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post #1381 of 19062
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Whoops, yeah I meant to say just the lower cage, good shout
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
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

Good point on the build quality of the Raystorm. I agree for the most part but I can't help but be attracted to outlined lighting. Do you have any reference pictures of shiny nickel/chrome blocks with light bouncing off them? I feel like that would be annoying to look at, but what do I know.
post #1382 of 19062
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

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

XSPC blocks are polarizing, you either love them or hate them. wink.gif Personally, I love them, but I can see how they're not for everybody.

Re: color scheme, just so you know red LED interior lighting doesn't so much show off red hardware as it washes out all contrast. Individual red LEDs (re: LED fans, XSPC blocks, etc) are fine, but you won't get the look you're going for if you load your case with a red LED strip/stick or cathode. Better to use red accents here and there (re: fans, etc) and white or uv lighting to highlight the contrast between the red bits and the rest. smile.gif
post #1383 of 19062
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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

XSPC blocks are polarizing, you either love them or hate them. wink.gif Personally, I love them, but I can see how they're not for everybody.

Re: color scheme, just so you know red LED interior lighting doesn't so much show off red hardware as it washes out all contrast. Individual red LEDs (re: LED fans, XSPC blocks, etc) are fine, but you won't get the look you're going for if you load your case with a red LED strip/stick or cathode. Better to use red accents here and there (re: fans, etc) and white or uv lighting to highlight the contrast between the red bits and the rest. smile.gif

I had the same thought but couldn't say that with any confidence as I have no experience. Do you know if the Razor GPU blocks come in 780 flavor? I can only seem to find it with "TITAN" written on it :/
post #1384 of 19062
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Originally Posted by Hooy View Post

I had the same thought but couldn't say that with any confidence as I have no experience. Do you know if the Razor GPU blocks come in 780 flavor? I can only seem to find it with "TITAN" written on it :/

I used red LED "sunlight sticks" in my most recent build prior to the Enthoo; the effect is kinda like looking through a piece of red celophane -- everything is just shades of red. Not a good look.

Not sure about the 780 blocks, mine are 770. Check frozencpu & performance-pcs? If it exists, I'm sure one of them carries it.
post #1385 of 19062
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Originally Posted by Hooy View Post

Good point on the build quality of the Raystorm. I agree for the most part but I can't help but be attracted to outlined lighting. Do you have any reference pictures of shiny nickel/chrome blocks with light bouncing off them? I feel like that would be annoying to look at, but what do I know.

XSPC delivers a great bang for the buck. I don't think there is any block out there that performs as well as the raystor for the money. Also if you don't like the look of the raystorm, they also have a full copper version with aluminum bracket available. That puts it in the price of other all metal blocks but its still cheaper.

I have used both XSPC, and EK, and I love the mounting mechanism on EK.
post #1386 of 19062
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It was a bit of a pain, I had put the 1st set of inner fans in it already, and didnt fancy twisting anything as i had the mobo already in!
I ended up sliding it in through the front. Took all the Drive covers out and it goes in, just... Bit of rubbing happened, but it didn't damage the rad. That was an Alphacool one tho, if a hardware labs or wider variant was used I don't think it would go in that way
Yeah it would go, I'm running push pull with a 45mm and there is plenty of room, I'll see if I can get a pic for you

I had a problem with the little "shelves" ....the little things that ya optical sits on.

lemme see I shud be able to find my pic in "previous uploads"



911 Carrera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
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... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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911 Carrera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
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... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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post #1387 of 19062
Koolance 380i is the king in LGA2011



NZXT dual bay res + MPC655 variable - Not a a fan of Bay Reservoirs .... rattling and leakage issues ..... I sooo wanted a tube res made outta borosilicate glass but they 75 and 80mm and wont go in Enthoo.....you can mount an EK tube res off brackets mounted at back of that thick bottom panel in 5.25 bays .... I designed them and they were scheduled for fabrication but turned out that I was able to fit on bracket by 7mm. If ya want I can send ya the CAD files.

Monsta 480 bottom - will fit

Alphacool XT45 480 top - Id recommend the 420 ....slightly more cooling area and can use top ports for fill / bleed .

I used rigid tube and bitspower fittings ... if ya want, ya can download flow diagram and parts list a few pages back.

My setup similar to yours other than platform...I went with M6F and 4770k ....aslo did 780s (Asus DCII w/ EK Blocks, also 2 HDs (well SSHDs) but I cheaped out w/ (2) 256 SSDs ... if I did it again wuda went 1 TB...oh and 1250 watt seasonic cause of the big pump
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911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
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... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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911 Carrera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
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... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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post #1388 of 19062
One thing I should mention about this case

Get in your rads before you get in your mobo or any other hardware. Makes like easy with the rads already in place.
post #1389 of 19062
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Good point on the build quality of the Raystorm. I agree for the most part but I can't help but be attracted to outlined lighting. Do you have any reference pictures of shiny nickel/chrome blocks with light bouncing off them? I feel like that would be annoying to look at, but what do I know.

EK waterblocks are definitely love em or hate em, but they seem to perform very well. The Raystorm is popular because it looks good to many people and mostly because it performs really well for the price. The EK Supremacy performs about the same, with the Raystorm winning in some situations and the EK winning in others, but they're usually about the same. I personally like the look of EK's acrylic blocks and tube res's. I'll have an EK 250 tube res, clear/nickel Supremacy block, and GTX 780 water block, which should all looks really well together. The EK lets you see your coolant and has led holes in the side for what it's worth. Not much more than the Raystorm.
post #1390 of 19062
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

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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I think what I might do is see what I can get an extra door and see what i can come up with
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