs and compression fittings in my cart since I wasn't too worried about tight bends with this giant case.

I looked at Martin's and Stren's reviews and it only seemed like only a 3C difference with the Raystorm being less restrictive. What am I missing? Also, what are your thoughts on aesthetics for the build I have going on? Red LED's on the GPU's and CPU I feel would be nice as opposed to a bright silver X in the middle of what is otherwise black and red.


True true, I had it in my head that they were around the £800 mark, but the price drop of ssds has been impressive

Yeah reason I suggested the koolance was cos it was a little bit better but also cos I think it looks much better.
I personally don't like the look of the raystorms, I think they look cheap.

Colour scheme is a good idea, if it was me, and because you have the rivebe which is matt black, i would set up some red led lights on the inside, which would reflect off the shiny silver koolance and show it off nicely
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