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I'm installing sound deadening material all around. An acoustic consulting company (seems legit?) I called actually recommended sponge neoprene. Super cheap vs normal sound deadening material.

Great! I'm looking forward to your noise test results and photos of your setup. thumb.gif
    
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After a Swiftech H220-X stopped working, I have decided to go back to my trusty noctua d14. I own a luxe case and was after some advice on the best case fan setup, would be using noctua nf p14 flx on the cooler and for case fans
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If what I say is true?
How about you forget everything I said and do whatever you want! mad.gif
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I didn't mean to offend you... I was just saying. Lol It was useful information. sorry about that!
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It's not the grommets you need to worry about, it's the motherboard traces or solder joints/points, etc. (on the backside of the board) coming into contact with the metal of the case. At least, that's what I'm given to understand.
I've got tons of ways to avoid that. smile.gif
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hi all,

I have the enthoo primo and for the top rad I use Aplhacool nexxos 420/60.
What would you recommend for mounting the radiator? I currently have it installed where the ports are at the back of the case.
Is it better if the ports are facing the front of the case?

anyone?
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post #13865 of 19123
So, I've found this image on hardwareasylum.com

They're using a Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion motherboard, which is E-ATX at 264mm wide, inside an Evolv ATX TG. As you can see from the image below, there really isn't too much more room left for clearance. I think I can get the board I want to fit, as it only require 8mm more (~ 0.3").



It looks like it will fit, and the Rampage V 10 Edition has the "armor" on the back of the board. Hopefully that can prevent it from having a short. We'll see what happens, I'm just going to order the parts and see. If it doesn't work, I'll send the board back, or consider modding the case. Here's a link to the article if anyone wants to see it. http://www.hardwareasylum.com/reviews/cases/enthoo_atx_tempered/page5.aspx
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anyone?

It doesn't matter which way the ports are facing. Are you asking which direction will give you the best performance? I'm a little confused as to what the quesetion is. Just point them in the direction where it would give you the cleanest routing of tubing. Here is my Alphacool UT60 420mm in push/pull in my Primo. My ports are on the right side of the case. Just be aware that you will lose a lot of 5.25 inch bay space if you do it like I did. So if you have a lot of 5.25 inch drives I would be careful.



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It doesn't matter which way the ports are facing. Are you asking which direction will give you the best performance? I'm a little confused as to what the quesetion is. Just point them in the direction where it would give you the cleanest routing of tubing. Here is my Alphacool UT60 420mm in push/pull in my Primo. My ports are on the right side of the case. Just be aware that you will lose a lot of 5.25 inch bay space if you do it like I did. So if you have a lot of 5.25 inch drives I would be careful.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Easiest routing / access, not performance.
Thanks for the photos and thanks for the warning on the 5.25 bays... I didn't think about it.
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post #13868 of 19123
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Easiest routing / access, not performance.
Thanks for the photos and thanks for the warning on the 5.25 bays... I didn't think about it.

No problem! thumb.gif
post #13869 of 19123
Here's a system build on PCPartPicker with an ASUS Rampage Extreme (272mm wide) in an Evolv ATX. It's a really tight fit, but the builder says it's working. Check out the info and pics on the page: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/wNM8TW

Here are 3 examples:







Builder says he had to put the 24pin through the grommet hole prior to mounting the motherboard.
Also, check out the 2 sata plugs with the folded over cables.

Hope that helps...
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IDK... ~15%. My test wasn't exactly scientific. I just mounted 6 fans and run them off the PSU. The define front panel doors an exceptional job of learning the from fan noise. I noticed I could hear the fans in the Evolv a little more.

I'm installing sound deadening material all around. An acoustic consulting company (seems legit?) I called actually recommended sponge neoprene. Super cheap vs normal sound deadening material.
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I didn't mean to offend you... I was just saying. Lol It was useful information. sorry about that!
I've got tons of ways to avoid that. smile.gif
Yes, the Define design is good at blocking / absorbing noise, but at the cost of low flow fans. Most people (myself included) changed out front fans to better ones.

I'm interested in hearing (no pun) how your sound dampening works out. My experiences is vents are the biggest noise source unless baffled like define with panel (door) in front of fan vent. The best way I found to lower noise levels was to have good fans speed controlled by heat / airflow needs of components .. the same as CPU and GPU cooler fans are. This means the spin slow and quiet except when system is working hard.
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After a Swiftech H220-X stopped working, I have decided to go back to my trusty noctua d14. I own a luxe case and was after some advice on the best case fan setup, would be using noctua nf p14 flx on the cooler and for case fans
Best is to change front intake to PH-F140SP fans and possibly a bottom intake supplying GPU. Simple test is use the 2x PH-F140SP that came with the case to replace the PH-F200SP in front and see what your temps are like. On mine I blocked the front 2/3rds of top vent and use PH-F140SP front and bottom intakes .. no exhaust fans needed. CPU cooler intake air temp is 3-5c above room when stress testing CPU and GPU.
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After a Swiftech H220-X stopped working, I have decided to go back to my trusty noctua d14. I own a luxe case and was after some advice on the best case fan setup, would be using noctua nf p14 flx on the cooler and for case fans

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That should fit perfectly. You should be able to keep the bottom HDD mounts as well. Newegg has pretty quick stock refreshes. My order went through 3 days after it went out of stock
IDK... ~15%. My test wasn't exactly scientific. I just mounted 6 fans and run them off the PSU. The define front panel doors an exceptional job of learning the from fan noise. I noticed I could hear the fans in the Evolv a little more.

I'm installing sound deadening material all around. An acoustic consulting company (seems legit?) I called actually recommended sponge neoprene. Super cheap vs normal sound deadening material.

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I didn't mean to offend you... I was just saying. Lol It was useful information. sorry about that!
I was joking. biggrin.gif
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