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post #1401 of 18654
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Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post

-My 780's w/ waterblock are 10.5" long
-The 2nd card in slots 4 and 5 clears the res bracket by 7mm

Posted pics some pages back



Option 4 ....Look at my pic ... why aren't you fitting and I am ?.

Hmmmm, I don't think spacing on the Maximus is the same as the RIVE. On Rampage boards, for 2-way SLI at x16/x16 you gpu (a) in slots 1+2, skip slots 3+4, and gpu (b) in slots 5+6 (I think? I'm not at home right now to check to be sure, but I'm 99% confident this is right). So, I think my second gpu is one slot lower than yours, and unfortunately moving it up one isn't an option because then it runs at x16/x8. frown.gif RIVE is built for 4-way SLI, the pci-e wiring is probably different than the Maximus.

Either that or I've made some other really absurd error? LOL Tonight I'll take the gpu's out and install the braket, then try to slide the gpus back into place just to be absolutely certain they won't fit.
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Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post



Option 5 .... I didn't think it would fit and designed an alternative ... which I no longer need ... it's yours smile.gif



Check w/ Phanteks ...when I was facing this dilemma I as in regular contact ..... was told "Res Bracket 2 is in development. I have a shop in CONN that s doing my pump adapter plate ... I'll ask what they'd want to do your mod.


I'd use a band or scroll saw,.... but again, why does mu 10.5" card fit and your's doesn't ? ....not watercooled ?

I think you should drive out and visit me this weekend and take some pics smile.gif

Id send ya more pics but i'm getting ready to leave for Cortland, NY ..... going to visit my son, then going to FrozenCPU (pilgrimage to Geek Mecca" to pick up my order) then hitting some clients on way back .... I'll text them to ya..... see my PM.

I don't understand the alternative you're suggesting? Sorry, it's early I'm in need of coffee before i try to think in the abstract. lol If you're going where I think you're going with this, it's not the reservoir itself that won't fit - the XSPC Photon fits just fine as long as I mount it *precisely*, it's just that lower lip that juts out on the mounting panel that is about 1/2 inch too far out. If you have a solution that would be easier/cleaner than just dremelling off the lower lip, I'm all ears though. I live in the city so I don't have a car, but LIRR can get me there just as well. wink.gif


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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Why don't you do what I did and just drill through the main motherboard support plate with the res bracket removed? Without it there is plenty of space for a tube res. I put the brackets in between the two grommets and it worked a treat.
By doing that you also expose the circular grommet in the 'step' which allows a straight shot between the bottom of the tube res and the pump on the pump bracket.



Hmm, interesting. I hadn't really considered that, figured it would be recessed too far back and conflict with cable pass-throughs. Food for thought, though. Thanks! smile.gif
post #1402 of 18654
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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

Hmm, interesting. I hadn't really considered that, figured it would be recessed too far back and conflict with cable pass-throughs. Food for thought, though. Thanks! smile.gif

It actually works out really well with my phobya balancer res. I've mounted the clips as far to the right as possible, and in doing so, the edge of the tube res lines up with the centreline of the grommet. Due to the curvature of the res, there is loads of room to get cables out the side and to the mobo, check the pics i posted earlier if you want to see how it works out
post #1403 of 18654
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

It actually works out really well with my phobya balancer res. I've mounted the clips as far to the right as possible, and in doing so, the edge of the tube res lines up with the centreline of the grommet. Due to the curvature of the res, there is loads of room to get cables out the side and to the mobo, check the pics i posted earlier if you want to see how it works out

Nice. I don't think it would work with my XSPC Photon res, though, as the mounting "bracket" is a solid piece of metal that runs the length of the reservoir - the entire mount makes contact with the mounting surface from top to bottom, so it would necessarily be mounted directly on top of the cable pass-throughs. Thanks for the suggestion, though -- if I decide to go with a different reservoir to fix this little conundrum I'll keep this in mind.

I still think my best option is to just mod the lower lip on the bracket. I can't for the life of me figure out why Phanteks put it there, anyway? Maybe Dutch graphics cards are smaller than gpu's in the rest of the world? rofl
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I meant the side panels creak when they are off the case. They are just laying against my wall, making all kinds of noise...

Chris, I could sell you 2 xspc reservoirs, a bay and tank res for your photon if you're interested.
post #1405 of 18654
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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

I meant the side panels creak when they are off the case. They are just laying against my wall, making all kinds of noise...

Chris, I could sell you 2 xspc reservoirs, a bay and tank res for your photon if you're interested.

Thanks, but I already have a XSPC Photon 170 tank res, just gotta figure out how to make the res mount work with my setup. smile.gif
post #1406 of 18654
So none of the holes line up when you take the bracket off? You could also mount it on the bottom of the top radiator...
post #1407 of 18654
Hi guys been reading through this entire thread. Happy to say that I shall be receiving my Primo tommorow morning. smile.gif

Cannot wait to get modding! First question is going to sound a little nooby, anyone have any ideas/suggestions towards a possible colour scheme I can go with using an MSP Mower Max z87 mobo?
post #1408 of 18654
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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

So none of the holes line up when you take the bracket off? You could also mount it on the bottom of the top radiator...

The holes might line up, but the issue is that the mounting mechanism isn't just 2 brackets that affix the res to the case -- the res has 2 brackets which affix it to a rear bracket and that entire rear bracket which runs the length of the res, top to bottom, then affixes flush to the case (think of a mounted paper-towel dispenser....the mount makes full contact with the mounting surface). So, to mount it in the position you're suggesting I would literally be mounting it on top of the cable pass-throughs. Seems messier than attempting a dremel mod.

Regarding the "creaking" of the side panel, mine does that too. A slight nudge against the panel to releive the expansion/contraction usually shuts it up for awhile.
post #1409 of 18654
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Originally Posted by chrisnyc75 View Post

The holes might line up, but the issue is that the mounting mechanism isn't just 2 brackets that affix the res to the case -- the res has 2 brackets which affix it to a rear bracket and that entire rear bracket which runs the length of the res, top to bottom, then affixes flush to the case (think of a mounted paper-towel dispenser....the mount makes full contact with the mounting surface). So, to mount it in the position you're suggesting I would literally be mounting it on top of the cable pass-throughs. Seems messier than attempting a dremel mod.

Regarding the "creaking" of the side panel, mine does that too. A slight nudge against the panel to releive the expansion/contraction usually shuts it up for awhile.
If you are okay with dremelling, what about cutting the middle of the backplane to the res out, just leaving the top and bottom screw points?

post #1410 of 18654
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

If you are okay with dremelling, what about cutting the middle of the backplane to the res out, just leaving the top and bottom screw points?


Why even do that, just use the read plate of the photon as a guide, mark off the holes for the bracket that holds the res, and mount the brackets directly to the case, without the plate that holds them.

Do you get what I'm trying to say?
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